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by Matt
February 1st, 2013, 10:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Dight Ave
Replies: 25
Views: 2808

Re: Dight Ave

Speaking of renaming streets, I just noticed today that 13th St. between Nicollet Mall and Marquette Ave. has been renamed Alice Rainville Place. How long have these signs been up? I doubt I would have noticed if the bus driver had not announced the stop as "Alice Rainville Place, formerly 13th St"...
by Matt
January 16th, 2013, 9:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Blocks
Replies: 46
Views: 5715

Re: Thrivent Blocks

Does anybody have info on the condition of the Armory? (Tried to find an Armory thread). This is my number one choice for a rehab, but I'd have to think that its use as a parking garage isn't doing this building any favors. I used to park there. It is kind of a dump. Lots of the walls are kind of g...
by Matt
January 16th, 2013, 9:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 94149

Re: Northstar

Suburban Outcast wrote:Maybe they could put a couple exercise bikes on the Northstar, to combat the risk of obesity from sitting down for a daily roundtrip 80 mile train ride from Big Lake to Minneapolis :lol:
That would actually be pretty cool! Especially on Amtrak or other longer haul commuter lines.
by Matt
December 19th, 2012, 8:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Park and Portland Avenues
Replies: 93
Views: 14290

Re: Park and Portland

web wrote:I stop for every sign and maybe roll a few
???
by Matt
December 19th, 2012, 7:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 54200

Re: Midtown Corridor

Sort of related to this conversation: How come trolley buses are not a mode choice in the Twin Cities? You get the electric operation of LRT/Streetcar without the enormous capital expenditure of rail or disruption to local businesses. Much quicker implementation. Trolley buses are not uncommon...se...
by Matt
December 13th, 2012, 9:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Future Transit Map
Replies: 372
Views: 50572

Re: Twin Cities Future Transit Map

mattaudio wrote:494 is roughly 5/8 the beltway, and has two discrete segments signed as north/south :) and the south side is the better side of the metro!
Touché
by Matt
December 13th, 2012, 8:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Future Transit Map
Replies: 372
Views: 50572

Re: Twin Cities Future Transit Map

Totally minor thing but I-494 is labeled three times on the map but I-694 is only labeled once. I'd shoot for a more consistent approach regarding those interstates. Love the map though!
by Matt
December 13th, 2012, 8:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 358
Views: 43304

Re: Intercity rail to Chicago

For what it's worth, the 1-1.5 hour travel time from Minneapolis to Chicago by airplane is somewhat worthless. If you factor in the time it takes to get from downtown MPLS to MSP and then the time it takes to get from either airport in Chicago to downtown, along with how early you have to get to an ...
by Matt
November 22nd, 2012, 7:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1378
Views: 157424

Re: Nicollet Mall

It is "drive down Nicollet Mall" night (from 6-10pm).

http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/180410981.html
by Matt
November 17th, 2012, 6:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: LRT spur to West End
Replies: 13
Views: 1929

Re: LRT spur to West End

You could always put tracks on a different street downtown. Most major transit systems don't put all their trains on the same street when they hit downtown.
by Matt
September 27th, 2012, 6:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 75746

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha)

Looks like the Blue Line is getting one more late night trip. The last run will leave Target Field at 2:57am on weekends. The previous last run was at 2:13am.

Article: http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 49991.html
by Matt
September 7th, 2012, 10:57 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: How do you primarily get around?
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: How do you primarily get around?

I walk to work, ride a Nice Ride home from work usually, take transit around the city occasionally, and pretty much only drive to a grocery store or for a longer trip outside the metro area. My car will probably die one of these days and I'm thinking an Hour Car subscription would be good.
by Matt
August 28th, 2012, 6:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 355
Views: 43509

Re: Northern Lights Express

I think getting from downtown MKE to downtown Chicago is usually going to take more than 2 hours. There is almost always pretty serious traffic getting into the Loop if you go plus or minus 2 hours of rush hour. The train will destroy driving during peak periods.
by Matt
August 27th, 2012, 6:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 355
Views: 43509

Re: Northern Lights Express

I think Duluth has a pretty good transit system. It has much better coverage than Metro Transit, and the frequency on the line between downtown and West Duluth is really good - I've used it for bus trips lots of times, and I don't think it would be too scary for someone who took a train in the firs...

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