Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

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Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Postby Tiller » September 18th, 2017, 9:30 pm

When did they make the decision about naming gateway the gold line? I think it happened before racial tensions escalated as they have over the last several years.

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Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Postby Tcmetro » September 18th, 2017, 10:20 pm

I've never heard about the Brown Line issue in Chicago, but Atlanta changed the Yellow Line to the Gold Line because of complaints from the Asian community.

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Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Postby Silophant » September 18th, 2017, 10:22 pm

I was just in Atlanta this weekend and was wondering about that. Red, Blue, Green... and Gold. Makes sense, though.

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Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Postby mamundsen » January 23rd, 2018, 8:09 pm

According to an email from Ramsey County (?):
Rush Line BRT Environmental Analysis Phase Begins

Planning for the Rush Line bus rapid transit (BRT) project continues to move forward! After selection of the Locally Preferred Alternative in fall 2017, the project’s environmental analysis phase recently began. This work phase will identify ways to maximize mobility, accessibility and economic development opportunities and minimize impacts. The two years will include the following key tasks:

Preparation of an environmental assessment.
-Station area planning.
-Preliminary engineering.
-Communication.
-Community engagement.

A talented team of engineers, planners, environmental experts, public engagement specialists and other professionals, led by Kimley-Horn & Associates, has been selected to complete this work under the direction of the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority.

Feedback from community members, businesses and organizations is essential for a successful project. Stay tuned for opportunities to share your perspectives and help shape this project! Like us on Facebook and share this newsletter with anyone who may be interested.
RFPs for Project Management and Strategic Communications

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority approved a request for proposals for a project management consultant and a strategic communications consultant. Ramsey County is committed to ensuring that the Rush Line BRT project is efficiently managed and includes broad input from communities. Firms interested in responding to either request for proposals are encouraged to register in Onvia/DemandStar and download the documentation.

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Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Postby grant1simons2 » January 23rd, 2018, 11:43 pm

This still a $800 million express bus?

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Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Postby mamundsen » January 24th, 2018, 12:24 am

LPA fact sheet:

https://www.ramseycounty.us/sites/defau ... 0pager.PDF
LOCALLY PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE STATISTICS
APPROX. LENGTH: 14 MILES
DEDICATED GUIDEWAY: 85-90%
(transit-only) *important to catalyze economic development
NUMBER OF STATIONS: 20
includes Union Depot and Maplewood Mall Transit Center
SCHEDULE: 5A–12A | 7 DAYS/WEEK
starts at 6a on Sunday
FREQUENCY:
RUSH HOUR: EVERY 10 MIN.
NON-RUSH HOUR: EVERY 15 MIN.
CAPITAL COST ($2021): $420M (+$55M for other transit routes in guideway)
ANNUAL O&M COST ($2015): $7.8–8M
AVERAGE DAILY RIDERSHIP (2040): 5,700–9,700
higher ridership if other transit routes are in the guideway
TRAVEL TIME: 14 MIN.
one way, White Bear Lake > Maplewood Mall
TRAVEL TIME: 30 MIN.
one way, Maplewood Mall > St. Paul Central Business District
TRAVEL TIME: 6 MIN.
one way, St. Paul Central Business District > Union Depot
# PEOPLE LIVING IN STATION AREAS (2040): 60,200
# JOBS IN STATION AREAS (2040): 106,700
# PEOPLE LIVING BELOW POVERTY IN STATION AREAS (2014): 11,700

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Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Postby SkyScraperKid » January 24th, 2018, 12:30 am

grant1simons2 wrote:
January 23rd, 2018, 11:43 pm
This still a $800 million express bus?


That much for one bus? eh, sounds like a bad investment. I would think that much money would at LEAST cover 3 express busses. :roll:

Or maybe it's a hover bus? Is it a hover bus?!?!?

Apparently Duluth is already working on this http://www.duluthtransit.com/content/fe ... ilfool.png


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