Rush Line Corridor BRT

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Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Postby Vagueperson » February 22nd, 2020, 3:17 pm

Updates to Rush Line proposals that seemed significant to me.
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Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Postby mamundsen » February 22nd, 2020, 10:34 pm

Where did you find these updates?

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Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Postby Vagueperson » February 23rd, 2020, 7:42 am

I received them at the last CAC meeting

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Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Postby Tcmetro » February 23rd, 2020, 7:51 am

The slides for each meeting are posted on the project website:
https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/r ... ct-library

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Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Postby Vagueperson » February 23rd, 2020, 8:51 am

Do any BRT projects use gates? Blue Line has gates on Hiawatha? I'm guessing this is unlikely to happen.
It's also weird that Mendota Circle is a public street. Seems like just a driveway to a private parking lot. Does *not* seem deserving of a traffic light.

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Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Postby DanPatchToget » May 23rd, 2020, 9:16 am

Design guide for the segments along the railroad right-of-way-https://www.ramseycounty.us/sites/defau ... ovdelivery

I didn't read through all of it so maybe the answer is in there, but what happens when people inevitably bike and walk on the busway despite the trail being right next to it?

Also it seems odd that the right-of-way is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, which means more studies "to understand the effects to this resource." I know it was the first railroad corridor between St. Paul and Duluth, but it's already changed a lot (the most obvious being the tracks are gone with a trail put in its place) so why the studies?

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Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Postby mamundsen » May 23rd, 2020, 9:47 am

This design does fee closer to the “light rail on wheels” that is often discussed with BRT but it is the other segments that concern me with this line. A 40+ min travel time from WBL to St Paul is just too long.

Eventually we will have to figure out how to make this line and green line faster to attract peak ridership.

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Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Postby alexschief » May 23rd, 2020, 1:47 pm

What's the time cost of the jog to Maplewood Mall?

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Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Postby Bakken2016 » May 23rd, 2020, 1:54 pm

alexschief wrote:What's the time cost of the jog to Maplewood Mall?
That either should be removed or do an online station with a skyway.


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Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Postby DanPatchToget » May 23rd, 2020, 3:26 pm

How much travel time could be saved if all the signalized intersections on the route had bus preemption?


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