Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

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Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Postby Multimodal » May 1st, 2018, 8:21 am

Anondson wrote:If E line goes France, and if a stop at 62nd is in the cards, I’d like Edina to consider allowing that string of duplexes on France right there be upzoned to allow more than duplexes.
That’s a good question. Those duplexes seem to comprise a “lost neighborhood”, that doesn’t neatly fit into the half-dozen neighborhood nodes Edina has defined. It’s in between Southdale and the Wooddale-Valley View nodes.

If a cap (not another cap!) were built over 62 between France & Xerxes, connecting Southdale with Strachauer Park, would that tie in the lost neighborhood of duplexes? Is that a natural area for a bump in density?

Edit:

There are also the duplexes on Valley View itself, north of 62. Not technically part of Southdale or Wooddale-Valley View.

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Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Postby Bakken2016 » May 3rd, 2018, 9:32 am

The $50 million for the D and B line are not in the House bonding bill.

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Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Postby grant1simons2 » May 3rd, 2018, 2:29 pm

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Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Postby Bakken2016 » May 11th, 2018, 1:22 pm

http://www.startribune.com/republicans- ... 482391911/

This would be a shady way to pay for the Rapid Buses, and make it look like republicans aren't raising taxes....

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Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Postby MNdible » May 11th, 2018, 1:30 pm

I think it would be a stretch to spend this money on aBRT. Wastewater treatment seems a little more feasible.
Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF):
In 1988, 77% of Minnesota voters approved a constitutional amendment establishing the ENRTF (Article XI, Sec. 14) - a constitutionally dedicated fund that originates from a combination of Minnesota State Lottery proceeds and investment income. The purpose of the ENRTF is to provide a long-term, consistent, and stable source of funding for activities that protect, conserve, preserve, and enhance Minnesota's "air, water, land, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources" for the benefit of current citizens and future generations. Since 1991, the ENRTF has provided approximately $500 million to approximately 1,000 projects around the state.

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Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Postby Bakken2016 » May 11th, 2018, 2:08 pm

True, but they could allocate projects from the bonding bill to this, and then use bonding money for aBRT.

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Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Postby tmart » May 11th, 2018, 3:20 pm

Well, if aBRT takes cars off the road, they could calculate the CO2 and PM2.5 that's being averted and make a legitimate argument that it's preserving the air, land, and wildlife. This would involve acknowledging that climate change is a real thing, so it would be fun to watch the 2018 GOP try and make that argument, but it would probably pass muster.

That said, we should have the money to invest in transit and climate resilience projects without siphoning from more-direct conservation efforts. This ain't exactly a prairie preserve or a wetland restoration.

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Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Postby Bakken2016 » May 21st, 2018, 7:39 am

Womp, no money for aBRT in the bonding bill.

Also I’m assume none of you are going to vote for Jeff Johnson for Governor, so call him out on his s***. His website specially says he will ban light rail and invest in a better bus system. But when Hennepin county passes a resolution to support aBRT he is the only one to vote against it!


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Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Postby tmart » May 21st, 2018, 10:07 am

Is this something the county and/or city could fund?

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Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Postby Bakken2016 » May 21st, 2018, 10:26 am

tmart wrote:
May 21st, 2018, 10:07 am
Is this something the county and/or city could fund?
I would assume either county or the cities of Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis, Richfield, and Bloomington(D Line).


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