Riverview Corridor Streetcar

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Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » June 20th, 2018, 8:49 am

DanPatchToget wrote:
June 20th, 2018, 7:38 am
Here's what our good buddies at Center of the American Experiment have to say about Riverview:
https://www.americanexperiment.org/2018 ... streetcar/
Here's a Citypages article about Hinderaker and his faux think tank:

http://www.citypages.com/news/center-of ... /390485181

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Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Postby Bakken2016 » October 30th, 2018, 1:48 pm

http://www.startribune.com/riverview-co ... 8936151/#1

2 things:

1) Let them do the environmental review before we just worrying about the environment.
2) This is not a streetcar, can we please call it a LRT project. Ramsey county knows that it is....

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Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Postby Silophant » October 30th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Gotta call it a streetcar, though, or Highlandites can't pretend they're a picturesque village instead of a neighborhood in a city.

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Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Postby tmart » October 30th, 2018, 4:04 pm

I wonder how much of the "streetcar" designation is simply trying to avoid the stigma surrounding current LRT projects.

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Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Postby Oreos&Milk » October 30th, 2018, 8:22 pm

they can't call it light rail as it's mixed traffic.

As much as I'd love to put "old" blue line LRT vehicles and label it as "street car line" since it's in a car traffic lane, however seems more logical to just use buses and combine it with the Red line. Even if that means the Red line looses the Ed, and just becomes the R Line. (as it be a rapid bus line instead) I'd be at peace with that. Even if the all the busses don't go all the way down to the tiny apple transit station! Outside of rush hour.

Thought maybe I'm talking about slapping more expensive paint on an old worthless failed red barn. Could be, or could be the paint is just enough to keep it standing against a few more guests of wind. hah!

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Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Postby Korh » October 30th, 2018, 8:44 pm

hmm I might be keeping an eye on this.
Also the article got me wondering, did TCRT have any significant stops/station buildings at or near Fort Snelling? Cause if there was one it might be a little neat if they could recreate it with some added amenities.

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Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Postby Mikey » October 30th, 2018, 9:08 pm

They did have streetcar stops inside the (at the time, much larger) fort, but no big stations. Of course, the bridge that carried them was much farther east than the current one; it was almost to the pentagon north central tower. And, the walls and most of the original buildings of the "historic" fort were no longer there.
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Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Postby Bakken2016 » October 30th, 2018, 10:08 pm

Oreos&Milk wrote:
October 30th, 2018, 8:22 pm
they can't call it light rail as it's mixed traffic.

As much as I'd love to put "old" blue line LRT vehicles and label it as "street car line" since it's in a car traffic lane, however seems more logical to just use buses and combine it with the Red line. Even if that means the Red line looses the Ed, and just becomes the R Line. (as it be a rapid bus line instead) I'd be at peace with that. Even if the all the busses don't go all the way down to the tiny apple transit station! Outside of rush hour.

Thought maybe I'm talking about slapping more expensive paint on an old worthless failed red barn. Could be, or could be the paint is just enough to keep it standing against a few more guests of wind. hah!
It is mixed traffic for a small portion of the route, San Francisco has light rail that had dedicated ROW and shared ROW.

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Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Postby seanrichardryan » October 31st, 2018, 8:05 am

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Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Postby mattaudio » October 31st, 2018, 9:59 am

If I'm not mistaken, Fort Snelling at one point had its own streetcar shuttle that connected the length of the upper post to the regular route TCRT. I'll have to dig out the map in my copy of the Aaron Isaacs' Twin Cities By Trolley.

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Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Postby MN Fats » October 31st, 2018, 12:04 pm

Great pic, thanks for posting that.


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