Suburban Transit (Opt-out Services Providers)

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Re: Suburban Transit (Opt-out Services Providers)

Postby Bakken2016 » June 27th, 2018, 9:16 am

Southwest Transit with the approval of their commission will be requesting regional solicitation for 4 projects.

1) Golden Triangle Area Transfer Station
-Southwest Corner of Valley View Rd and Washington Avenue
-Indoor Temperature controlled waiting area.
-Space for two 40 foot buses
-Much needed express bus stop, and future BRT stop and other connecting services from SWLRT

2) SouthWest Station Mobility Hub
-10 more SW Prime Vehicles
-24 bike share bikes
-5 vehicles for car sharing
-Assuring maximum first mile/lat mile service for SWLRT

3) SW Prime I-494 North Service
-15 SW Prime vehicles and operating dollars to implement service between EP and Maple Grove via I-494
-Hybrid - both scheduled and on demand zones.
-Partner with Maple Grove Transit and Plymouth Metrolink

4) East Creek Station Solar Array
-Reduces energy costs at East Creek Station, Clean Energy
-Partial Protection for the vehicles on second floor of station

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Re: Suburban Transit (Opt-out Services Providers)

Postby DanPatchToget » June 27th, 2018, 10:31 am

1) They want the shelters and bus spaces at Valley View & Washington? Its a 15 minute walk between there and where the light rail station will be located, so I don't know why they want this stuff away from the actual station.

3) I would need to see more details on the service plan, but so far I don't see this succeeding. I guess they didn't learn from Route 494.

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Re: Suburban Transit (Opt-out Services Providers)

Postby Tcmetro » June 27th, 2018, 10:54 am

The first project is weird. I don't understand why that particular intersection is more important than others or why the SWLRT station can't function as a transit center. The Hwy 169 BRT plan doesn't include a stop at Valley View either.

The second might function better as a feeder bus system. There are limits to the on-demand system.

The third seems like a gigantic waste of money.

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