Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)

Roads - Rails - Sidewalks - Bikeways
JMS9

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby JMS9 » December 27th, 2013, 11:39 pm

Anondson wrote:So. They announced the announcement?

:/
Reminds me of a comedian once saying "how do you pre-board a plane? You either get on the fucking plane or you don't. You don't get on, then get off, and get back on again."

ECtransplant
US Bank Plaza
Posts: 751
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 9:56 am

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby ECtransplant » December 28th, 2013, 1:25 am

Carlin was more than a mere comedian

Rico
City Center
Posts: 28
Joined: September 22nd, 2012, 7:31 pm

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby Rico » January 1st, 2014, 3:31 pm

I'm betting the Green Line opens 5 weeks prior to July 1...

"The Green Line also stands to receive up to $1.3 million in additional funding for opening early. According to the grant agreement, the line will receive $268,000 per week of revenue service before July 1, for a maximum of five weeks."

http://finance-commerce.com/transit/201 ... in-grants/

orangevening
Nicollet Mall
Posts: 138
Joined: June 18th, 2013, 12:18 pm

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby orangevening » January 2nd, 2014, 8:45 am

Is there a reason why they don't tie it to the Twins home opener in April?

min-chi-cbus
Capella Tower
Posts: 3131
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 9:19 am

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby min-chi-cbus » January 2nd, 2014, 12:26 pm

To be fashionably late.

MSPtoMKE
Target Field
Posts: 505
Joined: June 20th, 2012, 8:15 pm
Location: Loring Heights
Contact:

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby MSPtoMKE » January 2nd, 2014, 1:40 pm

orangevening wrote:Is there a reason why they don't tie it to the Twins home opener in April?
I think many people here are guessing that it will open with the quarterly bus schedule change that coincides with the end of U of M classes. Since so many routes are changing to better connect with the Green Line, this is a logical time to do it. I assume that it would be pretty complicated to change when the bus changes occur, with bus driver contracts, route assignments, and other logistical reasons. It is also possible that they want the summer to work out any kinks before the additional influx of student riders in the fall.

A few early season Twins games will work fine with the existing transit service.
My flickr photos.

ProspectPete
Union Depot
Posts: 309
Joined: August 6th, 2013, 12:49 pm

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby ProspectPete » January 3rd, 2014, 2:35 am

lets hope they work out the kinks before the allstar game...

David Greene
IDS Center
Posts: 4760
Joined: December 4th, 2012, 11:41 am

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby David Greene » January 15th, 2014, 6:17 pm

Did anyone catch KARE 11's 6pm report on the Green Line? They showed shrink-wrapped LRT cars after delivery with the famous "DO NOT HUMP" warning. They actually blurred out "HUMP." Hilarious!

Maybe you can catch it at 10pm tonight.

web

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby web » January 15th, 2014, 8:59 pm

PC channel 11 hahahaha do they blur out road signs that say road humps ahead?

MSPtoMKE
Target Field
Posts: 505
Joined: June 20th, 2012, 8:15 pm
Location: Loring Heights
Contact:

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby MSPtoMKE » January 17th, 2014, 6:47 pm

Still no official launch date announced, but it looks like it will be in June, as expected. A Transportation Committee report about contracted bus service says:
"That the Metropolitan Council authorize the Regional Administrator to execute a five-year
contract with First Transit, Inc. to provide regular route local transit service in the western
and central portions of the metro area, from the June 2014 pick date (METRO Green Line
launch date) through May 31, 2019..."

http://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meeting ... 014_3.aspx

It seems as though it will not be concurrent with the opening of the Interchange project in May.
My flickr photos.

User avatar
Nathan
IDS Center
Posts: 4003
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 10:42 am

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby Nathan » January 18th, 2014, 12:50 pm

Ugh, that's still so far out, it seems soooo ready, and I'm so ready to go to St. Paul all the time!!! *Impatient!!!

talindsay
Wells Fargo Center
Posts: 1560
Joined: September 29th, 2012, 10:41 am

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby talindsay » January 18th, 2014, 2:39 pm

fotoapparatic wrote:Ugh, that's still so far out, it seems soooo ready, and I'm so ready to go to St. Paul all the time!!! *Impatient!!!
Hard to believe, I know, but there's several 50 buses each hour, even more 16s and, if you're in a rush, a couple 94s that you can hop on right now. The 16 and the 50 interface nicely with the Blue Line and with downtown, run the same route as the Green Line, and don't cost anymore. Most amazing part? They're available right now. St. Paul is keeping normal (admittedly, short) hours between now and the opening too.

minnyapple
Nicollet Mall
Posts: 136
Joined: February 24th, 2013, 11:32 pm

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby minnyapple » January 20th, 2014, 10:40 am

This week the Met Council will announce when the Green Line will open.

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_ ... sformation

twinkess
Rice Park
Posts: 478
Joined: November 26th, 2012, 10:46 am

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby twinkess » January 20th, 2014, 2:01 pm

minnyapple wrote:This week the Met Council will announce when the Green Line will open.

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_ ... sformation
Repulsive comments on that article...

Tcmetro
Wells Fargo Center
Posts: 1354
Joined: May 31st, 2012, 8:02 pm
Location: Chicago (ex-Minneapolitan)

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby Tcmetro » January 20th, 2014, 3:22 pm

I didn't notice this before, but the route 83 bus proposal was modified in November to serve Har Mar.

http://www.metrotransit.org/Data/Sites/ ... /083.3.pdf

MSPtoMKE
Target Field
Posts: 505
Joined: June 20th, 2012, 8:15 pm
Location: Loring Heights
Contact:

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby MSPtoMKE » January 20th, 2014, 7:30 pm

The extra coverage is nice, but it seems silly for it to get so close to Rosedale Transit Center without actually serving it, or even quite getting to Snelling. Would extending it farther require another bus to operate it?
My flickr photos.

MNdible
is great.
Posts: 5832
Joined: June 8th, 2012, 8:14 pm
Location: Minneapolis

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby MNdible » January 20th, 2014, 7:54 pm

Does anybody have a good explanation as to why they're stopping the 16 at Oak Street, short of downtown Minneapolis? It seems like the new 16 will be primarily serving limited mobility individuals (as anybody who's got two good go-sticks will walk the couple extra blocks to get on the train). So now you're forcing these limited mobility individuals to make a transfer, all to avoid having the bus go into the highest transit market in the state. What gives?

MSPtoMKE
Target Field
Posts: 505
Joined: June 20th, 2012, 8:15 pm
Location: Loring Heights
Contact:

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby MSPtoMKE » January 20th, 2014, 9:39 pm

Other buses (the 2 and the 3) have local service on the portion of route 16 that is being cut. The money it would take to run the 16 all the way downtown can be used to improve connecting buses. It isn't ideal, but they must have decided it is worth the tradeoff.
My flickr photos.

User avatar
FISHMANPET
IDS Center
Posts: 4602
Joined: June 6th, 2012, 2:19 pm
Location: Corcoran

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby FISHMANPET » January 20th, 2014, 11:06 pm

From most points on University Ave it'd probably be quicker to take the 16 to the nearest Green Line stop and continue downtown than it would be to take a bus all the way downtown.

Tcmetro
Wells Fargo Center
Posts: 1354
Joined: May 31st, 2012, 8:02 pm
Location: Chicago (ex-Minneapolitan)

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Postby Tcmetro » January 20th, 2014, 11:24 pm

I think that the other idea is that the majority of the mobility-impaired people live on the eastern end of University. And it's expensive to run buses through Downtown Minneapolis, would likely require the addition of another bus to the line.

I wonder if the 16 will actually be able to attract a decent ridership, or will it have to be reduced in frequency more. I would like to see the 16 moved to 5th and 6th in Saint Paul, especially considering it will be rerouted to Marion St.


Return to “Transportation”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: tmart, uptowner and 6 guests