Public Transit News and Current Happenings

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LakeCharles
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby LakeCharles » September 27th, 2017, 9:06 pm

Does metrotransit.org not work for this? I tried it briefly and it says to take the 465 to the 539.

MattW
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby MattW » September 28th, 2017, 3:24 pm

Korh wrote:
September 27th, 2017, 5:55 pm
Anyone else having a problem with google maps and some of the bus routes? I tried to work out new a commute schedule from a new work location down in Burnsville to Normandale Community College and google maps said the only available options where solely on fridays from 7-8am. Was a bit annoying but I managed to get where I was going as well as make a rudimentary schedule by swiping a crap ton of bus pamphlets and working out departure and arrival times on a scrap piece of paper.
Transit App, Yo

https://transitapp.com

Korh
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby Korh » October 1st, 2017, 6:47 pm

Don't know if this is the right place to ask but earlier around 2:30p.m. today I'm walking in downtown Hopkins and see a bunch of old passenger cars and even an old steam train go by headed towards Minneapolis on the TCW tracks. I'm assuming it was some type of private event for a railroad company, but anyone have an exact info on what it was for?

Uptown46
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby Uptown46 » October 1st, 2017, 9:50 pm


DanPatchToget
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby DanPatchToget » October 2nd, 2017, 7:38 am

Yes that is the Milwaukee Road 261. Each year they have a fall colors excursion, and the train you saw was coming back from Glencoe. I rode it the day earlier to/from Winthrop. Coach class tickets cost around $80 and I'd highly recommend it. Gave me a sense of what it will be like riding the Southwest LRT between Minneapolis and Hopkins.

Korh
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby Korh » October 2nd, 2017, 10:32 am

good to know, hopefully I'll remember it for next year

DanPatchToget
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby DanPatchToget » October 9th, 2017, 12:12 pm

SW Prime will have Saturday service beginning October 28th. Southdale Mall will be included in the SW Prime service area on Saturdays only. https://swtransit.org/?tab=281

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grant1simons2
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby grant1simons2 » October 9th, 2017, 4:59 pm

Woah. That's a game changer for me getting home on weekends.

gopherfan
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby gopherfan » October 17th, 2017, 8:07 pm

Just stumbled upon the game Mini Metro, very fun to play as you build out a metro system :) https://dinopoloclub.com/minimetro/

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Tcmetro
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby Tcmetro » October 18th, 2017, 9:12 pm

I noticed that Metro Transit now posts rider alerts for when specific trips are canceled? I wonder if this is just general things like a brokedown bus, or if it is a larger issue, such as an operator shortage?

Bakken2016
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby Bakken2016 » October 18th, 2017, 11:17 pm

Tcmetro wrote:
October 18th, 2017, 9:12 pm
I noticed that Metro Transit now posts rider alerts for when specific trips are canceled? I wonder if this is just general things like a brokedown bus, or if it is a larger issue, such as an operator shortage?
It is both.

Tcmetro
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby Tcmetro » October 20th, 2017, 5:04 pm

Per the latest SW Transit board packet, the Blue Flex route will be canceled and Optum will likely be added to the Red route schedule:

https://swtransit.org/cms-files/10-26-1 ... packet.pdf

DanPatchToget
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby DanPatchToget » October 20th, 2017, 6:11 pm

I can see why they would cut it. Only four trips and they're westbound in the morning only and eastbound in the evening only. I know they want to get reverse commuters, but does this area really have the employment density?

Hope the Red Route is doing well.


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