Public Transit News and Current Happenings

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DanPatchToget
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby DanPatchToget » February 5th, 2018, 9:30 am

Will Metro Transit and the opt-out operators be posting ridership data from Super Bowl week? I'm interested in seeing ridership with the extra service.

Also how did the Super Bowl LRT operations go? Besides the protest and long line for security check it looked like it went well.

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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby Bakken2016 » February 5th, 2018, 9:45 am

DanPatchToget wrote:
February 5th, 2018, 9:30 am
Will Metro Transit and the opt-out operators be posting ridership data from Super Bowl week? I'm interested in seeing ridership with the extra service.

Also how did the Super Bowl LRT operations go? Besides the protest and long line for security check it looked like it went well.
I am assuming we will be sometime next week. Yea I was at U.S. Bank Stadium helping with LRT Operations. Pregame went pretty smooth even though the protest because we had moved most of the Stadium Village customers to the game already. Blue line had some long lines at MOA, but people were happy to have an easy and quick service to the game. Post game we sent trains every 2 minutes out of US Bank, Blue on one side and Green on the other. Most people didn't have to wait in the cold for long, except for me, haha.

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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby Silophant » February 5th, 2018, 10:21 am

I was impressed to see the tweet about regular train service being back before 10:30. Great job!

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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby DanPatchToget » February 16th, 2018, 10:11 am

Anyone else go to the Carver County Transportation Summit? I only saw the last 20 minutes when they were talking about Southwest LRT, Southwest Transit, and how autonomous vehicles will change transportation.

Also got a pamphlet about the Southwest Corridor Transportation Coalition. Never heard of them, but it looks like their main goals are to widen Highways 5 and 212. Not sure how much that will improve safety and be an economic benefit for communities.

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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby grant1simons2 » February 17th, 2018, 2:19 pm

Uh 5 and 212 aren't even anywhere near capacity? So idk how that would help? Or what would be the purpose? Then again, what ever is when you widen a road.

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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby Mikey » February 17th, 2018, 5:09 pm

I'd assume they want to fill in the missing 4-lane gaps on 212 between Carver and Norwood Young America. But Hwy 5??? Do they really think we'd need two major highways running through Carver County? (dumb question - yes they probably do)

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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby Multimodal » February 18th, 2018, 8:19 am

Why aren’t we replacing all requests for more lanes with light rail?

We have the right-of-way.

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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby DanPatchToget » February 18th, 2018, 10:24 am

If people are making the argument that transit shouldn't be expanded with autonomous cars coming, why are we widening roads? Gotta love the anti-transit double standard in this country.


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