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by HuskyGrad
August 18th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 143115

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I would presume Seattle's ability to receive funds for grade-separated guideway is due to the high cost of right-of-way acquisition. We're getting near that tipping point in Portland.
by HuskyGrad
August 10th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 143115

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I think keep it running down 55 , redevelopment at the golf course (spend that money buying them out instead of the railroad company) then power through glenview terrace park and valley view park (shallow tunnel to preserve park space?) then follow up Theodore wirth pkwy to bottineau blvd. Golf cou...
by HuskyGrad
May 22nd, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448778

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

They also found it will seat more people as people are more likely to sit next to each other and it increased the crush capacity for times like after sporting events
We have it here in Portland. I find that it works pretty well. I just hope Metro Transit didn't adopt TriMet's bike rack style.
by HuskyGrad
January 15th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448778

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I keep reading that there are 8 tunnels on the SW LRT. Can anyone shed some like on this, because from watching the flyover video, I only count two.
I believe that they are referring to the pedestrian tunnels along the corridor as well.
by HuskyGrad
January 13th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448778

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Underway: Construction Progress Overview Despite it being the middle of the winter with more limited activities, January and February will see work in most segments of the project corridor. Here is an overview of the elements underway: 15 of 29 new bridges are under construction. The Cedar Lake Cha...
by HuskyGrad
November 18th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1269
Views: 181317

Re: MSP Airport

TSA plans to close airport hotel checkpoint in November, citing staffing concerns
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/10/2 ... g-concerns
by HuskyGrad
April 16th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 54782

Re: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus

We rode a BRT-style bus on the A-Line to Allianz and a fill-in regular articulated on the way back.
by HuskyGrad
April 10th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 136
Views: 38360

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

I really like how this could potentially tie into the river. It reminds me of the Rheinboulevard in Cologne.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... g-8227.jpg
by HuskyGrad
October 7th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Freight Rail News and Happenings
Replies: 144
Views: 21608

Re: Freight Rail News and Happenings

One of the issues here is that Amtrak is such a tiny organization, relatively speaking -- 31.7 million passengers last year compared to 4.7 billion passengers on Deutsche Bahn (Germany's national rail network), for instance. A small number of heritage equipment owners will cause a lot more headache...
by HuskyGrad
August 8th, 2018, 9:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2415
Views: 285853

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Does anybody have a spitball take as to what it would cost to make Metro Transit free? Assuming, I suppose, that routes could stay at current levels, which almost certainly isn't true as demand would increase. Based on Metro Transit's 2017 Facts , 25 percent of revenue is derived from fares. This w...
by HuskyGrad
May 17th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448778

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Is it, uh, too late to... 1. Eliminate 21st St Station 2. Single track the LRT between West Lake and Penn Ave 3. Not do the shallow tunnel, but instead run a single track of LRT next to a single track of freight 4. Save piles and piles of money? Ultimately adding a second track at later date comes ...
by HuskyGrad
May 10th, 2018, 9:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2415
Views: 285853

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Can you buy them with cash from a bus operator as well? I honestly don't remember, though I know you could buy a 24-hour pass (at least historically) from a bus operator. (The A Line platforms do sell day passes.) I really wish that the GoTo cards would automatically cap at the price of a day pass ...
by HuskyGrad
December 9th, 2017, 2:32 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110234

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

Looks like they’re currently disassembling the tower crane. Must have only needed it for forming the service level.


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by HuskyGrad
November 14th, 2017, 12:22 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110234

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

The team has posted this short drone video of construction progress.

https://www.mnufc.com/post/2017/11/14/l ... ianz-field
by HuskyGrad
November 13th, 2017, 7:03 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110234

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

Some info here, but I don't have access.

Site near United FC stadium prepares for suitors
http://finance-commerce.com/2017/11/sit ... r-suitors/
by HuskyGrad
November 10th, 2017, 12:23 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110234

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

City council to vote on Allianz Field roads, stormwater — and a ‘Great Lawn’

http://www.twincities.com/2017/11/10/ci ... PV161W1wrf
by HuskyGrad
October 27th, 2017, 9:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70
Replies: 153
Views: 24656

Re: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70

Too bad they don't have a video of the "C" section inside, which I think is the only difference between II and IIa vehicles. What is different? I don't believe anything. These were order on options from the Central Corridor order. The Type IIIs on order for Southwest and Bottineau have been reconfi...
by HuskyGrad
September 21st, 2017, 10:30 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110234

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

http://www.twincities.com/2017/09/20/mi ... adium/amp/

Rainbow closes tomorrow, comes down in November.
by HuskyGrad
June 10th, 2017, 8:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Oaks Station Place
Replies: 72
Views: 17300

Re: Oaks Station Place

^That would be awesome. Can I ask where you heard that?
Apparently residents were sent an email.


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by HuskyGrad
June 9th, 2017, 5:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Oaks Station Place
Replies: 72
Views: 17300

Re: Oaks Station Place

Sounds like Venn Brewing will be opening in December.


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