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by kellonathan
October 15th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 717
Views: 61186

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

Bonding bill made through the senate with 64 yeas and 3 nos.
by kellonathan
September 23rd, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 256
Views: 16791

Re: Hennepin Avenue (Franklin to 36th)

Option 1B seems most balanced to me, but I wouldn't complain too much if we "have to" settle with Option 2. I would reject any alternative that doesn't include two-way transit lanes. As a former resident who used to make left turns onto 25th from SB Hennepin, I am not too sympathetic to not having a...
by kellonathan
August 3rd, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1158
Views: 144347

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I wonder if this move essentially kills the C Line aBRT relocation to Glendale.

I also hope this motivates MnDOT to take another look at rightsizing Olson Hwy, or just flat out decommission the Hwy outside the Mpls city limits.
by kellonathan
March 9th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Go Minneapolis - Transportation Action Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 6032

Re: Go Minneapolis - Transportation Action Plan

Call me a skeptic, but I have a feeling that we will be spending a whole bunch of study money and time on re-studying those high-capacity transit corridors, instead of building upon the existing alternative analyses and feasibility studies. Now that the Midtown Greenway corridor project has been dor...
by kellonathan
February 21st, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2416
Views: 287482

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

The first phase of the Highway 5 construction will only close the EB lanes, from April to August.

I think they *could've* still served the airport with WB Rt 54, at least till August.
by kellonathan
February 11th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 401
Views: 71725

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

I couldn't find a handy table that summarizes all the projects so far, but here's the list of projects in the pipeline, including Gold Line.

https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/gra ... g-projects
by kellonathan
February 11th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 401
Views: 71725

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

Does anyone know where to find the full rankings/formula online, or if this data is publicly available? I've been digging through FTA website, but to no avail. :(
by kellonathan
January 27th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 449075

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

https://metrocouncil.org/Transportation ... l-EIS.aspx

Probably one of the chapters on the EIS document has the AA information you're looking for.
by kellonathan
November 19th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 203
Views: 40608

Re: Fantasy maps

I don't know where to put this so I'll just put it here. Awhile back I asked about the ability of regional trains to share track with Southwest LRT trains. Besides needing clearance from the FRA and railroads (and FTA?) what infrastructure would be required? As much as I would love to see this conc...
by kellonathan
November 8th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 336
Views: 54361

Re: Bike Share

Would've been very cool if the docking station also worked as an e-bike charger.
by kellonathan
October 25th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 589
Views: 63829

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

I am also betting on this service becoming a very successful route. No doubt. Regarding the ridership mismatch between west and east of Hiawatha Ave, we should probably revisit the Midtown Corridor Streetcar/LRT soon, ideally along with the implementation of B Line. Guess we just need more people to...
by kellonathan
September 19th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2416
Views: 287482

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

Network Next is doing a survey on transit priorities and trade-offs.

https://www.metrotransit.org/networknextsurvey
by kellonathan
August 26th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station
Replies: 146
Views: 30271

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Delivery vehicles often delayed things due to the need to interact with the people in the guard post, and often have walk-around inspections, and the trains would halt the movement of outbound buses when the gates were down, and inbound traffic often got backed up by that too (usually due to an inb...
by kellonathan
August 9th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bus Destination Signage
Replies: 11
Views: 1454

Re: Bus Destination Signage

I think we are talking more about the network design of the system itself, which is a very much related issue, but not exactly the same issue, so allow me to bring the conversation back to the way the system introduces and displays the network to end users. (i.e. signage) And I don't think it's nece...
by kellonathan
August 2nd, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2416
Views: 287482

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

I am more wondering how this Network Next relates to the existing SIP.
https://www.metrotransit.org/sip
by kellonathan
June 12th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2416
Views: 287482

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

That being said, I wonder the degree of impact of Hennepin > Nicollet detours (compared to that of previous Nicollet > Hennepin detours) on ridership. The detours have been making the service slower, less reliable, and less legible. EDIT: Whatever happened to the detours when the farmers markets hap...
by kellonathan
June 12th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2416
Views: 287482

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

There are plenty of things to blame for why the ridership declined, but if we're going to blame the weather, we should also add the AADT count or traffic count to see how much ridership declined compared to that of the general auto traffic. Some people just don't travel if the weather is bad, period...
by kellonathan
June 12th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1765
Views: 329895

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I still remember the plan for the "Phase 2" of the Interchange, calling for a new passenger terminal above the Northstar tracks.....
by kellonathan
May 22nd, 2019, 12:20 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 188
Views: 20982

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

Bloomington on track to join the league of "first class cities" soon!
by kellonathan
March 19th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion
Replies: 367
Views: 39415

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

I'm probably not the first one who had this question, but, does anyone know why Mpls does not have a separate "department of transportation", and instead lumps it under the department of pubic works?