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by Tiller
January 5th, 2021, 7:08 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2022
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2022

I feel like Walz is going to have a tough time. The republican base in greater Minnesota is losing its mind about masks and "rioters". The urban-rural divide might get real bad for the DFL. Look at Bakk and whoever else breaking off in the Iron range. It's gotta be our priority to grow and densify t...
by Tiller
December 31st, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 126
Views: 28979

Re: Tunnels!

At one point I did some back-of-the-napkin math using examples of projects here and around the country, and at-grade LRT averaged $100M/mile, elevated LRT averaged $200M/mile, and Cut & Cover tunneled LRT averaged $300M/mile. (total costs also including all the contingencies and soft costs). Its not...
by Tiller
December 28th, 2020, 4:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 783
Views: 114701

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

I thought I remembered hearing that they weren't extending it to the Amtrak station like they should, though I could be wrong and maybe constituents have convinced the powers that be to do the sensible thing.
by Tiller
December 20th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Maplewood, North St Paul, & Oakdale - General Topics
Replies: 19
Views: 2765

Re: Maplewood, North St Paul, & Oakdale - General Topics

The former Rainbows Foods near White Bear Ave and Hwy 36 is becoming a Hyvee. They're constructing the gas station for it, and there is a Hyvee liquor store now in the adjacent strip mall. I'm suprised Cub Foods didn't stop this, considering they have a Cub Foods right next to it and they used to ow...
by Tiller
December 10th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 357
Views: 51542

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Are there specific congested areas or streets for Nicollet/Central with congestion that make combining them impractical, that could be solved with engineering like bus lanes/signal priority?
by Tiller
December 5th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2433
Views: 295882

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

MVTA is launching a couple new local routes in Burnsville, Apple Valley, and Eagan. Route 442 is being extended to the Mall of America and will basically be a duplicate of the Red Line. The new services begin tomorrow. Seems like a very expensive way of sticking it to Metro Transit and the Met Coun...
by Tiller
November 19th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 425
Views: 99106

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

Would anyone like to purchase a large Kmart "K" sign from the city of Minneapolis?

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=M ... ctid=16611
by Tiller
October 25th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1051
Views: 163457

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Where else to you suggest besides Lakeville that has room for a 750,000 square foot distribution center with associated truck parking? The former Apple store in Uptown? There have been different locations all over the place they've internally and externally talked about potentially building this wa...
by Tiller
October 22nd, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1596
Views: 192561

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Uptown has the B and E lines coming along, and SWLRT nearby (via the B line). Things will be fine. The tall buildings are also good/needed. More transit and density will help retail in uptown.
by Tiller
October 22nd, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1051
Views: 163457

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Of course they would put it somewhere like Lakeville. Why not just put it in Iowa. 🙄
by Tiller
October 16th, 2020, 3:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1627
Views: 167659

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

List of Bike / Ped projects in the Bonding Bill: $1740 Blazing Star State Trail $1000 Camp Ripley / Veterans State Trail $2000 Heartlands State Trail $2000 Itasca State Park to Heartland Trail Connections $3000 Safe Routes to School $1500 Hastings MN 316 Bike Trail $2200 Rogers Ped and Bike Bridge ...
by Tiller
October 1st, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 403
Views: 58642

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

Hopefully the cuts to Amtrak will make this more of a priority at the state legislature.
by Tiller
September 6th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 357
Views: 51542

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Another thought, why did they not include the full 63 bus route here? The section that serves East Saint Paul along 3rd St has been excluded. They've done some stop consolidation that's going in effect right now, though that applies to Grand Ave, too, which they looked at for aBRT. East of Earl St, ...
by Tiller
September 5th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 357
Views: 51542

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

I'm suprised that Century (219 Bus) ranked higher than American (542 Bus). American is very stroad-y and suburban, but there is far more *stuff* along the American route than there is along Century. More density, more potential transfers, more destinations. Unless Century College and the demographic...
by Tiller
August 14th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 357
Views: 51542

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

I'm pretty sure the 54 bus/W 7th aBRT corridor is going to stay, and it's not because Riverview is canceled. Towards the end of the Riverview alternatives analysis process, they had basically settled on needing 2 transit services in the corridor. One direct connection between downtown and the airpor...
by Tiller
August 13th, 2020, 12:52 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hillcrest golf course redevelopment site
Replies: 20
Views: 6433

Re: Hillcrest golf course redevelopment site

Industrial jobs being built in exurban areas with no transit is a problem of sprawl. That isn't solved by bringing suburban sprawl into the central cities. That is solved by densifying currently developed areas and investing in our transit network. This redevelopment offers a great opportunity to do...
by Tiller
August 12th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hillcrest golf course redevelopment site
Replies: 20
Views: 6433

Re: Hillcrest golf course redevelopment site

Yes, putting industry next to a neighborhood that has suffered from racially driven divestment is an example of systemic racism. A refinery has decent paying jobs, but that doesn't mean we should put one here. Blue collar jobs always get zoned into poor and POC neighborhoods. If they are quality blu...
by Tiller
August 11th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hillcrest golf course redevelopment site
Replies: 20
Views: 6433

Re: Hillcrest golf course redevelopment site

I hate all 4 of these concepts for Hillcrest. They should not be putting all this "light industrial" here, and I really wish the port authority would stop trying to turn every development into industry. Or at least all the development in East Saint Paul, which is disproportionately poor, immigrant, ...
by Tiller
August 7th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 357
Views: 51542

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

From back in 2018 when they extended the 54 Bus, in the brief presentation available online about it, they mentioned improved "10 minute peak" service on W 7th. How frequent was the peak/off peak service for the 54 on W 7th before that? In theory, that 3 year CMAQ funding will be running out in less...
by Tiller
July 16th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Public Street Blocked by Residents
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: Public Street Blocked by Residents

Single cop patrols were tried for a while and it was discovered that they behave even crazier when they're alone, so they went back to the buddy system.
It sounds like we could use more police officers that can behave themselves without adult supervision.