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by DanPatchToget
April 9th, 2021, 8:24 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eden Prairie - General Topics
Replies: 39
Views: 7660

Re: Eden Prairie - General Topics

What's the place that's already under construction in that area? I looked on the Eden Prairie website but couldn't find anything.
by DanPatchToget
April 9th, 2021, 12:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT
Replies: 1282
Views: 159046

Re: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT

Bro, none of us are in charge of this project or actually working on it. I'll focus on making suggestions for things that might actually happen, while you do what you do with 90% of your posts, which is to live in a fantasy train brain world where budgetary constraints don't exist. At any rate, the...
by DanPatchToget
April 9th, 2021, 12:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT
Replies: 1282
Views: 159046

Re: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT

Yeah let's just keep moving the goal posts so an underground alignment through North Minneapolis looks like a crazy and impossible fantasy. :roll: Regarding the airport, they could've routed the Blue Line around it along Highway 5 and had a station indirectly serving the terminal with a people mover...
by DanPatchToget
April 9th, 2021, 11:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT
Replies: 1282
Views: 159046

Re: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT

Not that it matters but the tunnel is not in Kenwood, nor is it adjacent to the most wealthy/valuable homes on the line-- not even close. They were seriously considering a tunnel under the Cedar Lake Canal or a second tunnel, both of which would've been in Kenwood. While the under construction tunn...
by DanPatchToget
April 9th, 2021, 10:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT
Replies: 1282
Views: 159046

Re: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT

Presentation for the 3/25 and 3/30 Townhall Meetings: https://metrocouncil.org/Transportation/Projects/Light-Rail-Projects/METRO-Blue-Line-Extension/Meetings-and-Materials/2021-Presentations/20210325_TownHall.aspx Town halls today at Noon and 6pm: https://metrocouncil.org/Transportation/Projects/Li...
by DanPatchToget
April 8th, 2021, 10:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 859
Views: 110535

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

The southbound platform at Knox & American is taking shape, as well as the northbound and southbound platforms at South Bloomington TC. It also looks like they'll begin building the trail along the east frontage road soon. Even though it's longer, if I ever bike to the Orange Line I'll probably take...
by DanPatchToget
April 7th, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4676
Views: 462786

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Why is it that with all the space available between the Bryn Mawr Station and just west of I-94 they insisted on having the light rail tracks right next to the BNSF tracks? Seems like they could've saved some money and headache having the light rail tracks further away from the freight tracks in th...
by DanPatchToget
April 7th, 2021, 10:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4676
Views: 462786

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Why is it that with all the space available between the Bryn Mawr Station and just west of I-94 they insisted on having the light rail tracks right next to the BNSF tracks? Seems like they could've saved some money and headache having the light rail tracks further away from the freight tracks in th...
by DanPatchToget
April 6th, 2021, 7:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4676
Views: 462786

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Why is it that with all the space available between the Bryn Mawr Station and just west of I-94 they insisted on having the light rail tracks right next to the BNSF tracks? Seems like they could've saved some money and headache having the light rail tracks further away from the freight tracks in tha...
by DanPatchToget
April 5th, 2021, 2:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 297
Views: 21095

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)

Also this: https://www.startribune.com/hennepin-avenue-business-owners-to-city-don-t-take-our-parking/600042190/ For me personally, when I'm driving to a business on Hennepin or Lyndale in the Uptown area, I always park on a side street. I don't want to deal with parallel parking on a major street a...
by DanPatchToget
April 3rd, 2021, 3:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 309
Views: 52903

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

https://www.startribune.com/woodbury-rethinks-intersection-where-teenager-was-killed/600041523/ Is it really necessary to hire a consultant when the obvious answer is force traffic to slow down? The roundabout seems like the best solution, though teens (and adults too) will make stupid and risky cho...
by DanPatchToget
April 2nd, 2021, 5:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dismantling Downtown Freeways
Replies: 194
Views: 27978

Re: Dismantling Downtown Freeways

As somebody who lives blocks from 35W in south Minneapolis, I can say that... it's just fine. And spending hundreds of millions of dollars to landbridge over it would be a serious misappropriation of limited resources. You mean the same "limited resources" that we use every year to repave, reconstr...
by DanPatchToget
April 2nd, 2021, 2:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dismantling Downtown Freeways
Replies: 194
Views: 27978

Re: Dismantling Downtown Freeways

After the 35W Bridge collapsed in 2007 was there ever consideration of just not rebuilding it and rerouting traffic via I-94 and Highway 280? Seems like it would've been a similar case to the Embarcadero Freeway in San Francisco after the 1989 earthquake.
by DanPatchToget
March 31st, 2021, 10:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 440
Views: 62947

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

The big caveat with this plan is that Amtrak doesn't build or own its own track, with the exception of the Northeast Corridor between Boston and DC. Instead, it just uses existing freight routes, and there is not (maybe never has been?) a direct route between the Twin Cities and Rochester. So, barr...
by DanPatchToget
March 31st, 2021, 11:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 874
Views: 89300

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

I believe there's a single platform beside where buses layover that was built for light rail trains. There's even ballast, but no tracks installed. Not that it makes sense to route Riverview there, but I always wondered why they built that as part of the Union Depot renovations. Might've been becaus...
by DanPatchToget
March 31st, 2021, 10:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 874
Views: 89300

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Yeah I don't see why that's being considered. It makes much more sense to just interline with the Green Line and serve the existing platforms at Central and Union Depot.
by DanPatchToget
March 31st, 2021, 10:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 874
Views: 89300

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

While I'm mainly curious about how the West 7th stretch is going to turn out, it's interesting to see possible changes to the MOA stop in the presentation slides (page 13 of the pdf), especially as they just renovated that station. While I was hoping for a station relocation on the north side of Mo...
by DanPatchToget
March 30th, 2021, 10:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2477
Views: 306481

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

It'll take more than one commuter rail line to turn things around in South Florida, and that goes for a lot of US regions including ours that are rebuilding their transit networks. However, the Miami region does have the advantage of having development in a narrow area bordered by the Everglades on ...
by DanPatchToget
March 30th, 2021, 11:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 809
Views: 117742

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Those express routes are all reverse commute lines and the buses would likely be running empty to do a second commute trip anyways. I think the Northstar Extension to St Cloud would be very well used especially with students at SCSU. Even if commuter ridership is permanently gone, there's a good op...
by DanPatchToget
March 30th, 2021, 9:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 809
Views: 117742

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

I believe so but I'm not 100% certain. The spreadsheet I pulled it from just says "per rider".