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by Korh
October 14th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Minnetonka Area – General Topics
Replies: 173
Views: 30590

Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

I know the drivers at my work have an old rumor that the circles where partly designed by some European drifting team but most take it with a lot of salt and the rumor probably started with some of said drivers messing around during their high school days. As for the circles themselves, I don't thin...
by Korh
October 1st, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 461
Views: 57161

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

Wait is MVTA saying they want to take over the Red Line completely or have Metro Transit run it by themselves cause it seems like they might be saying both. If its the former I wonder if they would try and extend the Red Line into downtown since one of the main reasons why Metro Transit didn't was s...
by Korh
September 9th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 403
Views: 58381

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

I think some might disagree but I don't really think the goal for HSR in the US should be to get a transcontinental line built per say but to try and make as many shorter routes as possible. The "too short to fly, too far to drive" is kinda becoming a meme at this point but there is some truth to it...
by Korh
September 8th, 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 403
Views: 58381

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

I'm not really surprised, Amtrak has been more aggressive in trying to find ways to cut long distance service ever since Anderson was appointed president (maybe even since Moorman to an extent) and I think is still true with Flynn. Question is does the Twin Cities make the cut for Amtrak's other goa...
by Korh
September 2nd, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 285
Views: 50613

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

I wonder which project will be completed first between the Cold Storage site and the Blake Road Station given how there maybe less then 1000 ft away from each other.
by Korh
July 27th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 822
Views: 103686

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

Anyone know how much has the project progressed in the past few months?
Cause just if it's still expected to open in 2021 I wonder if it might end up underperforming more than the red line did when it started service.
by Korh
July 5th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 449326

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I think the final decision to tear it down and rebuild was left with SWtransit. I think I remember something about them wanting to do something TOD with the land the own around the station but I think it was minor at best and I think the main reason was to expand it. Also somewhat disagree that 20 y...
by Korh
July 3rd, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 357
Views: 46459

Re: Northern Lights Express

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/busin ... te-backing
Honestly not surprised about this, wonder if the NLX is just the exception or other shovel ready projects will be put on low priority for the foreseeable future.
by Korh
June 13th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 285
Views: 50613

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Combined this with the already existing apartments and the cold storage site and the area around the Blake station might end up being the densest part of Hopkins, and I don't think its in danger of being reduced given its a decent distance away from any single family homes, but I could be wrong. Als...
by Korh
June 10th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1621
Views: 166069

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Kinda wish they could extend the normandale blvd trail north to cross over 494 to connect to the nine mile trail somehow and maybe laying the groundwork for a good north/south route the somewhat mirrors the 6, but that might be kinda difficult since that would either mean digging a tunnel at 100 or ...
by Korh
April 7th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 449326

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Not sure if it'll speed up the SWLRT by much, but If the outbreak had happened two summers ago, I think they might of been able to close 35W down completely for the Orange Line/Downtown to Crosstown project (or at least save a lot of headaches with how much of a mess that was)
by Korh
April 6th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2
Replies: 15
Views: 1376

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

I kinda think the hospitalization rate right might be a little more accurate in terms of the overall spread albeit 1-2 weeks behind when factoring the incubation period since it doesn't really matter if you screwed up testing if you need to be hospitalized because of Covid-19 at that point. Know If ...
by Korh
March 23rd, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Work from home and road congestion
Replies: 28
Views: 5915

Re: Work from home and road congestion

You know I wonder if construction on some project might speed up a little given the low traffic levels making it easier to do more extensive work.
by Korh
February 28th, 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 889
Views: 100042

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

Two quick things scrolling through the last few pages Wasn't the whole talk of the Nicollet streetcar halted in the first place over the potential backlash over having to reconstruct the mall again so soon after it just reopened? You can argue that the reconstruction should of included the streetcar...
by Korh
February 20th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station
Replies: 146
Views: 30296

Re: Mall of America Transit Station

A small little development, but it looks like the MOA Transit Station is getting a Caribou. Would love to see more stuff like this around our transit stations. https://twitter.com/mallofamerica/status/1229842090852528134 So combined with the caribou at target field that makes 2 out of 37 lrt statio...
by Korh
February 8th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 449326

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Very interested to see what happens with their express routes and the ridership between the two if/when they keep them. Not something I would use much anymore, but I’m still annoyed Metro Transit nerfed the off peak 94 to put people on the slower train. If urban users were forced into that, southwe...
by Korh
February 8th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 449326

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I wonder how many of these routes will come to pass in the 5-6 years since they where first made Still say the 12 will be completely cut and replace it with the 612 (though I'm somewhat willing to say they should keep the 12 number for the route) 17 extended to Blake Rd. Station makes sense given th...
by Korh
February 5th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 449326

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I think I remember some people saying that the frequency of the 612 might be upped from a bus every 30 mins to one every 15 as well as maybe rerouting it in some of the circles, but I haven't really seen an official statement. I'm also somewhat expecting the 12 to be cut but that's mainly due to the...
by Korh
January 21st, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 403
Views: 58381

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

Not totally sure where to post this, but searching for keywords "St. Louis Chicago Rail" mostly pulled up this thread. A few weeks ago family from the St. Louis area mentioned that the upgrade to supposed high-speed rail to Chicago still wasn't finished. I was initially skeptical, because I know th...