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by Bakken2016
October 17th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 319
Views: 47715

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

As more aBRT lines begin operation, I don’t see why Red, Gold, and Rush(purple?) are colors instead of letters. To me, it seems it will confuse the casual rider. Anything with a dedicated guideway or highway BRT will have a color to denote the difference. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Thanks f...
by Bakken2016
October 17th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 319
Views: 47715

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

As more aBRT lines begin operation, I don’t see why Red, Gold, and Rush(purple?) are colors instead of letters. To me, it seems it will confuse the casual rider.
Anything with a dedicated guideway or highway BRT will have a color to denote the difference.


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by Bakken2016
October 15th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 717
Views: 61245

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

What's the probability of the bonding bill passing the Senate?
I’m watching the senators speak, many Republicans are voting yes, and I assume all DFL will vote yes.


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by Bakken2016
October 12th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 818
Views: 81747

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Oh man, Southwest better be before 2024...
It’s scheduled for 2023


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by Bakken2016
September 30th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 461
Views: 57111

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

It looks like Metropolitan Council has terminated the Red Line operations contract with MVTA and switching it over to Metro Transit according to MVTA Board Meeting packet for the September meeting.

https://www.mvta.com/about/meetings-mat ... g-packets/
by Bakken2016
September 6th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 319
Views: 47715

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

There's also the question of the southern leg of the 63 Bus along McKnight. I thought I read something about them extending that and spinning it off into a bus route that goes between Sunray and the end of the Gold Line. Maybe that won't be implemented until the Gold Line is built? I guess that'd b...
by Bakken2016
September 3rd, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 319
Views: 47715

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/futurebu ... B7IAj9VwlQ

Metro Transit has posted a survey monkey for feedback on these new aBRT routes
by Bakken2016
August 18th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144657

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I agree with Eric, tunneling shouldn't be off the table. Look at Seattle, they have gotten FTA funds and they have so many tunnels and elevated guideways in their LRT.
by Bakken2016
August 13th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144657

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

The suburban mayors are delusional if think BNSF will change their mind.

Was that last comment by the woman in favor of it going through North or not? I’m getting mixed signals from it.


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by Bakken2016
August 7th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144657

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

People should attend this and make their opinions heard!
by Bakken2016
August 4th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144657

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Here's a map of the alignment I think they should do. North of Robbinsdale it's very similar to the original but would take lanes away from Bottineau Boulevard instead of being on BNSF right-of-way. https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1Uz1B8knd-nsxhsdJza183NY11_fTRoie&usp=sharing I like this, ge...
by Bakken2016
August 4th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144657

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Basically lets not be cheap with a transit project that will serve lots of people!
by Bakken2016
August 4th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144657

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

But honestly, screw the suburban ridership. Build a line that serves transit dependent people. Karen with her car in Brooklyn Park will either drive or continue taking the express bus!
by Bakken2016
August 3rd, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144657

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Now that this is presumably at the back of the line and 10+ years out again, what if we spent some of the money on track rights and upgrades and extended the (already BNSF-operated) Northstar out along this line to Osseo or so, with a couple midday runs instead of exclusively rush-hour? Or would th...
by Bakken2016
August 3rd, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144657

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Since it's pretty much back to the drawing board, how about rerouting it to Maple Grove instead of a corporate campus in the middle of farm fields? City of Brooklyn Park would never let that happen in my opinion, they were promised LRT they are still going to want it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapa...
by Bakken2016
August 3rd, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144657

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I think Lyndale to Lowry is best. W. Broadway is too challenging technically and politically. Here's a new idea...Lyndale to the Canadian Pacific Right away near Camden? Maybe there is room on the Southern end of the yard to sneak LRT through? Let's stop trying to take the easy way, that is how we ...
by Bakken2016
August 3rd, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144657

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Breaking News: BNSF right-of-way is officially dead for Bottineau.

https://content.govdelivery.com/account ... ns/29891ee
This is honestly for the best! Let’s choose a route that will actually serve transit dependent people!


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by Bakken2016
June 5th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2416
Views: 287876

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

Metro Transit is going to be adding some service back next Saturday, 6/13/2020. https://www.metrotransit.org/minor-service-adjustments-begin-saturday-june-13 Buses trips restored before 4:30 am and after 11 pm. Light Rail (METRO Blue/Green Lines) to continue to operate every 20 minutes from 6 am to...
by Bakken2016
May 23rd, 2020, 9:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 449173

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

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by Bakken2016
May 23rd, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 512
Views: 63672

Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

What's the time cost of the jog to Maplewood Mall?
That either should be removed or do an online station with a skyway.


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