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by Tcmetro
January 5th, 2021, 2:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 198
Views: 29146

Re: Crime

The timestamp is from New Year's Day so it probably was just an "idiot with a gun".
by Tcmetro
January 4th, 2021, 12:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 126
Views: 28978

Re: Tunnels!

I think the downtown at-grade alignment is fine. Considering there's no long-term plan to add a third line to the 5th St corridor there isn't much need. I'd even be surprised if 7.5 min peak frequencies come back before the next decade. As for the cheap tunneling, I believe it was first considered i...
by Tcmetro
December 15th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1190
Views: 147890

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Thank you for sharing that. Good to see a timeline. Looks like about a year to figure out a new routing.
by Tcmetro
December 14th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 32315

Re: Interstate 94

This study is taking a very long time to complete. Glad to see that the city is making some demands that will hopefully influence the project outcome. Much different than even a few years ago with the Crosstown Commons and 35W/Lake projects.
by Tcmetro
December 11th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1190
Views: 147890

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I believe so, yes.
by Tcmetro
December 11th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1190
Views: 147890

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

That's a good question. I would imagine the two would just jointly run on the ~1 mile of shared routing. The reason I say that I think it will come back into discussion is that it was basically the runner-up to the rail corridor in the last EIS process. It would be a natural consideration. Additiona...
by Tcmetro
December 11th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1190
Views: 147890

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Not to bring up 3A/3C again (lol), I think that with respect to the Midtown Greenway/Nicollet alternative of the SWLRT, a lot of the stakeholders preferred the Kenilworth routing. I think having a tunnel on Broadway would be the most ideal choice, but I feel like it's likely that the Olson-Penn opti...
by Tcmetro
December 10th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 473
Views: 59485

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

Looks like I spoke too soon about the 442X trips. They've been added back to the schedules, restoring Cedar Ave service to ten trips per hour.

https://www.mvta.com/news/mvta-launchin ... ice-dec-5/
by Tcmetro
December 10th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1190
Views: 147890

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

There is a CMC meeting this afternoon at 1:30

https://metrocouncil.org/getdoc/82dcd49 ... genda.aspx
by Tcmetro
December 10th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 357
Views: 51542

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

The Central map doesn't show any ridership at Northtown, but I would imagine it's in the low to mid hundreds per day. I can see a few reasons for sending the Central line to Northtown: - there's already a ridership base from NE to Northtown - leverage transit dollars for University project - reduce ...
by Tcmetro
December 10th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1069
Views: 169216

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

If they do go with transit on Lyndale, I wonder if they will plan to move transit off of Grand as well, given that it's only three short blocks over (~4 min walk). That street is also going through a redesign right now.
by Tcmetro
December 9th, 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 357
Views: 51542

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Some new documents appeared on the Network Next library page. Corridor Concepts: https://www.metrotransit.org/Data/Sites/1/media/network-next/nn-brt-concepts_dec2020.pdf Corridor Evaluation and Prioritization: https://www.metrotransit.org/Data/Sites/1/media/network-next/nn-brt-evaluation-results_dec...
by Tcmetro
December 9th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1069
Views: 169216

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Looks like Minneapolis is going to put forth the alternative to build a bikeway on Bryant and move buses over to Lyndale. PDF with layout overview:http://www2.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@publicworks/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-226764.pdf Project page: http://www2.minneapolismn.gov/cip/future...
by Tcmetro
December 9th, 2020, 9:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 473
Views: 59485

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

MVTA posted new schedules for the 442, 443, and 447. Looks like they dropped the 442X trips in favor of the Y trips that make the stop at Cedar Grove. Now there's only 7 buses per hour between MOA and AVTS on the 442, 442Y, and Red Line. https://www.mvta.com/news/mvta-launching-additional-local-serv...
by Tcmetro
December 9th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 538
Views: 88800

Re: Rochester

They're actually planning a BRT line right now with a targeted opening in 2025. Will be interesting to see if they do "real BRT" with stations and lanes or just buses that are painted to look fast. Seems like something that's relatively uncommon for a city of that size. https://www.rochestermn.gov/d...
by Tcmetro
December 6th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 357
Views: 51542

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Good catch. I guess we'll probably see a corrected version in a few days when they do the public outreach.
by Tcmetro
December 5th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2433
Views: 295861

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

I think they are all direct routes. 443 - Eagan Transit Station to Apple Valley Transit Station - every 20 mins weekdays, 30 mins weekends 447 - Burnsville Transit Station to Apple Valley Transit Station - every 20 mins weekdays, 30 mins weekends 442X - Mall of America to Apple Valley Transit Statio...
by Tcmetro
December 4th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4623
Views: 453352

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Here's a photo update for the Met Council meeting next week.

https://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetin ... E-PPT.aspx
by Tcmetro
December 4th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 357
Views: 51542

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Update being given to the Met Council full meeting next week. Short-term: Central, Como-Maryland, Johnson-Lyndale, Rice-Robert Mid-term: Grand, Nicollet, West Broadway-Cedar Long-term: 63rd-Zane, Lowry, Randolph-E 7th F Line decision in March/April 2021. https://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetings/Com...
by Tcmetro
December 2nd, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 174
Views: 18939

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

I suppose I should have said that they should maintain a 38th St stop on Park/Portland or whatever detour route they're going to use. Or have a temporary stop at 38th/Chicago if the intersection reopens before the D Line starts service.