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by pfreyre
June 15th, 2012, 8:59 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 155
Views: 34220

Re: Introductions

I might as well write a blurb too. My name is Philip, I'm originally from the northern suburbs, but I moved to Chicago to attend DePaul University and studied public policy and geography. I had a great time in Chicago and loved living in Lakeview - I was about 4 blocks from Wrigley Field and rode th...
by pfreyre
June 14th, 2012, 11:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448280

Re: Southwest LRT

Le Sueur, I think that's a great question. I'll attempt to answer it, although I could see this question taking on its own separate thread. So, why is the issue of transit so divisive? 1. People automatically assume that subsidies are bad no matter what. Again, this is the default starting point. Ra...
by pfreyre
June 10th, 2012, 8:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 588
Views: 85556

Re: Hiawatha Line (Blue Line)

Just as an FYI to everyone who uses The Hiawatha/Blue Line, there are still three full weekend closures between Target Field and Franklin Ave scheduled for later this summer for track and signal work to connect to the Green Line. They will happen on between 6:30PM - 3:30AM from Friday through Monday...
by pfreyre
June 10th, 2012, 7:37 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Welcome to UrbanMSP!
Replies: 14
Views: 8448

Re: Welcome to UrbanMSP!

I too would like to thank Nick for his time, effort and energy dedicated to making this happen. I think this is a pretty unique site, and I'm very pleased to see people preserving it and carrying it forward.
by pfreyre
June 10th, 2012, 7:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 576
Views: 116663

Re: University of Minnesota

I hope you guys don't get mad at me, but I would like to play the role of pessimist/devil's advocate: I think all this development is unsustainable. I don't have figures for U of M salaries of regents, professors, staff, etc. However, I do have figures for US student loan debt from The Federal Gover...
by pfreyre
June 5th, 2012, 9:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Saint Paul Union Depot
Replies: 374
Views: 67277

Re: Saint Paul Union Depot

I haven't been able to take a tour of Union Depot, but it seems that based on Ramsey County's photostream on Flickr, rails are already being laid!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramseycoun ... hotostream