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by NickP
September 15th, 2012, 2:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dirigibles
Replies: 7
Views: 4090

Re: Dirigibles

marty! Thanks for thinking outside of the box man. I think thins would be an awesome idea! I've always thought of dirigibles an flying cruise ships more than anything, but I agree, I would love to take such a flight north.
by NickP
September 11th, 2012, 12:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 588
Views: 85610

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha)

Can anyone shed light on the message painted on the front of the car in the second photo. I admittedly laughed out loud when I read it. :D
by NickP
September 8th, 2012, 11:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 176037

Re: Vikings Stadium

I agree Aville.
by NickP
September 6th, 2012, 1:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1597
Views: 292760

Re: Green Line (Central)

Does anyone have any insight on the viability of creating a line from the U to the mall of america without having to transfer at DTE station? I suppose this would bullocks up the scheduling to no end but it would be cool.
by NickP
September 4th, 2012, 9:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2416
Views: 288098

Re: Transit News and Happenings

Thanks man. :)
by NickP
September 4th, 2012, 9:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 319
Views: 47806

Re: Arterial Transit Corridor Study ("rapid bus")

Just as a brainstorm, I think it would be cool if we invoked the Mississippi in our branding. Any ideas on if that could be possible? Unfortunately all I can come up with is Miss or Trickle hahah. Maybe Rush?
by NickP
September 4th, 2012, 9:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2416
Views: 288098

Re: Transit News and Happenings

I read the transit article and was a bit confused, it seems more like they are lowering service on Route 2. Also, why would they increase service for the schools? Would this be for the staff members, or is MPS having issues with bussing and need to use Metro Transit to supplement student bus service?
by NickP
August 31st, 2012, 12:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1597
Views: 292760

Re: Green Line (Central)

Awesome mate! Cheers.
by NickP
August 31st, 2012, 12:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1597
Views: 292760

Re: Green Line (Central)

Could someone update the map of CCLRT progress? I would be forever grateful. Be well everyone :)
by NickP
August 22nd, 2012, 1:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 403
Views: 58366

Re: Empire Builder

Northropdweller, thank you so much for the responses. I thought they we very informative on all fronts.
by NickP
August 15th, 2012, 4:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 300
Views: 58122

Re: Calhoun Square

Do they have more than one other location? I feel like two bars does not a chain make.
by NickP
August 14th, 2012, 8:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Edge on Oak - (406 12th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 42
Views: 9959

Re: The Edge on Oak - (406 12th Avenue Southeast)

On that note, I should take my own advise and say why I like this building haha. I think it add appropriate density to the areas and I actually don't mind the color scheme. I think the brick patten (whether fake or not) and metal pieces add a cool industrial look to the building. :)
by NickP
August 14th, 2012, 8:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Edge on Oak - (406 12th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 42
Views: 9959

Re: The Edge on Oak - (406 12th Avenue Southeast)

Foto, thanks for your specific complaints. I mean this with all sincerity as it allows me to see what people dislike instead of just the sweeping "it's hideous" statement. I think FISHMAN is onto something. When folks dislike aspects of the building, could we be clear on what aspects we dislike? I t...
by NickP
August 14th, 2012, 8:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1597
Views: 292760

Re: Green Line (Central)

Yeah, they are putting in a floating slab. It is supposed to mitigate against noise caused by the trains correct?
by NickP
August 14th, 2012, 8:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 588
Views: 85610

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha)

I think what MSP was referring to is that on the Hiawatha line, there is no street running shared lanes. While the rails may be in the road, they do not share lanes with automobiles, etc. If one were to drive on the rails, it would be difficult to switch back to car lanes as they are separated.
by NickP
August 4th, 2012, 9:21 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis - St. Paul Business News
Replies: 255
Views: 22460

Re: Minneapolis - St. Paul Business News

Preach it man! I agree.
by NickP
August 3rd, 2012, 9:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1621
Views: 166051

Re: New bicycle RFID polls popping up

I find this to be brilliant! Well done Twin Cities.
by NickP
July 31st, 2012, 9:35 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area - Edina
Replies: 753
Views: 114426

Re: Southdale

This sounds awesome! I agree that the Southdale Transit center is needed, but it could do with a nice facelift. Is there a botox equivalent for development? :D
by NickP
July 27th, 2012, 9:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Elan Uptown
Replies: 422
Views: 53891

Re: Elan of Uptown

I agree. I was just in Toronto and even though they were building towers left and right, I didn't think the pedestrian experience was that different from what I experience in the Twin Cities. Toronto was a cool place to visit though and I suggest it as a vacation spot for everyone. :)