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by JT$
February 19th, 2016, 1:12 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110610

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

What are the chances this makes it to completion without a ramp or parking of some kind being added to accommodate fans? Gotta think the team isn't crazy about the lack of parking (aside from the pascal thing, which I would think would be more of a gathering space on gameday with events and food and...
by JT$
February 2nd, 2016, 11:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1422
Views: 181183

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Can anyone recommend a good place to rent a pitchfork?
Real Minneapolis Homeowners (tm) have compost bins. Thus they have pitchforks.
Rent a pitchfork... what is this world coming to...
Not if you are part of the new organics recycling program with the city. ;)
by JT$
January 5th, 2016, 4:24 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 31532

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Are they burying it? Could be CenturyLink
Or Comcast, they are starting to offer fiber in Mpls as well in response to the others.
by JT$
December 18th, 2015, 9:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1270
Views: 182209

Re: MSP Airport

Big week ahead for airfreight at MSP! If you're into large cargo jets now is your chance to come to the new mid field viewing area just after 1700 till 1920 to see two MD 10's, two-three B757's, one MD 11, two B767's, one A310, and one B747. This is just for the PM sort times. AM flight ops I do no...
by JT$
December 9th, 2015, 9:36 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Sports: Pro & Con
Replies: 200
Views: 7602

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

http://www.startribune.com/my-run-in-with-hate-speech-at-a-minnesota-vikings-game/361117251/ Soooo glad we're subsidizing this. Not really sure what this story has to do with the stadium construction. This encounter could've easily happened at a park, bar, movie theater, or a grocery store. There a...
by JT$
November 18th, 2015, 2:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Freight Rail News and Happenings
Replies: 145
Views: 21987

Re: Freight Rail News and Happenings

Canadian Pacific has extended an offer to buy Norfolk Southern for $28 billion, though it's hard to say whether NS will be amenable to the takeover. If this happens, I suspect CP's United States headquarters could move away from Minneapolis. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-17/canadia...
by JT$
July 27th, 2015, 12:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
Replies: 66
Views: 9845

Re: Como-Harriet Streetcar Line

One of the operators got pinned between two cars last week while trying to couple them together, got injured. http://www.kttc.com/story/29631505/trolley-operator-pinned-between-2-streetcars-in-minneapolis Not sure about this pedestrian accident, haven't seen any news reports on it and the link on th...
by JT$
July 16th, 2015, 9:49 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 10604

Re: Green Line NexTrip API GPS Locations

I contacted metrotransit about the error in GPS latitude for a portion of the Green Line. They told me that someone is already working on it. Meanwhile, I figured-out the error is latitude+0.007795 Here is my NexTrip API/PHP/Google Map mashup showing all trains in service ... in real time : http://...
by JT$
July 6th, 2015, 10:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
Replies: 66
Views: 9845

Re: Como-Harriet Streetcar Line

One year old bump/update on this thread: Carbarn addition is underway, the foundation is being laid or is done by now. Running wood body car #1300 (built 1907) for the month of July as well as the steel body PCC car #322 on weekends when two car service is being run.
by JT$
September 18th, 2014, 9:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 10604

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Green Line ridership is running over 40,000 per weekday

https://twitter.com/McLaughlin_P/status ... 0049601536
Anyone know what the ridership on the 50/16 was? Curious how that would compare.
by JT$
April 2nd, 2014, 10:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 449611

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

I'm newish to the board here, and have been watching this debate in the news and have never found the answer to one question. I've never seen a reason for why relocating the bike path was rejected, does anyone know of a statement of why parties involved were opposed to this option?
by JT$
March 6th, 2013, 5:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northrop Auditorium Renovation
Replies: 39
Views: 7740

Re: Northrop Auditorium Renovation

Not misguided at all. Beautiful building on the historic campus mall. The best part of the "U".
The interior offices and band space was hideous as well, very bad condition inside the building.
by JT$
September 1st, 2012, 8:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Be @ Calhoun Greenway - 3129 Ewing Avenue S
Replies: 35
Views: 10158

Re: Dwell - (3129 Ewing Avenue South)

I live just across the bike trail from this location and they have been working there every day for a couple weeks now. I'm no construction expert but it sounds like they are pounding pilings into the ground, it is extremely loud for those of us in the neighborhood.
by JT$
August 20th, 2012, 11:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 403
Views: 58486

Re: Empire Builder

I work on the Empire Builder as a conductor. I'll be happy to answer any questions, so long as I know the answer. ; )
Why is can't Amtrak design a schedule that works? People might use it more if the train wasn't so often delayed.
by JT$
July 16th, 2012, 4:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Trader Joes (Lyndale and 27th)
Replies: 132
Views: 14997

Re: Trader Joes (Lyndale and 27th)

The Trader Joe's in St. Louis Park has a worse parking lot, I like to walk there though.