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by COLSLAW5
February 25th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 588
Views: 85656

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

Maybe there is some tech where ya can text MT. and they can send a MT officer to the train if there is one near by?
https://www.metrotransit.org/textforsafety

There is! never used it so I don't know how it works but its there.
by COLSLAW5
February 20th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1400 Park Avenue
Replies: 142
Views: 50781

Re: 1400 Park Avenue

It’s been two-and-a-half years since developers received approvals to build a 240-unit market rate apartment building on a mostly vacant half-block of the Elliot Park neighborhood on the outskirts of downtown Minneapolis. Excavation work has begun and the city on Feb. 8 issued a demolition permit f...
by COLSLAW5
February 20th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Raymond Station area developments
Replies: 23
Views: 8239

Re: Raymond Station area developments

There is another garage door under there that leads to the apt parking. I think it goes down another level bellow that as well for residences.

I agree with you tho I think there are and will be a lot of people in the area that can just walk to the retail in those areas.
by COLSLAW5
February 19th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)
Replies: 232
Views: 27176

Re: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)

Saw that Lime was introducing a Car2Go like service in Seattle just made me remember when it was here and how useful it was. Maybe we can find a way to make it fair but not chase every transportation alternative away this time.

https://www.li.me/lime-pod-car-sharing
by COLSLAW5
February 19th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Raymond Station area developments
Replies: 23
Views: 8239

Re: Raymond Station area developments

It will be interesting to see how much parking these apartments in the area need. The underground parking at nearby Prospect Park station apartments, Fresh Thyme grocery store seems pretty under-utilized - like I've never seen it more than half full. But my condos near Westgate Station seem to use ...
by COLSLAW5
February 7th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 98
Views: 17618

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

I also don't get why they don't have them slope the site down more to meet the river road instead of keeping the wall the way it is now. It would really connect that side of the neighborhood to the river again. The bike trail is between river road and their property so that is a limiting factor. I ...
by COLSLAW5
February 7th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 425
Views: 95868

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

See as it looks today Sears is making it out of bankruptcy, they said they plan to keep as many sears and Kmart stores open as possible. looks like this might be even a little longer before anything happens. On the bright side many radioshack and others prove getting out of bankruptcy once doesnt me...
by COLSLAW5
February 7th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 98
Views: 17618

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

I also don't get why they don't have them slope the site down more to meet the river road instead of keeping the wall the way it is now. It would really connect that side of the neighborhood to the river again.
by COLSLAW5
February 5th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 589
Views: 64100

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

I call BS on fiber optics. There is absolutely no reason the system needs the bandwidth fiber supplies. If they're taking the opportunity to lay fiber for other services, that's one thing, but aBRT is *not* driving the laying of fiber. Whoever said that is either terribly misinformed or has some ag...
by COLSLAW5
February 4th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 589
Views: 64100

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

Big cost of this is the road construction part, on the C line Minneapolis and Hennepin county wanted all of Penn street reconstructed at the same time (including street lights and stoplights). A lot of the streets in Minneapolis have old street car rails underneath which are difficult and costly to ...
by COLSLAW5
December 24th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: We have 30 Days of Biking; why not 30 Days of Transit?
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: We have 30 Days of Biking; why not 30 Days of Transit?

Love this idea. Just some other apps to add to the list would be the Transit App or CityMapper. Citymapper doesnt work in the twin cities but both of these apps live track the buses giving you more up to date timing and allow for more confidence in reaching your bus on time.
by COLSLAW5
December 7th, 2018, 7:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 227
Views: 29919

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

The information boards require a lot of work as well as installing and testing of all the signal priority systems. On top of that the electric buses and their charging stations have yet to start being delivered and installed.
by COLSLAW5
November 29th, 2018, 7:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 827
Views: 104295

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

Does anyone know if they've started procuring the actual buses yet? Hopefully they can get some experience with the full electric buses on the C Line before they commit to diesels for this. The electric buses for the C line are to start being delivered in the next month or so. The charging systems ...
by COLSLAW5
October 29th, 2018, 10:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 109
Views: 14326

Re: E Line ABRT

I think with all the new housing going up along University Ave. like the General Mills site as well as connecting the housing over there to the U of M with a hopefully more than only one bus every hour they really should extend it to cover the whole route of the 6. It would allow for more options fo...
by COLSLAW5
August 17th, 2018, 7:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 336
Views: 54439

Re: Bike Share

These stations are a nice way to control the additions of dockless bikes into our system. That said I think now that they are only $80 or so business or areas should be able to submit applications for hubs outside of their businesses. I am also very interested in how this will work with it not being...
by COLSLAW5
August 2nd, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 336
Views: 54439

Re: Bike Share

You are right I misinterpreted what they meant by agreement. But Minneapolis and St. Paul are choosing to give exclusive contracts. Also forgot to add that Uber is a major investor in Lime and plans to add the ability for you to rent the bikes through the main Uber app as well. I like your idea abou...
by COLSLAW5
August 2nd, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 336
Views: 54439

Re: Bike Share

I think the problem I now have is that NRMN is actually operated by a for profit business (Motivate) and that for profit business was just bought by Lyft. So basically Minneapolis and St Paul or Edina or Golden Valley these cities are giving sole operating rights to for profit companies. On top of t...