Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby grant1simons2 » October 1st, 2014, 8:05 pm

http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/277833821.html
who merely wanted the board to follow its usual process of waiting two weeks for public notice for a vote before drawing down $500,000 from its reserves

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby seanrichardryan » October 1st, 2014, 8:29 pm

MPRB. Let. It. Go.
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Silophant » October 1st, 2014, 8:39 pm

This is the same park board that can't afford to keep neighborhood wading pools open, correct? Just checking.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby grant1simons2 » October 1st, 2014, 8:45 pm

The MPRB doesn't have enough money. But they were able to pull $500k in reserves for a lawsuit against a city partnered organization. Wonderful

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby phop » October 1st, 2014, 8:56 pm

Perhaps it's time for some new commissioners.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby David Greene » October 1st, 2014, 10:04 pm

Folks, this is further evidence of the privilege enjoyed by the few.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby mullen » October 2nd, 2014, 6:06 am

burning money and throwing it down a toilet. a waste in light of commissioners public statements about budget shortfalls.

wasn't that water channel the result of dredging way back in the day? it's not a natural feature.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby xandrex » October 2nd, 2014, 7:42 am

Folks, this is further evidence of the privilege enjoyed by the few.
Normally, I'd agree wholeheartedly. But knowing this is nothing but a waste of money, let's just call it what it really, truly is: Stupidity.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Archiapolis » October 2nd, 2014, 8:59 am

3C? Too soon?

Seriously though, what is the best way to collectively voice displeasure with this STUPID expenditure by MPRB?!

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby David Greene » October 2nd, 2014, 9:07 am

Seriously though, what is the best way to collectively voice displeasure with this STUPID expenditure by MPRB?!
Contact your park board rep. And then blast social media. Electeds pay attention to Facebook.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby HiawathaGuy » October 2nd, 2014, 9:54 am

Seriously though, what is the best way to collectively voice displeasure with this STUPID expenditure by MPRB?!
Contact your park board rep. And then blast social media. Electeds pay attention to Facebook.
This is a great point. I think it'd be a good thing for UrbanMSP or something of the like to create a place (other than here) to 'spread the word' on social media about these things. I feel like the more eyes and voices, the better.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby mattaudio » October 13th, 2014, 8:16 am

Op-ed piece by Paul Linnee,
"Help me understand this light-rail bridge logic"
http://www.startribune.com/opinion/comm ... 57201.html

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby twincitizen » October 13th, 2014, 3:38 pm

http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/sw ... gn-planned

West Calhoun N'hood and CM Palmisano are hosting an open house/discussion about the West Lake Station design tomorrow night.

I might try to make it there.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby grant1simons2 » October 17th, 2014, 10:47 pm

Found these on the Met Council site. The plans are dated with September 2014, most updated plans I've seen yet if anyone wants to check them out

http://www.metrocouncil.org/Transportat ... Plots.aspx

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby froggie » October 18th, 2014, 7:05 am

When did they change from a tunnel to a bridge over 7th St on the back side of HERC? I recall the plan being a short tunnel under 7th leading to the Royalston station, but the new plans Grant posted show a bridge now insead.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby woofner » October 18th, 2014, 8:29 am

I think it first became public as the designs for the Interchange became finalized, but I have to imagine it had more to do with Bottineau and how it would cross the intersection of 7th & Olson than with the other two projects.

Why would they rebuild the frontage road that Royalston becomes as it curves to parallel Olson? Is that design even allowed anymore? Here it is particularly pointless.
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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby grant1simons2 » October 19th, 2014, 3:44 pm

The fences separating the regional trail to the tracks are already up. They have a notice/fact sheet inside the Hopkins depot on where the nearest station will be and how the train will interact with the trail and pedestrians

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby twincitizen » November 24th, 2014, 11:43 am

No posts on SWLRT for over a month? That has to be a record in the 2.5 year existence of this forum.

Here's some news: http://finance-commerce.com/2014/11/par ... nt-1175935

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby mullen » November 24th, 2014, 1:18 pm

we're just waiting to see how the park board's lighting on fire of money they supposedly don't have goes. crying poverty on basic park upkeep but then spending hundreds of thousands on studies to appease rich constituents.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Anondson » November 24th, 2014, 3:41 pm

Kenilworth bridge concepts presented.

http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts ... ins/de9f59


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