What if you built a transit line, and nobody came? More and more that’s a distinct possibility because, as projects face tighter fiscal realities at all levels of government, it’s getting harder to fund the actual pedestrian infrastructure that makes transit useful in the first place. The SWLRT offers a good example. You’re probably so […]
Maybe it’s churlish, maybe it’s against some unwritten bylaw of Minnesota Nice, but it does feel a little bad to be criticizing Metro Transit’s signage in the week they finally got real time arrival information working on the light rail. Nevertheless I will … In the last month little “Green Line” signs have appeared on […]
The legislature is buzzing with transportation funding proposals. The Republican plan proposes no new revenue streams while the DFL plan contains a variety of tax and fee increases to pay for system fixes and expansion. One point of contention is the DFL’s proposed one percent metro area sales tax to raise money for transit. Republicans […]
Since Metro Transit purchased the privately-owned Twin City Lines in 1970, it has begun serving some of the many transit travel markets neglected by TCL’s downtown-oriented network of local bus routes. The first step was to extend those local routes to suburban shopping centers and residential areas. Simultaneously a very large system of rush hour expresses for […]
Ok, well, not everything, that may have been a bit hyperbolistic and yes, the title is a little click-baity, who do I look like? Dan Rather? Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.
A brief story, told at the dire risk of appearing to fashionably equate my own issues with those of others who have been in the news lately. Was on a bus yesterday. Same as any day! Caught the afternoon ride home a little later than usual due to a dentist appointment–pressure continues to mount for […]
Here’s an idea for how to get light-rail transit onto West Broadway while connecting the Northside with its river front. West Broadway is one of Minneapolis’ most important streets but it’s physically divided from downtown and the rest of the city. Highways and railroad tracks make travel between downtown and North Minneapolis unattractive. Additionally, North Minneapolis […]
Recently here in Minnesota it was Christmas, an annual holiday that for many involves paid time off and a stressfully misadvertised “gift swap.” There was also a Christmas Market in Downtown Minneapolis and it was nice. It should be repeated next year with some minor changes based on suggestions generated by the community the first […]
This amazing chart/infographic amalgam comes from the excellent blog, the Transport Politic. I think it speaks for itself. Enjoy! Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.
You clicked this post! Thank you! I am sorry for titling it with a question. That’s terrible. However, I have a question: What if we took half the seats out of buses? Sorry if that sounds crazy! But do you take the bus? A local route in one of the cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) […]