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What Is the Capacity of I-94?

I recently wrote about the Capacity of the Green Line, demonstrating a huge amount of underutilization under both reasonable and unreasonable assumptions. I thought I should do the same for I-94 in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Of course a freeway and an LRT are different things, so the kinds of assumptions and the available data […]

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Nicollet Bike Party

Transit + Bike Share = Freedom

All of a sudden: bikes everywhere. Bikes on bikes on bikes. Bikes on the beaches, bikes on the landing grounds, bikes in the fields and in the streets, bikes in the hills. there are waaay more cyclists compared to a few years ago. Every light cycle on Nicollet is like this pic.twitter.com/d3UNUHyehE — Nick Magrino […]

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Win a Green Line Hat Winner

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Win a Green Line Hat sweepstakes. There were several charming and thought-provoking anecdotes about the Green line. There was a spontaneous sing-along, an unfortunate tale of casual intolerance, and a celebrity sighting, but one theme that emerged was people not understanding the difference between the Green and Blue […]

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Connecting North Minneapolis to LRT

There has been much discussion about how to connect north Minneapolis to the Southwest LRT, and that’s important, but even more important are the connections to the existing Blue Line and Green Line. The connections aren’t very convenient today and they could be much better. Even after Southwest is built, there will be more north siders […]

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Refurbishing Metro Transit's Type 1 Light-Rail Vehicles

Refurbishing Metro Transit’s Type 1 Light-Rail Vehicles

Published on Jun 11, 2015 The Type I Bombardier Light-Rail Vehicles are currently undergoing complete refurbishing and painting to match the newer trains that were added to the fleet in 2012. The refurbishing process includes a rigorous cleaning. Lights and other components are removed and, in some cases replaced with sturdier equipment that will better […]

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Map of Green Line job accessibility

Green Line LRT: Job Accessibility Impacts in Minneapolis and Saint Paul

(This article is cross-posted at the Center for Transportation Studies’ Conversations blog) Sunday, June 14, marks the one-year anniversary of the start of service on the Twin Cities’ Green Line LRT route. At the Accessibility Observatory, we like to celebrate transportation anniversaries the way we wish everyone would: with a detailed evaluation of access to destinations. […]

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Win a Green Line Hat

In honor of its one-year anniversary, this is your chance to win a piece of the Green Line! This green, 100% cotton, one-size-fits-all baseball cap comes with a patch of actual Green Line seat upholstery sewn on the front. Share your most interesting anecdote about riding the Green Line in the comments by this Friday. The […]

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