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Chart of the day – Capital costs, BRT and LRT

Today’s chart complements yesterday’s chart on forecasted ridership. It compares total build-out costs for metro LRT lines and planned “small starts” projects (mostly arterial BRT lines).  It comes from a presentation given to the March 24, 2014 meeting of the Met Council’s Transportation Committee. Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep […]

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Chart of the day – 2030 Ridership, BRT and LRT

Today’s chart compares forecasted ridership in 2030 on metro LRT lines and planned “small starts” projects (mostly arterial BRT lines).  It comes from a presentation given to the March 24, 2014 meeting of the Met Council’s Transportation Committee. Forecasting caveats apply. Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep […]

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Better balance in transportation possible as legislature swings to DFL

Just two years after the Minnesota State Senate and House of Representatives came under Republican control in the Tea Party wave of 2010, both houses flipped back to Democratic-Farmer-Labor majorities in the election this past Tuesday. This was a big surprise to local news outlets, who had expected Republicans to retain the upper hand. The […]

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How should the next regional plan address climate change?

  You could argue the update of the regional framework now being undertaken by the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council (now called Thrive MSP 2040) is the most significant piece of land use policy that will be developed this decade.  The framework guides the development of various policy plans, which in turn shape the development of […]

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Thrive MSP 2040 listening sessions begin tomorrow

As I’ve mentioned before, now is the time to get involved in regional planning.  On Thursday, the Metropolitan Council will begin a series of “listening sessions” to collect ideas from the general public about what should go in to the document-formerly-know-as the Regional Development Framework.  What is the RDF (now Thrive MSP 2040)?  I’ll quote […]

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