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Sunday Summary – September 21, 2014

Here’s the whole week on streets.mn, sorted and summarized: Your input needed: Comments on the Metropolitan Council’s Draft Transportation Policy Plan provides four comments on the draft plan with some additional criticism in the comments; you can comment on the plan until October 1. Big ideas department: Cars Feel Like the Future considers car design as the […]

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Comments on the Metropolitan Council’s Draft Transportation Policy Plan

The Metropolitan Council held a public hearing tonight on their draft Transportation Policy Plan. If you care about transit or transportation issues in the region, you should comment (you can do so through October 1). Here are four comments I have on the plan: Our urban areas are significantly underserved by this plan. Even under the “increased […]

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One Penny

I recently visited Houston.  While on a tour of the Red Line, their first LRT line, I was told the story of its funding. Tom DeLay twice blocked federal funding for the line, meaning the entire initial 7.5 mile was built with local dollars – $324 million of them. Houston seemed to be living the Strong […]

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Sunday Summary – August 24, 2014

Here’s everything from streets.mn this week sorted and summarized: Important ideas, political edition:  Seeing Minneapolis with the NCSL Bipartisan Bike Ride took state legislators for a ride.  Let’s hope the bikes-eye view of Minneapolis cycle infrastructure sparks interest in building better bike infrastructure (and appropriating sufficient funds to do it).  Writing your state legislators to follow-up […]

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Chart of the Day: MSP v. US Transit Rates

Comparing transit rates for different cities and (college) towns in the United States, Minneapolis-Saint Paul is currently ranked #31 behind older East Coast cities, college towns of all stripes, Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Portland/Seattle/Salt Lake. Is that where we should be? [via 538, ranked by total rides, not by per capita transit usage]   Streets.mn is […]

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Sunday Summary – August 3, 2014

Here’s the past week on streets.mn in one fell swoop: Ideas department:  Suggest a Story: Rather than summarize, here’s the post in its entirety: “If you have an interesting story, but you can’t write about it, or you think someone at streets.mn should consider it, add it to this list: Suggest a Story.  We make no commitments, but […]

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Second Chart of the Day: Central Corridor Ridership Pre- and Post-Green Line

Another chart today.  This post could also be titled “Green Line: Wow?!”.  MPR says that ridership on the Green Line is up significantly in its second week of operations, beating projections.  David Levinson asks a good question: how does Green Line ridership compare pre- and post-rail operations? Well, Metro Transit now posts average daily weekday […]

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