Author: Jeb Rach

Jeb Rach

About Jeb Rach

Born and raised in rural Minnesota, Jeb has been an avid transit geek since he first discovered it trying to save money on parking in the Twin Cities. He now lives in St. Paul and works in Roseville.

Malcolm Yards Patio

Streets.mn Happy Hour and Get Together – Malcolm Yards, Tuesday 4/19, 5:30-7ish PM

It’s a new year, spring is trying to break through our long winter, and it’s time for another meetup/happy hour! Join us at Malcolm Yards on Tuesday, April 19, starting at 5:30 PM for socialization and snacks! Bike/ped access available via the UMN Transitway, and transit access only a couple blocks away at the Prospect […]

Join us for a C Line Ride November 9!

Join the streets.mn event team on Saturday, November 9 for a ride on the newest METRO line, the METRO C-Line! While it’s looking like there won’t be electric buses back on the route yet, we’ll still be able to see the new line, its route, and enjoy time with fellow transit enthusiasts! We’ll meet at […]

Join Christof Spieler, Author of “Trains, Buses, People,” on April 5 at Eastlake Brewery!

Have you wanted an opportunity to listen to and discuss quality transit with an urban planner, transit board member, and transit enthusiast? Then join Christof Spieler, author of “Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit,” at Eastlake Craft Brewing, this Friday, April 5, starting at 6:30 PM! I had a chance to peruse […]

Hifreq

Auditing the High-Frequency Lines: Are They Truly High Frequency?

Metro Transit has 14 lines that they advertise as high-frequency. According to Metro Transit, these lines, or the portions of them that are high-frequency, will have service every 15 minutes from 6 AM to 7 PM on weekdays, and from 9 AM to 6 PM on Saturdays. But do they? To find out, I checked […]

Northstar Train at Union Depot

Join us on the Northstar Holiday Train December 15!

Metro Transit and BNSF are offering a holiday train to St. Paul Union Depot again! As last year, streets.mn is doing a small event for those that wish to ride it. It was quite an enjoyable ride, with some trackage normally not used for current commuter service (though we can always discuss how it should […]

Join streets.mn on the A Line Sunday, April 15!

Want to ride the newest form of bus transportation available in the Twin Cities? Want to see a rail validation on your Go-To card transaction history from a bus stop? Want to hear more about #carbucks? Want to hear from Katie Roth, manager of aBRT for Metro Transit, about bus rapid transit? Then streets.mn has […]

Join streets.mn December 9 for a Holiday Train Northstar trip!

After the success of the streets.mn Red Line trip, I started thinking about other trips that could be done to mix streets.mn with some of the new-ish transit modes that many of us don’t use often. With Metro Transit running a holiday train on December 9, the timing works out comfortably for us to do […]

Join us Friday night for the Red Line Ride!

A few weeks ago, Bill Lindeke, Mike Hicks, and myself toured the Red Line. I’ve taken it a few times before for errands, but never to just explore. It’s an unique mode of transit here in the Twin Cities that tries to be LRT on rails and…well, determine for yourself how well it does this […]

Sunday Summary: September 4, 2016

Hello everyone, and hope your Labor Day weekend is going well! If you’re looking for some streets.mn articles over the weekend, take a peek at what’s been published this week: A commentary on the increased frequency on route 2 was published on Monday. This included a discussion on how despite its jagged route, the route […]