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Chart of the Day: Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro Travel Mode Shares

These graphs display the portion of weighted* trips collected within the Minnneapolis-Saint Paul metro area through the National Household Travel Survey. As we can see driving is still the overwhelmingly predominant mode throughout the region, but what is interesting is how much walking there is in comparison to all other non-drive modes! Take a look […]

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April Blizzard – Struggles and Adventures!

The Twin Cities experienced a record snowfall the weekend of April 13th. Neighborhood stores closed early, MVTA actually stopped bus service on Saturday evening! Local Metro Transit Route 10 buses along Central Avenue got stuck at Broadway. A few buses also got stuck on Nicollet Mall — Social media videos show several people pushing the […]

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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 […]

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Chart of the Day: Transit Use per capita for Global Metros

I’m going through some really old chart links in my “Charts/Maps” folder, I don’t know why. Here’s one from Vox.com that shows public transit usage versus urban “service area populations” for different cities. (Twin Cities isn’t on here, but you get the idea) Voila: Canadian cities have much higher per-capita transit ridership, according to Vox, […]

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The Laundry List of Rapid Transit Routes

As we plan a better transit system for the region, we need to understand a few simple facts. 1) Not everyone wants to live in the city. 2) Not everyone wants to live in the suburbs. 3) Not all of the jobs are in downtown. 4) Not all of the jobs are in the suburbs. […]

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Candidates for Saint Paul Ward 4: Mitra Jalali Nelson on Developing Ward 4’s Vacant Areas

Writer’s note: On August 14, 2018, St Paul Ward 4 residents will have the opportunity to vote for a new City Council Member in a special election to replace Russ Stark as he accepts a new position within the city. As a Ward 4 resident, I wrote to the candidates to ask them specific questions […]

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The Quarterly Transit Report–March 2018

There’s little to report about the March service change, mostly fine tuning. That’s not surprising, considering it follows a major effort to beef up service for the Super Bowl. The only change of note is the rerouting of eastbound express routes 294, 350, 351, 361 and 364 from downtown St. Paul via the 6th Street […]

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New Housing Coming to Sons of Norway Site

In February, the Minneapolis City Council voted to reject an appeal by the East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO), allowing over 300 new homes to be built at the Sons of Norway site on Lake Street. The location is in the “Heart of Uptown”, one of the most transit-rich and walkable communities in Minnesota. There are […]

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Navigating the Streams of Sidewalks

Regular transit users experience the public realm in a very personal way. Instead of cruising through at 30+ MPH, transit users and pedestrians are taking in all aspects of the streetscape. This time of year, snowbanks start to recede and water starts to fill the sidewalks. If your lucky you’ll be able to slide across […]

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You Should Ride the Bus

In my last post I had a wee bit of a complaint about the information available about bus routes on the Metro Transit website. Now I want to change tack completely and get back to giving all of the advice you never asked for or wanted: you should ride the bus. Yes, I’m talking to […]

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