Tag Archives | LRT

Counting The Homeless On The Train One July Evening

Dignity. Housing. Help. Five dollars. That’s what some people clamored for when they saw us on the Blue Line one July morning. With our safety vests on and our clipboards wielded, they recognized us as staff (volunteer or paid, it didn’t seem to matter to them) conducting the Point-In-Time Count. It’s a quarterly – now […]

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“Looking Back, Looking Forward” at Victoria and Dale

[Part of the Saint Paul Field Guide to Public Spaces, put together by a Geography class at Macalester College in the Fall of 2018. See introduction here.] by Michael Wood Whether it be a train or bus—where public transit stops tells you who is included in the public. Viewed this way, riding the Green Line […]

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Twin Cities Transit Expansion Timeline

The Twin Cities region has been slow to establish transitways compared to peer cities. While there have been a few new transitways since our first major transit project was completed, the region has a long way to go and will likely need major funding changes for more routes to be completed and in a reasonable […]

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Would It Make Financial Sense to Drop A Car?

[This post originally appeared on my blog Think Of It As An Adventure.] One of the things I love about the Longfellow neighborhood – and a big reason I wanted to live here – was its close proximity to everything. That made it possible, in 2010, for my husband and I make the decision to become […]

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Sunday Summary – March 4, 2018

Welcome to March and its basketball and meteorological madness. In news from streets.mn, check out this RFP: streets.mn Seeks Proposals for a Volunteer Support Consultant. Yes, streets.mn is hiring a part-time volunteer coordinator on contract for a six-month pilot to support the organization’s writers. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of volunteer-written posts, learn […]

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A Defense of Metro Transit’s Superb Owl Transit Plan

A few weeks ago, we learned (many of us via Twitter, and more on that later) about Metro Transit’s plans for transit access the day of the “Big Game.” We learned (via the NFL’s web page and Metro Transit’s web page) that the plan was to restrict gameday transit traffic on all of the Blue […]

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Board Here with Bikes

Within the past few days, if you’ve been at either the 38th or 46th Street stations on the Blue Line, you may have noticed new navigational markings on the platforms. Metro Transit is testing platform decals that show riders with bikes where the light rail doors will be closest to the bike racks inside the […]

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New Signs Encourage Walking along the Green Line Corridor

This week, signs are being installed along the Green Line corridor that are meant to encourage more walking to and from the light rail. Here’s how they got there. How the project came up My wife and I moved to St Paul in 2013, buying a condo on Grand Avenue close to Hamline. Despite living […]

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Metro Transit Fare App – A Review

I recently started using Metro Transit’s new app after my Go To Pass ran out of funds. It was an opportunity to give it a trial before refilling my pass. Here is my review. Ease of Use The biggest benefit has been not having to keep track of my card or make sure my card […]

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The Quarterly Transit Report–August 2016

Service Improvements As funding is available, Metro Transit is implementing the Service Improvement Plan (SIP) that was approved last year. Looking beyond the high profile improvements like LRT and Arterial BRT, the plan calls for increasing frequencies on the urban local bus routes that have always been the backbone of the system. This recognizes the reality that regular […]

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