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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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Commonalities of the Northstar and Red Line

From a physical and operational standpoint the Northstar Line and Red Line are a night and day difference, but from an implementation and performance standpoint they are actually quite similar. The Red Line operates every 20 minutes (it used to be every 15 minutes) and had 267,000 rides in 2016 . While the Red Line hasn’t […]

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Sunday Summary – October 1, 2017

Welcome to October! Election season is well underway now. In addition to the 2017 Voter Guide, streets.mn is co-sponsoring (with Our Streets Minneapolis) a Mayoral Forum on Equitable and Sustainable Transportation for Minneapolis mayoral candidates on October 28. streets.mn would love to see a post from you about your experience at the event (yes, you […]

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Ride the Red Line with streets.mn

Interior of a Red Line bus.

Group trip led by Mike Hicks, Bill Lindeke, and Jeb Rach to ride the Red Line BRT from the Mall of America to the end of the line (Apple Valley Station) and back… Some of us will be stopping at Wild Bill’s for a beer on the way home, and you are welcome to join us for that as well.

We will be meeting at 6:30 on Friday 9/8 at the Mall of America (MOA) transit station. The Red Line bus departs at approx. 6:43.

The group ride will include:

  • Examination of stations!
  • Riding the bus!
  • Looking out the window!
  • Dakota County!
  • Red Line fact sheets, with some snarky bits!
  • The Mall of America parking lot and basement!
  • A walk through chain-store parking lots and a small corner of an Apple Valley neighborhood!
  • Discussions of land use and suburban transit and bus rapid transit and freeway BRT/rail design features and the history of Apple Valley and the painstaking examination of very small details of station design features and allusions about the general early 2010s-era transit planning environment in the Twin Cities!
  • Prognostication!

We hope you can join us. The event is free, though you need to purchase a transit fare. Donations to streets.mn will be gladly encouraged!

PS. What is the Red Line? For more on the Red Line: click here!

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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 […]

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You’re Invited to Ride the Red Line with streets.mn

A while ago I realized I’d never been on the Red Line, which is a transit route in the Twin Cities that is named after one of the three (3) primary colors! Then Aaron Isaacs wrote his post about how they have recently upgraded the bus rapid transit route. So we’re going to go and […]

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Sunday Summary – July 30, 2017

Screaming to the end of July this week and getting closer to the start of early voting in local elections on September 22.  To help advance election conversations, we have another addition to the streets.mn Voter Guide – Saint Paul Mayoral Candidate Melvin Carter -The streets.mn Voter Guide questionnaire for Saint Paul mayoral candidates was developed in […]

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Free Parking Still Not a Transit Investment

Will Rogers once said, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” While that may be true, he didn’t even bother to explain what happens if you’re on the wrong track. As a region, we continue to be on the wrong track when it comes to how […]

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