Tag Archives | transit

Orange Line

A Look at Future Rapid Bus Lines

A wave of faster limited stop transit services will arrive in the next few years. The Orange Line BRT (I-35W Minneapolis-Burnsville, replacing Route 535) is fully funded and construction is underway. The B Line (overlaid on Route 21 Selby-Lake), D Line (overlaid on Route 5 Chicago-Fremont), E Line (overlaid on Route 6 Southdale-Hennepin-4th Street SE), […]

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Sunday Summary – December 1, 2019

Welcome to December!  In streets.mn news/business/events, although prices have gone up, you can and should buy a ticket to the streets.mn fundraiser this Thursday for an evening of urbanist fun including an “epic trivia battle” and more. And this is my Sunday Summary Summation, as I’ve been recapping streets.mn posts since 2014 and as I […]

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Adopt a Shelter!

If you’re a frequent transit user, you no doubt have the bus or train stop where you start most of your trips. Whether it’s a nice new shelter, a heated train stop, or just a pole in the grass – it’s the launching pad for whatever adventure you’re taking that day (or maybe just going […]

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The Underappreciated Urban/Suburban Collector Bus

Quite a bit of the dialogue about how to improve transit, density, and general urbanism tends to be binary. Either you are for high density and the corresponding transportation solutions affiliated with that, or you may think that the expansion of park & ride facilities in suburban and exurban areas is the way forward. Like […]

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The Edina Public Works Site is a Once in a Generation Opportunity

On my bus ride home each day the bus takes me by the vacant former Edina Public Works site in the Grandview district. I’m not the first to write about this topic – there’s an entire section of the city website dedicated to this parcel of land. Dating back to 2014, the Star Tribune did […]

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Parking Validation: What If I Don’t Drive?

You’ve probably been offered parking validation, as I have, at restaurants, grocery stores — even the county Human Services office where I receive benefits (while working three jobs and freelancing on the side).  But what if, like me, you don’t have a car? Which of these places will validate your visiting them by riding transit, […]

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Sunday Summary – November 3, 2019

And there’s still time to Join the streets.mn Board for Better Places in Minnesota.  Last week was heavy on Saint Paul election information; if you live in Saint Paul, vote on November 5 (Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night for you Anglophiles – I think fireworks would be an excellent addition to election days if we could find […]

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Sunday Summary – October 27, 2019

There is still time to Join the streets.mn Board for Better Places in Minnesota; the deadline to apply is November 16.  Click through for more information about what’s involved.  And you can Join us for a C-Line Ride November 9! to Brooklyn Center, too.  And it’s Halloween coming up this week; this is the sidewalk […]

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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 […]

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Rebuttal to a Rebuttal: Let’s Talk Functional Density

Carol Becker is right about one thing in her September 18 opinion piece in the StarTribune (“Let’s Talk About What Density Really Is“): Having 150- to 250-unit apartment buildings spaced a half mile apart or more, with little in between, is not functional density. That’s it, though; the rest of the opinion piece is, well, […]

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