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BRT vs. LRT: Bus or Light Rail?

As public transit development increases in the Twin Cities, bus rapid transit (BRT) and light rail transit (LRT) are emerging as the top two options for many of these lines. But how did that decision get made for each community and what is happening now with these projects?

In partnership with Streets.mn, join us for some learning about the benefits and challenges of each option and for insights from community members and government representatives about selection and development of the Bottineau Blue Line LRT line in the West Metro and the Gateway BRT Corridor in the East Metro.

Speakers (confirmed)
Lyssa Leitner, Transportation Planner, Washington County
Denise Butler from ACER, member of the Blue Line Coalition and member of the Bottineau Corridor Management Committee

Register here

Schedule
5:30 PM – 6 PM Light Dinner
6 PM – 8 PM Program


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Sunday Summary – January 8, 2017

Happy New Year!  The Summary took a little holiday, so this post collects three weeks of good stuff.  Looking ahead, streets.mn is holding a Backyard Ice Skating: The How-to and Why fundraiser on Sunday, January 22.  Billed as a SIMBY – skate in my backyard – event, this is a chance to skate, eat and […]

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Rush Line Transit Study Open House

The Rush Line Transit Study is holding community-wide open houses in December where you can:

  • Learn more about the benefits and impacts of the various route and transit vehicle options
  • Provide your input on the proposed narrowed-down options
  • View models of portions of the corridor to visualize what improved transit may look like
  • Talk with project staff to ask questions and give feedback

At this meeting, a presentation will be given at 5:30 p.m.

The Rush Line corridor connects the 23 urban, suburban, and rural communities between St. Paul and Hinckley.


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Rush Line Transit Study Open House

The Rush Line Transit Study is holding community-wide open houses in December where you can:

  • Learn more about the benefits and impacts of the various route and transit vehicle options
  • Provide your input on the proposed narrowed-down options
  • View models of portions of the corridor to visualize what improved transit may look like
  • Talk with project staff to ask questions and give feedback

At this meeting, a presentation will be given at 5:30 p.m.

The Rush Line corridor connects the 23 urban, suburban, and rural communities between St. Paul and Hinckley.


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Introducing the B & E Lines in Minneapolis

Hello, all! I write today to bring your attention to a very interesting and good PDF (portable document format) on the Metropolitan Council’s website that talks a lot about arterial bus rapid transit (aBRT), also known as the only clearly good thing that we’re doing right now, transit-wise. These “aBRT” lines are buses that have […]

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Rush Line Transit Study Open House

The Rush Line Transit Study is holding community-wide open houses in December where you can:

  • Learn more about the benefits and impacts of the various route and transit vehicle options
  • Provide your input on the proposed narrowed-down options
  • View models of portions of the corridor to visualize what improved transit may look like
  • Talk with project staff to ask questions and give feedback

At this meeting, a presentation will be given at 6:30 p.m.

The Rush Line corridor connects the 23 urban, suburban, and rural communities between St. Paul and Hinckley.


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Gold Line BRT Open House and Public Hearing

There will be an open house beginning at 5:30 p.m. for the proposed Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit project and a public hearing beginning at 6:30 p.m. Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) would run from the Union Depot in St. Paul through the East Side of St. Paul, Maplewood, Landfall, Oakdale and Woodbury, connecting residents and businesses in the growing East Metro region. More information is available on the project web site.


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Sunday Summary – October 23, 2016

Only one more Sunday Summary before Halloween, three more Summaries before the General Election (November 8, but you can vote early in Minnesota) and before Daylight Savings Time ends (November 6) and five Summaries before the next streets.mn board meeting (scheduled for December 3; these meetings are open to streets.mn readers and members). The Board […]

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Map Monday: Minneapolis Low-density Neighborhoods with Good Transit Service

Alex Cecchini recently argued that we should allow multifamily buildings along leafy, quiet streets. One of the points he used to support his argument was that transit service in many Minneapolis neighborhoods is flexible. This point seemed particularly ripe for further analysis and visualization. How good is transit in low-density neighborhoods in Minneapolis? Is our zoning code preventing […]

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