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Transit Tour Series: The Green Line

With much of the line built along University Avenue, the old Twin Cities interurban spine, a trip along the Green Line highlights historic institutions of education and government as well as many preservation efforts to adapt old spaces for new purposes.

From one transit hub to another, we’ll start at Target Field Station and end at the restored Union Depot in St. Paul. If you want to grab lunch when the tour ends, you’ll be near the St. Paul Farmer’s Market–or you can stop for lunch at one of University Avenue’s acclaimed restaurants.

Registration costs $25

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Transit Tour Series: The A Line

Tour 2 of our 3-part Transit Tour Series! From Rosedale 46th Street Station, we’re exploring the development of commerce, education, and green spaces along the A Line.

The only rapid bus line in the Twin Cities, this new mode of transportation takes us down St. Paul’s Snelling Avenue and west across the Ford Parkway Bridge. We’ll learn from architecture and transit experts along the way. Join us!

Registration: $20

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Three Things the Twin Cities Would Do if it Really Wanted an Amazon HQ

By now you’ve all seen the news about the amazing Amazon HQ. 50,000 high-paying jobs landing in some North American city is basically the mega-fantasy of every economic-development-person slash tax-base-loving-politician in the country. And the Twin Cities is among them. Cue the Amazon takes: Governor Dayton, cautiously optimistic; Chris Coleman, running for governor, releasing a […]

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Map Monday: Existing and Planned Twin Cities Rail versus Population Density

Via Alex Scheiferdecker on Twitter, here’s a captivating map that speaks for itself: The resulting conversation on Twitter was a critical, as it should be, of the way that the region’s light rail investments skip all the most densely populated parts of the Twin Cities, most especially North Minneapolis and Uptown. Highlights include: Boy a […]

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The Red Line Revisited

I took a trip on the Red Line today to check out the new Cedar Grove station, and see out how the Twin Cities’ first BRT is doing. It’s fast and frequent, but it runs through a landscape that is designed to impede transit use. Thanks to the new station, which eliminated a very irritating detour, it’s […]

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The Riverview Line is the Best Twin Cities Transit Project in the Works Right Now

I don’t want to step on your shoes too much, folks, because critiquing Twin Cities transit planning is a noble effort. There are lots of nits to pick when it comes to how investment is playing out in the Twin Cities metro area, many of which you can find on this very site. To make […]

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