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Riverview Corridor Public Hearing

The draft locally preferred alternative is a modern streetcar from downtown St. Paul to MSP Airport and the Mall of America along West 7th Street crossing the river near the Highway 5 bridge.

Meeting schedule:

5 p.m. Open house – Learn about the recommended route, vehicle selection process, and next steps

6 p.m. Presentation – Hear an overview of the project and details on the draft locally preferred alternative

6:30 p.m. Public Hearing Begins – Provide comments to the Policy Advisory Committee for the public record

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A Ride On The 865 to East Bethel

Note: Service Changes that went into effect on August 19th mean that this trip is no longer possible by public transit.  Riding transit for fun is a pastime of mine. Prior to living in the Twin Cities, I was living in San Francisco, where I grew up in a low-income, relatively car-free household. The only […]

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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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The Next Chapter for Seeger Square

An unsightly strip mall in the East Side’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood sits on the former site of a major job center, whose departure precipitated an economic downturn that has not yet ended. This location is poised to have major transit improvements and could be positioned to breath life into the neighborhood once again. Seeger Refrigeration The […]

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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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