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Old June 20th, 2014, 03:05 AM   #221
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Thanks.

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The green line will be extended SW to Eden Prarie next.
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I know the Southwest LRT project, I've seen the site metrocouncil.org.

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Potential BRT/LRT alignments to Maplewood and White Bear Lake are being studied right now.
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Old June 24th, 2014, 05:09 AM   #222
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Green Line at SPUD by jterry618, on Flickr
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Old June 26th, 2014, 06:35 PM   #223
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Official from Metro Transit's Flickr page, view on Blue Line station opening in 2004. In commemoration of Blue Line's 10th Anniversary, MT reuploaded these photos:

METRO Blue Line Grand Opening (formerly the Hiawatha Line) by metrotransitmn, on Flickr

METRO Blue Line Grand Opening (formerly the Hiawatha Line) by metrotransitmn, on Flickr

METRO Blue Line Grand Opening (formerly the Hiawatha Line) by metrotransitmn, on Flickr

METRO Blue Line Grand Opening (formerly the Hiawatha Line) by metrotransitmn, on Flickr

METRO Blue Line Grand Opening (formerly the Hiawatha Line) by metrotransitmn, on Flickr

METRO Blue Line Grand Opening (formerly the Hiawatha Line) by metrotransitmn, on Flickr

METRO Blue Line Grand Opening (formerly the Hiawatha Line) by metrotransitmn, on Flickr


METRO Blue Line Grand Opening (formerly the Hiawatha Line) by metrotransitmn, on Flickr


METRO Blue Line Grand Opening (formerly the Hiawatha Line) by metrotransitmn, on Flickr
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Old June 30th, 2014, 08:05 AM   #224
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By the way don't forget this one with the skyline in the background.

METRO Blue Line Grand Opening (formerly the Hiawatha Line) by metrotransitmn, on Flickr
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Old July 9th, 2014, 10:58 AM   #225
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Old July 11th, 2014, 11:20 PM   #226
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Mpls Greenline by Mspdude on Flickr

Capitol/Rice St. Station by MSPdude, on Flickr


Green Line Approaching by MSPdude, on Flickr

Robert St. Station by MSPdude, on Flickr


Green Line and Route 16 by MSPdude, on Flickr


NexTrip at Union Depot by MSPdude, on Flickr
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Old July 21st, 2014, 08:40 AM   #227
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Old July 30th, 2014, 05:03 AM   #228
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(Disclaimer) I'm not that great with photos.



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Old August 15th, 2014, 11:45 PM   #229
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Green Line trains by Nick Benson(Ottergoose) on Flickr

Green Line over 35W II; Minneapolis, MN by Ottergoose, on Flickr

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Old August 23rd, 2014, 01:51 AM   #230
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Feds: Met Council can begin designing METRO Blue Line Extension

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MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 22, 2014 – The Metropolitan Council today received federal approval to begin designing the METRO Blue Line Extension northwest of Minneapolis, the region’s fourth light rail transit project. Approval to enter Project Development to begin preliminary engineering is the first of several approvals required by the federal government. Future approvals needed include approval to enter Final Engineering (anticipated late 2016) and approval of the Full Funding Grant Agreement (anticipated in 2018).......
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Old August 29th, 2014, 09:19 PM   #231
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Southwest light rail proposal wins Minneapolis City Council approval

After months and weeks of head butting between Minneapolis,Met Council and the cities along the corridor, Minneapolis grudgingly has approved the line to run through Kenilworth.

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The Minneapolis City Council voted 10-3 Friday to support a compromise plan for the Southwest light rail project.
The vote removes the biggest political hurdle that stood in the project's way. It came a day after a key council panel backed the project despite continuing worries over the route and its potential effects on the city.....
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Old August 29th, 2014, 10:04 PM   #232
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Minneapolis Needs to find a way to have express trains, or remove some of the stations to improve the time element. Furthermore, I dislike how all of the lines except for the Hiawatha dodge the historic neighborhoods (which pretty much means that I would not want to live there because I would need a car).
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Old August 30th, 2014, 04:30 AM   #233
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Still impressive to see a relatively small city in the midwest build such an effective network
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Old August 31st, 2014, 10:06 PM   #234
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Still impressive to see a relatively small city in the midwest build such an effective network
Sorry I just think it's so poorly planned, I mean, almost an hour between the twin cities, you've got to be kidding me. Furthermore, I think they've got to be pjust plain stupid not to even think of a line somewhere around Stevens square, Ventura village area, or at least Loring park, or Dinkytown.
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Old August 31st, 2014, 11:15 PM   #235
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I think they've got to be pjust plain stupid not to even think of a line somewhere around Stevens square, Ventura village area, or at least Loring park, or Dinkytown.
http://www.minneapolismn.gov/nicollet-central/
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Old August 31st, 2014, 11:23 PM   #236
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Sorry I just think it's so poorly planned, I mean, almost an hour between the twin cities, you've got to be kidding me.
1. 30,000 passengers a day is by no means a poor showing. In fact, it bears MetroTransit's own projections for 2016.

2. The traffic-signal system that was designed for the Green Line is complex and was never expected to work perfectly upon installation. Cities across the country meet face initial difficulties fine-tuning to coordinate the train with the signal system using track detectors.

http://www.twincities.com/transporta...ity-at-st-paul
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Oh ok, I did not know about the streetcar, thanks.
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Old September 12th, 2014, 05:20 AM   #238
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"Southwest LRTís bridges, tunnels prompt extra review"



"The number of bridges, tunnels and other structures along the 16-mile Southwest Light Rail Transit route has prompted the Metropolitan Council to hire consultants to review engineering work for the project.
At its meeting Wednesday, the Met Council was set to approve a contract not to exceed $3,006,044 for Kansas City-based HNTB Corp. as a peer-review consultant. The need for peer review was spurred by the number and complexity of structures associated with the project, including 29 different bridges, and greater regional concern for bridge safety."
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Minneapolis light rail moves forward

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USA: Construction of the 25∑4 km Southwest LRT linking Minneapolis with St Louis Park, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie is expected to get underway in 2016. The Metropolitan Council’s Southwest LRT Project Office submitted a New Starts application to the Federal Transit Administration on September 10 seeking permission to start final engineering and requesting federal funding to cover 50% of the $1∑65bn capital cost. Met Council says it has already received funding commitments totalling $705m towards the $827m local share................................................................................... .................................................................................................
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...Meanwhile, Metro Council has received FTA approval to start preliminary engineering on a fourth light rail line. Also known as the Bottineau LRT, this 21 km route would extend the Blue Line northwest from Target Field to Robbinsdale and Brooklyn Park. Expected to open around 2021, this extension could be carrying 27 000 passengers/day in 2030.
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Green Line average weekday LRT ridership

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