How Would You Improve The Nicollet Co...

How Would You Improve The Nicollet Corridor?

There are 13 comments on the CBS Local story from Sep 26, 2012, titled How Would You Improve The Nicollet Corridor?. In it, CBS Local reports that:

City leaders will host two open houses Wednesday and one Thursday to ask the public for ideas and input on how to upgrade transit service.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at CBS Local.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#1 Sep 27, 2012
Another con job by the City Council and the Met Coucil. You need to go to the 2nd to last paragraph before they mention "streetcars" which is why they are meeting - to push through a 1940's open air solution in the year 2012.

And this is the city that is raising taxes to pay for the police and fire departments? How many millions of dollars will be spent to provide another "feel good" solutions for these European wanna-be's?

Gotta love the boy Mayor. He is imaginative, if nothing else.
Seattle Slew

Seattle, WA

#2 Sep 27, 2012
Gotta love the complainers, why create jobs, provide services, and improve the city infrastructure, blaming Obama for unemployment works for the deniers...

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#3 Sep 27, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
Another con job by the City Council and the Met Coucil. You need to go to the 2nd to last paragraph before they mention "streetcars" which is why they are meeting - to push through a 1940's open air solution in the year 2012.
And this is the city that is raising taxes to pay for the police and fire departments? How many millions of dollars will be spent to provide another "feel good" solutions for these European wanna-be's?
Gotta love the boy Mayor. He is imaginative, if nothing else.
RT is a gem, isn't he?? Hennipen Ave, one of the busiest in DT, has a "shared' lane for bikes/bus'/cars. You can not go from 7th to Washington without stopping for a bike, strolling down the middle of the "green" lane. I can't wait until they allow them in the Skyway during the winter! Don't laugh, it has been discussed!!

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#4 Sep 27, 2012
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>RT is a gem, isn't he?? Hennipen Ave, one of the busiest in DT, has a "shared' lane for bikes/bus'/cars. You can not go from 7th to Washington without stopping for a bike, strolling down the middle of the "green" lane. I can't wait until they allow them in the Skyway during the winter! Don't laugh, it has been discussed!!
Your first words say it all: "RT is a gem"
Seattle Slew

Seattle, WA

#5 Sep 27, 2012
Poor biased hater, going to post an address hypocrite ??? LMAOROTFu~! How about a hearty handshake ?

“Liberty and Justice for ALL!”

Since: Jun 10

Bloomington, MN

#6 Sep 27, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
Another con job by the City Council and the Met Coucil. You need to go to the 2nd to last paragraph before they mention "streetcars" which is why they are meeting - to push through a 1940's open air solution in the year 2012.
And this is the city that is raising taxes to pay for the police and fire departments? How many millions of dollars will be spent to provide another "feel good" solutions for these European wanna-be's?
Gotta love the boy Mayor. He is imaginative, if nothing else.
Light rail is a 21st century solution, Irish.

What's your solution? Tear out another blobk-wide swath through south Minneapolis to add another freeway?
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#7 Sep 27, 2012
Le Jumbo wrote:
<quoted text>
Light rail is a 21st century solution, Irish.
What's your solution? Tear out another blobk-wide swath through south Minneapolis to add another freeway?
No, what we did with LRT is a 20th century solution. If this was about getting people to stop using cars then we would have had a high speed rail line going down 94. With the number of stops added and time from STP to MPLS, our LRT really does nothing that our buses weren't already doing at a cost of $1,000,000,000.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#8 Sep 27, 2012
Le Jumbo wrote:
<quoted text>
Light rail is a 21st century solution, Irish.
What's your solution? Tear out another blobk-wide swath through south Minneapolis to add another freeway?
Light rail is a 19th century solution. And it will never be cost effective. How much money is each ride subsidized by?

I said it years ago on here. Double or triple the number of busses on the public streets. Make all bus rides free. Not only do you have a more cost effective solution, but you have something that can adapt to the changes in the traffic patterns or changes in the area's demographics.

With light rail, the goal of the Met Council is to have the population adapt to the transit system, rather than the tranist system adapting to the population.

Light rail is nothing more than another Social Engineering experiment by those that feel they rule the population.
Seatle Slew

Seattle, WA

#9 Sep 27, 2012
Buses are more expensive over the long term...In your "world" you build a tent and add on....Welcome to civilization, troll.

“Liberty and Justice for ALL!”

Since: Jun 10

Bloomington, MN

#10 Sep 27, 2012
Bridgework wrote:
<quoted text>
No, what we did with LRT is a 20th century solution. If this was about getting people to stop using cars then we would have had a high speed rail line going down 94. With the number of stops added and time from STP to MPLS, our LRT really does nothing that our buses weren't already doing at a cost of $1,000,000,000.
Mr. Schmahl, shame on you for lying again!

Tsk, tsk, tsk.
Bridgework

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Sep 27, 2012
Le Jumbo wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr. Schmahl, shame on you for lying again!
Tsk, tsk, tsk.
First of all you have a serious problem with this Schmahl guy. Second you seem to be the single most dishonest poster here with your name changing, baseless accusations, and posting under others names. Lastly what part of my post was a lie?
Bridgework

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Sep 27, 2012
Seatle Slew wrote:
Buses are more expensive over the long term...In your "world" you build a tent and add on....Welcome to civilization, troll.
So you can answer how many years it will take to break even? How about which system is more versatile? How about which system will add more pollution? How about what system has most of its money going to pay workers vs. which system is mostly equipment?
Met Council is Evil

Ankeny, IA

#13 Sep 28, 2012
Why should the suburbs pay taxes into Minneapolis anyways, far this kind of garbage?

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