Central Corridor rail line test run set for Thursday

There are 20 comments on the TwinCities story from Jul 24, 2013, titled Central Corridor rail line test run set for Thursday. In it, TwinCities reports that:

The solo light rail clears the station north of the Minnesota Capitol, pulled by a railcar mover, on Sunday, April 28, 2013.

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Joe Blow

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jul 24, 2013
What if it runs off the tracks and ruins all of he businesses on Unversity ave?
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#2 Jul 24, 2013
What if you quit drinking/smoking ??

Never happen.
ObamaBlaster

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jul 24, 2013
Joe Blow wrote:
What if it runs off the tracks and ruins all of he businesses on Unversity ave?
It has already ruined all the shops on Uni, wait 'till it shuts down the north/south traffic crossing Uni. It hasn't even run at all and it has already decimated Uni.

This project has caused more destruction than any other project in Minnesota.

The only proponent is Phylis Kahn, the Legislator.
Joe Blow

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jul 25, 2013
ObamaBlaster wrote:
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It has already ruined all the shops on Uni, wait 'till it shuts down the north/south traffic crossing Uni. It hasn't even run at all and it has already decimated Uni.
This project has caused more destruction than any other project in Minnesota.
The only proponent is Phylis Kahn, the Legislator.
Do you mean the same Phyliss Kahn that has been in the legislature for the past 45 years, has caused manm=y many bad legislative actions and lives on Nicollet Island in a house owned by the city of Minneapolis and pay $50/year rent? That Phyliss Kahn?
ObamaBlaster

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jul 25, 2013
Joe Blow wrote:
<quoted text> Do you mean the same Phyliss Kahn that has been in the legislature for the past 45 years, has caused manm=y many bad legislative actions and lives on Nicollet Island in a house owned by the city of Minneapolis and pay $50/year rent? That Phyliss Kahn?
Yes, with her chickens living in a public park etc etc etc
ObamaBlaster

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jul 25, 2013
Did someone post something out here off topic?
ObamaBlaster

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jul 25, 2013
More off topic garbage?????
ObamaBlaster

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jul 25, 2013
Ya, what does Obama living on a beach have to do with LRT?

Fool!!
Poor con

Seattle, WA

#14 Jul 25, 2013
You said Obama will be retired & living on a beach in Hawaii...NOW !!!

Was that another LIE ???

Geez, moniker guy...

Not afraid of hell, huh ???

GOOD !

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#15 Jul 25, 2013
Joe Blow wrote:
<quoted text> Do you mean the same Phyliss Kahn that has been in the legislature for the past 45 years, has caused manm=y many bad legislative actions and lives on Nicollet Island in a house owned by the city of Minneapolis and pay $50/year rent? That Phyliss Kahn?
That Phyliss Kahn. Lazy, low information voters keep re-electing the same entrenched clowns time after time. The natural result is massive outflow of money we don't have on projects we don't need. Thereby greasing the palms of the people who got them elected in the first place. AKA...payola. Screw all of those established businesses on Uni. The social engineers want new, trendy, expensive shops and restaurants in there. Malls and roundabouts for every one.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#16 Jul 25, 2013
ObamaBlaster wrote:
Ya, what does Obama living on a beach have to do with LRT?
Fool!!
Try to ignore the lazy, low information, no integrity voter.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Jul 25, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
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Try to ignore the lazy, low information, no integrity voter.
Yeah,if you answer it, positively, negatively, whatever; it just types more.
ObamaBlaster

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Jul 25, 2013
Poor con wrote:
You said Obama will be retired & living on a beach in Hawaii...NOW !!!
Was that another LIE ???
Geez, moniker guy...
Not afraid of hell, huh ???
GOOD !
YOU FOOL, you took the bait.....

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha, fooled you idiot!!!!
Joe Blow

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Jul 25, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
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That Phyliss Kahn. Lazy, low information voters keep re-electing the same entrenched clowns time after time. The natural result is massive outflow of money we don't have on projects we don't need. Thereby greasing the palms of the people who got them elected in the first place. AKA...payola. Screw all of those established businesses on Uni. The social engineers want new, trendy, expensive shops and restaurants in there. Malls and roundabouts for every one.
Yes! and look at all the new flourishing businesses along Hiawatha that were created sine the inception of the Hiawatha line, aka the train to nowhere..
ObamaBlaster

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Jul 25, 2013
Joe Blow wrote:
<quoted text>Yes! and look at all the new flourishing businesses along Hiawatha that were created sine the inception of the Hiawatha line, aka the train to nowhere..
The Met Council testified at a legislative hearing the Hiawatha can move about 10,000 people from a sporting event like a Twins game. That number is based on the capacity of rail cars and the maximum trips the LRT can make before fans give up and find another ride home. Of course if the train already has occupants on board that limits the number of fans it can carry.

Not really relevent to the Central Corridor but the 10,000 passengers is a revealing number.

If you understand a 4 lane highway like 36 carries 40,000 vehicles per day it would take 2 LRT lines to move those commuters OR 2 BILLION dollars to build the LRTs and countless MILLIONS to operate it. The Hiawatha currently gets I think $20,000,000 (20 MILLION) a year in subsidy from the generous taxpayers of Minnesota.

Of course the NorthStar continues to fail to reach its projected passenger load and EACH passenger trip costs $20 per ride in subsidy to keep it running.

Once the Central Corridor is "online" it will cost a lot more than the Hiawatha to keep it running, I'd guess a $40,000,000 (40 MILLION) annual subsidy will be required to keep its IV full.

Oh well it's only money.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#21 Jul 25, 2013
You said Obama will be retired & living on a beach in Hawaii...NOW !!!

Was that another LIE ???

Geez, moniker guy...

Not afraid of hell, huh ???

GOOD !
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#22 Jul 25, 2013
ObamaBlaster wrote:
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The Met Council testified at a legislative hearing the Hiawatha can move about 10,000 people from a sporting event like a Twins game. That number is based on the capacity of rail cars and the maximum trips the LRT can make before fans give up and find another ride home. Of course if the train already has occupants on board that limits the number of fans it can carry.
Not really relevent to the Central Corridor but the 10,000 passengers is a revealing number.
If you understand a 4 lane highway like 36 carries 40,000 vehicles per day it would take 2 LRT lines to move those commuters OR 2 BILLION dollars to build the LRTs and countless MILLIONS to operate it. The Hiawatha currently gets I think $20,000,000 (20 MILLION) a year in subsidy from the generous taxpayers of Minnesota.
Of course the NorthStar continues to fail to reach its projected passenger load and EACH passenger trip costs $20 per ride in subsidy to keep it running.
Once the Central Corridor is "online" it will cost a lot more than the Hiawatha to keep it running, I'd guess a $40,000,000 (40 MILLION) annual subsidy will be required to keep its IV full.
Oh well it's only money.
You just compared a single trip to an all day highway. You're either stupid, a moron, or playing the part PERFECTLY ~!~!~ Good "job" non-smarter...
The Truth Squad

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Jul 25, 2013
Joe Blow wrote:
What if it runs off the tracks and ruins all of he businesses on Unversity ave?
How could it wreck small businesses any worse that its already done?
Talked Monday to a store owner who has had his very successful retail business over 30 years on University Ave. and is down nearly 50% since construction began, forced him to move his location off University so customers could park on the street at his new spot.
ObamaBlaster

Saint Paul, MN

#25 Jul 25, 2013
The Truth Squad wrote:
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How could it wreck small businesses any worse that its already done?
Talked Monday to a store owner who has had his very successful retail business over 30 years on University Ave. and is down nearly 50% since construction began, forced him to move his location off University so customers could park on the street at his new spot.
Same story from may shop owners. And the LRT isn't even running yet. Imagine when long LRT trains are running in both directions all day long. It's gonna be a mess.
Joe Blow

Saint Paul, MN

#26 Jul 26, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
<quoted text>You just compared a single trip to an all day highway. You're either stupid, a moron, or playing the part PERFECTLY ~!~!~ Good "job" non-smarter...
Please show me the rail-car that can carry 10,000 people.

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