LRT construction update

LRT construction update

There are 432 comments on the St. Paul Real Estate Blog story from Aug 18, 2012, titled LRT construction update. In it, St. Paul Real Estate Blog reports that:

There is no better way to show the progress on the light rail transit construction than with photos.

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Walt

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Aug 18, 2012
Mike wrote:
A small percentage of total twin city jobs is even on the track, less than 1%
I'm not sure where you live, but both downtowns and the University of Minnesota are on the new LRT line, for starters.

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DSM Loco

Seattle, WA

#22 Aug 18, 2012
WOW ?? So, I heard it's because of nut jobs yelling CRAZY NUMBERS at the workers...See any OTHER nut jobs ???

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Ya think

Minneapolis, MN

#23 Aug 18, 2012
Walt wrote:
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I'm not sure where you live, but both downtowns and the University of Minnesota are on the new LRT line, for starters.
Exactly.
And that covers about less than 1% of twin city jobs.

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Mad Schmahl

Tempe, AZ

#24 Aug 18, 2012
Oooh, we got the Schmahl mad - he's going through and rating all the posts over and over an over again!

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Mad Schmahl

Tempe, AZ

#25 Aug 18, 2012
Ya think wrote:
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Exactly.
And that covers about less than 1% of twin city jobs.
150,000 people work in Downtown Minneapolis alone:

http://www.startribune.com/business/83846942....

So by your math there are 15,000,000 people this work in the Twin Cities?

ROFLMAO!!!!!
you are such a moron, Schmahl!

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City of St Paul

Tempe, AZ

#26 Aug 18, 2012
The Central Corridor LRT, totaling 11 miles in length with 16 planned stations, will provide a direct link between the downtowns of Saint Paul and Minneapolis via a route that traces the most important east-west transportation corridor within the Twin Cities region. It will connect major activity and employment centers such as the State Capitol campus, the Midway Shopping District and Industrial District, and the University of Minnesota. With a direct link to almost 280,000 jobs, 123,000 residents and 15 distinct neighborhoods that include many cultures, schools, places of worship and community institutions, the Central Corridor LRT represents an opportunity to ‘re-think’ how people move in Saint Paul – between home, work, shopping and recreation.

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Ya think

Minneapolis, MN

#27 Aug 18, 2012
Mad Schmahl wrote:
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150,000 people work in Downtown Minneapolis alone:
http://www.startribune.com/business/83846942....
So by your math there are 15,000,000 people this work in the Twin Cities?
ROFLMAO!!!!!
you are such a moron, Schmahl!
Agree.

What % of that 150,000 will use rail??

Plus 150,000 jobs is less than 1% of total jobs in the twin cities.

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Ya think

Minneapolis, MN

#28 Aug 18, 2012
growth of the Twin Cities metro area is expected to slow dramatically in the next three decades, reaching 3.74 million by 2040, according to the Metropolitan Council’s latest forecast [PDF].

Not surprisingly, the forecast issued Wednesday also shows the population of the seven-county area growing older and more diverse, which will affect the future demand for housing, schools and other services.

The forecast also shows the region’s total employment rising from 1.55 million jobs in 2010 to 2.12 million jobs in 2040, and its Gross Metro Product – the total value added by all industry sectors – rising to $400 billion. That’s about 1.5 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product coming from the region, which accounts for less than 1 percent of the nation’s population.

Despite the expected slow.....

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Duh

Minneapolis, MN

#29 Aug 18, 2012
Ya think wrote:
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Agree.
What % of that 150,000 will use rail??
Plus 150,000 jobs is less than 1% of total jobs in the twin cities.
You REALLY are an idiot, aren't you.

If you are saying that 150,000 jobs is less than 1% of the jobs in the Twin Cities, then you are saying that there are more than 15 MILLION jobs in the Twin Cities.

There are only 5.3 million people TOTAL in the entire State of Minnesota - and that includes children, retired people and the unemployed.

It's scary that people of your intellect are allowed to vote.

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Sam

Minneapolis, MN

#30 Aug 18, 2012
Robert wrote:
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I guess he's going to show us, huh? He's going to keep posting under name after name after name.
Pathetic.
Look at how many names he posted his ridiculous 1% claim under.

It boggles my mind the he would sitr in front of a computer night and day, day after day, just posting crap and having conversations with himself on Topix.

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Mike

Saint Paul, MN

#31 Aug 18, 2012
Duh wrote:
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You REALLY are an idiot, aren't you.
If you are saying that 150,000 jobs is less than 1% of the jobs in the Twin Cities, then you are saying that there are more than 15 MILLION jobs in the Twin Cities.
There are only 5.3 million people TOTAL in the entire State of Minnesota - and that includes children, retired people and the unemployed.
It's scary that people of your intellect are allowed to vote.
If there is 150,000 jobs in Mpls only a small percentage of that are within blocks of rail and their work where an additional bus or taxi are not needed to complete the commute.

Same applies to percentage of people who live within walking distance to the rail station that don't need a bus, taxi or car to get there.

This for a multi billion dollar project serving less than 1% of total commuters.

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griddy

Chicago, IL

#32 Aug 18, 2012
Sam wrote:
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Look at how many names he posted his ridiculous 1% claim under.
It boggles my mind the he would sitr in front of a computer night and day, day after day, just posting crap and having conversations with himself on Topix.
Good job - you busted him good!

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“Government breeds Poverty”

Since: Jan 11

Woodbury

#33 Aug 18, 2012
It's called the train from nowhere to nowhere that costs billions and no one rides.

Or just call it liberalism
griddy

Chicago, IL

#34 Aug 18, 2012
Mike wrote:
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If there is 150,000 jobs in Mpls only a small percentage of that are within blocks of rail and their work where an additional bus or taxi are not needed to complete the commute.
Same applies to percentage of people who live within walking distance to the rail station that don't need a bus, taxi or car to get there.
This for a multi billion dollar project serving less than 1% of total commuters.
You lost, bozo. Go back to your bottle.
So Funny

Chicago, IL

#35 Aug 18, 2012
So you just keep trotting out more of your phony personas, huh? That is just so funny!

Train to nowhere. It runs between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul.

I think you lost this one, too, Schmahl.
Perspectives

Saint Paul, MN

#36 Aug 18, 2012
So Funny wrote:
So you just keep trotting out more of your phony personas, huh? That is just so funny!
Train to nowhere. It runs between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul.
I think you lost this one, too, Schmahl.
If you enjoy getting up in the morning driving to the track, park the car and wait for the train to arrive then get on the train and commute to nearest destination then get off rail train and taxi or bus to work its wonderful.

This adds hours to the work day,
Hard To Believe

Minneapolis, MN

#37 Aug 18, 2012
So Funny wrote:
So you just keep trotting out more of your phony personas, huh? That is just so funny!
Train to nowhere. It runs between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul.
I think you lost this one, too, Schmahl.
geez.
yeah

Minneapolis, MN

#38 Aug 18, 2012
And it gets worse. Beautiful Saturday and this troll sits at his keyboard all day talking to himself!
CC fails

Minneapolis, MN

#39 Aug 18, 2012
The Hiawatha is a failure havig to get a $20,000,000 subsidy every year from Automobile taxes. The Hiawatha runs from te largest city in Mn to the metro airport, to the VA hospital and to the MOA.

The CC runs from St Paul to Mpls, how many people need a ride between those 2 cities? There are NOT ENOUGH riders to sustain an LRT on that route.

Very few!

CC will fail!
Matt

Plymouth, MN

#40 Aug 18, 2012
CC fails wrote:
The Hiawatha is a failure havig to get a $20,000,000 subsidy every year from Automobile taxes. The Hiawatha runs from te largest city in Mn to the metro airport, to the VA hospital and to the MOA.
The CC runs from St Paul to Mpls, how many people need a ride between those 2 cities? There are NOT ENOUGH riders to sustain an LRT on that route.
Very few!
CC will fail!
In Russian symbolism this is a success, trains and apartments.

Rail controls life because you can go only where the track goes. Roads provide freedom to live in suburbs and commute anywhere , anytime you want.

Any city with rail has huge deficits.

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