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:

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Hard To Believe

Minneapolis, MN

#61 Aug 19, 2012
Schmahl, quit posting your drivel under 20 different identities and rating everyone 10 times.

Get a life!

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Multi Billions

Manitowoc, WI

#62 Aug 19, 2012
cantmakeitup wrote:
If right wing extremists like you had control of our government, we would have never had things like the Interstate Highway system, the fantastic park system that we enjoy in Minneapolis and statewide, the exploration of outer space, and mnay of the health care discoveries we now take for granted.
LRT is the wave of the future. Old farts like you that live in aging inner tier suburbs and never leave your decaying old home have nmo use for it, granted, but don't stand in the way of progress.
Nice post but Obama has shut down NASA and space expedition, when we need more interstate that 99% of commuters use at a fraction of the price we get 19 th century technology rail that no one uses.

Rail is economical means to move freight not people. It's why all cities with rail are up to their neck in deficits.

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Figgers

Minneapolis, MN

#63 Aug 19, 2012
Livinn Woodbury wrote:
Gee sounds fun. But pack some heat if you get stuck in the Phillips neighborhood or going down University Avenue. It's a war zone.
Use it and end up arressted.

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Seattle Slew

Kent, WA

#64 Aug 19, 2012
Poor Schmahl, the truth is he can't figure out the payment system....IT'S TOO HARD !!!!!!!!!! LMAOROtfU !

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Compensated troll

Minneapolis, MN

#65 Aug 19, 2012
Don't need no rail.

Live in 'burbs walk to work.

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Odds Are

Saint Paul, MN

#66 Aug 19, 2012
Couple things need to happen in order for rail to worth your time and money.#1 to live within walking distance of the rail track and second to work within walking distance of the track.

Odds of that in the twin cities 1 in a million.

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Debbie

Kent, WA

#67 Aug 19, 2012
Not at all, my cousin does both...

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What the heck

Minneapolis, MN

#68 Aug 19, 2012
Debbie wrote:
Not at all, my cousin does both...
Well there's 3 million people in the Twin Cities so there are probably 3 people who live and work withing walking distance of LRT.

That would be one in a million.

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Debbie

Kent, WA

#69 Aug 19, 2012
He rides to work with a dozen friends and the train is full of folks he doesn't know...Try it, it's nicer, than driving and NO parking.

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Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#70 Aug 19, 2012
What wrote:
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If the track is within a mile of your final work location, you still need a bus or taxi to get you there.
This costs even more money and time
You can't walk a mile? Sad. Most normal humans could do that in 15 minutes or so, at a leisurely pace. I'm sure it might explode your cheetos-filled heart to even get up off the couch, but normal humans perambulate regularly and enjoy it.

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Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#71 Aug 19, 2012
Odds Are wrote:
Couple things need to happen in order for rail to worth your time and money.#1 to live within walking distance of the rail track and second to work within walking distance of the track.
Odds of that in the twin cities 1 in a million.
Actually, driving a short distance to the pickup point would still save you much time and money wehn you consider time and money wasted in the traffic choked auto commute and parking time and fees. And since the major arteries are choked every day in the same places at the same times, it seems tha most people seem to be moving toward very common destinations. Does driving to the parking garage take you any closer to your work than the bus or train station? You seem to have not thougth logically about this issue at all. and you see very uninformed about how mass transit actually works. why did you feel competant to comment on this subject?

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Fred

Saint Paul, MN

#73 Aug 20, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>You can't walk a mile? Sad. Most normal humans could do that in 15 minutes or so, at a leisurely pace. I'm sure it might explode your cheetos-filled heart to even get up off the couch, but normal humans perambulate regularly and enjoy it.
What an idiot. How 'bout you walk and mind your own damn business.

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Fred

Saint Paul, MN

#74 Aug 20, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, driving a short distance to the pickup point would still save you much time and money wehn you consider time and money wasted in the traffic choked auto commute and parking time and fees. And since the major arteries are choked every day in the same places at the same times, it seems tha most people seem to be moving toward very common destinations. Does driving to the parking garage take you any closer to your work than the bus or train station? You seem to have not thougth logically about this issue at all. and you see very uninformed about how mass transit actually works. why did you feel competant to comment on this subject?
You don't WHAT the hell you're talking about!

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griddy

Saint Paul, MN

#75 Aug 20, 2012
DSM Local wrote:
I can't imagine Chiago without the El or New York City without its subway system. All major metro areas have mass transit systems.
Major metro areas would be complete gridlock with mass transit.

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cantmakeitup

Saint Paul, MN

#76 Aug 20, 2012
My Thoughts wrote:
Any city with light rail has mass deficits
Neither Minneapolis nor St. Paul has deficits.

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City of St Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#77 Aug 20, 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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The Truth

Saint Paul, MN

#78 Aug 20, 2012
Existing bus route 16 runs the same route that the new light rail line will run:

Route 16 is a major local bus route operated by Metro Transit between downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota via University Avenue. It is one of the busiest and most frequent services in the Metro Transit system, carrying approximately five million riders annually. Combined with route 50, a limited-stop service which operates over the same path, the two services carried about 6.5 million riders in 2010 and had 23,766 riders on an average weekday.[1] As of 2012, route 16 runs about every 10 minutes from the morning rush hour until around 9 PM on weekdays. The route is one of the few in the system which still operates 24 hours per day, though late-night "owl" service drops down to about one bus per hour. Traversing the full route takes a little less than an hour in light traffic up to about an hour and 10 minutes during peak periods.[4]

The route runs between 10 and 11 miles from downtown to downtown. The specific length varies somewhat depending on direction, time of day, and detours due to road construction. Late-night service operates on a more circuitous route through downtown Minneapolis than regular daytime service, and the route has been significantly impacted by construction for the Central Corridor light-rail line, also known as the Green Line.

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Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#79 Aug 20, 2012
City of St Paul wrote:
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.
"to ‘re-think’ how people move"

Commrade Sheeple,

No, Free People do not need, and should not accept The Nanny State re-thinking ANYTHING for the Free People.

I blame the Government Schools for the type of ignorance and dependence you display.

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The Truth

Saint Paul, MN

#80 Aug 20, 2012
Compensated troll wrote:
Don't need no rail.
Live in 'burbs walk to work.
Schmahl is retired, lives off the government, and doesn't work anywhere.
Huh

Saint Paul, MN

#81 Aug 20, 2012
Consistent wrote:
<quoted text>
"to ‘re-think’ how people move"
Commrade Sheeple,
No, Free People do not need, and should not accept The Nanny State re-thinking ANYTHING for the Free People.
I blame the Government Schools for the type of ignorance and dependence you display.
Are you drunk or responding to a different thread???

Either way, you've lost touch with reality.

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