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  1. Tcmetro

    Metro Transit

    When I lived in the Twin Cities, I remember some 61 trips through the industrial park would get a D60. EDIT: https://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetings/Committees/Committee-of-the-Whole/2021/10-20-21/Info-Item-Zero-Emmissions-Bus-Program.aspx Electric bus plan being developed,we could have up to 285 more electrics in the coming years.
  2. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Chicago_Transit_Authority_1830-2029 #2020 is a 2008 D40LF.
  3. Tcmetro

    Metro Transit

    First Transit is also stretched for staff, as made evident by the Plymouth Metrolink service cuts that happened earlier this week. https://www.plymouthmn.gov/Home/Components/News/News/7407/246 I've noticed that a lot of TAs around the country have cut service due to manpower shortages.
  4. Tcmetro

    Metro Transit

    The schedule cuts probably will be an improvement over the current practice of randomly cutting runs everyday. Here's a presentation about the upcoming Met Council budget. Notably, they are replacing the 12-year bus replacement schedule with a 14-year one. https://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetings/Committees/Metropolitan-Council/2021/10-13-21/Info-Item_2022-2027-Capital-Program-Presentation-F.aspx
  5. Tcmetro

    Metro Transit

    I seem to recall that they usually listed the suburban providers in the State Fair brochure, but sometimes not in detail. With the 960 not running, I'd imagine the 3 is going to be slammed. Sundays and Labor Day especially rough with 30 minute headways.
  6. Tcmetro

    Metro Transit

    Noticing a lot more trip cancellation alerts these days. Looks like the justification for taking over the Red Line is dissipating quickly. The big drop in State Fair service might have big effects on the fair/transportation. I noticed they are adding free park and rides a bit further east than before. Will be interesting to see how attendance turns out, but I would imagine it is going to be very high this year.
  7. Here's some of my thoughts on Scenario 1: - the new 420 is a good idea, IMO. - the new 440 idea seems pretty good. Getting rid of service east of Eagan TS is not really a good idea, IMO. Any east-west Eagan line should extend to Inver Hills College. - the new 442 seems like it will run empty all day. - branched 444 is strange. Given that the Burnsville Center is on its last legs, the current A/B service could be consolidated. - 446 to Cedar Grove is an interesting concept. I can't imagine the south end of the current route does well, so this might be a good change. - 447 to Burnsville TS is a good idea. This route will do well as an Orange Line feeder. I think they should keep the routing through Prior Lake instead of going down 42 & 21. - They may be overestimating the impact of Covid on the express routes, the proposed service levels seem low. - The loss of the 464 and 479 is not terribly surprising, but that would essentially mothball two park and rides. - 474 is not a good idea. That bus will probably be empty most of the time. - 494 and 498 routes probably won't do well either. These kind of routes are trialed every few years and never last. - 497 and 499 should just be combined in some way. Shakopee is small enough to get away with one route in my opinion. - The Southwest local lines all seem like they'll be bad performers. The 621 will probably do the best. - Strange choice to keep the SW expresses stopping at Southwest Station once the Green Line opens. - Scenario 2 just seems to have all sorts of weird compromises and the concepts seem really bad overall.
  8. Seattle Times reports that Greyhound is taking over BoltBus operations: https://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/rip-boltbus-the-affordable-trendy-bus-company-has-discontinued-service-and-greyhound-will-take-over-its-routes/
  9. DTA has released their draft network developed as a part of their ongoing Comprehensive Operations Analysis. https://www.duluthtransit.com/home/better-dta/better-bus-blueprint/ Two "pre-BRT" routes would offer 10 min peak, 15 min midday, and 20 min weekend, and 60 min early/late hour service 101 between Spirit Valley and UMD via Grand, Superior, and 21st Ave E replacing portions of 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7. 102 between downtown Duluth and Hermantown Walmart via 6th Ave E, Central Entrance, and Miller Hill Mall replacing portions of 10 and 11. Four routes that offer 30 min weekday service and 60 min evening/weekend service 104 between downtown Duluth and UMD via E 4th St replacing portions of 10, 13, and 23. 105 between downtown Duluth and UMD via E 9th St replacing portions of 11 and 23. 107 between downtown Duluth and Miller Hill Mall via Lake Superior College replacing portions of 5, 8, and 9. 110 between downtown Duluth and Superior, WI Walmart via UW-Superior and Tower Ave replacing portions of 16 and 17. Seven routes that provide hourly service every day. 103 between New Duluth and Lakeside via Grand and Superior, replacing portions of 2, 5, and 7 106 between downtown Duluth and UMD via College of St Scholastica and Kenwood, replacing portions of 11 and 12. 108 between downtown Duluth and Airport via Piedmont and Miller Hill Mall, replacing portions of 5, 8, 9, and 10. 109 between downtown Duluth and Proctor via I-35 and Spirit Valley, replacing portions of 3, 4, and S1. 111 between downtown Superior and Itasca, WI replacing 16. 112 between Miller Hill Mall and Woodland via UMD, Arrowhead, and Rice Lake replacing portions of 11, 13, and 18. 113 between Central Hillside and Park Point, replacing portions of 10 and 15. The Port Town Trolley will be renumbered from 19 to 114, operating every 10-20 mins seasonally.
  10. Tcmetro

    Metro Transit

    Nice pictures. Would not be surprised if MT ends up with electric Gilligs.
  11. Tcmetro

    Metro Transit

    Hopefully the Council can figure out how to fix some of these problems. I think even having station and cleaning attendants would go a long way to make the system better - maybe at the major stations at a minimum. It would probably be a good idea to keep a cleaning team at each terminal so that the trains aren't so dirty.
  12. I've updated the route list on the wiki. Seems like a lot of routes starting back up in Ontario soon. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Routes_of_Megabus_(North_America)
  13. They should send the regular 442 buses to stop at the outlet mall like the 442X and 444. I've always felt that the Cedar Grove median freeway station was a big expense for relatively little benefit.
  14. Tcmetro

    Metro Transit

    Metro Transit has a bid out for the construction of the new Northtown Transit Center. The plans show that the current transit center will be demolished and the new one will be built over the old express route portion of the transit center (between the state highway and the mall ring road). The new transit center will not be as substantial with only three regular bus shelters, but will have a bay for each route. Advertisement for bid: https://metrocouncil.org/getdoc/758ee6c3-53c8-4993-b3af-ffe0b9fc46d9/Number.aspx Bid information: https://qap.questcdn.com/qap/projects/prj_browse/ipp_browse.html?&group=78&provider=663007&projbrowse=true&jobNo=7802887&rowId=7802887&projType=all
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    Metro Transit

    Plymouth Metrolink is operated by First Transit which has a garage on the south side of Como Ave between 29th and 33rd Aves. SE. They have another garage for cutaways on Spring St in the industrial park, which is where I imagine the dial-a-ride buses are kept.
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