General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Short sighted urban planning

Recently, a local pundit, Joe Soucheray, penned an article asking who was demanding a new transit corridor from downtown Saint Paul to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. Called the Riverview Corridor, this arterial route would seek to bring a new type of transit option, other than simple bus service, to a growing area. Mr. Soucheray argued that […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Cars as freedom

Had a fascinating conversation with my wife last night. In it, we were talking about how as children it always felt like places were so far way and had confusing directions. I admitted that as a kid I was a fan of maps, and so I managed to have a good view of what the […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Trains in snow

Wednesday was our second day in a row with snow. It hasn’t been a lot of snow, only a couple inches per day, but it’s made commuting a complete mess and a pain. Tuesday it took me over an hour and a half to get into my office in Saint Paul. However, on Wednesday I was able […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

A ride on the BRT

This past weekend brought the arrival of another BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) line to the Twin Cities. Bus Rapid Transit is a special bus line that tries to function as a hybrid between a regular bus and a train. From the train side of the equation the BRT’s are pre-pay routes, with set stations that […]

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