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Panel will discuss what’s next in transit, with the Green Line opening soon

With the Green Line set to open June 14 with light rail cars running between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul along University Avenue, the Transportation for Liveable Cities group wonders: What’s next?

The group will host a panel of experts June 3, 5-7 p.m, at Republic on the West Bank, to talk about transit plans and priorities.

The panel includes:

  • Michelle Beaulieu, City Planner, City of Saint Paul
  • Katie Roth,Senior Planner, Metro Transit
  • Peter Wagenius,Policy Director, City of Minneapolis
  • Dave Van Hattum (moderator), Senior Policy Advocate, Transit for Livable Communities

Organizers say the meeting will “focus on immediate plans for new bus rapid transit and modern streetcar service, including how bike/ped access and community engagement factor into upcoming projects.”

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Britter Ritter on 05/28/2014 - 06:25 pm.

    Names

    Naming lines for unrelated ideas like a color is a bad idea. A line from Downtown Minneapolis to Downtown St. Paul should have a logical destination-derived name like Crosstown to St. Paul and Crosstown to Minneapolis, ie. Downtown Crosstown. Visitors have no idea what a Green Line would mean. It sounds like a line that goes around the parkways. It is a terrible annoyance when you go to a city like Boston, so don’t copy it! A line on Nicollet Avenue should be called the Nicollet Avenue Line. Bottineau, not. Northwest Metro, yes. Stop trying to be cute.

  2. Submitted by Joey Senkyr on 05/29/2014 - 07:56 am.

    Right, because visitors to the city all have an instinctive grasp of where Hiawatha Avenue or Nicollet Avenue go.

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