Cedar BRT opening: Dakota County gets its link into metro's growing transit network

  • Article by: Laurie Blake , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 17, 2013 - 9:20 AM

After more than a decade of planning and study — and years of road construction — the Cedar Avenue bus rapid transit line opens on Saturday, putting Dakota County on the regional transit map.

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FrankLJun. 15, 13 5:20 PM

Why don't they make it a policy that all passengers prepay before boarding a bus. Nothing slows down the operation like the tedious system they have in place now.

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jbpaperJun. 15, 13 6:11 PM

"After more than a decade of planning and study — and years of road construction —" ----- It took a decade of planning and study to come up with the idea of widening the road a couple of feet, putting in some bus stops and adding a couple of pedestrian bridges? And to think, some people think the government isn't very efficient.

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dtmonkeyboyJun. 15, 1310:20 PM

Jbpaper...government is inefficient because it is a democracy and not a dictatorship. This project involved apples valley, Dakota county the met council and the state. Then add all the constituents that wanted a voice. It certainly adds costs but what is the alternative? A dictator?

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huggybear28Jun. 16, 13 6:58 AM

jbpaper has a good point: no matter what the a person's political leanings are, we should always be striving to make government more efficient.

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bdthompsonJun. 18, 13 5:58 AM

FrankL, the reason we don't prepay for the regular bus is cost. Can you imagine what it would cost to put in some kind of ticket station at every bus stop in the Twin Cities? That is why BRT works better. Limited stops and prepay.

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FrankLJun. 18, 13 3:37 PM

I have a hard time understanding how expensive it would be for there to be ticket machines for every bus line. If they can have parking meters accepting credit cards, why not the same for a bus ticket? The cost issue is usually because government agencies over engineer for every contingency instead of simplifying. For example the automated postal machines, which could be much simpler.

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liberaleliteJun. 18, 1310:22 PM

This won't even have ticket vending machines except at MOA and AVTS... so no prepay. This is not real BRT. This is a subsidy of Dakota County which spent transit money mostly to beef up County Road 23 for low-occupancy vehicles.

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teddygJun. 20, 13 9:12 AM

This is what the SW LRT should be. Use the right of way for buses between downtown and Hopkins and put them on county roads west of that. Cost $75 mil instead of $800 mil.

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garagewineJun. 21, 13 8:20 PM

"This is a subsidy of Dakota County which spent transit money mostly to beef up County Road 23 for low-occupancy vehicles."---So what is it called when we spend $1 billion to replace a bus line with a rail line between Minneapolis and St. Paul?

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