Cedar Red Line seeks new stop in Eagan

  • Article by: Laurie Blake , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 31, 2014 - 6:17 AM

To keep Cedar Avenue bus rapid transit ridership growing, officials want to spend $14.6 million to redo the station in Eagan.

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ffedericoJan. 31, 14 7:42 AM

“I can only guess that if you reduce the round-trip times by 10 minutes, it will increase the ridership.” Now there's the kind of air-tight marketing study that makes you glad to fork out $14 million.

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chablis28Jan. 31, 14 7:59 AM

My daily drives up to Bloomington on client business are slowed too much for my liking by the recent stupid rework of 494 - 35W intersection. Can we redo it immediately? LOL

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chablis28Jan. 31, 14 8:02 AM

The bus is already praxtically free. Riders pay about 25% of the actual ocat of a ride. Do we really need to worry they won't take the bus when the ride is already way cheaper than gas, depreciation and parking???? Maybe we should pay people to ride the bus too? This is a terrible waste of taxpayer money!

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jimdogJan. 31, 14 8:38 AM

"Riders pay about 25% of the actual ocat of a ride. Do we really need to worry they won't take the bus when the ride is already way cheaper than gas, depreciation and parking???? Maybe we should pay people to ride the bus too?"................. Actually you have a good idea to pay people to ride the bus. As the roads are becoming more and more congested and there is a huge parking shortage- we are no longer going to keep up without more mass transit. Are we just going to keep building more parking ramps forever? Parking ramps are very expensive to build and maintain and many parking ramps are owned by the cities. Guess who subsidizes them when we need new ones or a capital repair is needed?

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nelsonerinJan. 31, 1410:53 AM

If they make a new station, they should have two stations, one on each right hand side of Cedar Ave/ 77...they same place as all the other stations. That is where the buses use the shoulder in heavy traffic. Otherwise, you will have buses moving over to the left, creating traffic problems like at the 35W Lake St station. Also, can we not forget about poor old Palomino Hills Park and Ride? They currently have no station.

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garagewineJan. 31, 1411:02 AM

$273,000 per daily round trip rider. I'll be waiting for Peter Wagenius and Kevin Reich to come in and defend this.

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garagewineJan. 31, 1411:05 AM

"As the roads are becoming more and more congested and there is a huge parking shortage- we are no longer going to keep up without more mass transit."---There is no evidence that the roads are getting more congested. If you believe there is a parking shortage somewhere in this region, I'd like to know where.

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joe_mnJan. 31, 1411:31 AM

Why are folks living in Eagan and working downtown?

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FrankLJan. 31, 1411:34 AM

Since it is a 5 min drive from the Eagan station to the LRT at MOA, I can't imagine they will get that many more riders. Seems easier to go directly to the LRT.

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dsppppJan. 31, 1411:38 AM

Why not build a combination rest area/bus stop? Then the Feds will have to fork it over...

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