density&diversity: Light Rail Discussion Tonight

It's last minute, but the Independence Party is having a LRT meetup tonight. As follows:

April 17th, 2006

The Future of Light Rail in the Twin Cities (Please RSVP)

Take the train or a bus or carpool on down to the famous Loon Cafe in the warehouse district of Minneapolis. It's just steps away from the current end of the line LRT station. You know... that "line to nowhere" that no one will ride. Parking ramps are within a couple of blocks too. And yes, we've checked and there are no Target Center events or a Twins game that night!Curt Johnson, fomerly head of the Citizens League, will be our guestspeaker. Curt has come full circle on the LRT issue. Back in the 20th century, he was a strong voice against building light rail. Now, in the enlightened 21st century, he is a forceful advocate.And while Curt will leave the enginnering to the technical folks, we need to talk about not wheel type but "more lines or not", lines to where?, and how to justify & allocate the costs. Hear how he came to new conclusions as he learned more. Ask some questions.

Starting Time: 7:00pm
Ending Time: 9:00pm Location: The Loon Cafe
Address: 500 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403
For More Information Contact: 612-332-8342 Category: Transportation
Group: MN Independence Party
Website: www.mnip.org/
Ticket information: independence.meetup.com/1/events/4869702

Admission to this event is: FREE


Andrew said...

Dang, I was right across the street at the offices of Dorsney and Whitney....would have loved to come but I was presenting our Urban Plan for PA 5221, I'll have to try and make the next one.

Wm said...

What's your Urban Plan for PA 5221?

Andrew said...

PA 5221 is the Private Sector Development course I am enrolled in this semester at the Humphrey Institute taught by Warren Hanson, the executive director of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund. Our Urban Plan is our 4th assignment in the class and involved a response to a fictional RFP (Request for Proposal) of a fictional historical district (Elmwood) in a city similar in size to that of Minneapolis (Yorktown). We were to present our proposed development in front of a mock panel of city council memenbers and the mayor of this city. Very interesting project, however, a source of major frustration. How did the meeting go? Anything groundbreaking to report back on?