Just What We Need; A New Park & Ride!

May 21, 2013 at 3:32 pm 2 comments


By Andrew Richter

Once again the unelected bastards at the Met Council are at it again. This time it’s a new park & ride on 610 and Noble;

Details: Metro Transit’s plan for a 1,000-car park-and-ride facility in Brooklyn Park is moving ahead with the Metropolitan Council’s approval of a construction bid from Golden Valley-based Knutson Construction this week. The firm submitted the winning bid of $8.4 million for a project that been estimated by Metro Transit engineers to carry a $10.1 million price tag.

Oh what a bargain!

Since 2000, the transit agency has had a 511-car surface lot at the Hwy. 610-Noble Parkway interchange, which has been operating at a capacity of 90 percent or higher in the past 12 years. Parking demand, meanwhile, is continuing to mount in Brooklyn Park thanks to job and population growth in the area.

Oh my God…..demand is so high!!!!

The new facility, which will include a 500-car ramp and 500 surface parking spaces, will be built on a formerly contaminated 9.22-acre parcel, across Noble Parkway from the existing lot, that was acquired through condemnation in 2011. It has room for 500 additional surface spaces in the future.

Condemnation by who?

OK now expanding this park & ride is one thing but check out this garbage;

It will feature south-facing solar photovoltaic panels for energy production, a geothermal heating and cooling system, an electric vehicle recharging station, heated and lighted bus waiting areas and bicycle racks.

Solar panels? A geothermal heating and cooling system?A  An electric vehicle recharging station? Bike racks? Why do we have to this crap? How much does all this “feel good greenie stuff” cost? A solar panel? Ridiculous!!! Eliminate the Met Council NOW!!!!!!!

Full Article of this garbage

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Entry filed under: Agenda 21, Brooklyn Park, City Government, Met Council, Taxation, Transportation.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Paul Seefeld  |  May 21, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    To there credit atleast that area has a use for one… and it actually gets used.

    Reply
  • 2. communitysolutionsmn  |  May 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Yes but does that mean we need solar panels and an electric vehicle charging station?

    Reply

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