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by TNWE
03 Dec 2020 12:35
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 390
Views: 174670

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Thanks for your reply and efforts over the years making this list. The thing I would like to point out is the stations on your list with different colors on the roll. 8th and Corinth with red and blue Cedars with red and blue Bachman with green and orange Parker Road with red and orange Fair Park w...
by TNWE
02 Dec 2020 10:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 390
Views: 174670

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Also wow that sign with Park Lane in Blue, looks like they hadn't ruled out that service pattern initially. The old temporary platform from the starter system still exists (https://goo.gl/maps/PZDWvGHkVj6ACYkb7) and theoretically could be put back into service if they installed TVMs and opened up s...
by TNWE
02 Dec 2020 10:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: CityLine
Replies: 37
Views: 14398

Re: Richardson: CityLine

If you go early in the morning the trails around there are jammed, so I think it's just a different crowd. Also I don't think there is a true night spot (no real bar, or club) for late-night action. The design is also kind of weird -just really a single street through the middle of the high-rise of...
by TNWE
30 Nov 2020 23:29
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 390
Views: 174670

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I saw it today too. What it is is that they have replicated an issue with the old signs in that they never made an Orange LBJ/Central sign, only a Red one. >cut< This decision must've been made after the order was finalized for the new sign rolls that would accompany the Green and Orange lines. >cu...
by TNWE
19 Nov 2020 09:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 58
Views: 30602

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

Also, to bring the discussion back to Love Field, I would like to see the 39 bus extended from Inwood station to the Love Field terminal, with frequencies updated to 20 minutes or better to replace the 524. That way airport-bound riders get a one-seat ride from downtown that's practically a straigh...
by TNWE
17 Nov 2020 14:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 58
Views: 30602

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

It is my understanding that it also has to do with the fact that the new sections of DART rail have moving block signaling which also limits the speed trains can go (you can hear the overspeed warning if you sit near the cab). On the old Red and Blue lines - it's fixed block. Train speed isn't real...
by TNWE
05 Nov 2020 13:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 76
Views: 31632

Re: DFW in the Media

^ Dallas (proper) Population 2019: 1,343,573 San Franciso (proper) Population 2019: 881,549 So where are you getting your numbers? MSA DFW 2019: 7,573,136 SF Oakland Berkely 2019: 4,731,803 Yeah, I just grabbed the numbers from the wiki inset on the google results page, and it apparently gave MSA p...
by TNWE
04 Nov 2020 12:34
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 76
Views: 31632

Re: DFW in the Media

https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/15/05/17/20206545/3/900x0.jpg A comparative map of San Francisco, left, and Dallas, right, shows the dramatic difference in available polling stations over a similar-sized area. https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Maps-disparity-polling-locations-SF-Georgia-Texas-1...
by TNWE
29 Oct 2020 12:02
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 501
Views: 217613

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Could also be back office jobs, not associated with the need for speed. I saw a show one time about the transition to nyse digital transaction. Something about brokers in Chicago noticing they were always getting beaten by the NYC brokers... So the servers used by the NYC brokers had to have hundre...
by TNWE
27 Oct 2020 09:04
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 88
Views: 50177

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

JSX flies Embraer ERJ-135 and -145 jets with a seating capacity of just 30 passengers. One single Texas Central car in its eight car train can carry twice as many passengers, therefore the HSR train should be able to carry 16 times as many passengers. Embraer jets are designed to service smaller ci...
by TNWE
22 Oct 2020 23:50
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 88
Views: 50177

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Wow, that is interesting. I wonder how this ends up competing with the HSR project. One of the big selling points for HSR against a traditional airline is that you can just show up and get on. In theory, this airline would offer a similar no-TSA experience. HSR would definitely beat airlines on cap...
by TNWE
21 Oct 2020 13:17
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 88
Views: 50177

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Dallas-based air carrier JSX starting direct flights from Love Field to Vegas, Pinehurst resort The small carrier flies mostly in California, but is adding ‘pop-up’ routes to the seasonal destinations. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/06/17/dallas-based-air-carrier-jsx-starting-dir...
by TNWE
05 Oct 2020 18:17
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 432
Views: 218508

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

The exit of the skybridge to the convention center station would be the same walking distance as from the exit of the north end of DFW's Terminal A to the airport DART station. It's not ideal of course, but I think because most people will view this thing as an airport of sorts, the psychological h...
by TNWE
01 Oct 2020 14:51
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 1479

Re: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas

I agree that there's been damage to the standing or "reputation" of Central Dallas, but the fires were set well before COVID or BLM. At the start of this decade, there were some green shoots of progress as more residential and hotel development came to the Downtown core, and things like KW...
by TNWE
24 Sep 2020 12:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 424
Views: 192756

Re: DFW Economy

If that is a logical thought process, then was it really a good idea to buy a jet from a bankrupt Russia airline and turn it into Airforce One? Not quite accurate. The aircraft (two of them) were built for Transaero, but never delivered. They're being purchased from Boeing, not Transaero. Yup - it ...
by TNWE
23 Sep 2020 15:24
Forum: The Airports
Topic: McKinney National Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 5433

Re: McKinney National Airport

I see the Pandemic as even more of a reason why WN or others will look to TKI. Its opening a new market. WN just announced service to MIA simply due to chasing new business. Having an airport close enough to capture passengers from the NE DFW Metro or Southern Oklahoma, people who might fly in to s...
by TNWE
18 Sep 2020 14:11
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 347
Views: 172238

Re: Silver Line

A second shipment of new rail has been received. It appears that it was unloaded at the same spot as the first shipment, between Marsh and Surveyor. This link describes other progress on the project. https://www.dart.org/news/news.asp?ID=1524 I don't recall previous DART projects having even one, m...
by TNWE
18 Sep 2020 13:24
Forum: The Airports
Topic: McKinney National Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 5433

Re: McKinney National Airport

I see something like Allegiant going there. With all the growth in Collin County, especially families, destinations to places like FL or others that Allegiant serves would be ideal. Yeah, they're the only major (in the sense they serve airports nationwide) airline that doesn't have a footprint in t...
by TNWE
15 Sep 2020 15:52
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 266
Views: 135203

Re: DFW Airport

LAX us loaded up with airlines, competition that makes airfare lower... so AA is moving some operation to DFW to make more money. Watch airfare at DFW begin to creep back up, rising above the industry average like it was before Love Field was mostly deregulated. That's not how airfare pricing works...
by TNWE
09 Sep 2020 11:06
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 424
Views: 192756

Re: DFW Economy

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/09/08/north-texas-technology-jobs.html Dallas ranks #3 for tech jobs behind NYC and DC (per this source). Obviously a grain of salt given SF is #5 here. Might be a classification issue if San Jose and/or the Valley is a separate entry in the list (can't ...
by TNWE
01 Sep 2020 10:01
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 50
Views: 20400

Re: Plano: misc. developments

So far, DART has retained bus access to the remaining (JCPenney) part of Collin Creek. The #870 goes out/back from the Downtown Plano station, to Collin Creek westbound, and neighborhoods along 14th, 18th, and Shiloh eastbound. So there is still connection there, but it will interesting to see how ...
by TNWE
31 Aug 2020 12:01
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 347
Views: 172238

Re: Silver Line

To my surprise, the law in question was changed in 2013. Read https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/grant-programs/art-and-non-functional-landscaping-federally-funded-public-transit To keep it simple as much as possible, classic art like statues are now prohibited, but art like functional desi...
by TNWE
28 Aug 2020 11:11
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 347
Views: 172238

Re: Silver Line

That Shiloh Road station rendering looks like a hidden level in GoldenEye or something. Kind of hilarious, but I suppose a kitschy theme isn't the worst thing. I have a feeling the UTD Station is going to be heavily utilized. I really hate that DART feels compelled to make each station have a uniqu...
by TNWE
27 Aug 2020 15:00
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 347
Views: 172238

Re: Silver Line

That Shiloh Road station rendering looks like a hidden level in GoldenEye or something. Kind of hilarious, but I suppose a kitschy theme isn't the worst thing. I have a feeling the UTD Station is going to be heavily utilized. I really hate that DART feels compelled to make each station have a uniqu...
by TNWE
14 Aug 2020 11:42
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 347
Views: 172238

Re: Silver Line

A second shipment of new rail has been received. It appears that it was unloaded at the same spot as the first shipment, between Marsh and Surveyor. This link describes other progress on the project. https://www.dart.org/news/news.asp?ID=1524 I don't recall previous DART projects having even one, m...
by TNWE
13 Aug 2020 15:28
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 390
Views: 174670

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

DART has begun placing sanitizer and mask dispensers on every light rail train and streetcar. The picture shows the dispensers mounted near an entrance. https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2020/08/12/dart-free-face-masks-hand-sanitizer-riders-coronavirus-pandemic/ Curious how long that will last- bus operator...
by TNWE
06 Aug 2020 16:40
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson Telecom Corridor Development Updates
Replies: 32
Views: 16978

Re: Richardson Telecom Corridor Development Updates

Now that the apartment near the Galatyn Train Station is almost complete, a builder wants to finish out the empty plot nearest the station with another complex. The zoning will need to change because it's set for a office building there, and they need a small increase in the max number of units in ...
by TNWE
06 Aug 2020 15:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 502
Views: 243334

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

Here’s a simple observation (and it’s something that’s perplexed me since I’ve been following the forum). On the website’s landing page, there are multiple categories, including two for “issues” discussions (urban and suburban) and two for “development” discussions (again, urban and suburban). I ce...
by TNWE
04 Aug 2020 15:57
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 266
Views: 135203

Re: DFW Airport

Regardless of any capacity constraints in Terminal D, American has always and no doubt will always have international departures from all terminals. There are good operational reasons to do so and no reason not to. For example, today's schedule shows international departures from Terminals A, B, C ...
by TNWE
04 Aug 2020 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 502
Views: 243334

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

After living in Austin for a decade, I think these comparisons with downtown Austin idealize the place too much. Much of Austin's downtown is pretty dead most days. In my experience people who live in Austin suburbs who don't work there go downtown no more often than people in Dallas suburbs- hardl...
by TNWE
03 Aug 2020 22:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 51
Views: 13719

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

Won't you have to cross two frontage roads and a loud underpass to reach the transit for this TOD? McKinney and Broom streets aren't really "frontage roads" at that point (Frontage road to me implies a mix of traffic entering/exiting the freeway at 45+ mph), just 25 mph city streets with ...
by TNWE
03 Aug 2020 10:36
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 266
Views: 135203

Re: DFW Airport

"The airport has postponed the planned 24-gate facility “indefinitely” because of a drop in flyer numbers" Not unexpected, but still disappointing. https://thepointsguy.com/news/dfw-terminal-f-american-airlines-coronavirus/ Wasn't there a similar delay of Terminal D amid 9/11-related cuts...
by TNWE
30 Jul 2020 13:40
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1119
Views: 498161

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Looks like they will be occupying about the same total square footage, in one location rather than two (or more). It's a building with massive infrastructure... airplane resistent structure, hundreds of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel and water storage underground... It was built as a 90's data...
by TNWE
30 Jul 2020 11:29
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 424
Views: 192756

Re: DFW Economy

I've heard CRE people contend that companies will be seeking more real estate moving forward and not less, to accommodate employee spacing/distancing and such, but I'm still not buying it. At some point, employers will pull their employees back into the office. The idea that white-collar managerial...
by TNWE
30 Jul 2020 10:09
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1119
Views: 498161

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Well now we know the Fortune 500 company moving into 1925 W John Carpenter FRWY. Vistra Energy is relocating the space, so just a move within the Las Colinas area. I'm glad to see someone take this building though. I've always liked it! https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/07/29/for...
by TNWE
27 Jul 2020 09:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1119
Views: 498161

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Any word on upgrades to the APM system? I seem to recall some rumblings late last year about a request for proposal going out to overhaul/automate/replace the people mover system.
by TNWE
22 Jul 2020 11:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 75
Views: 50099

Re: What is a suburb today?

^ What makes you think they're embarrassed by it? The 25-35 demo (which I am a part of, but don't buy into the mindset) on social media is all about making a big show of rejecting "boomer" lifestyle and painting it as decadent and uncouth. As they've gotten older, I've started to see more...
by TNWE
22 Jul 2020 11:23
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 75
Views: 50099

Re: What is a suburb today?

lol at the thought that millennials are clamoring for $500k-750k+ priced homes when they can barely afford the $250k market. 95% of threads on this forum focus on residential, office, and retail/dining projects targeted at Millennials in the top income quartile. You don't get to turn around and dis...
by TNWE
21 Jul 2020 11:27
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 75
Views: 50099

Re: What is a suburb today?

I can confirm that with apartment leasing almost every person who has moved out in the last two months has been to buy a home. Only a few ended their leases to go stay with family due to job loss. Most are couples and chased homes as fast as the could get one under contract. I will say though it's ...
by TNWE
20 Jul 2020 11:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 412
Views: 219708

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

The recent trend for outdoor shopping internationally - especially in Europe where it never disappeared because air conditioning was not needed - in my humble opinion is the result of non smoking laws which chased the smokers outside. That's the main reason why malls are not as popular today. The s...
by TNWE
17 Jul 2020 16:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 412
Views: 219708

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Covid has been hard on retail. You can thank the arbitrary restrictions early on that permitted hundreds of shoppers to cram into big-box stores selling "essential" goods while closing boutique/specialty stores that average, what, 5 customers at any given time? It's clear that a lot of pe...
by TNWE
16 Jul 2020 15:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 207
Views: 129243

Re: Museum Tower

June 2020 Zero sold. 111 sold in 91 months. (1.22 per month) 3 remaining. Rolling 12-month sales: 5 (.42 per month) Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 7 years, 10 months. Sellout projection, based on the rolling 12-month pace of sales: 8 years, 3 months. There also currently 1...
by TNWE
16 Jul 2020 14:53
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 347
Views: 172238

Re: Silver Line

The BNSF line and the DGNO line will be switching places to avoid a railroad diamond crossing. An elevated crossing will be added to the east, with the DGNO (Silver) line going over the BNSF line. Existing layout North BNSF line DGNO (ex-Cotton Belt) line South New layout North DGNO (Silver) line B...
by TNWE
10 Jul 2020 12:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 126
Views: 60899

Re: Fair Park

The media seems to certainly be picking on Texas and Florida these days. I have family in England and apparently Texas is even making the news over there, which is absurd to me. Yes things are getting worse here, but we have been open for a few months now and our deaths per capita is still relative...
by TNWE
10 Jul 2020 11:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 126
Views: 60899

Re: Fair Park

Congratulations guys. we did it! :? The State Fair of Texas is officially canceled The State Fair of Texas, which has been canceled only eight times during its 134 years, and even then primarily because of two world wars, will not take place during 2020, fair officials announced Tuesday. https://ww...
by TNWE
03 Jul 2020 09:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 70
Views: 33702

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

And before it flipped to Marriott, it was a Westin hotel for a time. But TNWE, you are somewhat correct as it was the first downtown property that Marriott had that was branded as a Marriott--not as one of the other brands under their umbrella. When I first moved to Dallas I was struck by how few M...
by TNWE
02 Jul 2020 14:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 495
Views: 257979

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Barring some groundbreaking shift in engineering/construction methods, the parking garage will always be the first part of any project to be built (leave aside for a moment the pipe dream that more than a handful of Dallasites will embrace a car-free lifestyle within our lifetimes). On top of that, ...
by TNWE
02 Jul 2020 12:11
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 390
Views: 174670

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Redblock wrote:The platform is being extending northward. This requires the removal of a cement block wall. One of the tracks needs to be completely closed while this is done.


Gotcha - so the station cutout was dug out to accommodate longer trains, but the extra portion was walled off?
by TNWE
02 Jul 2020 12:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 70
Views: 33702

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

^ Some people have short memories.... s-l1600.jpg Neat! Where is/was that? Somewhere along Harry Hines? It was at Stemmons/Market Center, the southwest corner. The Sheraton Suites, Courtyard, and Fairfield are on that site now. It was Marriott's first big property in Dallas, and the closest it woul...
by TNWE
02 Jul 2020 11:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 70
Views: 33702

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Hannibal Lecter wrote:^ Some people have short memories....

s-l1600.jpg


Neat! Where is/was that? Somewhere along Harry Hines?

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