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by TNWE
21 May 2018 14:55
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 155
Views: 14952

Re: DART D2 Subway

You waaaay underestimate drive times between those two points, especially at rush hour with numerous school zones along the way on the surface streets. 20 minutes is a best-case scenario, but any route - highway or surface street - can hit 45 minutes at worst. Even if I am, there are another 22 hou...
by TNWE
21 May 2018 11:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 155
Views: 14952

Re: DART D2 Subway

That isn't a new rider, but someone who lives in Addison and works at Cityline is (and if they're no longer spending money on gas & tolls every day, they may spend that windfall on other taxable goods and services in DART member cities - including Dallas - as a result). Nobody is going to take ...
by TNWE
21 May 2018 09:22
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 155
Views: 14952

Re: DART D2 Subway

As a transit agency, it is DART's duty to move people in its service area. One of these lines moves more people than the other. Well, yeah. D2 moves way more people than CB.. Not only in terms of people using the stations, but there’s also the through-rides that CB doesn’t have. DART's biggest shor...
by TNWE
17 May 2018 10:07
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 155
Views: 14952

Re: DART D2 Subway

Ultimately good transit costs money, cheaping out on it gets you the situation we currently have at Love Field where it was deemed necessary to build yet another parking garage because of exploding demand even after a costly renovation, something that would have been greatly relieved with a direct ...
by TNWE
16 May 2018 15:04
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 155
Views: 14952

Re: DART D2 Subway

^ So you want to spend a billion dollars to add redundancy for the few hours a year the line is blocked? So would you support converting Greenville Avenue into an 8 lane freeway for when NCX is blocked? In addition to redundancy, doesn't it also increase the frequency of trains as well. For me, it'...
by TNWE
15 May 2018 09:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 155
Views: 14952

Re: DART D2 Subway

Putting it underground is effective transit design, meaning it will increase capacity for the system while minimizing traffic obstruction on the surface streets. The cotton belt line, and the idea of another surface level light rail line Downtown is just "Look at Dallas we have a transit line&...
by TNWE
11 May 2018 14:57
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 155
Views: 14952

Re: DART D2 Subway

They got full funding for both the D2 and Cotton Belt, so i'm guessing they are going to be built at the same time No they didn't. They submitted an LPA for D2 but still need to do environmental review. DART is anticipating a decision on D2 in Sep 2019 and a full funding agreement (roughly when con...
by TNWE
11 May 2018 14:51
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 134
Views: 13488

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Easily foiled as there is no authentication process and could be faked by simply showing a video at full screen to drivers who don't have time to fiddle with checking. I imagine I may have to start tapping just so they can authenticate my ticket and track usage data which would be much better for D...
by TNWE
19 Apr 2018 09:08
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 527
Views: 64318

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I think the exposure from Alamo Draft House will help significantly. That will easily bring in crowds that otherwise wouldn't know about Big Beat. They were also working hard yesterday (I walked thru at lunch time) to build out those two outdoor bars that interact with the main stage. Texans love t...
by TNWE
05 Jan 2018 16:32
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Southwest Airlines
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Southwest Airlines

Rumor mill says that we (SWA) have to pay DART fees to use the air above the DART tracks. The bridges are also oddly angled because they have to cross the tracks at 90 degree angles. I don't know about DART, but there's a lease paid to the City of Dallas for the air rights over Denton Drive. The od...
by TNWE
08 Nov 2017 11:31
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 140
Views: 9840

Re: I-345

Also its a game of who gets their project built first. TXDOT will take into account the likelihood that DART will get D2 built before TXDOT gets funding for a highway rebuild. Certain Parties were pushing for D2 to be subway in the vicinity of 345 so it would effectively poison the well against any...
by TNWE
13 Sep 2017 09:03
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 114
Views: 16071

Re: DFW Airport

Do you expect them to take a poll of all the passengers on the plane to see where the majority of them parked? No of course not, but flight pairs to specific airports (for example LAX) could take off and land from the same terminal. Would that really be that difficult to implement? In all probabili...
by TNWE
07 Sep 2017 14:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 691
Views: 75550

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

If they are considering places like Boston, NYC, San Francisco, I honestly don't think Texas has a chance. I guess it comes down to what they want. Texas can provide a lot of economical advantages, but if they are looking to be in the heart of a big city, then most of those other cities would be a ...
by TNWE
07 Sep 2017 09:45
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 114
Views: 16071

Re: DFW Airport

You NEVER return to the same terminal you left from. NEVER. I have before and returned to the same terminal actually, but fair enough. A quick check shows it's about 10% into the same terminal - mine was a unicorn. I think that would be better fixed by changing AA procedures to be more customer fri...
by TNWE
23 Aug 2017 11:31
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 114
Views: 16071

Re: DFW Airport

There's enough land to have both, right? Americans airport infrastructure has fallen a generation behind the rest of the world, so it could be exceptionally AAdvantageous to repurpose one or parts of more of the terminals into shopping mall, office, meeting, luxury resort spa.... and a new terminal...
by TNWE
25 May 2017 12:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 234
Views: 44786

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Is this (potentially) the tallest residential tower in Dallas? I think The Drever and Gables Republic are both taller. Gables republic is shorter if you don't include the spire. It has 35 floors, I believe. Not to start an argument over total height vs. habitable height :P The Drever is taller than...
by TNWE
25 May 2017 12:20
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 155
Views: 14952

Re: DART D2 Subway

The current three options are new(ish), only coming around in the last year or so, since the big dust-up about financing D2 and The Cotton Belt. Before that, there were six to eight options... a new Convention Center stop, Farmer's Market. These plans studied for a couple years, put in hibernation ...

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