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by art_suckz
08 Nov 2017 15:11
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 104
Views: 1579

Re: I-345

I say, let's see what happens.... that's what they did to the neighborhoods when they built it.
by art_suckz
02 Jun 2017 12:00
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 176
Views: 12914

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

There's never been a fatality on the technology that will be used here. Cant say that for Chinese tech or any other system in use.

I imagine there are some big hurdles ahead to prove you can send people in pods thru a tube at vacuum.
by art_suckz
30 May 2017 14:02
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 176
Views: 12914

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Right after I posted I got a text message from TCR with a link to their latest news. Quick raw link. http://www.texascentral.com/2017/05/30/85th-texas-legislature-wrap/ ... Texas is proving again to be a leader in transportation, and the Railroad is proud to be a part of that. The Texas Bullet Train...
by art_suckz
30 May 2017 10:52
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 5383

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

So, it looks like the Dallas PCC, 612, is going back in to storage or scrap and the Toronto PCC car, 4614, that was in the shop is coming back from storage for restoration. *sign* I knew something was up... :-( I will add a PCC car to my list of things I want to see before I die... along with lakes...
by art_suckz
30 May 2017 10:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 176
Views: 12914

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Did the train survive the Texas Legislature this time?

I haven't been able to find news. :-(
by art_suckz
15 Feb 2017 11:44
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 176
Views: 12914

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

One of the hot trends in Japan right now is for regional excursion trains to feature local dishes that are prepared and grown in the cities they visit. Most times the (many) private train operators own the farms and restaurants that prepare the food. Sometimes the food is prepared to be served on th...
by art_suckz
07 Feb 2017 11:35
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 176
Views: 12914

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

https://www.texastribune.org/2017/02/07/high-speed-train-developer-withdraws-lawsuits-against-texas-landowners/ High-speed train developer withdraws lawsuits against Texas landowners BY BRANDON FORMBYFEB. 7, 2017 10:07 AM The private developer of a planned bullet train between Dallas and Houston has...
by art_suckz
03 Feb 2017 10:45
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 176
Views: 12914

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Totally applicable to Texas as well. http://www.masstransitmag.com/article/12299916/what-california-high-speed-rail-can-learn-from-europe What California HSR Can Learn from Europe BY LUCA GIARAMIDARO ON FEB 1, 2017 ... ... Liège Guillemins can often be found filled with travelers and locals alike, e...
by art_suckz
26 Jan 2017 13:22
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 176
Views: 12914

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I don't see how this can happen at all if they switch the trains. The track system is integrated with the trains.
by art_suckz
12 Jan 2017 15:16
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown pocket plazas
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: Downtown pocket plazas

...similar to the grassy mound at St Paul/San Jacinto. The grassy mound I believe is called San Jacinto Plaza, and it's just begging to become a downtown LGBT monument similar to the one in Oak Lawn, except right there in front of First Baptist. http://www.dallasparks.org/Facilities/Facility/Detail...
by art_suckz
12 Jan 2017 10:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 45
Views: 4397

Re: What is a suburb today?

I'd like to see this done with DFW. They call it "The suburban Ponzi scheme." http://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2017/1/9/the-real-reason-your-city-has-no-money THE REAL REASON YOUR CITY HAS NO MONEY Joe, Josh and I interviewed all the city's department heads and key staff. We gathered as ...
by art_suckz
22 Nov 2016 09:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 55
Views: 4147

Re: DART: Expansion

It's about time Downtown Carrollton digs out their old station plans and updates them around that monstrosity of an intersection that is there now.
by art_suckz
16 Nov 2016 13:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 88
Views: 11763

Re: Victory Park 3.0

That green line is going northwest into the parking lot of Trinity Lofts... the old rail corridor pretty much ends at Slocum.

This is exactly what I fear... tearing down a portion of the Design District for sports.
by art_suckz
16 Nov 2016 10:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 176
Views: 12914

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Maybe because the argument has been that only Houston and Dallas will benefit from this. I think some of the opposing counties are pretty close to Houston correct? This could reframe it as a more regional benefit?

Im just reaching here.
by art_suckz
15 Nov 2016 13:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 189
Views: 15359

Re: Northpark Center

When Victor Gruen designed the first shopping mall in the 50's the original design incorporated neighborhoods where we now have parking lots.

He was very sad not to see this implementation. He envisioned this form of mixed use from the start and we are only now starting to understand.
by art_suckz
14 Nov 2016 09:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: What are you listening to?

65 Days of Static
by art_suckz
10 Nov 2016 16:26
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 93
Views: 5457

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I am a little sad. I am definitely not opposed to federal help but this is what happens when you wait for the school bus to show up and rescue you from the hurricane. DART will be forced to figure out how to make money fast. There are other models they can use and this will set them back a bit for s...
by art_suckz
10 Nov 2016 15:15
Forum: U.S. + World Urban Development
Topic: Urban "DMA" Concept - Density / Mix / Access
Replies: 0
Views: 498

Urban "DMA" Concept - Density / Mix / Access

Good read. Worth digging further into. I think this catchy acronym encapsulates a lot of the ideas we talk about here. https://theconversation.com/what-makes-a-city-tick-designing-the-urban-dma-67227 What makes a city tick? Designing the ‘urban DMA’ The Conversation November 1, 2016 3.06pm EDT Great...
by art_suckz
07 Nov 2016 13:21
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 176
Views: 12914

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Transportation Symposium at College Station. Facebook Video of the Meeting: HSR talk starts at 2:00. https://www.facebook.com/texastribune/videos/10154484277570837/ http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/sides-debate-proposed-high-speed-rail-during-symposium-at-texas/article_824b681c-a96a-5308-8419-6902...
by art_suckz
07 Nov 2016 12:21
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 5383

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Can't wait for car 612. Website says early Spring.
by art_suckz
04 Nov 2016 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 88
Views: 11763

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Awww... We need more Blade Runner video walls.
by art_suckz
03 Nov 2016 13:24
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: DFWU: The Return!
Replies: 11
Views: 1246

Re: DFWU: The Return!

glad to be back. I noticed that there was a hacked message when I search for DFWU on Google before. I noticed that my email came up as hacked for a vBulletin site when I searched: https://haveibeenpwned.com It didn't specify which one. I wonder what it was. Nice Avatar Reagand6... Do we need to sta...
by art_suckz
03 Nov 2016 09:42
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 55
Views: 4147

Re: DART: Expansion

I don't think it is the rail alone... it is the placement of the rail along a street between two sidewalks that are very close to the trains. Downtown, the block where there is a station is fine... but once the DART train leaves the station the sides of the road are pretty much empty of business on ...
by art_suckz
02 Nov 2016 12:48
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Trail System
Replies: 56
Views: 4788

Re: Dallas Trail System

I am scared of hobos.
by art_suckz
02 Nov 2016 11:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 100
Views: 11105

Re: Oak Lawn

A.I. first strike capability confirmed.
by art_suckz
02 Nov 2016 11:10
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Trail System
Replies: 56
Views: 4788

Dallas Trail System

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/news/2016/11/02/23-million-rasied-link-50-miles-dallas-disconnected-trail-system News - 11/2/16 Robert Wilonsky $23 million raised to link 50 miles of Dallas' disconnected trail system In late June the Circuit Trail Conservancy said it would attempt to raise $23 millio...
by art_suckz
02 Nov 2016 10:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 55
Views: 4147

Re: DART: Expansion

What is the technical hurdle keeping DCTA from reaching DT Carrollton?
by art_suckz
01 Nov 2016 10:19
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 79
Views: 4677

Re: Trinity River Park

And... tiny lakes. They should nix half of those pointless tree-island things.

I mostly like it.
by art_suckz
01 Nov 2016 09:50
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Austin - Gondola Cable Car
Replies: 13
Views: 1724

Re: Austin - Gondola Cable Car

If I have my math right... for building alone DART has spent around $5.5 Billion for 90 miles. That $61 mil per mile. For the Gondola if you say it costs between $290 and $550 Mil then that's roughly $52.2 per mile ($36 mil on low end). So, the articles compare this to Light rail. If street cars are...
by art_suckz
28 Oct 2016 15:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 176
Views: 12914

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

The link mentions the rail poll at the bottom.
by art_suckz
28 Oct 2016 15:37
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 88
Views: 6234

Re: DFW Airport

Interesting read. http://urbanland.uli.org/infrastructure-transit/evolution-of-an-aerotropolis/ Evolution of an Aerotropolis By Patrick J. Kiger October 27, 2016 A template already existed in Europe’s mostly privatized airports, which typically depend on aviation to cover about 30 percent of their e...
by art_suckz
28 Oct 2016 12:02
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 176
Views: 12914

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

A staggering 76 percent of those polled support a privately built train connecting the state’s two largest metro areas. Only 10 percent of those polled oppose the high-speed rail. http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/texas-news/texas-tegna-poll-broad-support-for-eliminating-staar-test/343413416 Landon Haa...
by art_suckz
28 Oct 2016 10:08
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Austin - Gondola Cable Car
Replies: 13
Views: 1724

Re: Austin - Gondola Cable Car

Also this is cheaper than rail and way cheaper than subway.
by art_suckz
27 Oct 2016 14:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

Hmm, should this be moved and combined with Airports? Or left with Rail?
by art_suckz
27 Oct 2016 13:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nintendo Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 1075

Re: Nintendo Switch

This is from a source that was reliable before:

https://www.destructoid.com/nintendo-sw ... um=twitter

Nintendo Switch reportedly has a 6.2" multi-touch screen
by art_suckz
27 Oct 2016 12:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nintendo Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 1075

Re: Nintendo Switch

Zelda Breath of the Wild really needs to be a launch title.

I'm also wanting a new Animal Crossing.
by art_suckz
27 Oct 2016 10:29
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 55
Views: 4147

Re: DART: Expansion

http://www.masstransitmag.com/press_release/12273152/nctcog-among-16-organizations-awarded-share-of-tod-money'' $1.4M Federal Grant to Boost North Texas Transit-Oriented Development Planning SOURCE: DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT (DART) OCT 25, 2016 ... The grant will focus on "last mile" acces...
by art_suckz
26 Oct 2016 16:16
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART Generated $7 Billion In TOD
Replies: 2
Views: 595

DART Generated $7 Billion In TOD

http://bit.ly/2dJyTZQ Progressive Railroading 10/26/2016 DART light-rail stations generate $7 billion in TOD Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light-rail stations have attracted more than $7 billion worth of new or planned development within a quarter mile of the stations, the agency announced yester...
by art_suckz
26 Oct 2016 14:56
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 55
Views: 4147

Re: DART: Expansion

Also, I keep saying this, but the Downtown Carrollton Station is going to be a big deal once Frisco wants in on the train action. Doing this now will help all of that along.
by art_suckz
26 Oct 2016 14:51
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: Forum Usage / Search Tips
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Forum Usage / Search Tips

On the note of title prefixes: Title text can be changed after posting in edit mode.

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Can't remember if the old forum would allow that after posting.
by art_suckz
26 Oct 2016 11:08
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: Forum Usage / Search Tips
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Forum Usage / Search Tips

Really digging the new site. Thanks again for all the hard work and effort you guys have put into it. It looks really clean and fresh with just the right style this place deserves IMHO. Thought I would start up a thread where we could talk about usage tips and leave help for searching. As the site ...
by art_suckz
26 Oct 2016 09:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Factory SIX03
Replies: 34
Views: 3891

Re: West End: Factory SIX03

That exposed wood is so pretty.
by art_suckz
26 Oct 2016 01:11
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 55
Views: 4147

Re: DART: Expansion

https://www.texastribune.org/2016/10/25/dart-approves-rail-expansions-debate-over-prioriti/ DART approves rail expansions, but debate over priorities isn't over Transit agency moving ahead with suburban rail line and downtown subway, but not everyone is happy. The Texas Tribune BY BRANDON FORMBY OCT...
by art_suckz
26 Oct 2016 01:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Dallas Mavs Practice Facility
Replies: 13
Views: 1741

Re: Design District: Dallas Mavs Practice Facility

How much of the design district would be wiped off the map to get a new stadium? To me that would change the character of the area too much. I'm only eyeballin it using google maps, but it looks like the current AAC could mostly fit in the lot of land that Cuban just purchased. That particular lot ...
by art_suckz
25 Oct 2016 16:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Dallas Mavs Practice Facility
Replies: 13
Views: 1741

Re: Design District: Dallas Mavs Practice Facility

A good thing for Victory Park's future would be the stadium repurposed or torn down for another development project with a new arena across the street connected by various means... How much of the design district would be wiped off the map to get a new stadium? To me that would change the character...
by art_suckz
25 Oct 2016 13:47
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Austin - Gondola Cable Car
Replies: 13
Views: 1724

Re: Austin - Gondola Cable Car

Traveling The Wire from terminus-to-terminus in air-conditioned 10-person cars traveling 12 miles per hour would take roughly 44 minutes. This isn’t necessarily the speediest way to get across town but soaring across the city over both highways and the Colorado River is certainly the more scenic op...
by art_suckz
25 Oct 2016 13:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 55
Views: 4147

Re: DART: Expansion

by art_suckz
25 Oct 2016 09:45
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 55
Views: 4147

Re: DART: Expansion

Haha, same here. I was like, "What? New stations?"
by art_suckz
25 Oct 2016 09:43
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Austin - Gondola Cable Car
Replies: 13
Views: 1724

Austin - Gondola Cable Car

WireOneGondola-Austin.jpg.838x0_q80.jpg http://www.argodesign.com/work/wire-one.html Map_01mf.jpg http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/gondolas-in-austin-agencies-agree-to-fund-initial-/nshNm/ By Taylor Goldenstein - American-Statesman Staff Posted: 3:31 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 1. We’re...
by art_suckz
24 Oct 2016 16:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The West End
Replies: 24
Views: 2421

Re: The West End

Is it possible to walk from West End to Victory straight under the overpasses? Or does one have to make a detour up to the first street north of the under-bridge parking lots?

We really need to start tying areas together, especially with the Deck Park extension heading that way.

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