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Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 03 Nov 2017 09:50
by muncien
With all that development going on up that way, there has to be a big increase in funds coming in... assuming assessors are doing their job right (which isn't always the case).

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 03 Nov 2017 12:29
by tanzoak
Right now they're using the money to support the Knox Complete Streets project. The MATA extension would be the next logical project (assuming they re-up the district this year). The PID gets $300k a year for a quite small area.

http://www.dallasecodev.org/429/Knox-Street-PID

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 03 Nov 2017 15:16
by joshua.dodd
I believe the funds are coming from federal grants. Since the MATA has taken federal grant money, there have been a lot of changes in the business now that it is under federal mandates. But, as I am aware, the Knox Henderson is going to happen.

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 03 Nov 2017 16:00
by tanzoak
Mm as far as I know, there hasn't been any money put towards an extension yet, I don't think? There was a request to NCTCOG earlier this year for $1mil for a study, but I don't know what the status of that is.

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 06 Nov 2017 01:51
by electricron
tanzoak wrote:Right now they're using the money to support the Knox Complete Streets project. The MATA extension would be the next logical project (assuming they re-up the district this year). The PID gets $300k a year for a quite small area.

A fair estimate of costs based on twice the MATA extension in downtown Dallas because a Kox extension would be twice as far, would be around $20 million,
Sources of data
https://dartdallas.dart.org/2015/05/04/ ... wn-access/
http://www.apta.com/resources/hottopics ... -Sheet.pdf
Yes, both web sites report nearly $10 million for just 0.65 (2/3rds) mile extension.
An extension loop to Knox up McKinney and down Cole will be at least 1.3 miles in length.
FYI
http://dallascityhall.com/government/ci ... tation.pdf

DART and NCTCOG provided the local match for the FTA funding. Do you think DART would provide more when they'll be asked to fund the Knox-Henderson subway station for this MATA expansion to meet?

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 06 Nov 2017 13:02
by cowboyeagle05
tanzoak wrote:Mm as far as I know, there hasn't been any money put towards an extension yet, I don't think? There was a request to NCTCOG earlier this year for $1mil for a study, but I don't know what the status of that is.


Yeah, that study was funded and all parties are in agreement that they will move the Knox extension along as funding can be gathered for it. MATA wants it, the city wants it and the NTCOG will contribute to its funding as well.

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 09 Nov 2017 17:23
by lakewoodhobo
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Progress on ex-Toronto PCC #4614 per MATA's Facebook page.

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 10 Nov 2017 14:43
by Cbdallas
Does anyone know what happened to EMMA I have not seen her run in a long while.

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 10 Nov 2017 17:01
by northsouth
I vaguely recall hearing it had some electrical component fail a few months ago, can't remember where or when though. I'm just glad they're back to having enough operable cars to run three in regular service, instead of just two like they did for a while.

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 15 Nov 2017 10:15
by Haretip
New track construction to connect new carban space in the M-Line tower. (Photo from MATA facebook).

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Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 16 Nov 2017 02:38
by joshua.dodd
Cbdallas wrote:Does anyone know what happened to EMMA I have not seen her run in a long while.


Emma's sitting in the barn. She often has trouble when she goes into service. Nothing has been done with her yet as workers are working on the ex Toronto car at the moment.

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 16 Nov 2017 02:40
by joshua.dodd
northsouth wrote:I vaguely recall hearing it had some electrical component fail a few months ago, can't remember where or when though. I'm just glad they're back to having enough operable cars to run three in regular service, instead of just two like they did for a while.


They will be running three cars by January. So far they have only been running two.

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 16 Nov 2017 13:58
by cowboyeagle05
Someone needs to make an identification card for the trolley cars. I've been on this forum since middle school and I still don't know the name of the streetcars matched with their appearance and or number. I think the only two I knew for a while was the Green Dragon and Rosie.

The new MATA website has this page now but no pictures...http://mata.org/cars/ Emma isnt even listed on there and I would love to be able to follow things a little easier when they do a social media post about a car every now and then.

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 16 Nov 2017 15:52
by Tivo_Kenevil
Don't they have their names on them?

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 16 Nov 2017 16:23
by cowboyeagle05
Some do yes. If you google a few they show up like Rosie and the Green Dragon but since the names are pretty commonplace on the forum on this thread I would appreciate a cheat sheet for referencing when some of you go back and forth like everyone is in on the joke. Like what the name of the metal one the most contemporary one they have been using? I think it's from Belgium or something.

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 16 Nov 2017 17:04
by Haretip
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The metal contemporary car is Emma or 7169 and is from Belgium. Usually wrapped in a beer advertisement and currently not in service due to a faulty relay. Check this page for car pictures, numbers and names:

http://www.mata.org/aboutus.html

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 16 Nov 2017 17:12
by Tivo_Kenevil
I know the wrapping helps with cost. But that really kills the charm from these beautiful cars

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 16 Nov 2017 18:07
by electricron
Here’s their names with links to their photos.
The Crescent Rose or Rosie (Car 122)
http://mata.org/wp-content/uploads/2017 ... 60-674.jpg
The Green Dragon (Car 186)
http://www.uptowndallas.net/assets/UDI- ... rolley.jpg
Matilda (Car 369)
http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6 ... 331763.jpg
Putlina (Car 636)
http://www.jtbell.net/transit/images/Da ... Place2.jpg
Betty (Car 754)
http://www.sustainablecitynews.com/wp-c ... .21.23.jpg
Emma (Car 7169)
http://www.sustainablecitynews.com/wp-c ... G_1675.jpg
PCC from Toronto (Car 4614) Has it a name yet?
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOJVNJJUMAAFBav.jpg

As for wrappings, only the steel body cars have them that i'm aware of, and that leaves just Emma as being wrapped today. The PCC car will have a steel body, so it will probably get wrapped soon after it's running on the line. Vinyl wrappings don't stick to wood well, thankfully.

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 16 Nov 2017 19:18
by northsouth
electricron wrote:PCC from Toronto (Car 4614) Has it a name yet?


From an old comment on the MATA Facebook page, " 612 will be named Margaret, after Margaret Crow, for Trammell Crow's gracious funding support in 612's rebuild." Seems likely to me that they'll transfer the name to 4614.

joshua.dodd wrote:So far they have only been running two.

Huh, a few weeks ago I checked the tracker and they had three cars running. Oh well.

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 16 Nov 2017 23:09
by joshua.dodd
Yeah, the third one was Emma. But she had a malfunction and has been in the barn. She should be running Friday.

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Posted: 17 Nov 2017 15:04
by Cbdallas
Can't wait to see here again and ride. I somehow never got to ride Emma never was in rotation when I was waiting at the stop.