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AndyN

Member Since 07 Apr 2004
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In Topic: The T's new Master Plan

20 February 2018 - 04:59 PM

hate to be cynical, but is this a way to transfer funds from one taxing entity with flush funds to another? To quote Electricron on another thread about the Tarrant Transit Alliance, 

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When looking at political alliances groups, it is always interesting to see who is behind it. Just looking at the about us page, you'll discover  three major supporters: (1)The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth, (2) FWTA, and (3) Tarrant County College.

 

Is this a way to get more money into the Trinity Metro (FWTA) without having to deal with that pesky sales-tax limit?


In Topic: Hemphill/Lamar/Taylor Connector project ?

16 February 2018 - 04:57 PM

I don't see any evidence that the southernmost tracks have been cut out yet, but at least one of the shoefly tracks is in place. I'll look at it when I go home today. I usually take the Forest Park exit but the Lancaster is just as easy if the traffic isn't horrible.


In Topic: Panther Island Transit

13 February 2018 - 10:50 AM

one can hope, if built, downtown will see the value in building a connecting line, investing in extending this idea further!

 

 

 

 

A fixed line will connect Panther Island to downtown 

 

It has always been the intent to have a line to downtown. Two of the goals identified 1. Provide ADA accessibility across the Paddock Viaduct and 2. link the LaGrave Field jury parking to the downtown courthouses.

 

Not sure if this plan is sufficient to meet Amazon's requirement for a transit connection for their HQ2 site, but it's better than no transit connection.


In Topic: The T's new Master Plan

08 February 2018 - 11:28 AM

There's only two monorail operations in the USA outside of Disneyland Parks. 

(1) Seattle which connects the northern edge of downtown Seattle to Seattle Center where the Space Needle stands

(2) Las Vegas which connects the casinos to its convention center.

In both cases, mainly tourists ride them.

 

There is a very handy monorail in Tokyo that carries about 300k people a day from Haneda Airport into Tokyo (extension to "downtown" Tokyo Station reportedly underway). 11 miles/11 stations with top speed of 50 mph. Of course, transit in Tokyo is beyond comparison with Fort Worth but monorail is definitely a viable transit mode.


In Topic: Union Gospel project on E. Lancaster

08 February 2018 - 11:15 AM

That address maps to the music instrument warehouse (can't remember the name). I'm looking on streetview and see that the sign has been removed from the building and there is a banner advertising Fort Worth Can. Is the warehouse going to be demolished? I didn't realize that Flora Brewer had sold the building.