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Jeriat

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#106544 Southside developments

Posted by Jeriat on 11 October 2017 - 05:08 PM

"Radical designs" would fit best on MagAv and Race.


#106421 Tarrant Transit Alliance

Posted by Jeriat on 06 October 2017 - 09:51 PM

Not sure it will ever happen, but I'd like to see a rail line (or at least a bus) to Arlington. As we all know, there's no bus service in many of our suburbs.

 

But yes, it would be nice if routes and service hours could be expanded in other parts of Fort Worth like they were in the north side.

 

It's going to happen, eventually. 

Arlington can't hold on to that "Suburb Snob" mentality forever... 




#106407 Trinity River Vision

Posted by Jeriat on 06 October 2017 - 12:20 PM

Just to have a clear understanding of TRV, how is this organization classified?

 

Hmm?




#106341 New Will Rogers Arena

Posted by Jeriat on 01 October 2017 - 09:50 PM

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#106207 Tarrant Transit Alliance

Posted by Jeriat on 27 September 2017 - 03:59 PM

Its a mess.  Mayor Price is abdicating her role as the leader and suggesting that Fort Worth's transit problems are a county concern.  The question to the Mayor is when and where do you see suburban cities concerning themselves with the transit issues facing the City?  As long as the county, in particularly, find it more important to construct surface parking lots for cars and the FWTA focuses on commuter rail, the citizens living in the City will be left with a second tier, no make that a third tier, transit system.

 

The one encouraging theme that comes out of this debate is that Fort Worth must get very serious about the transit needs of the City instead of nickel and dime-ing the transit project. 

 

A major barrier facing this City is a mayor who craves regionalism.  Fort Worth will not attract a company like Amazon or will not have the transit it requires if it measures every opportunity through the lenses of regionalism.

 

Turmoil at the City Council -

 

http://www.fortworth...fa4f3383a0.html

 

 

 

 

"Stay passionate, stay engaged, but the council has to go on priorities," [Jungus Jordan] said. "It took us 55 years from inception of the Chisholm Trail Parkway to get it done.

 

...reading that pissed me off more than the vote, itself. 

That's comparing a tollway that really just one section of the city uses to mass transit for the ENTIRE city. 




#106206 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by Jeriat on 27 September 2017 - 03:50 PM

This is the first official mention that I've seen about Panther Island as a possible location:

http://www.star-tele...e175681491.html

 

So, city council. About that streetcar . . . 




#106103 Rangers, Arlington and the Ballpark

Posted by Jeriat on 25 September 2017 - 07:15 AM

Still a massive waste of money to replace a good ballpark.

I want the Rangers to keep using The Ballpark for at least a couple more decades, but unfortunately, that's the current business of major pro sports.

But at the very least, it won't be bulldozed and it'll be used for something else when the club moves over to the new park, so it's not really a "waste". This may actually be the best thing that will ever happen to Arlington... well, until they get REAL public transportation. 




#106054 Rangers, Arlington and the Ballpark

Posted by Jeriat on 23 September 2017 - 01:00 PM

Looks like a mix of styles. 




#106053 Top of Building Signage - Yes, or No?

Posted by Jeriat on 23 September 2017 - 12:57 PM

Las Colinas will not allow signage on tops of buildings which is kinda refreshing compared to how Dallas looks at night...  IMO their Omni hotel and Reunion Tower ruin the skyline!  It looks like Vegas but without the fun.  Also, has anyone else ever thought that Reunion Tower looks like a microphone from the old Donnie and Marie show?  

Honestly, I couldn't imagine Dallas without them... 




#106049 Molly the Trolley

Posted by Jeriat on 23 September 2017 - 01:23 AM

Through the grapevine,I have heard Molly is in the process of being returned to being free. Not sure of a source of that funding (don't believe it is the T doing it though) or a timeline of the return of free rides.

 

Like the Chargers going back to L.A., this was a bad decision that should have never happened in the first place. 




#105978 Residence Inn at "Houston and 8th"

Posted by Jeriat on 19 September 2017 - 12:22 PM

This building looks uglier and uglier every time I look at the rendering. It's going to be an eyesore on our skyline.

 

I don't think it's ugly, but it'll look weird with it being extra skinny... almost like having a communication tower in the middle of downtown. 




#105934 Top of Building Signage - Yes, or No?

Posted by Jeriat on 17 September 2017 - 07:25 PM

As long as it's tastefully done and isn't crowded with a million logos in one spot, what's the problem with having them on buildings? 

(Obviously, I voted yes)




#105747 8-4-1 Rail Plan (T&P Station - Lancaster Ave.)

Posted by Jeriat on 13 September 2017 - 11:41 PM

Panther Island Line / Circulator

 

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Based on the updated proposed Local Circulator.

 

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#105698 TEX Rail project

Posted by Jeriat on 12 September 2017 - 02:51 PM

 

 

DART - Downtown Dallas to DFW Airport: 10 stops,  65 to 70 mins.

 

 

 

Man, that orange line ride to the airport is a beating. I rode out one night just to see the line and I didn't get past Northlake College before I gave up and turned around.

 

 

I rode every line all the way through (except maybe the Green line, south) and yes it is. But no worse than going all the way to Denton. Some nice scenery along the way, but I damn near fell asleep on one trip.




#105650 Frost Tower - Jetta Operating to Build Downtown Office Building

Posted by Jeriat on 10 September 2017 - 07:10 PM

Will the "Frost" logo be permitted on 640 Taylor?  Sundance Square Mgmt. objected to such signage during the lastest DDRB meeting.

 

I really hope it is. 

Still hate that we can't put logos on tops of skyscrapers.