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PeopleAreStrange

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#109068 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 20 February 2018 - 08:59 PM

He's arguing that education rankings for the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex are being held back by Fort Worth, and that the "Dallas" metro area would rank higher if Fort Worth were a separate metro area.

 

If Dallas really feels that way, both cities should join together and ask the Census for a divorce. :)

 

Fort Worth is by far the largest US anchor city to not statistically anchor its own metro area.




#108961 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 14 February 2018 - 06:55 PM

Houston wasn't listed in Amazon's "top 20" list.




#108898 The T's new Master Plan

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 10 February 2018 - 11:08 PM

I'm more bothered by the floating triangle logo than the name.




#108784 The T's new Master Plan

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 07 February 2018 - 06:40 PM

That logo is hideous.




#108765 Funding transit

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 07 February 2018 - 09:24 AM

I'd rather take the quarter cent from the CCPD fund, but an election to do that would probably fail. I've already seen and heard comments along the lines of: "they want to take money from something that fights crime and give it to something that increases crime."

 

I'm a bit confused by what Cary Moon wants. Originally, he wanted an election for $1.2 billion of rail expansion. Now he wants an election for a quarter-cent sales tax (which would dramatically improve bus service and commuter rail schedules), but from a source that can't go directly towards a transit agency.




#108667 The T's new Master Plan

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 30 January 2018 - 11:25 PM

Some more information: http://www.fwta.org/...ary-29-2018.pdf

 

The Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) will be renamed "Metro Center."

 

IMO, this is a positive change. Hopefully, this will reduce the amount of TRE passengers who ride to T&P station not realizing the ITC is more convenient in most cases.

 

There will be a media event and possibly TV ads. They're also planning Star-Telegram ads.




#108666 The T's new Master Plan

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 30 January 2018 - 10:48 PM

I'm a little disappointed it won't be called the "Fort Worth Metro."




#108567 Museum Place

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 26 January 2018 - 11:43 PM

Did ya'll see the newest renderings?

 

[ IMAGE- Rendering of seven story building that appears to front Van Cliburn Way ]

 

Thought it looked fine... Something will get built here. I guess this is a chance to get something even better than what was planned.

 

Even this wasn't good enough for the Kimbell Art Museum and Dennis Shingleton? I'm starting to get fed up with people holding back development in this city.

 

Makes me wonder why I'm frustrated with the Far West Dallas... err, uh... Fort Worth Chamber's inability to market Fort Worth as a metro anchor.

 

There's no point of attracting major developers if we won't let developers build large buildings here.




#108520 TEX Rail project

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 25 January 2018 - 07:32 PM

If you remove free park-and-rides for commuter lines and charge for parking, that removes a lot of incentive for people to take transit into the urban core.




#108493 Museum Place

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 24 January 2018 - 07:43 PM

You would be able to see the hotel from Kimbell's lobby area. See post #665.

 

I'm all for protecting Amon Carter's view of the skyline, but not so much Kimbell's view of the sky.

 

This hotel would not have impacted the former.




#108358 Modern Streetcar Dead

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 17 January 2018 - 08:37 PM

Maybe they had identified where the money was going to come from, but had those TIFs agreed to where the route was going to be located exactly, and which neighborhood would get the streetcar built first? I suggest they hadnt settle those questions, which is why the city council failed to approve it. The i-s were not doted and the t-s were not cerossed because a proper EIS procedure and process wasnt followed.

 

Fort Worth city council voted to stop studying the plan. The study Austin posted clearly identifies a recommended starter route.




#108355 Economic Development Plan

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 17 January 2018 - 07:43 PM

Not quite- Apple is looking for a "second corporate campus." Still, Fort Worth would greatly benefit from such a campus.

 

Note to Mr. Gengelbach and the Fort Worth Chamber- Bid separately from Dallas.

 

Associating ourselves with Dallas isn't helping us attract companies. If anything, it's preventing us from standing out.




#108340 Economic Development Plan

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 16 January 2018 - 07:29 PM

Arlington does subsidize their new rideshare service, but it's restricted to certain parts of the city. You can't take it to or from Fort Worth or Dallas.


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#108303 The Image of Fort Worth

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 15 January 2018 - 03:41 PM

The U.S. Census classifies Weatherford (Parker County) as part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex (and the Fort Worth metro division).

 

https://www2.census....bsa_us_0715.pdf




#108296 Economic Development Plan

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 14 January 2018 - 05:50 PM

There are a few things I disagree with Bud Kennedy on:

 

He says Dallas is one of Fort Worth's greatest assets. Aside from DFW Airport, Dallas is more of a detriment. Developers often ignore Fort Worth because they see us as a distant satellite of Dallas.

 

Later, he says Fort Worth should take a cue from Arlington to attract visitors and development. :wacko: Did he really just suggest that Fort Worth emulate a transit-less suburb with no urban core?

 

When talking about transit, he implies rail will become obsolete soon, and points to rideshare. I'm fine with future technology supplementing traditional fixed-route transit, but the former should not replace the latter. Traditional transit has fixed stops and schedules that you can plan around. You show up at a designated location at a designated time, and don't have to use a smartphone app or request a ride. Finally, traditional transit vehicles (buses and especially trains) carry far more people at a time than cars and vans.