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PeopleAreStrange

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#106798 Fort Worth Moves into 16th Place

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 20 October 2017 - 07:33 PM

Anchoring our own MSA (metro area) would probably help our image more than moving up a few positions in city population rankings.




#106774 TEX Rail project

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 19 October 2017 - 08:07 PM

Perhaps we should promote the name "Tarrant Express Rail" more. But if people think "TEX" stands for Texas... well, we are in Texas. :)




#106772 Fort Worth Moves into 16th Place

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 19 October 2017 - 07:54 PM

Would be nice if Fort Worth were to anchor its own MSA again someday.




#106580 The Image of Fort Worth

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 12 October 2017 - 11:19 PM

Well as long as we get businesses and corporations to relocate here and that helps our citys economic future and our growth in the end does it really matter that we are considered another Frisco. I think our separate identity and our obsession with trying to be recognizable and better than Dallas only matters in a pissing contest and when we want to beat our chest.

 

Yes, it does matter. We can't just let our history as a metro anchor fall by the wayside.

 

Fort Worth (the town) was established before the railroad. Fort Worth has always been a center of commerce. Fort Worth was (and is) influential enough to spur its own suburbs. Fort Worth did not grow because of Dallas or any other city. This is in contrast to Frisco- they are growing because of Dallas.

 

Fort Worth is one of the few large U.S. metro anchors that isn't widely recognized as one. That's not fair, and our image is likely costing us business.




#106499 American Airlines Relocating HQ

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 10 October 2017 - 12:09 AM

These buildings are bigger and taller than I realized they would be.

 

They look impressive from the TRE, and I assume they're highly visible heading northbound on 360 as well.




#106308 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 30 September 2017 - 05:32 PM

PeopleAreStrange, could it be that our leaders realize that we really don't have a chance?

 

Fort Worth's chances won't suddenly be higher if Dallas and its suburbs were to support a FW site (which they won't).

 

EDIT again: I made my previous post without refreshing the page, and was still thinking about my previous post when reading your post.

 

That said, as I've already said, Fort Worth won't benefit much from a site in Dallas or its suburbs.




#106304 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 30 September 2017 - 04:27 PM

Fort Worth would see few (if any) benefits if Amazon were to relocate to Dallas or one of its suburbs.

 

I'm disappointed to hear so many Fort Worth leaders say they would be happy with Amazon HQ2 anywhere in North Texas.




#106165 TEX Rail project

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 26 September 2017 - 07:07 PM

 

 

haha I know that's right!
 
I represent the end user, not the engineer!   double track double platform - flyover bridge - whatever, I just want to take a non-stop train from the Water Gardens to the Airport!

If you want non-stop, door-to-door services from public transportation, I suggest calling Uber or Yellow cabs.

 

 

Oops - Uber, Lyft, and Yellow cabs aren't necessarily nonstop. You've got traffic lights, potential freeway traffic, and airport toll booths.

 

It's not like TEX Rail passengers will be forced to disembark at every station.




#106117 The Dash bus connector

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 25 September 2017 - 06:38 PM

We're not going to change Rename's mind. Might as well move on to complaining about The Dash being just another bus.




#106098 Tarrant Transit Alliance

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 24 September 2017 - 09:02 PM

It amazes me there's no bus down White Settlement Road to the Ridgmar transit center. I've been told it's in the plans, though.




#106096 Tarrant Transit Alliance

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 24 September 2017 - 08:48 PM

UPDATE: Cary Moon doesn't care about expanded bus service. He only wants more and better rail service.

 

http://www.star-tele...e175079831.html

 

Sounds like Amazon's desire for direct rail access was a wake-up call.




#106074 TEX Rail project

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 23 September 2017 - 09:57 PM

 

To be fair, TRE trains always slow down like that when approaching the ITC.

 

But yes, express trains can't go faster than regular trains if trains can only cross paths at certain points due to single tracking.

 

How is it that Amtrak is able to operate an express train between Fort Worth and Dallas?

 

 

Amtrak trains on the TRE corridor run at about the same average speed as TRE trains.

 

Both trains take about an hour to travel between the two downtowns.




#106072 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 23 September 2017 - 09:47 PM

Here's the FOX 4 story referenced earlier: http://www.fox4news....nd-headquarters

 

Brandom Gengelbach: "That's not something that one area can handle. That's something the entire region needs to be behind."

 

With that kind of mentality, Fort Worth never get another large company headquarters!




#106071 Rangers, Arlington and the Ballpark

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 23 September 2017 - 09:19 PM

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




#106069 Tarrant Transit Alliance

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 23 September 2017 - 09:05 PM

Disappointing to hear Cary Moon skipped the meeting. Voting "no" would've been less bad.

 

At least he sounds open to transit improvements in the future...