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Old January 26th, 2015, 10:32 PM   #141
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The Triange's New Regional Bus Designs and Branding

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The bus systems of the Triangle are getting a new look, designed to demonstrate the increased level of integration between the different agencies, (such as the GoLIVE real-time bus location system) the new branding has been in the works for nearly two years, and will be phased in gradually, to reduce the capital costs.

The GoTriangle Partnership (which consists of Triangle Transit as well as the region's municipal transit agencies) will be rebranded as GO Transit, the name is designed to give the impression of a single regional agency, and to reduce confusion for riders. Though the agencies will maintain their current levels of autonomy, the individual agencies will be rebranded in a similar uniform fashion.

Triangle Transit --> GO Triangle
CAT (Capital Area Transit) --> GO Raleigh
DATA (Durham Area Transit Authority) --> GO Durham
CHT (Chapel Hill Transit) --> GO Chapel Hill
C-TRAN --> GO Cary

Raleigh will likely be the first to roll out the new designs in a significant number, because the Raleigh Transit Authority opted not to paint their newest shipment of buses, in anticipation of the new design. In Raleigh, the new branding will also be accompanied by a new RFID smartcard system, and new fareboxes to accommodate them, which were paid for by a grant. The region's other transit agencies are likely to follow suit in implementing smartcards, and the systems are expected to be unified or at least compatible.

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Old January 31st, 2015, 10:08 PM   #142
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Originally Posted by spencer114 View Post
I love that the South is getting all of this infrastructure. Atlanta is going to look great with streetcars!
Atlanta would look even better if it could expand its MARTA rail...

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Old March 27th, 2015, 02:08 AM   #143
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Originally Posted by GunnerJacket View Post
Charlotte to Raleigh is wholly NC DOT, so I've no knowledge of that leg. (I'm in Ga.) From what I understand NC and VA will seek federal aid for the Raleigh to Richmond connection once Richmond to DC has completed upgrades and been running for about a year or two. Depending on the performance of the Richmond/DC leg they'll seek either full funding for construction or a lesser amount to supplement a longer, state-funded program.
At the present, new tracks are being laid out of charlotte for dual tracks. NCRR is working to have dual tracks from Charlotte to Raleigh.

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Old June 19th, 2016, 04:13 PM   #144
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All Aboard FL | Brightline Rail Construction Update | May-June 2016

May 2016 :

Downtown West Palm Beach station :

Downtown Fort Lauderdale station :

^In the distance is the upright FEC
railroad Bascule bridge over the New River that bisects downtown FTL.

Downtown Miami Central station :

The elevated 50+ foot columns currently rising towards the station and the train platforms for the Brightline and Tri-Rail Commuter trains :

^ Above is the Miami Metrorail / MetroMover station on the lower left which will connect with the Brightline Central Station U/C right above it , the building with the 3 "White bubbles" is the NAP Center of the Americas & the empty lots is part of the 29 acre "Miami World Center" that has just started construction.

^ Looking South towards Brickell

"The new rail station is being integrated with the Miami-Dade County Metrorail and Metromover systems, and is being considered a major transit hub for the city with connections to buses, trolleys, taxis and more.

June 2016 Update:

Station columns formed and ready to be cast :

^ Columns rising to 50 feet | 15.24 m , two Metromover train cars in the middle moving under the Metrorail tracks to the right towards Government station.

^ A "straddle bend" bridges two train capitals.

^ Columns and walls cast up to lift.

^ Courthouse buildings in the background , Brightline Rail Station U/C in the center & the Metro Mover / Metrorail tracks on the right foreground.
Metro Miami...1000+ highrises completed & under construction. RIP QUANTUM X

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A few pics I took this weekend:

Miami Central Station

Fort Lauderdale Station

West Palm Beach Station


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Old September 30th, 2016, 07:29 PM   #146
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Miami Central Station | September 2016 Construction Update

A aerial view of the elevated railroad tracks of the Brightline railroad & the Tri-Rail commuter train system converging towards the downtown station :
Metro Miami...1000+ highrises completed & under construction. RIP QUANTUM X

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