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Old February 14th, 2006, 03:07 AM   #1
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Southern Transit Plans

since the 'best metro highway system' is ******* sick since all the texas cities are trying to show everyone they have better freeways than everyone...this thread should be nice.

some forward thinking. since we all know that if we have 1 million people in their cars on a freeway and we add a lane, we still have 1 million people in their cars. by building transit we offer the opportunity to not use your car.

so, post your city's plans for expansion or future plans that you think should happen. i'll post charlotte's in a hot minute.
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Old February 14th, 2006, 06:54 AM   #2
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since the 'best metro highway system' is ******* sick since all the texas cities are trying to show everyone they have better freeways than everyone...this thread should be nice.
Why single out the Texas cities? They are not the only ones in that forum to post pictures.

Dallas is about to start construction this summer to expand on its light rail. It will probably be one of the most extensive once they are done in oh....7 years. I'll try to get pictures.
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Old February 14th, 2006, 06:57 AM   #3
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Well I think he singled us out because of all the projects going on...
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Old February 14th, 2006, 07:11 AM   #4
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Dallas light rail, commuter rail, and HOV lanes and the future plans

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Old February 14th, 2006, 06:33 PM   #5
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since the 'best metro highway system' is ******* sick since all the texas cities are trying to show everyone they have better freeways than everyone...this thread should be nice.

some forward thinking. since we all know that if we have 1 million people in their cars on a freeway and we add a lane, we still have 1 million people in their cars. by building transit we offer the opportunity to not use your car.

so, post your city's plans for expansion or future plans that you think should happen. i'll post charlotte's in a hot minute.

im actualy glad that u pointed that out about "texas cities". here is the irony and how funny that statement really is to me................dallas/ft. worth has by far the largest network of freeways in the southeast, the fact that we show pics of freeways is truly justified, have u seen how massive the system is. LA(for sure) is the only city with a larger one i think. ALSO, dallas has the most extensive transit system(with plans) in the southeast as well. they just broke ground a few weeks ago to more than double the current system, with more plans on the horrizon!! dallas will have over 130 miles of light/commuter rail! goes to show that the ambitious projects are going full stream ahead on both freeway and transit!
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Old February 14th, 2006, 06:56 PM   #6
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Winston-Salem has plans for a streetcar line from Ardmore-Hawthorne Hill (city's second tallest skyline) to West End, PTRP Research Park and Downtown (city's tallest skyline). A consultant is trying to secure funding for the line by this summer. We should know something about the funding for this line later this year.

A second Winston-Salem streetcar line would connect Downtown to Old Salem Historic District, West Salem, Sunnyside, Washington Park and the North Carolina School of the Arts.

*A light rail line or a streetcar line is proposed to run from Downtown Winston-Salem, north to the LJVM Sports Complex, Northwest NC Fairgrounds and Wake Forest University. They haven't decided if it will be light rail or streetcars? The Downtown Partnership seems to prefer light rail for the longer north route from Downtown.

A metro commuter rail system will link three counties with the restoration of historic 1926 Union Station at Winston-Salem State University and the construction of a new station near 4th Street in downtown Winston-Salem. They still haven't taken Union Station from Harvey Davis though, so this appears to be on hold for now.

All Winston-Salem streetcar lines will use new modern designed streetcars and not the retro ones, even though they will travel through some of the state's oldest historic districts (Old Salem, Factory Row, West Salem, etc).

Asheville is dealing with a cut in federal money, now that the metro area is larger. Something Asheville doesn't need.

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Old February 14th, 2006, 07:04 PM   #7
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im actualy glad that u pointed that out about "texas cities". here is the irony and how funny that statement really is to me................dallas/ft. worth has by far the largest network of freeways in the southeast, the fact that we show pics of freeways is truly justified, have u seen how massive the system is. LA(for sure) is the only city with a larger one i think. ALSO, dallas has the most extensive transit system(with plans) in the southeast as well. they just broke ground a few weeks ago to more than double the current system, with more plans on the horrizon!! dallas will have over 130 miles of light/commuter rail! goes to show that the ambitious projects are going full stream ahead on both freeway and transit!
Not that I've been to every city out there, but I do have to say that when I visited Dallas my jaw dropped at the extent of their highway system. It is MASSIVE. I had never seen anything like it.

But why do you call them 'freeways' when there are tolls EVERYWHERE? It seems you barely go 5 miles and there's another toll to pay.
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Old February 14th, 2006, 07:20 PM   #8
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nostyle, there are actualy only two tolled freeways in dallas/ft.worth, the dallas north tollway and the president george bush tollway, which are both in dallas! there are current plans to add several more or add to the already existing network, but at the moment all other main "highways" are main freeways!
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Old February 14th, 2006, 07:35 PM   #9
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Here is what they are doing in Memphis as far as mass transit expansion:
North: Serving Downtown, North Memphis, Frayser, and Millington
Southeast: Serving Downtown, Midtown, East Memphis, Germantown, and Collierville
South: Serving Downtown, South Memphis, Whitehaven, Southaven, and Horn Lake
These are three LRT lines that will connect Downtown Memphis to the Suburbs and other parts of the city. First they are going to connect Downtown Memphis to the Airport. Progress so far has been the building of the Madison Avenue Line, which then they will have another line going off it to the airport (which is not through the best part of town). But first they are trying to decide the route of which the line will take, here are two alternates:


Right now all we have are three lines that run trolleys: Main Street Trolley, Riverfront Loop, and the Madison Avenue Line (which is LRV accessible). But someday we'll have quite an extensive LRT network.
This project is called MATATRAC and is funded by the Memphis Area Transit Authority or MATA.

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Old February 16th, 2006, 02:04 AM   #10
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OKC is nearing completion on its plans for commuter rail, light rail, expansion of bus system to include more routes and more Bus Rapid Transit, and a modern streetcar system for downtown. The projects will be completed in phases ending by 2030. They have just held their final meeting for the planning. All information on the plans can be found at http://okfgs.org, the website for the Oklahoma Fixed Guideway Study run by COPTA and MetroTransit.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 02:29 AM   #11
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But why do you call them 'freeways' when there are tolls EVERYWHERE? It seems you barely go 5 miles and there's another toll to pay.
How does that bother you, a New Yorker?

You people charge FOR EVERYTHING!!!

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