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Old August 27th, 2016, 09:22 PM   #11761
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The median is not as wide along most of I-66 east of Gainesville. Although you can build a double-track light rail in a median as narrow as 30 - 35 ft (see I-225 in suburban Denver).
The real problem isn't even this part of the Interstate, it's further East where there is no grassy median at all. This is WAAY out past the last I-66 metro station. I don't think heavy rail makes any sense so far out into the suburbs. A commuter rail line maybe, but there isn't sufficient density for Metro and the ride would be an hour long.
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Old August 27th, 2016, 10:38 PM   #11762
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Metro is already part-commuter rail. Hour-long rides are not unheard of on it or BART. And yes, they are indeed planning to extend the Orange line out to Gainesville.
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Old August 27th, 2016, 11:50 PM   #11763
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Metro is already part-commuter rail. Hour-long rides are not unheard of on it or BART. And yes, they are indeed planning to extend the Orange line out to Gainesville.
https://transform66wisely.org/2015/0...-in-the-cards/

They're not even planning to extend the line to Centreville within the next 25 years, and that's a much more logical extension than Gainesville.

So unless you want to drive to Manassas and take VRE, or you want to drive to Reston and take the Silver Line, 66 is it for that part of the area.
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Old August 28th, 2016, 03:11 AM   #11764
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Well, that's news to me. It was on the long-range planning boards before, though.
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Old August 28th, 2016, 04:34 AM   #11765
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Everything transportation-related is long-range in Virginia.
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Old August 29th, 2016, 02:09 PM   #11766
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Diverging diamond interchanges that is
There are couple in Europe, but they're way more common in the US.
Where in Europe? I didn't know we have any.
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Old August 29th, 2016, 02:25 PM   #11767
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Where in Europe? I didn't know we have any.
There are 3 in France and one is being built in Denmark

France:
https://www.google.nl/maps/@48.83201...!3m1!1e3?hl=en
https://www.google.nl/maps/@50.54485...!3m1!1e3?hl=en
https://www.google.nl/maps/@48.83055...!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Denmark (u/c) :
https://www.google.nl/maps/@55.36115...m1!1e3!5m1!1e1

(Thanks to https://www.wegenwiki.nl/DDI )
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Old August 31st, 2016, 02:36 AM   #11768
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Old September 3rd, 2016, 06:23 AM   #11769
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A few nighttime shots from 76 stories above Seattle:


I-5 south of Yesler Way at night by SounderBruce, on Flickr


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Old September 17th, 2016, 02:37 PM   #11770
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Old September 19th, 2016, 09:49 AM   #11771
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 09:50 PM   #11772
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Old September 25th, 2016, 02:57 AM   #11773
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Old September 26th, 2016, 05:42 PM   #11774
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Old September 26th, 2016, 06:21 PM   #11775
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Yes, it`s subway line. It serves E and F line.
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Old September 26th, 2016, 06:30 PM   #11776
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No, it's the AirTrain that runs between JFK Airport and Jamaica Station (LIRR and E, J, Z subways)
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Old September 27th, 2016, 08:01 PM   #11777
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Old October 1st, 2016, 10:07 AM   #11778
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I-635 Dallas, Texas

TxDOT to Open I-635 Texpress Lanes on October 1st

TxDOT will begin tolling 9.3 miles of HOV/Express Lanes, a form of TEXpress Lanes, on Interstate 635 (I-635) from Greenville Avenue to I-30 in Dallas County on Saturday, Oct. 1st at 8 am.

The I-635 TEXpress Lanes feature one lane in each direction and a total of four entrance ramps and four exit ramps. The lanes will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The HOV lanes on I-635 were transitioned into TEXpress Lanes as part of a regional congestion relief strategy that maximizes their use. When the I-635 TEXpress Lanes open, HOV and motorcycle drivers, with a valid toll tag, who register and activate their HOV status through the Drive On TEXpress website or app, will be able to use the lanes at no cost. I-635 from Greenville Avenue to I-30 will be the only segment of TEXpress Lanes that have a zero toll rate, 24 hours a day/seven days a week, for registered/activated HOV drivers. Single-occupant vehicles and vehicles without a toll tag will be able to use them for a toll. The TEXpress Lanes are expected to carry nearly 18,000 vehicles a day, almost double the traffic they carried as HOV-only lanes.

The $6.7 million, 9.3-mile, I-635 TEXpress Lanes project began construction in 2015 from just east of US 75 to I-30 in Dallas County.
Press release: http://txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-.../111-2016.html

This connects to the express lanes on the north side of Dallas that opened in 2015. The extension to I-30 is a conversion of the existing HOV lanes, they added no additional capacity.

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I-75 Dayton, Ohio

The 10 year, $ 300 million reconstruction of I-75 through Dayton, Ohio was completed last month, a full year ahead of schedule.

They completely rebuilt I-75 through Dayton, replacing basically all bridges and structures, realigning the freeway and remove left on- and off ramps.

Ohio ranks #9 as the most cost-effective state with highway operations and construction in the 22nd Annual Highway Report, ranking significantly higher than most neighboring states (#14 Kentucky, #25 West Virginia, #31 Michigan, #36 Indiana, #39 Pennsylvania)

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