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by art_suckz
23 Oct 2019 13:36
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 357
Views: 119600

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Same... I was just speaking from the standpoint of difficulty of finding space
by art_suckz
23 Oct 2019 13:26
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 357
Views: 119600

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I could see the OKC line going into FW first, then along 30 some other way without any degradation in its effectiveness.
by art_suckz
02 Oct 2019 10:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 141
Views: 49780

Re: Highland Park Village

Dfwn2n wrote:What's the point of opening a shop for only 10 days?

The rich people dont have to leave their bubble and go to the mall.
by art_suckz
23 Sep 2019 10:30
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 124
Views: 32608

Re: TexRail

The DART train to DFW was scary af when I used it... a lot of people arguing and fighting with each other and the smell of urine was noticeable... When the train stopped at DFW, no one got off... they were just using it as a mobile shelter. It may have been because it was early morning and cold out ...
by art_suckz
19 Aug 2019 14:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 551
Views: 185575

Re: Northpark Center

Call me when they get an arcade.
by art_suckz
26 Jun 2019 13:56
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 187
Views: 47706

Re: I-345

This adds a few minutes.. or gets you to the high-speed rail.

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by art_suckz
24 Jun 2019 09:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nintendo Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 7001

Re: Nintendo Switch

Haha, I forgot about this thread... Animal Crossing was finally announced!

I dont play Apex Legends. I mostly play No Man's Sky, Monster Hunter, and Nintendo games
by art_suckz
30 May 2019 15:41
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 274
Views: 71149

Re: Trinity River Park

Elon Musk will be dying on Mars first.
by art_suckz
15 May 2019 14:53
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The "hotelification" of multifamily
Replies: 11
Views: 2890

Re: The "hotelification" of multifamily

I wouldn't mind a place to park an airstream or tiny home.
by art_suckz
08 May 2019 09:48
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 32
Views: 9810

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/04/lost-dallas-author-uncovers-treasure-trove-of-vintage-1970s-dallas-photos/ Lost Dallas Author Uncovers Treasure Trove of Vintage 1970s and 1980s Dallas Photos BY PETER SIMEK PUBLISHED IN FRONTBURNER APRIL 11, 2019 10:05 AM https://www.flickr.com/photos/c...
by art_suckz
03 May 2019 10:10
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 301
Views: 87295

Re: DART D2 Subway

My coworker once saw a homeless person masturbating while watching a trashcan fire on the platform at Union Station.
by art_suckz
04 Apr 2019 16:41
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park
Replies: 10
Views: 3141

Re: Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park

Cbdallas wrote:Would love to see a big beautiful fountain or water feature where that statute used to be.

One like the big one up north at Armstrong in Highland Park would be awesome. At least the homeless could bathe in the new one.
by art_suckz
02 Apr 2019 17:36
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DCTA (Denton Co. Transportation Authority)
Replies: 13
Views: 5029

Re: DCTA (Denton Co. Transportation Authority)

DCTA works to expand its A-train to the Cotton Belt line and TWU By Sherelle Black | 7:30 am April 2, 2019 CDT DCTA is looking to extend its service to the south to connect to Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Cotton Belt line, which is expected to be complete in 2022. The agency is also planning to exten...
by art_suckz
19 Mar 2019 14:31
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle
Replies: 16
Views: 6831

Re: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle

I agree and another part of what I was trying clumsily to get at.
by art_suckz
19 Mar 2019 13:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle
Replies: 16
Views: 6831

Re: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle

Part of the reason conservatives loath mass transportation projects is due to the ridiculous costs being mentioned in this very thread. Case in point... I have been following HSR plans for decades in California, with dreams of never taking that dreadful freeway to Vegas or Sacramento, etc... But th...
by art_suckz
19 Mar 2019 11:47
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle
Replies: 16
Views: 6831

Re: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle

I still think the root of *all* of that is a political climate that stunts the environment needed to create healthy industries... it isnt a lack of imagination and ability. It's a pervasive conservative and crony-car-capitalist mindset that confuses and misdirects resources and funding. America desi...
by art_suckz
18 Mar 2019 11:41
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle
Replies: 16
Views: 6831

Re: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle

Honestly, *nobody* has experience with operations that involve flying jets on magnetic rails inside of a vacuum-sealed tube.

It's political willpower/obstruction and public perception that stalls our projects... not the ability to implement a technology.
by art_suckz
13 Mar 2019 16:10
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle
Replies: 16
Views: 6831

Re: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle

19-minute hyperloop from Dallas to Austin on fast track after government push By John Egan Mar 13, 2019, 4:05 pm http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/travel/03-13-19-dallas-to-austin-19-minute-trip-hyerloop-elaine-chao-sxsw/ During an appearance at SXSW in Austin, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine C...
by art_suckz
11 Mar 2019 09:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 58
Views: 16265

Re: Homelessness

tamtagon wrote:What would Jesus do?


According to the GOP, he would make sure that Trump got elected.
by art_suckz
08 Mar 2019 13:49
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 279
Views: 86369

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Football is more important than the New Testament.
by art_suckz
19 Feb 2019 11:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 120
Views: 38943

Re: Dallas Smart District

Deck Park Magic.
by art_suckz
14 Feb 2019 13:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 276863

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Another angle: some locals are claiming they were fine with HQ plan and that outsiders were being bussed in to sink the deal.
by art_suckz
13 Feb 2019 16:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 357
Views: 119600

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

We've F*ed up America with sprawl... I say tear down the fences, build wildlife bridges over the highways and bring back the Buffalo. If a town doesn't have anything worth seeing or doing then that's just how it goes.
by art_suckz
13 Feb 2019 16:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 670
Views: 202107

Re: Victory Park 3.0

exelone31 wrote:Welp, for anyone worrying that the notorious Uptown crowd will be taking over Deep Ellum, it seems a beacon is starting to emit from Victory Park. Dibs, bros!


The Design District will be the next to fall after that...
by art_suckz
13 Feb 2019 15:01
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 357
Views: 119600

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

The difference is that the highways benefit the rural areas, and the benefits outweigh the negatives. The politicians will fight tooth and nail to get them in their districts. The Dallas-Houston rail line, OTOH, provides no benefits outside the areas with a station. TCR Claims: Construction of the ...
by art_suckz
12 Feb 2019 13:46
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 357
Views: 119600

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Judge’s Ruling Could Have Big Implications For Proposed High-Speed Rail Line By Gail Delaughter February 12, 2019 9:30 am https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/transportation/2019/02/11/321320/judges-ruling-could-have-big-implications-for-proposed-high-speed-rail-line/ A new ruling by a L...
by art_suckz
06 Feb 2019 16:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church
Replies: 36
Views: 5603

Re: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church

I have to wonder what this church and all of it's non taxable property brings to downtown Dallas. Do the parishioners stay and shop and eat nearby or support anything other than their church. Seriously I have no idea. I really feel like there should be a gun shop nearby too or shooting range. How c...
by art_suckz
06 Feb 2019 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 492
Views: 171659

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

IMO... once you stare at an empty parking lot for a few decades, you'll want that building back... even if it's empty.
by art_suckz
04 Feb 2019 14:50
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: VIRGIN TRAINS - TEXAS
Replies: 8
Views: 3244

Re: VIRGIN TRAINS - TEXAS

More details: Two Billionaires Want to Restore the Glory of the U.S. Railroads By Chris Bryant February 1, 2019, 7:30 AM CST https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-02-01/two-billionaires-want-to-restore-the-glory-of-u-s-railroads Wes Edens and Richard Branson are behind the IPO of Virgin Tr...
by art_suckz
04 Feb 2019 12:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: VIRGIN TRAINS - TEXAS
Replies: 8
Views: 3244

Re: VIRGIN TRAINS - TEXAS

They will greatly benefit from all the groundwork laid by TCR tho. Virgin shouldn't have half the resistance now that all the fighting in the legislature is over.
by art_suckz
04 Feb 2019 10:16
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: VIRGIN TRAINS - TEXAS
Replies: 8
Views: 3244

VIRGIN TRAINS - TEXAS

Virgin steers talk of high-speed trains between Dallas and Houston By John Egan - Feb 1, 2019, 1:45 pm http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/travel/02-01-19-richard-branson-virgin-trains-dallas-houston/ Virgin Trains USA, a transportation startup that plans to trade its shares on the Nasdaq stock exchan...
by art_suckz
04 Feb 2019 09:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 291
Views: 82704

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

joshua.dodd wrote:The Tokyo model is also private. The transit lines in Tokyo are privately run.


Which I also think should happen with DART. :- )
by art_suckz
01 Feb 2019 15:11
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 291
Views: 82704

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

TNWE wrote:... I don't see the Tokyo model as being something we can replicate here, even if DART is freed to become a real estate developer.


We could totally replicate it... the land use law absolutely has to change and I see the DART police at fault most of the rest.
by art_suckz
01 Feb 2019 10:59
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 187
Views: 47706

Re: I-345

If TXDot is left to their own devices they will turn it into that monstrosity that they put in downtown Carrollton.
by art_suckz
01 Feb 2019 10:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 86
Views: 35184

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

My god... I've been waiting for this for soooo long. This makes me happier than D2... cotton belt, platform extensions, 3 car DART trains and the Modern streetcar combined. The only thing I'd get more excited about is the DAL-HOU Shinkansen.
by art_suckz
01 Feb 2019 10:31
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 291
Views: 82704

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

DART seems to be built for those who have no choice instead of trying to serve the area population as a whole. I'm not suggesting that it's a bad objective as it does provide an option to those who have no other option. But when you do that, you have little motivation for providing 'better' service...
by art_suckz
07 Jan 2019 13:08
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: BRAVE browser
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Re: BRAVE browser

Ah no prob. Ive encountered a very small number of issues with Brave, nothing big. I also dont mind opening up chrome if I have to.
by art_suckz
07 Jan 2019 10:32
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: BRAVE browser
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

BRAVE browser

I've been using the Brave browser for a while now... been away from the site and recently returned. I'm having an issue where the Quick Links, FAQ, Notifications, Private messages and user drop down links are not clickable. Just wonder if there was an easy quick fix for this? I dont want to be a pai...
by art_suckz
10 Apr 2018 12:10
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 169
Views: 59441

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

I think this is all just Pokemon Go... but with bikes.
by art_suckz
29 Mar 2018 10:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 39
Views: 12364

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

Vision for big Dallas riverfront project comes into focus By Bill Hethcock – Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal Mar 23, 2018, 2:10pm https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/03/23/vision-for-big-dallas-riverfront-project-comes.html?ana=twt "We think this site will have demand for all fou...
by art_suckz
09 Mar 2018 11:58
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 187
Views: 47706

Re: I-345

I think the suspension bridge would provide an open-air feel (with more light hopefully) along with more space below.
by art_suckz
09 Mar 2018 11:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 124
Views: 32608

Re: TexRail

https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/texrail-breaks-ground-grapevine/ March 08, 2018 TEXRail breaks ground in Grapevine Written by Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor The Grapevine Main district is a public/private project to be built around a five-story old-style train station with 105-foot observation to...
by art_suckz
09 Mar 2018 11:19
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 291
Views: 82704

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I saw the app news on Twitter and came here to add it to the thread. Good to see other people are aware of it :- ) Grapevine is getting a BEAUTIFUL new $105-million Texrail station and it will connect to DART... would be quite a shock to see a pack of vagrants roll out of the carriages there. I am n...
by art_suckz
23 Feb 2018 10:27
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 291
Views: 82704

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I searched for the old "DART Experience" thread but couldn't find it... So here goes. Last Saturday morning (3:03 train) I decided that paying $2.50 to go from Victory to DFW on the train was a good idea. It sort of turned out to be a pretty shocking experience... shocking and sad. First o...
by art_suckz
18 Jan 2018 10:40
Forum: U.S. + World City Issues/News
Topic: Ugliest building in every US state, according to people who live there
Replies: 1
Views: 3106

Ugliest building in every US state, according to people who live there

List here at MSN: http://bit.ly/2rlY4bV According to one reader, "There are so many reasons the Alamodome, in my hometown of San Antonio, is awful ... But most of all, it is deeply, inscrutably ugly, with four gigantic pillars hoisting up the domed roof and making the thing look like a dead arm...
by art_suckz
08 Nov 2017 15:11
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 187
Views: 47706

Re: I-345

I say, let's see what happens.... that's what they did to the neighborhoods when they built it.
by art_suckz
02 Jun 2017 12:00
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 357
Views: 119600

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

There's never been a fatality on the technology that will be used here. Cant say that for Chinese tech or any other system in use.

I imagine there are some big hurdles ahead to prove you can send people in pods thru a tube at vacuum.
by art_suckz
30 May 2017 14:02
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 357
Views: 119600

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Right after I posted I got a text message from TCR with a link to their latest news. Quick raw link. http://www.texascentral.com/2017/05/30/85th-texas-legislature-wrap/ ... Texas is proving again to be a leader in transportation, and the Railroad is proud to be a part of that. The Texas Bullet Train...
by art_suckz
30 May 2017 10:52
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 86
Views: 35184

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

So, it looks like the Dallas PCC, 612, is going back in to storage or scrap and the Toronto PCC car, 4614, that was in the shop is coming back from storage for restoration. *sign* I knew something was up... :-( I will add a PCC car to my list of things I want to see before I die... along with lakes...

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