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by art_suckz
11 Jan 2021 09:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying to gauge interest in an idea...
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Trying to gauge interest in an idea...

Im mostly interested in general chat, constructions/developments and trains, trains, trains.
by art_suckz
08 Jan 2021 12:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying to gauge interest in an idea...
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Trying to gauge interest in an idea...

I'm down for Discord
by art_suckz
29 Dec 2020 15:12
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 437
Views: 226541

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Miyahista Park would look great straddling I-30... just sayin'
by art_suckz
19 Feb 2020 14:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 437
Views: 226541

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Miniature horses?
by art_suckz
15 Jan 2020 09:28
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 353
Views: 179349

Re: Silver Line

IMO the parking lots should be shopping centers with businesses paying leases to DART
by art_suckz
08 Jan 2020 10:06
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 267
Views: 140242

Re: DFW Airport

That is what my first theory was... thanks for the info :- )
by art_suckz
07 Jan 2020 17:21
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 267
Views: 140242

Re: DFW Airport

I've done a few searches but haven't come up with anything... Anyone know why is there always a black cloud of smoke around the outskirts of DFW a few times a week?
by art_suckz
05 Dec 2019 09:35
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 322
Views: 128656

Re: I-345

Call the Boring Company.
by art_suckz
23 Oct 2019 13:36
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 437
Views: 226541

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: 437
Views: 226541

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: 196
Views: 111061

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: 144
Views: 72048

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: 620
Views: 318169

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: 322
Views: 128656

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: 13753

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: 354
Views: 155483

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: 8428

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: 19526

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: 405
Views: 186438

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: 7723

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: 21
Views: 12613

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: 25
Views: 15687

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: 25
Views: 15687

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: 25
Views: 15687

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: 25
Views: 15687

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: 25
Views: 15687

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: 65
Views: 32781

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: 353
Views: 179349

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: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 76038

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: 1067
Views: 455258

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: 437
Views: 226541

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: 778
Views: 380490

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: 437
Views: 226541

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: 437
Views: 226541

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: 13192

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: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 629
Views: 313815

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: 8523

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: 8523

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: 8523

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: 398
Views: 182769

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: 398
Views: 182769

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: 322
Views: 128656

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: 88
Views: 56866

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: 398
Views: 182769

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: 5708

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: 5708

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: 96655

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: 42
Views: 20472

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: 322
Views: 128656

Re: I-345

I think the suspension bridge would provide an open-air feel (with more light hopefully) along with more space below.

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