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by bachmanlad
13 Feb 2020 10:25
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1094
Views: 435741

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Switching to small canopies would prevent this; thus why they were used at Lake Highlands. I haven't seen any new renderings of the station, but I have to imagine they won't be using the old parts. That's for the best anyway. The barrel canopies are awful. They're so high they provide little protec...
by bachmanlad
12 Feb 2020 08:14
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1094
Views: 435741

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Hidden Ridge Station is finally rolling. Apparently the city of Irving had agreed to fund it. That must have been the reason for the delay. https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/coppell-valley-ranch-las-colinas/transportation/2020/01/29/irving039s-116m-hidden-ridge-transit-station-to-open-in...
by bachmanlad
21 Jan 2020 02:46
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 52
Views: 23290

Re: DART: Bus system

Walker is going to be keynoting a transit symposium loftily named "The Death and Life of Dallas Transit," hosted by Coalition for a New Dallas. Among other things, he and others will be talking about the Dallas bus system redesign. Hopefully we will get some real info on the plan. https://...
by bachmanlad
13 Jan 2020 17:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 345
Views: 154370

Re: Silver Line

I worked on some of the design work for this project. I assume you worked on the engineering design aspect, not the transit planning aspect, but do you know any specific reasons that station was added to the plans in the first place? Transferring at Bush instead of 12th Street would only add someth...
by bachmanlad
11 Jan 2020 01:57
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 345
Views: 154370

Re: Silver Line

Great explanation, thanks. I hadn't really thought about freight traffic or scheduling, nor was I aware of the lobbying for the Stadler factory to be built in DFW.
by bachmanlad
09 Jan 2020 23:30
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 345
Views: 154370

Re: Silver Line

https://www.railwaygazette.com/traction-and-rolling-stock/dart-awards-stadlers-first-us-maintenance-contract/55511.article DART has picked Stadler, the Silver Line rolling stock manufacturer, to handle rolling stock maintenance on the Silver Line. This is Stadler's first U.S. maintenance contract. S...
by bachmanlad
09 Dec 2019 05:30
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 138
Views: 61986

Re: TexRail

A 33% growth in ridership in less than eight months of service! With no context, that sounds like great news, but I don't know what the projections were. I wonder if it has had an impact on bus ridership one way or the other. BTW, Google Maps has finally made it visible on the transit layer. Screens...
by bachmanlad
20 Nov 2019 21:25
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1094
Views: 435741

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

At the latest D2 subway meeting, I asked about the Hidden Ridge DART station, the one adjacent to PNR on which construction still hasn't started. I was told that the cost estimates for the project had increased and DART was having trouble procuring the extra funding or something like that. Updated E...
by bachmanlad
19 Nov 2019 18:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 376
Views: 158094

Re: DART D2 Subway

I'm wondering why they chose to reduce the number of exits for a couple of the stations though, that seems like a step back. Also, I didn’t realize what a large structure they had planned for the Metro center station. 1) I'm thinking the exits at the south end of Metro Center may have been scratche...
by bachmanlad
18 Nov 2019 23:24
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 376
Views: 158094

Re: DART D2 Subway

Nov. 13 D2 meeting recap: Metro Center Station: The exits on Elm have been eliminated. The only ones left are the ones at West TC, in Rosa Parks Plaza, and across Griffin from West TC. The headhouses (aboveground structures) are now much bigger as well. I heard someone ask about possible connections...
by bachmanlad
08 Sep 2019 16:07
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 422
Views: 196018

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Dear Friend, (...) ...and join the thousands of Texans who want a seat on the Texas Train! For Texas, Holly Reed I've read the reports on this, but most of them are just copy-pastes of the press release. I still don't understand how this fits into the FRA approval process or how it represents a tan...
by bachmanlad
08 Sep 2019 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 416
Views: 164869

Re: AT&T Discovery District

mdg109 wrote:I'm assuming this will be the brewery patio? I also like the patio facing the DPL building.

That space is eventually going to be one of the entrances for the Commerce Street D2 station (plans), so they're not doing anything with it for now.
by bachmanlad
09 Aug 2019 01:47
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DFW rail transit maps
Replies: 4
Views: 5393

Re: DFW rail transit maps

Looking Good! The only error I can find is that on the future transit map, you didn't put the 1700 Pacific station in the right spot (...at 1700 Pacific). Thanks! And oops, fixed :lol: To be honest, I've been meaning to eventually get around to making a thread like this, although my maps are usuall...
by bachmanlad
06 Aug 2019 16:12
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DFW rail transit maps
Replies: 4
Views: 5393

DFW rail transit maps

Google Maps' built-in transit layer was never really enough for me. So over the past few months, I've built a few detailed Dallas rail transit maps. I thought you guys might enjoy them and that they might complement the excellent urban development maps maintained by some of the people here. Feel fre...
by bachmanlad
06 Aug 2019 14:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: VIRGIN TRAINS - TEXAS
Replies: 8
Views: 7567

Re: VIRGIN TRAINS - TEXAS

willyk wrote:
itsjrd1964 wrote:I had no idea Richard Branson was interested in trains/high-speed rail.
Musk envy

Virgin Trains has existed in the UK for over 20 years - since before Musk had even sold his first company
by bachmanlad
06 Aug 2019 13:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 51
Views: 26897

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

I knew I wasn't the only person who's noticed the suspiciously slow speeds in the areas along the Orange Line with deferred stations! Carpenter Ranch and South Las Colinas in particular are excruciatingly slow to ride through. Though to be honest, all of the newer sections of DART seem to be slower...
by bachmanlad
04 Aug 2019 03:12
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 345
Views: 154370

Re: Silver Line

And takes all of about 5 minutes to traverse. There are also awnings and space for bus stops, although nothing stops there now except for service interruption buses. It would be nice if they could have stops for direct shuttles to Terminals C, D, and E, rather than relying on the current Terminal L...

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