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bobdreamz Mar 10, 2015 9:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Eightball (Post 6944161)
Sounds like it is progressing quite nicely!

How cool would it be to live in one of those high rises above the podium housing the station :yes:

They need to run a spur to Ft. Myers/Naples. I realize that's quite unlikely but if AAF is as successful as we all think they will be, maybe we will see the public clamoring for new rail lines that provide service all over the state. It's happening in Virginia, they've had success increasing service to stations in the state and are now expanding passenger rail to places that haven't had it for decades (ie the Roanoke expansion)

Plus if they made it to Ft. Myers/Naples it's then only 130 miles more to connect to Tampa. There's already the possibility of a planned expansion to Tampa (from Orlando) right? I'm sure that's at least a decade away.

Well it would have go to Tampa first from Orlando and then make its way down the coast to the Ft. Myers/Naples area because there is no way a train would be allowed to cross the Everglades.

Eightball Mar 10, 2015 5:35 PM

Why? Alligator Alley already cuts through the Everglades (of course) so why not just run the rail line right next to ROW?

bobdreamz Mar 12, 2015 1:30 AM

^The Environmentalists heads would explode that's why!

BrownTown Mar 12, 2015 1:57 AM

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Originally Posted by bobdreamz (Post 6947448)
^The Environmentalists heads would explode that's why!

Good, once they all explode we might be able to actually get transportation projects built in this country without having to wait for 10 years and billions of dollars wasted on environmental studies and lawsuits.

N830MH Mar 12, 2015 5:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Eightball (Post 6945254)
Why? Alligator Alley already cuts through the Everglades (of course) so why not just run the rail line right next to ROW?

Yeah, too many alligator out there!! It's very extremely dangerous. They will bite you. Stay away from the Alligator. Do not go near!!! Don't do it!

bobdreamz Mar 12, 2015 6:19 AM

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Originally Posted by BrownTown (Post 6947475)
Good, once they all explode we might be able to actually get transportation projects built in this country without having to wait for 10 years and billions of dollars wasted on environmental studies and lawsuits.

To begin with if a "train option" was viable to Naples/Ft. Meyers one of the railroad tycoons (Flagler | Plant) would have built that route prior to the environmental regulations and Alligator Alley in the early 20th. Century.
It didn't happen since Naples & Ft. Meyers weren't big enough as cities and still aren't.

eleven=11 Mar 12, 2015 10:35 AM

http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom...d#.VQFrWvnF-So
What is this??? special events center...

eleven=11 Mar 12, 2015 10:48 PM

http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/0...town-advances/
good news

N830MH Mar 13, 2015 3:23 AM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 6948786)

Wow! That's great news!!! It would be so successful. Those passengers that they don't have to take on metrorail anymore. It's very extremely slow. Tri-Rail to downtown Miami is the right choice. It's long overdue!!!

chris08876 Mar 13, 2015 4:28 AM

This has been a fantastic week for Florida. From positive rail news to skyscrapers being revealed. Good times for the region.

eleven=11 Mar 13, 2015 4:36 AM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 6947801)
http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom...d#.VQFrWvnF-So
What is this??? special events center...

http://miami.curbed.com/archives/201...ation.php#more
anybody got better plans for Ft Lauderdale??
looking for the special events center...

eleven=11 Mar 14, 2015 2:38 AM

http://www.progressiverailroading.co...acility--43816
still dont know what this is.....

eleven=11 Mar 15, 2015 1:17 AM

orlando airport maglev news
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...305-story.html

eleven=11 Mar 20, 2015 1:56 AM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 6951189)

AAF orlando station construction started/also maglev news
http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/b...s-on-1-1b.html

chris08876 Mar 20, 2015 2:14 AM

^^^

I guess thats a good thing. Orlando airport is ridiculously busy, especially in the mornings. Had a 6 am flight in August, and just wall to wall people. Much needed expansion.

Orlando isn't a bad airport though. Its cute in a sense. Kinda feels like a hotel lobby at times and that carpet at the baggage claims makes it feel like a Holiday Inn.

eleven=11 Mar 20, 2015 4:35 PM

The Real Deal - Mayor is a Bonehead.
http://therealdeal.com/miami/blog/20...-for-downtown/

eleven=11 Mar 20, 2015 8:43 PM

more maglev news, Where is the orlando airport Skyscraper Forum?
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/28...ser-to-reality

chris08876 Mar 20, 2015 9:00 PM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 6958385)
The Real Deal - Mayor is a Bonehead.
http://therealdeal.com/miami/blog/20...-for-downtown/

Mayor is bipolar. One day hes for it, another day he's against it. :koko:

Jasonhouse Mar 21, 2015 5:03 AM

Could just be hardball?

If AAF wants the Tri-Rail connection into DT so bad that they're willing to front the money, then they probably want it so bad that they'll just pay for it.

bobdreamz Mar 22, 2015 8:50 AM

^ I doubt that AAF really wants Tri-Rail but they have released a diagram as to the configuration of the train platforms:

https://html1-f.scribdassets.com/4s6...0c1dc7d8ee.jpg

If Tri-Rail doesn't come up with the $69 million within the next few weeks then the AAF won't have to build the two additional platforms. Keeping my fingers crossed that Tri-Rail can come up with the funding in time making this station a true Inter modal station.


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