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Old Posted Jul 7, 2014, 11:40 PM
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Now for some dirt.....
full article: http://tbo.com/news/blogs/fresh-sque..._medium=Social
Since when is it dirty politics or illegal for a political advisor to give political advice to a governor?
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^Some are of the belief that he advised killing HSR between Tampa and Orlando for the benefit of the rail project proposed by the railroad company he was also getting a check from.
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Old Posted Jul 8, 2014, 5:51 AM
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Any news about Tri-Rail expansion lately? Did they extend service to Jupiter or Stuart?

Here is the press release from Tri-Rail.

http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/0...commuter-rail/
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Old Posted Jul 8, 2014, 7:56 PM
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so the Ft Lauderdale station looks like the Miami station just smaller.
I like the angle triangle stuff and all the glass.
ANY NEWS ON THE WAVE TRAIN.
where is the skyscraper page for info on the wave train.
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Old Posted Jul 8, 2014, 11:44 PM
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^Some are of the belief that he advised killing HSR between Tampa and Orlando for the benefit of the rail project proposed by the railroad company he was also getting a check from.
Since when being a public employee, the chief of staff of the mayor of Jacksonville, makes him a private employee of FEC?

Additionally, I would like to point out that neither the FHSR project nor AAF plan to go to Jacksonville soon.
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Since when being a public employee, the chief of staff of the mayor of Jacksonville, makes him a private employee of FEC?

Additionally, I would like to point out that neither the FHSR project nor AAF plan to go to Jacksonville soon.
You clearly don't understand Florida politics, particularly the very corrupt current Administration. There is actual seething hatred around the State for their pathetic excuse of a Governor.

And I wouldn't make any bets about AAF not planning to go to Jacksonville soon. It will be sooner than anyone thinks.
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2014, 12:59 AM
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You clearly don't understand Florida politics, particularly the very corrupt current Administration. There is actual seething hatred around the State for their pathetic excuse of a Governor.

And I wouldn't make any bets about AAF not planning to go to Jacksonville soon. It will be sooner than anyone thinks.
Maybe I don't understand Florida politics, but an advisor giving any governor advice, be they democrat or republican, isn't corrupt. That's what advisors are supposed to do.
Do you have any evidence about the advisor or governor receiving any illegal payments or illegal favors from FEC or AAF? Now, that would be corruption.

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You clearly don't understand Florida politics, particularly the very corrupt current Administration. There is actual seething hatred around the State for their pathetic excuse of a Governor.

And I wouldn't make any bets about AAF not planning to go to Jacksonville soon. It will be sooner than anyone thinks.
agree. Rick Scott is giving politics in Florida a bad name.
That is saying a lot.
but people with half a brain knew that before he was elected.
his election was bad luck on the democrats side.

also Jacksonville & Daytona seem like a really good idea
people will take the train to Orlando and then fly Out/In
its a plus/plus for the airport
ANY news on the Orlando Station/Garage?
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Rail's plan means traffic changes ahead

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Drivers will feel the impact of All Aboard Florida's new passenger service long before the first trains roll down the tracks in late 2016.

In the coming weeks and months, construction will begin on the project's first phase from Miami to West Palm Beach. And that means:

The entire Florida East Coast Railway corridor from Miami to West Palm Beach will get a second track, so trains can pass each other and go faster. As they are built, crossings at major roads and dozens of minor streets will be closed for several days to up to a week. The closures would likely be staggered.
http://touch.sun-sentinel.com/#secti.../p2p-80750516/
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so the Ft Lauderdale station looks like the Miami station just smaller.
I like the angle triangle stuff and all the glass.
ANY NEWS ON THE WAVE TRAIN.
where is the skyscraper page for info on the wave train.
The Fort Lauderdale Station:



To be honest, I was expecting some TOD to go along with it.
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^^^ That is one cool looking station.
I see 1 high-level island platform with two station tracks and - is that a third track I see on the far side? Is that how freight trains are going to get around the high platform?

I like that the V's are continuing from the Miami station. I like the branding, and I think this passenger service 'gets' branding better than any other train operators in North America. Also, I know the company name is All Aboard Florida, but I thought the train service would be called something else, as 'I took the All Aboard Florida to Miami the other day' just doesn't work. It would be cool if they named the train service after something beginning with 'V' to go along with their station designs.
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Agreed. For a new rail passenger service that attempts to be at once modern, efficient and effective, the name All Aboard Florida is certainly hokey and gratingly nostalgic.
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The Fort Lauderdale Station:



To be honest, I was expecting some TOD to go along with it.
There already is TOD around it and more under construction to the North and the East of the station. The problem is the blighted area to the West of it.
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Agreed. For a new rail passenger service that attempts to be at once modern, efficient and effective, the name All Aboard Florida is certainly hokey and gratingly nostalgic.
People will just say "I took the train".

If you're visiting a friend in another city and he asks you how you got there, you don't tell him the airline you flew on or the interstate you took.
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People will just say "I took the train".

If you're visiting a friend in another city and he asks you how you got there, you don't tell him the airline you flew on or the interstate you took.
Yeah the name is plain bad. The worst combination of casual branding with theme park appeal and archaic ye old railroad culture. But ardecila is correct that people won't use the name that much. It would be nice if before it opened they announced a name change, to oh I don't know Florida East Coast Railway perhaps?
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2014, 9:28 AM
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is there more pics of the Ft Lauderdale station?
can you post a link to better/more pics
I know its a small building.....

how about the Miami station - how much retail does it have?
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is there more pics of the Ft Lauderdale station?
can you post a link to better/more pics
I know its a small building.....

how about the Miami station - how much retail does it have?

http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/gallery/53151

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^Nice...



I always figured they would give the service itself a name in time, and that "All Aboard Florida" was just some retarded name for the construction project.

Maybe the "Orange Express" or something.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2014, 5:39 AM
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What happened the NW 2nd Ave & NW 2nd St? The county bus does not go through on NW 2nd St? Is that no longer?
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