Light Rail Systems And Routes In Other Cities

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Re: Light Rail Systems And Routes In Other Cities

Postby earthling » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:23 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:Couldn't the Freeway issues in Atlanta be a blessing in disguise for some people? Its possible that some people never rode MARTA or used the Bus system to commute might just stick to commuting that way and not have to deal with the huge traffic issues in ATL


^And maybe it will prompt more businesses to provide reduced fare passes.

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Re: Light Rail Systems And Routes In Other Cities

Postby flyingember » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:50 am

Loop Trolley won’t start without more money or so they claim

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt ... f80ff.html

They hired staff too early it looks like but local government isn’t convinced the money is needed

Meanwhile operating may be pushed back again

Planning started in detail in 2005, they were fully funded in 2010, took 5 years to begin construction and looks like it will be three years to operations

So an 13 year process from end to end.

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Re: Light Rail Systems And Routes In Other Cities

Postby flyingember » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:03 am

Galveston Island Heritage streetcar vehicles are near the end being repaired after 2008 hurricane damage. Track repair work looks to be finished and vehicles are expected to be delivered March and back in operation mid 2018. Same company doing work for St. Louis
http://www.gomacotrolley.com/index.html
map: http://www.jtbell.net/transit/images/Galveston/Map.gif

Going to be there in late July, hopefully back up before then. Probably aiming to be open by tourism season

https://www.galveston.com/blog/549/galv ... n-by-2018/

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Re: Light Rail Systems And Routes In Other Cities

Postby flyingember » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:11 am

The Loop Trolley got their additional startup funding in December. Didn't see this news then.

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/ ... ee8d4.html

A local company, Clayco donated the money + volunteered a project manager to make sure it opens.

Aiming for a spring opening. So somewhere March through June. Almost an 8 year process from FTA funding to opening. Good example not to look down on delays with the KC system expansion.


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