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Old 02-07-2013, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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It's been mentioned before, but the main benefit would come down to Federal funding and national attention should the pending metroplex actually occur.
Why would we want more funding that promotes sprawl?
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Why would we want more funding that promotes sprawl?
It's a pipe dream, but funding for rail/light rail, connecting the two cities and providing service within would be alright with me.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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i was attempting to speak to the concept of "daytonnati" as being a concept that would implicitly require the hollowing of cincinnati and dayton in order to fill in the middle. i wasn't commenting on either city in its current sate.
In what extended metroplex is the middle area the focal point or hub of population? In every instance, two cities bookend an area with significantly less population/density. A lot of what's between Cleveland and Akron is old-growth forest.

Dallas-Forth Worth
Baltimore-Washington
Seattle-Tacoma
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:11 PM
 
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It's a pipe dream, but funding for rail/light rail, connecting the two cities and providing service within would be alright with me.
This would be perfect.

And in an even bigger pipe dream, CVG and DAY would be a single airport, located somewhere around Monroe. That should have happened many years ago.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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This would be perfect.

And in an even bigger pipe dream, CVG and DAY would be a single airport, located somewhere around Monroe. That should have happened many years ago.
Just where is the logic, and more importantly the money, to build an new airport between Cincinnati and Dayton. And just where would you put it in Monroe? Acquisition of that much land would put a major dent in the Cin-Day infill to bring the two cities together. The existing airports with south of Cincinnati in KY and DAY on the north side of Dayton, seems ideal to me.

It is always nice to use hindsight to look back and think What if? But unfortunately we have to deal with the realities of What exists!

CVG and DAY exist and will likely long into the future. What should have happened years ago did not. CVG happened because Cincinnati drug its heels. They actually had property in Blue Ash, but sat on their A*s. I am glad they did because that was a woefully inadequate site. If the airport was there today we would all be commenting on how it has nowhere to expand.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Just where is the logic, and more importantly the money, to build an new airport between Cincinnati and Dayton.
You do understand we were talking about federal funding in this context, no? Please allow us to dream, uninterrupted.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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As I was reminded this morning ... in some cases anyhow ... "It is what it is."
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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As I was reminded this morning ... in some cases anyhow ... "It is what it is."
Amen!
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Amen!
Yes Amen.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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Just where is the logic, and more importantly the money, to build an new airport between Cincinnati and Dayton. And just where would you put it in Monroe? Acquisition of that much land would put a major dent in the Cin-Day infill to bring the two cities together. The existing airports with south of Cincinnati in KY and DAY on the north side of Dayton, seems ideal to me.

It is always nice to use hindsight to look back and think What if? But unfortunately we have to deal with the realities of What exists!

CVG and DAY exist and will likely long into the future. What should have happened years ago did not. CVG happened because Cincinnati drug its heels. They actually had property in Blue Ash, but sat on their A*s. I am glad they did because that was a woefully inadequate site. If the airport was there today we would all be commenting on how it has nowhere to expand.
kjbrill - Perhaps you missed where I said that such an airport was a "pipe dream" and that it should have happened "many years ago." I'm not suggesting building an airport there today - that's absolutely unrealistic. Besides, we've already exhausted this Monroe airport argument in a previous thread and I'm not interested in a replay.
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