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Old 03-06-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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As a graduate of A&M, I remember how many of my friends and I used to go to Houston (on non home football and basketball game weekends) to visit. Many people went to visit family or party and I think there would be interest in taking a rail there instead of driving. I do agree that there would be losses economically at first though
Does this rail line go anywhere near the Airport or The Woodlands? Do you think anyone commutes from CS to the North side of Houston? I have no idea.

Quite a few cities have revitalized their Downtowns with a commuter rail station as the catalyst. Do you think this may work for CS?

I really think commuter rail can be a sprawl reducer, if done right.
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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Does this rail line go anywhere near the Airport or The Woodlands? Do you think anyone commutes from CS to the North side of Houston? I have no idea.

Quite a few cities have revitalized their Downtowns with a commuter rail station as the catalyst. Do you think this may work for CS?

I really think commuter rail can be a sprawl reducer, if done right.
As Houston's Light Rail Project Nears Finish, Major Vote Looms Nov. 4th

The one I was mentioning could follow 6/290.

There are a number of A&M students from the Northside of course, but I don't think they would have a direct connection

In a perfect world, all the major cities in texas (Houston, Dallas/ Ft Worth, San Antonio, Austin) would be connected as well as Waco, B/CS, Waco, Tyler etc. in this way and provide more transportation options. I don't see it happening for awhile though, if at all
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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As Houston's Light Rail Project Nears Finish, Major Vote Looms Nov. 4th

The one I was mentioning could follow 6/290.

There are a number of A&M students from the Northside of course, but I don't think they would have a direct connection

In a perfect world, all the major cities in texas (Houston, Dallas/ Ft Worth, San Antonio, Austin) would be connected as well as Waco, B/CS, Waco, Tyler etc. in this way and provide more transportation options. I don't see it happening for awhile though, if at all
Thanks for the link, very informative.

I'm a little off with my TX geography, I'm afraid. I was placing CS over around Huntsville!
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:26 PM
 
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The region I reside in - The Piedmont Atlantic:



I don't think Memphis belongs to this region right now though. Memphis has more ties to the Mid and Upper South, though there are Atlanta connections. Nashville isn't the Piedmont, but it is a "New South" sort of city in terms of economy. Memphis and Birmingham strike me as more "Old South/Deep South," but Birmingham has an emerging healthcare industry.

Piedmont Atlantic - America 2050

...The low cost of living and high quality of life in the Southeast are two reasons for this megaregion's booming population, which is anchored by Atlanta but stretches east to Raleigh, North Carolina and west to Birmingham, Alabama. The region is facing challenges associated with its growing population, such as increased traffic congestion, runaway land consumption, and inadequate infrastructure, which it hopes to address with sustainable solutions. (Not in Georgia, LMAO)

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Old 03-06-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Searching n Atlanta
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They kind of stretched the idea of P.A.M. when they added Savannah, Mobile(Cleary a Gulf Coast City), and Jacksonville to the video.
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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They kind of stretched the idea of P.A.M. when they added Savannah, Mobile(Cleary a Gulf Coast City), and Jacksonville to the video.
Why wouldn't they just stretch the region from Birmingham, through Atlanta, up through Charlotte? The rest doesn't make sense
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Searching n Atlanta
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Why wouldn't they just stretch the region from Birmingham, through Atlanta, up through Charlotte? The rest doesn't make sense
Exactly Atlanta could act as a small hub to a few closer in smaller Metro in GA and TN but the P.A.M. Designation should strictly be from Birmingham to Raleigh going thru G-SP and Metrolina and the Triad.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Exactly Atlanta could act as a small hub to a few closer in smaller Metro in GA and TN but the P.A.M. Designation should strictly be from Birmingham to Raleigh going thru G-SP and Metrolina and the Triad.
To me, these megaregions seem sort of arbitrary. Let's face it, the country is made up of cities that can be daisy-chained in a variety of ways. For instance, why would Raleigh be daisy chained with Charlotte instead of Richmond? Both cities are about the same distance from Raleigh. Also, economically, Raleigh/Durham has much more in common with Northern Virginia than it does with Atlanta. Besides, DC is 130+ miles closer to the Triangle than the Triangle is to Atlanta.
And, why isn't Nashville considered a principle city in the PAM megaregion? Is it just because it isn't connected by I-85?
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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They kind of stretched the idea of P.A.M. when they added Savannah, Mobile(Cleary a Gulf Coast City), and Jacksonville to the video.
Birmingham through Raleigh is the growing megalopolis corridor, Savannah, Mobile and Jacksonville are gateway cities to the corridor they would be link economically. That’s why by some definitions they’re part of PAM, and to why they’re in the video.
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Birmingham through Raleigh is the growing megalopolis corridor, Savannah, Mobile and Jacksonville are gateway cities to the corridor they would be link economically. That’s why by some definitions they’re part of PAM, and to why they’re in the video.
LOL in that case the whole southeast is part of the PAM.
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