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Old 05-25-2014, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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Wouldnt success mean the train pays for itself and pays back the 1.5 billion in tax payer $$ it cost to build? One thing i wouldnt call success is if tax payers have to foot the bill for continued maintenance and upkeep.
You clearly don't understand how transportation infrastructure works, but thanks for checking in lol.
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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You clearly don't understand how transportation infrastructure works, but thanks for checking in lol.
So the Florida tax payers are expected to continue to finance this commuter train with a blank cheque for everything it needs.? Obviously i dont understand nor do many others i would imagine, a brief recap of how transportation infrastructure works would be appreciated.
thanks
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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So the Florida tax payers are expected to continue to finance this commuter train with a blank cheque for everything it needs.? Obviously i dont understand nor do many others i would imagine, a brief recap of how transportation infrastructure works would be appreciated.
thanks
Start here:Orlando Sentinel

And yes the poor taxpayers should have to pay for this social service just like the non money earning police, fire, schools, buses, roads, etc. That's the way it is in civilized society and only a complete barbarian would suggest otherwise.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:07 AM
 
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At the risk of being labeled a barbarian, police,fire, schools etc are something a community needs having all Floridians get taxed to support some little commuter train in Orlando isnt something i'd be in favor of if i lived elsewhere in the state..
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:48 AM
 
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What I like best about Sun Rail is it stops at Florida Hospital and blows the horns and wakes up the patients on the west side of the building. Real treat when your in critical condition.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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What I like best about Sun Rail is it stops at Florida Hospital and blows the horns and wakes up the patients on the west side of the building. Real treat when your in critical condition.
Freight has been doing the same with louder horns for years and the critical care patients have lived, well except those that didn't.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Atlanta/Tallahassee/Chicago/Lakeland
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freight has been doing the same with louder horns for years and the critical care patients have lived, well except those that didn't.
thank you!
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta/Tallahassee/Chicago/Lakeland
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What I like best about Sun Rail is it stops at Florida Hospital and blows the horns and wakes up the patients on the west side of the building. Real treat when your in critical condition.
I'm sure those tracks have been in place long before that hospital. If you don't want horns to blast, establish quiet zones like Lakeland did in downtown. They come online next week.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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Its funny to see all these people screaming and moaning about rail, when there's nothing they can do cept continue to pay their taxes so I can enjoy my rides to work.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:12 PM
 
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In NYC people have to make that "last train" or "last bus" to return to suburbia at the end of the work day. Happens in Japan too. You're not going to have a 24/7 system from the start, probably never will, but it is a better alternative than no alternative.
NYC is not the best city to use for this argument. When I go to visit my family, I can take a 2 or 3am train from Manhattan back to Brooklyn. A train system should still have a decent schedule- an 11pm ending time would be a good ending time. (at least 10pm since it is just starting out)
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