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Old 12-29-2011, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I'm not sure any metro has a more ambitious near-term plan than LA.

I know.

http://www.metro.net/projects_studie...o_30-10_mm.pdf
I hope the extension to LAX actually happens. I also wish OC would get on board with a light rail network (but there is too much of "the-criminal-element-will-come-into-our-beautiful-neighborhoods" nimby mentality here)
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: LBC
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I hope the extension to LAX actually happens. I also wish OC would get on board with a light rail network (but there is too much of "the-criminal-element-will-come-into-our-beautiful-neighborhoods" nimby mentality here)
I wholeheartedly agree on all counts.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Hi blkgiraffe,

Thank you for posting the lrt info for Houston.

Is the video a projection of the future or an accurate depiction of current status? How much of the metro area is this thing expected to cover? Could I, for example, live in Rosenberg and commute to Downtown Houston using lrt and would my cost be commensurate with the cost of commuting by car; gas, parking, etc.?
It's only being planned for the core [610 loop] and a little outside of that right now. The city might use heavy rail for commuters.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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In Atlanta were doing the Beltline, a 22 mile loop of transit, trails, parkland & infill development around the core of the city. We are also starting several streetcar lines, several of which will integrate with the Beltline. This will all compliment our existing heavy rail system.

Atlanta BeltLine > Home
If/When this gets done, it will be something truly amazing for the city. Hopefully the transportation referendum later in 2012 passes and we can get the northeast corridor finished early.

http://www.beltline.org/Portals/26/Images/img_mapOverview.jpg (broken link)
Atlanta Beltline > Maps (http://www.beltline.org/BeltLineBasics/Maps/tabid/1745/Default.aspx - broken link)

I mean imagine all of this along with the planned streetcar routes connected to Marta's heavy rail. Traveling intown without a car would be easily possible.
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