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Old 11-21-2014, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Your question sounds trollish. I actually thought it was a worthwhile concern at first, but your post makes it obvious that you're not talking about reality.

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The commuter trains are not needed, only cool.
When development is built around light rail infrastructure like in Portland, they are certainly needed. And will be even more true as time goes on and design continues to be compact and walkable.

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There are no real traffic problems to cure like the NYC area.
No real traffic problems because of the infrastructure in place. Portland is intelligently being proactive, cause it's much easier and cheaper than fixing traffic problems after the fact.

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As for ROI, there is none. Anywhere. Only the fantasy of ROI.
Fine if you say so, but probably a much better ROI than most roads.
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Probably SunRail in Central Florida. It's running on tracks that existed prior and largely does not follow the commuter needs of the area, which operates overall without a central jobs core. Operational hours are limited with Monday through Friday service only and trains running every thirty minutes from 5:30-8 and 3:30pm-6pm. Otherwise there are just two trains that run between 8am and 3pm, and the last train of the day is at 8pm. It doesn't service the Disney/resort area and does not service the airport. It cost over a billion dollars to create and is generating a whopping 4000 rides a day (around 2000 most likely if factoring roundtrips).
I thought they were planning to expand it to the airport and the theme parks?

If that actually happens, ridership will soar and that should prompt hours to increase.. which will also dramatically increase ridership. After that, I can see much more desire for TODs.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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^TOD for Sunrail has been quite impressive already. And ridership is expected to spike once they start construction work on I-4. Same thing happened in Miami years ago.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:57 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Go America!
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Old 11-22-2014, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Go America!
Yeah, really. I don't understand why anyone would be opposed to an alternate mode of transportation. If anything, from a pessimistic point of view, it has the potential to take cars off the road. Or is it the crime it brings to good areas that brings these people out of the woodwork?
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