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Old 02-21-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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But they've built subways in the Netherlands and Singapore ,with High water tables...
Have you ever seen how hard it can rain in Houston?
 
Old 02-21-2012, 08:17 PM
 
Location: plano
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Have you ever seen how hard it can rain in Houston?
You ever been to Singapore? Imagine the hottest summer day with a heavy rain each day. That is Singapore. I Cant speak to the soil conditions but know Singapore is an island which keeps growing as they dredge up spoils and create land from it. Singapore reminds me of Houston more than most places weather wise with its big port and oil tankers lined up in the port.
 
Old 02-21-2012, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I thought the water table.thing was actually proven to not be a deterrence in building a subway. Houston may not get a subway. But the water table reason I believe isnt one of them.
 
Old 02-21-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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But they've built subways in the Netherlands and Singapore ,with High water tables...
if you look I never said that they can't be built. Look at the reasons why I said they might not be built. I am too lazy to rewrite it, especially since it is right there above.
 
Old 02-21-2012, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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The light rail plan for houston and Dallas are fundamentally different. Houston is attempting to build a true urban core light rail system and Dallas has decided to build a syatem that serves the suburban ridders into the city.
Actually Dallas is inappropriately using light rail instead of utilizing faster commuter rail to serve the suburbs. Those Transit-Oriented-Developments should be near commuter rail stations which in turn should be located on (now freight) rail tracks.

Houston may get a full commuter rail system while Dallas only has one true line of commuter rail inappropriately used as an interurban streetcar line.
 
Old 02-21-2012, 11:32 PM
 
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Actually Dallas is inappropriately using light rail instead of utilizing faster commuter rail to serve the suburbs. Those Transit-Oriented-Developments should be near commuter rail stations which in turn should be located on (now freight) rail tracks.

Houston may get a full commuter rail system while Dallas only has one true line of commuter rail inappropriately used as an interurban streetcar line.
Its no way you can make houston's rail situation seem superior to Dallas'....sorry
 
Old 02-22-2012, 12:04 AM
 
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Dallas seems nice.
 
Old 02-22-2012, 05:22 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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I thought the water table.thing was actually proven to not be a deterrence in building a subway. Houston may not get a subway. But the water table reason I believe isnt one of them.
This is true. For example, the Washburn Tunnel in East Houston has only flooded once, and that was during Ike. This myth that Houston cant have subways is false. But even NYC has their subways flooded every oncr in a while.

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Its no way you can make houston's rail situation seem superior to Dallas'....sorry
It's really not hard actually. You can just look at how each system is being built and tell that Houston will have more riders. It's more urban and has easier access to people living near the rail lines. Outside of Downtown Dallas, Dart has nothing in common with MetroRail. Spaced out stations in dedicated row versus stations closer together with friendlier pedestrian access.
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