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Old 07-02-2012, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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If you want night work, you have to be willing to pay the premium for night shifts which are more expensive (something that our cost only culture is against in these times even though productivity loss from bad traffic is a big issue too).

Also if you think 95 is bad now, wait till they start this stupid HOT lanes project for that corridor
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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If you want night work, you have to be willing to pay the premium for night shifts which are more expensive (something that our cost only culture is against in these times even though productivity loss from bad traffic is a big issue too).

Also if you think 95 is bad now, wait till they start this stupid HOT lanes project for that corridor
Instead of hot lanes being extended to Stafford county it should just be HOV lanes extended to Stafford county, again its a dollar short and a day late like every other road project in NOVA!
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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It was meant to be a discussion not a formal complaint.
When you use exclamation points, people usually don't associate that with a civil discussion
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: DMV
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When you use exclamation points, people usually don't associate that with a civil discussion
You came on city-data looking for a civil conversation?
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Falls Church, VA
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It is funny to hear people here complain about construction efforts going on concurrently. In Minnesota, the old joke was that we had two seasons: winter and road-construction.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I was just up there a couple of weeks ago. Apparently it was the same day that they renumbered Fairfax County Highway. I kept seeing signs on Braddock Road for VA 286, and it confused me. It wasn't until I was practically at the highway that I saw a sign that said "Old 7100." Did they really have to renumber FCH? 7100 rolls off the tongue better than 286.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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Luckily, the silver line might look bad today, but with good landscaping, proper building scale, alot of the "concrete monstrosity" of it can be reduced. Elevated rail in and of itself is not ugly, hell to many King St is one of the prettiest stations in WMATA, and I have to agree, it was well integrated. Nothing leads me to believe that it will be impossible to do the same with Silver Line through Tysons.

If life could be redone, a lot of us would have tried to scream as loud as the idiots who would save 10% of the project cost at the risk of exponentially more money from the revenue that could have come of all that additional right of way they took, but it is what it is. The delay had already been 20 years and if that opportunity that came with shovel ready cash from feds was not jumped on then it would have been another 20 years until politics would stop obstructing it again (just look to Phase 2 to see how that can happen).
Elevated rail line through Tysons "hideous"
"The Metrorail structure is monstrously overpowering. The high-rise office buildings and hotels north of the highway are masked by the immense cement columns and track bed of the rail system. The station near International Drive looms like a forbidding fortress. And nothing relieves the huge cement box structure nearest International Drive. The whole thing is a hideous mistake."
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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Elevated rail line through Tysons "hideous"
"The Metrorail structure is monstrously overpowering. The high-rise office buildings and hotels north of the highway are masked by the immense cement columns and track bed of the rail system. The station near International Drive looms like a forbidding fortress. And nothing relieves the huge cement box structure nearest International Drive. The whole thing is a hideous mistake."
Yes read that fairfax times piece also. Idiotic drivel, look at Ottawa's elevated rail system to see that it can be incorporated architecturally. Again over time it will make more sense, today it looks out of place, frankly I dont see what the big deal is anyways I think Route 123 and 7 through Tysons are probably the ugliest stretches in America as is (regardless of Metro). If they want the ugliness fixed, stop widening it to a super highway.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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Yes read that fairfax times piece also. Idiotic drivel, look at Ottawa's elevated rail system to see that it can be incorporated architecturally. Again over time it will make more sense, today it looks out of place, frankly I dont see what the big deal is anyways I think Route 123 and 7 through Tysons are probably the ugliest stretches in America as is (regardless of Metro). If they want the ugliness fixed, stop widening it to a super highway.
Take a drive down Route 1 in Hoodbridge some time....
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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If they want the ugliness fixed, stop widening it to a super highway.
True, the damage has already been done. And as you said, let the good times roll.
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