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Old 03-25-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: NW KCMO 64151
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^^^Not to mention the two other major airlines that are HQed in TX.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:41 PM
 
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I see a problem building it,rock. Heck if it takes explosives to get a pool built here I barely think that a subway is going to make it. Maybe something elevated, the rail line from Leander to Austin is suppose to kick off in Aug. this year, lets see how that does.
Yep Neddy your dead on. Calichi. San Antonio sits on a bed of clay and rock. Why dont we have basements? Calichi (sp?)

Also we sit on Edwards aquifer. If we wish to ruin that water supply we could build a tunnel through it.

Finally flooding. San Antonio water systems are amazing. My mother used to raft down guadalupe street on a regular basis.

Twenty years ago people regularly died in mid town due to being washed away.

Army core of engineers fixed that. I think a tunnel for a train would become another flood ditch.

Above ground? yea. right down I10 and 281 and bandera. That would be sweet. It would ease traffic in those gridlocks and be a great way to avoid dui's.
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & San Antonio, TX
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Just thought I would post as an FYI for those tracking this thread. County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson is hosting a transportation forum this Friday. You are supposed to register online because space is limited to 200 participants. More info at Transportation Choice Conference

From the website:
2008 Transportation Choices Forum
Friday, March 28, 2008
8am - 2pm
International Center
203 South St. Mary´s St.
San Antonio, TX

With population growth, gasoline prices, traffic congestion, inadequate transit, traffic fatalities, mobility, accessibility to jobs and health care, transportation funding, air quality, sprawl, peak oil, potholes, speed bumps, climate change, globalization, carbon emissions and other issues surrounding traffic in San Antonio, Bexar County is holding the 2008 Transportation Choices Forum.

This half-day workshop will specifically address these issues as well as identifying the range of choices available for dealing with transportation in San Antonio, as well as achieving a more livable and sustainable community.
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:59 AM
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Just thought I would post as an FYI for those tracking this thread. County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson is hosting a transportation forum this Friday. You are supposed to register online because space is limited to 200 participants. More info at Transportation Choice Conference
I heard Jim Forsyth at WOAI say this morning that there is another move afoot to bring light rail to town. I didn't catch any more details than that, but given the timing, this conference may be the unofficial kickoff to that movement.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:14 AM
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With population growth, gasoline prices, traffic congestion, inadequate transit, traffic fatalities, mobility, accessibility to jobs and health care, transportation funding, air quality, sprawl, peak oil, potholes, speed bumps, climate change, globalization, carbon emissions and other issues surrounding traffic in San Antonio, Bexar County is holding the 2008 Transportation Choices Forum.
I just noticed how the description of this conference buried the politically-charged term "peak oil" in the middle of the list of reasons people should be worried about transportation issues. Using that term to attract people to a government forum is a bold and dubious choice.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:44 AM
 
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I just noticed how the description of this conference buried the politically-charged term "peak oil" in the middle of the list of reasons people should be worried about transportation issues. Using that term to attract people to a government forum is a bold and dubious choice.
Here's an interesting snippet from NPR radio where the CEO of Shell says peak oil could be here in 7 years.

Marketplace: Oil demand could soon outstrip supply (http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/01/25/out_of_oil_within_seven_years/ - broken link)

Could you imagine that? What would the price per gallon be then?
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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I say it would work! The bus system is terrible here and they cut down a lot of routes back in '03!
I live about 10 minutes away from my work. If I was to catch the bus I'd have to take 3 buses to get there! It's ridiculous...Really, I mean Subway system would be much smoother. Have the main station downtown. Routes to 410, 1604, 281 and I-10,I-35. Everything is far in San Antonio! Come to think of it everything is far in Dallas and Houston. They too don't have subways systems!
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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I lived in St. Louis for 7 years. They have a pretty good system that goes from Lambert Airport in St. Louis to Scott AFB in Illinois. Everyone seems to enjoy the system and I have used it many times. The bus service ties into the metro. St. louis has a population of 3,000,000 but it is as doughnut with only 300,000 people living in St. Louis and the rest in metro communities.

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The metro at Casino Queen in Illinois across from St. Louis.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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I just got back from Paris and I am now a Metro fanboy. It was easy, fast, and convenient. I know there is no way I could've got around that fast in a car. At the very least they should build a train that runs from Westcreek to Lackland. There are a ton of us here that make the exact same trip and I would gladly ride the train if it meant I could avoid the idiots every day.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Not that I am against forwarding thinking, planning or reduction in our reliance on middle eastern oil (but not Texas Oil ), but the one thing we do not have in common with a lot of other places with successful systems (and I have lived in St. Louis as well) is horrendous traffic. The worst traffic in San Antonio is out in the areas that have experienced tremendous growth, not well down the corridors that lead into downtown, like a lot of cities. You might pick up the light rail at 281 and 1604 or1604 and I10, but for a lot of people, they have passed the worst traffic once they have reached that point. I have had a variety of commutes in San Antonio over the past 10 years from living and working in different places, and every one of those has significantly improved since then.
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