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Old 12-06-2011, 08:57 PM
 
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Well....lol...you keep siting in your house looking out the window wishing the year 2011 never ends. The rest of us are going to be out enjoying the future. WAKE UP! You sound ignorant. Shopping on Michigan Ave. in Chicago and Park Ave. in New York blows anything in a shopping mall out the water. There is nothing small town about it. Springfield is going to build highrises with 2,000 housing units and office buildings and retail. How is that small town? Wake Up Son! Times are changing!
There is no solid plans of demolishing Springfield Mall....

And Humans will grow wings and fly before Tyson's Corner I & II will ever get demolished.........
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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It reminds me of when Northern Virginia recently won the Northrop Grumman headquarters over Maryland. I guarantee you all the "smart growth" Marylanders didn't even wage a bet against Virginia. That would be like betting against a greyhound over a slug in a race. After yet another unabashed loss to VA, the MD governor, O'Malley, said that it was a victory for Maryland. Yes, he said it. His conclusion? Marylanders can commute to Virginia for the new jobs. Hey, he's right. Marylanders have been clogging the roadways heading into VA for 30 years now. How many commute the other direction? I'll take the slug odds.
In the meantime, with the exception of the expansion of MD 100, Maryland, including Howard County/Columbia and Montgomery County, hasn't changed an iota since 1988.
I'm still waiting to see development between the Capital Beltway and MD 197 along US 50. Could you image a swath of land that large and undeveloped a mere 10-15 miles from DC in Virginia? And that part of PG County is the "high end" neighborhood.
Don't think PG's National Harbor (tourists cringe at the surrounding location and utter lack of public transportation---they have to take water taxis into VA to catch the Metro!) or the proposed Konterra development near Beltsville will lead to anything even closely resembling commercial development in Northern Virginia (pick any of them). Low-rise, strip mall development.... nothing fancy there.
For the same reason why BWI's multi-million dollar international pier sits empty, the state of Maryland lacks BIG BUSINESS, which it needs to attract development. Currently, Maryland ranks only second to California for being the least business friendly state.
If it wasn't for the federal government, Maryland would look like the Bayou.
Face it fellow Marylanders. You live in a state controlled by tax and spend bureaucrats who have only one interest: their own.
Most of Maryland's Democratic Politicians have the agenda of making the lives of Tax Paying Marylander's miserable...
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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Umm, I believe that the NYC area has a few rail systems set up. Seems that there is one Marylander who needs to travel more. MARC Rail, which boasts a whopping 12,000 commuters a day (compared with the LIRR and NJ Transit, which both carry about 400,000 commuters a day each) is a state-run choo-choo (MARC originally stood for "Maryland Rural Commuter" but the state changed it years ago to something more urban--Maryland Rapid Commuter?? The VRE surpassed MARC in ridership 10 years ago, yet it's still a pittance compared with commuter rails in PA, IL, NY, MA, CT, NJ and even CA. Yes, that makes MARC an all-star joke.

MDAllstar, give it up. You're embarrassing yourself.
Whats even more embarrassing is that he/she is not from Maryland.........
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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Actually, the one who advocated for a 20-lane urban freeway as a sign of progress is the one embarrassing his or herself.
It ain't hurting Huston Financially........

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MdAllstar is on the money.
Which is paving the way to Maryland's Bankruptcy due to anti-Business and anti-Growth BS.....

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30 years from now, the smart money is on areas like Montgomery and not Loudon, because of planning.
Heard that same Garbage back in 1976 and 35 years later Loudoun County is Getting a High Speed Subway while Montgomery County is getting a cheap trolley like light rail......
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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This is one of the biggest myths on this forum. The traffic from Virginia to Maryland in the morning, and returning to Virginia in the afternoon, is just as clogged up as the traffic going the other direction. In fact, it's often worse than your preferred direction. Drive in the traffic going over the American Legion bridge for a while and you will see for yourself.
Wilson Bridge-

AM Traffic to VA: From Central and Southern PG County going to Alexandria, Springfield, Tyson's Corner,and Dulles Corridor.

AM Traffic to MD: From Alexandria and Springfield to Downtown DC via I-295/South Capital Street..

American Legion Bridge:

AM Traffic to VA: From Montgomery County, Northern PG County, and Howard County to Tyson's Corner and Dulles Corridor.

AM Traffic to MD: From Tyson's Corner and Dulles Corridor to Downtown DC via River Road/Wisconsin Avenue and Clara Bartan Parkway......
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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It's just baffling to me how ignorant you are. Why would someone put themselves out in the open unprotected by facts just to be completely discredited? Just posting random numbers hoping nobody with intelligence is reading your post.

This is the APTA Q2 2011 report for ridership nationwide:

Marc Rail = 34,100 daily ridership
VRE Rail = 19,400 daily ridership

http://www.apta.com/resources/statis...rship-APTA.pdf

As for your other claims, MARC used to be the B&O railroad before becoming the Marc (Maryland Area Regional Commuter) Train. The Metro is D.C.'s lifeblood and we had the foresight to extend it beyond D.C.'s city proper which has and still is completely urbanizing the suburbs more than the suburbs of NYC will ever be able to do. Highrise cities around every stop are springing up and that WILL never happen in the NYC metro area unless you extend MTA outside of NYC borders. That isn't going to happen so get over it. Our rush our trains run every 3 minutes in the the suburbs. You will never be able to have that kind of service.
METRO North, Long Island Railroad, and New Jersey Transit run 24/7 while MARC runs only during Rush Hour M-F........
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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Why develop out there when there are towns inside the Beltway where people actually exist. You build where the people are, not the other way around. Those people that live in that area now knew what the area look like. They likely demanding the same thing they left behind.
The issue with your opinion is that it is the total opposite on the Virginia side along the I-66/VA 267 Corridor......

Your problem with the US 50 Corridor outside of the Beltway developing rapidly is that it will compete against the I-66 and VA 267 Corridors outside the Beltway.....

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I agree with you on the National Harbor. I'm not a big fan of it and thought it was a bad location, not because of the surrounding areas but from a logical perspective.
Just like the people in Alexandria/Northern Virginia do not support the National Harbor because the fear that it will take business and tourists away from Alexandria and Arlington.....
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:40 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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It ain't hurting Huston Financially........
Being the world capital of oil don't hurt either, ya know?


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Which is paving the way to Maryland's Bankruptcy due to anti-Business and anti-Growth BS.....
Maryland is the wealthiest state: Maryland Wealthiest State | Maryland is wealthiest state, census data show - Baltimore Sun


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Heard that same Garbage back in 1976 and 35 years later Loudoun County is Getting a High Speed Subway while Montgomery County is getting a cheap trolley like light rail......
Yeah, but you gotta drive to the subway ... on over-burdened, super sprawl roads in Reston, where 2 miles can take an hour.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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METRO North, Long Island Railroad, and New Jersey Transit run 24/7 while MARC runs only during Rush Hour M-F........
FALSE! No they don't run 24 hrs! You guys are amateurs. Do you know anything? Check their schedules. D.C.'s Metro trains run till the end of their lines around 3:30 a.m. - 3:50 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays which is later than everybody but NYC subway and Chicago 'L' in the whole country. No commuter rail system runs 24/7 anywhere in the nation! Metro runs only at rush hour? Do you speak english? Do you live in the United States? You don't make any sense!
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:00 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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FALSE! No they don't run 24 hrs! You guys are amateurs. Do you know anything? Check their schedules. D.C.'s Metro trains run till the end of their lines around 3:30 a.m. - 3:50 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays which is later than everybody but NYC subway and Chicago 'L' in the whole country. No commuter rail system runs 24/7 anywhere in the nation! Metro runs only at rush hour? Do you speak english? Do you live in the United States? You don't make any sense!
Hate to tell you but LIRR does run some limited overnight service. For example:

http://lirr42.mta.info/schedules.php
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