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by hiddeninput
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Delmar Loop Trolley
Replies: 1305
Views: 182633

Re: Delmar Loop Trolley

Joe Edwards specifically mentioned the Zoo train as an example of people willing to pony up to ride trains. He also mentioned that the feasibility studies done for the project anticipated more tourist rides than commuter rides. On the last point he added the caveat that he's hopeful more local resid...
by hiddeninput
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Delmar Loop Trolley
Replies: 1305
Views: 182633

Re: Delmar Loop Trolley

Joe Edwards was at the 28th ward meeting last Thursday. When asked about future expansion, he said the logical extension was a loop in Forest Park.
by hiddeninput
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 378
Views: 24822

Re: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race

Ebsy wrote:
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:32 pm
I bet Jones is heaping mad after this,
One certainly has to wonder if trolling Jones was at least a happy side effect of this. The endorsement itself seems like a fair take on Antonio French. He has vision, but will he be able to garner support for it as mayor?
by hiddeninput
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Delmar Loop Trolley
Replies: 1305
Views: 182633

Re: Delmar Loop Trolley

As a skeptic of this project, it's probably worth me saying that seeing the car on the tracks yesterday was pretty thrilling. Fingers crossed that all goes according to plan and that riders show up. On that last point, my dad, who grew up riding street cars to school in St. Louis but now lives out o...
by hiddeninput
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2893
Views: 344858

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

The new logo is generic enough that I thought they had stolen an old stltoday logo. Feels like they need to incorporate a plane into it or something.
by hiddeninput
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Retail, Restaurant, and Business Development
Topic: The State of Downtown
Replies: 1720
Views: 128197

Re: The State of Downtown

If downtown gets a permanent increased police presence, can I get that for my neighborhood, too? I'd rather not have to continue to pay for private security. I don't want to comment on whether this is actually a good idea. I don't really know. However, I will ask this: is your neighborhood the econ...
by hiddeninput
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Retail, Restaurant, and Business Development
Topic: The State of Downtown
Replies: 1720
Views: 128197

Re: The State of Downtown

DogtownBnR wrote:
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:55 am
Downtown needs to be put on lockdown, permanent "hot-spot policing".
If downtown gets a permanent increased police presence, can I get that for my neighborhood, too? I'd rather not have to continue to pay for private security.
by hiddeninput
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 378
Views: 24822

Re: St Louis CIty 2017 Mayor's Race

Tishaura Jones has declined to meet with the PD editorial board: http://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_n ... 2e28d.html
by hiddeninput
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 378
Views: 24822

Re: St Louis CIty 2017 Mayor's Race

downtown2007 wrote:
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:47 pm
Tishaura Jones is a highly flawed candidate. And I could argue, a borderline fraud.
A fraud in what way? Admittedly, I don't think her running of the treasurer's office matched her election rhetoric, but that often seems to happen when politicians encounter reality.
by hiddeninput
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 378
Views: 24822

Re: St Louis CIty 2017 Mayor's Race

For those curious, here's the mayoral forum that aired on KSDK: http://www.ksdk.com/news/watch-full-may ... /395591483
by hiddeninput
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: The STL Tech Scene
Topic: STL Technology News
Replies: 523
Views: 67694

Re: STL Technology News

imthewiz wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:17 pm
This is what happens when the blinders get put on, and you become hyper focused on the goal to achieve a balanced budget, regardless of the consequences.
Doesn't the state constitution require a balanced budget though?
by hiddeninput
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Delmar Loop Trolley
Replies: 1305
Views: 182633

Re: Delmar Loop Trolley

Maybe it isn't fair to project construction issues onto future operations, but the challenge I see for the trolley is figuring out what success looks like for them. For instance, will they be going back to taxpayers for additional funds in the future on top of the TDD that has been funneling money t...
by hiddeninput
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 378
Views: 24822

Re: St Louis CIty 2017 Mayor's Race

Where are her policies detailed? I saw the issues page on her website, but there wasn't much there that seemed to differentiate her from a generic Democratic mayoral candidate.
by hiddeninput
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 378
Views: 24822

Re: St Louis CIty 2017 Mayor's Race

The RFT also has an article up on Kacey Cordes: http://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog ... s-as-usual
by hiddeninput
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Delmar Loop Trolley
Replies: 1305
Views: 182633

Re: Delmar Loop Trolley

My concern with the Loop Trolley is not really how long it's taken, but the fact that I don't think they've been truthful in their communications. Everything they say is spun to be as positive as possible if not outright misleading. This was especially frustrating when it came to their construction ...
by hiddeninput
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Delmar Loop Trolley
Replies: 1305
Views: 182633

Re: Delmar Loop Trolley

I just hoping it actually gets up and running at any time. I'm taking a very "I'll believe it when I see it" attitude toward the trolley these days.
by hiddeninput
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6601
Views: 367307

Re: Crime Thread

We are too busy scrutinizing cops instead of going after criminals. Isn't one of the challenges here the lack of trust between police and the rest of the community though? For example, I've frequently heard that it's hard to go after criminals when witnesses to crimes won't cooperate because they d...
by hiddeninput
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Delmar Loop Trolley
Replies: 1305
Views: 182633

Re: Delmar Loop Trolley

St. Louis Public Radio is reporting that there has been a delay in getting the trolley cars on site. They were expected in November but won't arrive until mid-February. Joe Edwards says the project remains on track despite this. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/loop-trolley-cars-delayed-project-s...
by hiddeninput
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6601
Views: 367307

Re: Crime Thread

We need more police officers that strictly enforce all laws and ordinances. Officers also need more pay. It's real simple however St Louis leaders have been incompetent addressing the crime situation. In terms of per capita police officers, we're in the top ten of all police departments in the coun...
by hiddeninput
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: MLS2STL
Replies: 830
Views: 49494

Re: MLS2STL

Aesir wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:23 am
Because MLS2STL wanted it removed, of course!
So the idea is that the city ponies up $60m or more and we also turn off the revenue streams we could use to recoup that investment? Do we apply the amusement tax to Cardinals or Blues tickets?
by hiddeninput
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: MLS2STL
Replies: 830
Views: 49494

Re: MLS2STL

Why is the amusement tax being removed?
by hiddeninput
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 378
Views: 24822

Re: St Louis CIty 2017 Mayor's Race

I would be very interested in meeting the 2% of people who are planning to vote for Bill Haas.
by hiddeninput
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: MLS2STL
Replies: 830
Views: 49494

Re: MLS2STL

I'm hoping this still goes to a vote. I mean it's basically the opposite problem of the Rams deal. The city voters didn't get a say in that stadium deal and it sounds like we might not get a voters say in this deal either. The whole point of that amendment was to let voters decide if we should pay ...
by hiddeninput
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Feedback on Proposed Forum Reorganization
Replies: 121
Views: 218182

Re: Feedback on Proposed Forum Reorganization

urbanstlouis wrote:
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:54 am
@hiddeninput: I'm not seeing the popup menus as permanently popped. Could you provide browser name and version # as well as a screenshot of the issue?
Looks like I just needed to clear my browser cache.
by hiddeninput
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Feedback on Proposed Forum Reorganization
Replies: 121
Views: 218182

Re: Feedback on Proposed Forum Reorganization

Is it just me or are all the popup menus at the top and bottom of the page permanently popped up since the last day or so?