Transportation Catch All thread

All the ways we move people and things: trains, planes, automobiles, biking, walking, etc.
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Unread post by dbInSouthCity » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:40 am

symphonicpoet wrote:Life isn't fair. And weather can change fast. And you (and maybe MODoT) were looking at different weather reports than I recall. Seemed like it was expected to me. (I was getting reports of apocalypse from friends in CoMO rather before the system got here, as I recall. In more or less typical fashion.) But . . . hindsight is twenty twenty. And fair or not, they're in the big chair. Just saying there is a logical chain you can follow.


I think it said below freezing after 7pm around 1pm....i think at that point the thinking is the rush hour traffic will keep the pavement temp above freezing.....it was a coin flip on what to do- mobilize hundreds of trucks and other equipment to go out there at 3pm in the middle of rush hour or pray . :D
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Unread post by vollum » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:23 am

Yup. A coin flip, and you can't win them all

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Unread post by joelo » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:35 am

Even if they guessed right it might not have mattered. As we saw with Saturday night when they were ready it was just as bad out there. I traveled Interstate 64 from Chesterfield mall to Kingshighway and lost count of how many accidents I saw. That was around 4pm

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Unread post by Randy » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:04 pm

^ That footage from Seattle is amazing, but you're never going to get that quality of service here in St. Louis. Going to have to move to a real city, sadly.


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Unread post by dbInSouthCity » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:16 pm

^ I think we lack density for that kind of service.
Same reason NS will never get fully build other than a small spur to NGA

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Unread post by urban_dilettante » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:33 pm

Randy wrote:^ That footage from Seattle is amazing, but you're never going to get that quality of service here in St. Louis. Going to have to move to a real city, sadly.


maybe not to that level, but we could do much much better if the state legislature and 90% of our metro population didn't think that transit = welfare. good ol' Mizzurah.
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Unread post by quincunx » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:39 pm

We used to. Seattle which has added 74k residents since 2015, 12.5% is at a density of 8,161/sq mi. St. Louis city would need 505k residents to match that. More to the story of course considering the whole metro area. We've spread out too much and a symptom is the quantity of transit.

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Unread post by STLrainbow » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:02 pm

Do we have any other routes besides the 70 doing 12 minute frequency?

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Unread post by quincunx » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:13 am

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