ERJ170

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  1. ERJ170

    Raleigh Union Station

    So, from what I see.. it looks like 73 --> 74 --> 77 --> 78 which is a good double turn, but the 75 --> 76 the train sitting idle for no reason after returning to Raleigh.. what could be done with the train before 10 and after 7?
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    Mercedes- Benz to the Triangle?

    Regardless of MB moving to Atlanta or the Triangle, Delta could easily be the airline of choice to offer nonstop to FRA or Stuttgard.. I don't think it matters to them. And Delta is, from what I heard, highly interested in whatever corporate contracts they can get from RDU. And there are 767 lines painted at their gates now.... From what I heard... I also remember reading an article that Lufthansa was interested in RDU service.. So who knows.... I can see MB getting a nice building in downtown Raleigh or Durham.. Or even RTP as they are pushing for more companies and a more urban feel... Just me thoughts..
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    2035 Triangle Regional Transit Vision Plan

    I agree with everyone above, but I think RTP need both light rail and commuter service... Light rail that goes around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.. Core RTP.. Light rail should have stops in downtowns, significant living areas, and sporting/entertainment venues Light rails should have stops every 3-5 minutes Commuter rail that connects Garner, Clayton, Hilsborough, Wake Forest, Pittsboro, Fuquay Varina, and Willow Spring... Commuter rails should have stops in downtowns and city carpool areas Commuter rails should have stops every 15-20 minutes Their should be a circulator bus that runs around RTP that makes a circle every 20 minutes.. Maybe even 2 or 3 (Blue Line, Black Line, Red Line) that all convene at the RTDepot Station where light rail, commuter rail, and circulator buses converge. Circulator buses should be free and companies pay annually baed on number of employees (1-199 = X a year, 200-500 = XX a year, 501-1500 =XXX, AND 1501+ = XXXX year)
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    RDU International Airport

    You know, I'm looking at Terminal 1 and the fact that it has 9gates and I got thinking.. Why not do Gates A1-6 and gates B1-3.. That would make the whole Concourse naming feature make mice more since. Before, there was a Terminal A and C but no B which cause an explanation.. Now you have ACD but no B.. And if you do an A and a B, it shows there is room for growth on both ends.. Just a thought....
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    Raleigh Union Station

    Grrrrr.. I do NOT see a proper Business class Lounge space nor do I see sufficient retail space. The business Lounge should be at least 1800-2800 sq ft with a bar, an eatery, a conference room, and preferably pod sleepers along with a main seating area... Retail should include at least 2 fast food, a sit down eatery, a gift shop, a news stand, and a specialty store.. Sheesh! Why does this need to be said?
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    Raleigh Union Station

    Just incised riding ScotRail from Edinburgh to Glasgow and all I can say is.. Amazing! Smooth ride, reasonable price, onto me, and excellent views.. Nice clean train with good speed. My. Only question is why can't we have something similar in NC? I mean, come on! At least hourly service between Charlotte and Raleigh with 2 or 4 hour service on the other route which should already be ther.. (Wilmington, Asheville, moreland city, Greenville, Fayetteville, Henderson, etc). The rail service was just awesome! Rather, just finished riding ScotRail..
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    North Carolina Intercity Rail Transit

    Raleigh to Fayetteville, in my opinion, could work without the Wilmington leg. I don't know how much traffic there is between Fayetteville and Wilmington, but I think Raleigh to Fayetteville could do well alone. I believe they choose the Raleigh to Goldsboro to Wilmington route over the Fayetteville option.
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    North Carolina Intercity Rail Transit

    Would it not make sense to offer Raleigh-Fuquay-Sanford-Fayetteville service? I mean, that's frequently I traveled and have 3-4 daily 2 or 3 car service could be a benefit for the area.. Or am I just thinking crazy? Could it be done if equipment was available? Would there be enough traffic? Just seems like a natural train route if we were in the UK or something.. Just a thought..
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    Raleigh Union Station

    Here's a thought.. Why don't the Amtrak portion use the lower part of the Citrix building while Citrix use the top portion.. Meaning that both win cause Raleigh can get another tall building, amtrax gets an extension for high speed rail station, and Citrix gets to be where they want to be... Hopefully y'all can understand what I'm saying...
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    RDU International Airport

    My prediction... SEA by Alaska or Southwest, LAX by Delta moved up to daily 737-700, SFO by United already announced, CDG by Delta, FRA by United. As for the LHR flight, it is going nowhere.. Even if US and AA merge, the flight will stay.. It's one of their more profitable ones...
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    Residence Inn Downtown

    Hmmm... I suppose type hotels are needed also. So, in my opinion, downtown needs a Holiday Inn Express, Four Points by Sheraton, an extended stay Hoyle, and at least one or two boutique hotels.. Plus one high end... But just my opinion..
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    Residence Inn Downtown

    Would anyone happen to know what the other bids were for? What kinda hotel? Perhaps a Kimpton or a Hyatt Regency or a Sofitel?
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    North Carolina Intercity Rail Transit

    Aren't the Wisconsin train sets, like, 18 cars long or something ridiculous like that? I think if NC goes for train sets, it would more than likely only be 5-8 at the most...
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    Residence Inn Downtown

    Nice but still would have rather seen a W Hotel or Intercontinental...l
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    North Carolina Intercity Rail Transit

    Agreed. And I don't know why they can't allow the Piedmont, at least once a day, to go all the way to Morehead City so I can catch the rails to New BERN!!!!!