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  1. Interesting. I haven’t heard of this plan to use the express lanes for this purpose. I agree you’d have to start with a closed system.
  2. That’s because every building is designed by the same architectural firm. It’s almost embarrassing.
  3. Im pretty sure this is the vision of Brightline. This train is for tourists, not locals.
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    I understand that most of that Semoran office moved to another existing field office in Orlando. The traffic people went to the new RTMC building in Sanford.
  5. I don’t think this is intentional. The problem is that the express lanes are needed to improve traffic flow. If they switch their use for automated vehicles only, you would have to replace the same volume of traffic with automated vehicles to prevent the entire system from failing. A traffic guy I know explained to me that it will be a huge challenge integrating automated vehicles with manually driven cars. The system would work great if all cars were autonomous, and one day we might get there, but the transition will likely lead to more traffic jams.
  6. Virgin Trains is coming. Already starting on Miami to Orlando. Orlando to Tampa is very likely imo. Outside of that and Sunrail, don’t expect a subway type system, it will never happen. Automated cars is the future of local travel.
  7. Projects are starting for the widening of I-4 from the northern end of I-4 Ultimate (EE Williamson Bridge) to Lake Mary Blvd. These are interim projects. I-4 Beyond the Ultimate could be a few years. The Wekiva Parkway project that ties into I-4 will build the I-4 beyond the Ultimate general use lanes (free/non tolled lanes) between SR 46A and SR 46. It is already starting in a sense, but will take some years for the final build out on each side of the current I-4 Ultimate project.
  8. I haven’t been on this site in years. Could someone show a rendition of what Phase 1 and Phase 2 are? Thanks.
  9. These old people are extremely selfish. They don't want to deal with traffic at the expense of future generations. They'd rather the town waste away since it would have no impact on their short future. One councilwoman was concerned about permeability. Does she even know what she's talking about? Doubt it. Unless she went out there with a drill rig and ran a permeability test and saw that the rate was 0.0001 ft/day. Lol. Chances are they can figure out a drainage design for the property. I will agree on one concern...the bland architecture. However, I'll take that over the vacant lot and decrepit Traditions Plaza any day. If this wasn't happening, the lot would stay the same for decades. Also, would it be unfeasible to eventually move the sunrail station south of Horatio? Maybe the site of the old railroad station from a century ago that is now gone.
  10. What restoration? I know that they'll have to widen into the marsh. As far as I know, the floodplain is pretty much untouched outside the right of way.
  11. There will be plans to expand beyond the limits of I-4 Ultimate to match the I-4 Ultimate sections. Construction for this is probably years away. However, they plan on keeping enough room in the median south of Orlando towards Tampa for a potential future high-speed rail or other transit corridor.
  12. A little late, but the billboard did get taken down a while ago. I was surprised it was there for so long.
  13. This thread is ridiculous. It DOES NOT MATTER that the capital is in Tallahassee. Miami has REPRESENTATIVES IN TALLAHASSEE. It's not like a bunch of local Tallahasseeans sit around and decide what happens in South Florida. Some people here really need to take a US Government course. Also, the name calling here is very immature. North Florida and South Florida have "rednecks". However, this name "redneck" in itself is very inflammatory and unnecessary. Florida is very different from north to south. I see this as a good thing. It makes the state diverse. Some people here are very close minded. Yet, they call themselves "liberal". Yeah, I'm talkin to you Larry.
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    The Plaza

    That theater was good in many ways, but also very poorly run at the same time. One time I got there for them to tell me the time listed online was wrong and that the movie I came for was no longer playing that evening.
  15. Homeless people (bums) have no one to thank except themselves. I have no respect for them.
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