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  1. nashville_bound

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    ha! Yes, yes....I hear you. Mass transit is not meant to lessen traffic congestion. Have you been reading the posts in this thread? There definitely seems to be a theme....... carry on. samsonh - "People I am friends with talk about the congestion literally all the time. No we are not LA or Atlanta, but it is getting worse month by month. " Paul - "They hate congestion but they also don't want to pay for anything that won't directly effect them. They want a perfect city wide transportation system right now, with no increase in taxes that doesn't cost a lot of money, covers everyone and will cause no traffic during the construction of said city wide system. " samsonh - "It takes time for people to overcome that mindset. No one likes paying for anything, but at some point the problem [congestion] will start dramatically impacting quality of life. " Paul - " I just hope we don't get to Atlanta, Houston, Austin, LA levels [congestion] before people wake up and change their minds. " BnaBraker "Until that time, self driving car technology won't do anything to alleviate congestion. It also is not a replacement for mass transit. " So the sales pitch for mass transit is - we will raise your taxes and not alleviate any traffic congestion...may even add to it by dedicating existing car lanes for mass transit and prioritizing mass transit vehicles..... why in the world did that message lose 2:1?
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    All this talk about congestion reminds me the most recent $6BIL ($9BIL) transit plan, by its own admission, did nothing to alleviate congestion....maybe one of the reasons it went down 2:1
  3. I just received a call from the demolition firm handling the destruction of the building across the street this Saturday. The time of the demolition has been moved to 8:30 a.m. now.
  4. While I believe the Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) is a great 'brainstorming' resource for Nashville and its leaders, the impracticality of many of its 'plans' is obvious. I have a copy of the 'Plan of Nashville', a book by the NCDC put put in the early 2000s. Many of the 'big picture' ideas have been incorporated, but on balance I would say Nashville's developmental success has benefited from a more organic and market driven approach... for example increased building heights. https://www.civicdesigncenter.org/productions/the-plan-of-nashville
  5. Keeping the Sullivan was never in the cards, just like bringing down the Lifeway tower was always going to happen. The developers always had a grand plan and seeming the money to implement said plan.
  6. nashville_bound

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Good news....Now if they could only perfect 2009 technology and provide a working app derailing location and time to pick-up....
  7. nashville_bound

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Ha, nevermind. I found the answers to my questions in this article. Transit taxes deep dive
  8. nashville_bound

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Thanks for that, but in the macro, I do understand the difference in GO and Revenue bonds. Where do you see the bonds intended to be issued for the transit plans would not be backed by the full faith of the city? As an example the MCC has a dedicated tax revenue stream, but Nashville has full liability for any shortage.
  9. nashville_bound

    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    In my experience, and I have worked to structure Brand integration deals in Hollywood and NYC for a decade, celebrities normally do not ante-up in these type of deals. It is normally either a licensing fee to use the name/likeness or an equity in lieu of payment arrangement. Now obviously the high the wattage of start power the better the terms, but in the Country music world we are talking about Superstar entertainers with these bars on lower broad. That being said I have no first-hand knowledge in any of the deals we are discussing.
  10. nashville_bound

    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    That is a surprise to me. In fact, I would question my agent and or investment advisor if actual money 'in' was required... anything other than a token investment for appearances.
  11. nashville_bound

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    why do you think I am against BIRD? I am all for the scooters, but I want to be able to navigate the sidewalks of downtown as a pedestrian.
  12. nashville_bound

    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    I would bank on the latter....name only and contractual obligation to promote.
  13. nashville_bound

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Come on and lighten -up. I am just trying to have some fun at the transit supporters expense. So can explain to me how the 9B$ Transit plan was to be funded? My understanding is the dedicated tax revenue would have gone to pay of bonds over like 30-40 years. Is this incorrect? In addition there would have been 2.4B$ in bonds to finance initial construction.
  14. nashville_bound

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Again, I never said our city debt defined us. The context was we have a higher than normal debt load and adding another 9B$ would not be wise....that is the full extend of my statement. As for other priorities ... yes education, safety, health are all larger concerns. Where we may not agree is how to tackle most of those larger issues.
  15. nashville_bound

    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    It is crass, but the market will choose the winners and losers. Maybe they back-up the commercial vibe with better offerings and draw crowds or maybe even enlarge the market by enticing patrons who would never step into a Robert's Western World. Vegas does it well and is growing...Atlantic City did it poorly and is dying....time will tell.