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  1. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I haven’t actually read the Tennessean article that is, apparently, the source of the $9B figure. But from everything I see on this forum, that is the actual cost AND the operational costs. But, for how long? Are they assuming a fixed number of years? Couldn’t you argue that the system could be in place for the next hundred years or more? Therefore the “real” cost could be in the trillions? Or, you could say, that it will only run for one day, so the cost would be $5.4B + $1. I’m not trying to argue the merits of taking all costs into account, just what the metrics are. Again, this brings us to the car analogy. Your $25k car may actually cost you $50k over the course of 10 years. But it may cost me $65k over the course of 20. Or 25k and a tank of gas if I total it tomorrow. We all know that most infrastructure in this country is kept into service until the 11th hour (or later). Most bridges in this country are 50 years or older. We don’t apply the same metrics to building a bridge. Again, I’m all in favor of looking at “total” costs. But what exactly are those totals including? What was the “real” cost of the NYC subway system? Or the U.S. Army? What will my Apple stock be worth when I die?
  2. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I’ve had a thought on this for a few years now, but on a larger scale. If you ever drive on I-40 mem-nash-Knox, you know that a high percentage of the traffic is trucks. Granted, many of these trucks are doing “local service”, making stops along the 40 corridor in TN. But I would bet that many of these trucks are just passing through to other states. I would like to see a plan in place to have a truck to rail transfer station at the easy&west state lines on 40. A place a truck driver could literally have his whole rig, cab and all, loaded onto a rail car. You could charge a fee to do this, but charge a penalty to not do it. And the way I see it, everyone is a winner. -Rail services. Companies like CSX (or whoever) would have a new steady source of revenue. I understand the challenge of establishing this and that there may be multiple players involved. But if there is money to be made, why not. -Roads. Reduce congestion. Reduce wear & tear on roads. Improve safety. Reduce needed expansion costs -Trucking. Increase downtime for drivers. With all the new regulations on driver downtime, a truck could span hundreds of miles, while the driver is “off the clock”. Of course, they would want to be paid for this time, but that would be a question for the logistics experts. -tax base. The trucks who avoid this and pay the penalty, would contribute to the tax base. Sure, there would be some shift in logistics all together, with companies making some effort to avoid TN all together. But with I-40 being such an important transcontinental route, many companies would just suck it up and see its advantages. Just a thought.
  3. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    It has Demonbreun st spelled as Demombrane.
  4. JW Marriott - 385' - 34 Floors

    ParkAve. You never disappoint. Thanks for being here.
  5. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Can someone please clarify when exactly this will be going to the polls? Also, when should we expect the campaigning (from both sides) to really ramp up? Also, if passed, what’s the date(s) this will come online? I know I could google all this, but I like reading this site more.
  6. Repurposed/revitalized historical buildings in Nashville

    My wife has been trying to convince me to paint our brick house ever since we bought it. She, of course, wants to paint it white/grey. I tell her she can paint it when I’m dead.
  7. Soccer in Nashville

    Wtf is an outdoor air-conditioned stadium?
  8. How will the Amazon HQ 2 change Nashville?

    That almost makes too much sense. Unfortunately, that’s not a reality at all.
  9. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Well, there really weren’t any sports broadcast before Batman. Maybe occasionally from inside Vanderbilt Gym, but that’s about it.
  10. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I’ve never really noticed the side with the recessed windows. I guess I’ve always thought (in my minds eye) the whole building had the flush windows like on the right side of this picture. I wonder what made them do it differently. Its funny the things you don’t notice in a city until something gives you a reason to look.

    Hope- More development focus along the corridors instead of the interior neighborhoods. Wish(dream)- Return of Amtrak with interstate connections. Prediction- “Introducing YOUR 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Nashviiiiiiiiile Predatorrrrrrs!!!”
  12. More Accolades for Nashville

    There is no doubt in my mind that we now have an MLS team as a direct result of the Preds cup run. The latter would not have happened without the former.
  13. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Top golf washes out the entire night view from all points north, even to the naked eye. It’s VERY bright from everywhere. All those houses along Fern Ave et all are probably pissed.
  14. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    No thanks. I like my office in this location just fine.