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  1. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    These rural areas don't pay into the tax pool at any level close to approaching the costs of providing these services to them. Especially the roads they drive on. Those costs are subsidized by tax payers living in higher density urban areas. So we can call it a compromise. Rural citizens get the roads, schools, emergency services, water/sewer, etc. that they otherwise couldn't afford to have, and the dense parts of the city get to not waste away stuck in traffic if they so desire.
  2. An unfortunate side effect of this mega-development: The Frist will be shutting down its Rome antiquities exhibit on loan from the British Museum a month and a half early due to ongoing vibration concerns from the blasting across the street.
  3. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    First, citation needed. Second, you don’t get to redefine words like ‘disenfranchisement’ at your whim because you believe it fits nicely into the conspiracy theories of a particular ideology. Frankly, it’s pretty embarrassing that you feel it’s appropriate to do so given our nation’s political history.
  4. Repurposed/revitalized historical buildings in Nashville

    Tenn Sixteen has an excellent brunch. I've spent many Sunday afternoons there watching the Titans play while downing 2-for-1 mimosas.
  5. Kind of disappointed with the aesthetics of the (almost) finished product. Can't really point to anything is particular, it just feels very generic. No doubt a positive development overall though and a great mixed-use project.
  6. Soccer in Nashville

    If moving the stadium to MetroCenter = no MLS team, then what is the point of this meeting? Why doesn't Councilman Hastings just come out and say "I don't like/want soccer in Nashville for (reasons)?" Holding useless meetings like this is a tremendous waste of time and resources.
  7. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Perhaps save that for when Tennessee as a whole can pull it’s own weight financially, no?
  8. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    The noise pollution alone should eliminate the idea of flying vehicles. Imagine the sound of a single plane or helicopter, then multiply by hundreds or thousands buzzing around everywhere. Sounds like a nightmare*. *pun intended
  9. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Have you ever been to Arlington, TX? It is just a giant suburb of Dallas. Suburban sprawl as far as the eye can see. There is no transportation solution in existence that can fix poor city planning.
  10. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    TLDR: Baby Boomers wanted to feel the same sense of accomplishment of their parents' generation, mortgaged their kids' generation to get it, remains to be seen whether GenX/Y generation will pay the price or attempt to kick the can down the road, as it were.
  11. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I'm speaking of entitlements as a psychological construct, not some political hot potato like Social Security or Medicare. That people feel more entitled as they age is pretty well understood and accepted, as is their tendency to project it onto others. That they don't feel even a tinge of irony when doing so is a perpetual conundrum.
  12. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    All generations have a sense of entitlement that only deepens as they age. And yes, older generations have a natural tendency toward projecting their own inherent sense of entitlement onto the generations that come after them. It is simple human nature that people in power will attempt to shift and deflect blame or responsibility. That is why I mentioned that the pendulum swings both ways: each subsequent generation tends to correct--and even over-correct--for the one preceding it, for better or worse.
  13. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    The generational entitlement is strong in this thread. Just remember that the pendulum swings both ways.
  14. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Breaking out of the car analogy for a moment...I can't say whether I would vote for or against the transit plan in it's current state. The total cost doesn't concern me given the amortization timeline, even when taking an overly conservative approach to forecasting Nashville's 30-year population growth and economic outlook. I think the funding mechanisms are appropriate although I have concerns about the realized level of contribution from the federal government. My main concerns are the unknown amount of flexibility in the plan, the lack of dedicated right-of-way for much of the light rail system, and in the chosen primary routes in some areas. I also think more of the funding (or just more dedicated funding) should be appropriated for substantial increases in surface bus frequency and availability. Would be curious to know others thoughts on the actual plan, for or against.
  15. Nashville International Airport

    It should probably be mentioned that direct =/= nonstop.