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Let's also not assume Paula Dockery was operating in some self-created vacuum. Did she have an agenda on SunRail? Absolutely. Was some of it to gain an advantage in her husband's business? Almost assuredly.

The fact is, however, that she served in the Florida Legislature for 16 years and was reelected time after time by her constituents. Particularly at that level, that doesn't happen by going against the wishes of your voters continuously.

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Liberals opposed Dockery's rail opposition due to conflict of interests. Liberals oppose Scott's rail advocacy due to conflict of interests. It's almost like it's a conservative thing for liberals.

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39 minutes ago, Dale said:

Liberals opposed Dockery's rail opposition due to conflict of interests. Liberals oppose Scott's rail advocacy due to conflict of interests. It's almost like it's a conservative thing for liberals.

I guess it’s true what they say:  we all write our own history ;)

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18 minutes ago, Ivanhoe said:

I guess it’s true what they say:  we all write our own history ;)

Don't mind Dale, he's our official FOX News representative. He's a cool dude anyway!

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3 hours ago, Ivanhoe said:

This has nothing to do with SunRail. 

It does.  It has to do with a proposed UCF link going down existing easement that was discussed a few weeks back.  He posted about it to illustrate how easy it can be to do this type of thing here.

1 hour ago, Ivanhoe said:

I guess it’s true what they say:  we all write our own history ;)

If there's one thing I've learned as of late, is that most all decisions made in politics are directly tied to something other than idealism.  Idealism is for the masses and the picketers.  On both sides, mind you.  Which goes back to Mica.  Knowing this, my stance was, for whatever reason he is pushing for CRT, let him push as hard as possible so we can see what we can get as a result, whether his intentions were noble or the result of getting greased, like most politicians.

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On ‎8‎/‎20‎/‎2018 at 5:11 PM, Jernigan said:

Frito Lay is building a 130m plant across Poinciana Blvd from the Poinciana station.   Another PepsiCo brand, Gatorade is already located just south of the station.

Combined it’s about 400 jobs within walking distance of the station.  They currently have a plant near College Park so that also bodes well if employees that live in that area have to relocate 

Easy Foods also just opened a manufacturing and research facility in Poinciana Industrial park, with plans to hire up to 225 people with above average salaries.

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FDOT vs. SunRail: as the clock ticks toward transition from state to local control, fasten your seat belts for a bumpy ride.

SunRail future hits impasse between state, Central Florida governments
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/sunrail/os-sunrail-impasse-takeover-20180831-story.html

From the Sentinel

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On 8/31/2018 at 2:27 PM, spenser1058 said:

FDOT vs. SunRail: as the clock ticks toward transition from state to local control, fasten your seat belts for a bumpy ride.

SunRail future hits impasse between state, Central Florida governments
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/sunrail/os-sunrail-impasse-takeover-20180831-story.html

From the Sentinel

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15 minutes ago, Naqiy90 said:

https://www.transit.dot.gov/ntd/ntd-data

The FTA released their monthly update of transit ridership for August, the first month the southern expansion was open. Sunrail ridership increased 70% from ~80k to 135k, which is 5850 riders daily. I believe this exceeds official projections for the new stations which was ~1700 new riders, while this shows an increase of approximately 2300 new riders daily. A good start, but we need weekend and late night service and to get the northern and airport extension finished! Get 'er done Orlando! 

We need another complimenting rail like connecting the east west destinations. Once his happens watch ridership increase even more. 

 

Until this happens sunrail is cool as it is if they could tinue to add places to live and work within two miles of sunrail stations. 

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15 hours ago, Naqiy90 said:

https://www.transit.dot.gov/ntd/ntd-data

The FTA released their monthly update of transit ridership for August, the first month the southern expansion was open. Sunrail ridership increased 70% from ~80k to 135k, which is 5850 riders daily. I believe this exceeds official projections for the new stations which was ~1700 new riders, while this shows an increase of approximately 2300 new riders daily. A good start, but we need weekend and late night service and to get the northern and airport extension finished! Get 'er done Orlando! 

That's fantastic!  

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https://bungalower.com/2018/10/10/packing-district-updates-more-more-more/

I realize that the packing district is old news. Exciting! But I wonder from all of this new construction in the near future, if there is any plans or considerations to accommodate the proposed OBX train station at college park.

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My coworker was on the train.  She said the driver was able to jump out but that she said she had nowhere to go.   I'm completely astonished how hard it is for people to understand that they shouldn't stop on the tracks.

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12 minutes ago, jgardnerucf said:

Today would be a fun day to take a train ride either direction. Oh, wait; nope, lame!

From YouTube 

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On 1/1/2019 at 10:22 AM, jgardnerucf said:

Today would be a fun day to take a train ride either direction. Oh, wait; nope, lame!

 I-4 was a breeze yesterday.   I took it to Maitland to watch the UCF game at a viewing party and even with the bowl game in Orlando I had no problem getting there and back.   

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Here's the construction progress of the Integra luxury apartments in The Junction (formerly called DeBary Town Center) near the DeBary Sunrail Station. What you see in the picture used to be dense forest all the way up to the sidewalk. This all started several weeks ago.

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9 minutes ago, spenser1058 said:

Where the dense people used to live?

I sense an impending Lord of the Rings 2 type of tree revolt befalling us soon...

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