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16 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

Just a look at how changing attitudes drive even our largest cities in different directions. It matters not only in politics but our urban environment, too.

 

For comparison, a more contemporary look.

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1 hour ago, smileguy said:

For comparison, a more contemporary look.

That is frightening and beautiful at the same time. Thanks for posting.

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Virgin and Fortress want to build a train, much like the one they are building here, to run from LA to Vegas. Well, a little short of LA as it will end 90 miles outside of LA in Apple Valley. Nonetheless, they expect to "bring revelers there from the Los Angeles area by electric trains that can reach 150 mph". Appears CA regulators were "wowed" and agreed to allow  the sale of $4.2 Billion tax free debt bonds for the $4.8 Billion project.

The CA pitch does discuss their FL project, but does not discuss below expected ridership numbers.

BTW, I was not aware Fortress was a Softbank Corp. Not sure how I missed that.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-24/private-equity-firm-fortress-wants-to-build-a-train-to-las-vegas

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Tampa Bay Rays won again against the Yankees putting them ahead in the WC race. . . 3 games left. 

This is the 3rd most wins ever recorded by the Rays in a season at 95 after the 2008 World Series team at 97 and the 2010 ALDS team at 96. . . 

And there still is time with three games left to set the regular season win record. . . 

This team is fun to watch. I would highly recommend checking out the last couple of games if you are interested at all in sports. 

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6 hours ago, dcluley98 said:

Tampa Bay Rays won again against the Yankees putting them ahead in the WC race. . . 3 games left. 

This is the 3rd most wins ever recorded by the Rays in a season at 95 after the 2008 World Series team at 97 and the 2010 ALDS team at 96. . . 

And there still is time with three games left to set the regular season win record. . . 

This team is fun to watch. I would highly recommend checking out the last couple of games if you are interested at all in sports. 

I’m waiting to go to Montreal so I can check out Justin Trudeau’s socks!

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8 hours ago, dcluley98 said:

Tampa Bay Rays won again against the Yankees putting them ahead in the WC race. . . 3 games left. 

This is the 3rd most wins ever recorded by the Rays in a season at 95 after the 2008 World Series team at 97 and the 2010 ALDS team at 96. . . 

And there still is time with three games left to set the regular season win record. . . 

This team is fun to watch. I would highly recommend checking out the last couple of games if you are interested at all in sports. 

The sad thing is no one in Tampa Bay cares. The other night against the Sox, there must’ve been 4,000 people in the stands. I couldn’t believe it. And this has been going on for awhile. I’m not a fan of any city losing its team but the Rays need to get out ASAP.

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Tampa Bay Rays just clinched Wild Card for their first Postseason appearance since 2013. The Rays will be facing the Oakland A's in the Wild Card game, location yet TBD depending on the results of the next 2 games. 

#RaysUp! 

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The NY Times reports some of America’s largest companies are choosing to place corporate headquarters downtown again.

There are a variety of reasons (government incentives definitely help) but it’s not for everyone:

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/business/economy/why-corporate-america-is-leaving-the-suburbs-for-the-city.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

 

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The Tampa Bay Rays won the AL Wild Card game and will be hosting ALDS games next Monday and possibly Tuesday at the Trop! 

#RaysUp!

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YUGE news in Montgomery, AL: the city has elected its first African-American mayor in its 200-year history. Yep, folks, things can change if we believe and work to make it happen.

Congratulations to Steven Reed!

https://twitter.com/petebuttigieg/status/1182014918272458752?s=21

From ABC News via Mayor Pete

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A great article on reinvesting in Jacksonville’s Preservation Trust.

Perhaps most illuminating is a discussion between Jax leaders and those in Charlotte. The NC city, of course, is one of the nation’s most successful but they noted they were envious of Jacksonville’s existing stock of historic buildings which they are lacking.

Food for thought as some folks keep trying to tear down what’s left of our historic core in Downtown Orlando.

https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/carlucci-seeks-to-replenish-downtown-preservation-trust

From The Jaxson

 

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