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Traffic on Branson's "Strip" (Hwy. 76) is almost alway's at a standstill and was on the list of worst trafficed roads from 2000-2004. This is why the city is weighing their options on how to elieveate the traffic problem in Branosn. An elevated Transit System musch like the one's in big cities is among those options. The "elevated guideway" with trains traveling in both directions would run on tracks on a raised platform 15 to 25 feet above the three-lane highway. Proposals include a bus system to connect the rail system to other routes around town. One of several possible routes under consideration for the rail system is 6.5 miles with 11 stations about a half-mile apart. The basic system would start downtown near Branson Landing, go north on U.S. Business 65 with a stop at Skaggs Community Health Center to avoid a steep hill, then along Missouri 76 ending near Celebration City on the west edge of town. Branson's Traffic Commitie likes this idea becasue it would also attract poeple to see the scenic views it would provide.

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^read more........http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a.../603100346/1092

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Traffic on Branson's "Strip" (Hwy. 76) is almost alway's at a standstill and was on the list of worst trafficed roads from 2000-2004. This is why the city is weighing their options on how to elieveate the traffic problem in Branosn. An elevated Transit System musch like the one's in big cities is among those options. The "elevated guideway" with trains traveling in both directions would run on tracks on a raised platform 15 to 25 feet above the three-lane highway. Proposals include a bus system to connect the rail system to other routes around town. One of several possible routes under consideration for the rail system is 6.5 miles with 11 stations about a half-mile apart. The basic system would start downtown near Branson Landing, go north on U.S. Business 65 with a stop at Skaggs Community Health Center to avoid a steep hill, then along Missouri 76 ending near Celebration City on the west edge of town. Branson's Traffic Commitie likes this idea becasue it would also attract poeple to see the scenic views it would provide.

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^read more........http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a.../603100346/1092

I'm beginning to think Branson and Springfield aren't afraid to implement state-of-the-art design into their cities like some places I can think of.

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I'm beginning to think Branson and Springfield aren't afraid to implement state-of-the-art design into their cities like some places I can think of.

Both cities are good about keeping those really nice dev. but I almost would hope that Branson does some kind of old train theme to this so the city does not get too urban.

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Both cities are good about keeping those really nice dev. but I almost would hope that Branson does some kind of old train theme to this so the city does not get too urban.

Even a modern train with earthy tones and natural looking architecture that takes advantage of the surroundings would be nice. A stainless steel train with concrete stations wouldn't be attractive at all.

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Even a modern train with earthy tones and natural looking architecture that takes advantage of the surroundings would be nice. A stainless steel train with concrete stations wouldn't be attractive at all.

^That would be a good idea. I just hope they don't get too carried away with this. I would think that this would bring alot of poeple in just to see what it looked like. It would almost be an attraction in itself because of all the views you would get to see. Branson also started a bus system. All 6 of the Busses are 2 stories with only the top having seats and there is no overhead(ceiling). I guess they don't use them when it rains. LOL

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Any ideas on a price range here?

I'm sure were talkin millions upon millions. Branson city officials have not yet said what the price range will be but I almost wonder if this would be a taxed dev for the citizens to pay for.

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Alright, Silver Dollar City are going pay millions to support Stone County for to ease the Indian Point Road Traffic, by turning 2 into 4 lanes. 2 lanes will go under the way to Indians Point which is yellow road as showing on image.

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5 Millions Dollars, Stone County cannot afford it, their annual budget is 14 Millions Dollars. That why Silver Dollar City will help to pay it.

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Its good to see that they are making improvements there, but I don't think it will be enough to accomadate all the traffic created from the Indian Pointe development.

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Has there been any news on the El lately?

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Has there been any news on the El lately?

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Sorry lived near Chicago for a while. The elevated rail system.

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Sorry lived near Chicago for a while. The elevated rail system.

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