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  1. And if you said that, you would be wrong. See articles linked above.
  2. I fully agree with those points. I think it’s important to keep in mind that some people are willing to make the drastic changes (from an American’s perspective) you are rightfully advocating for. Others are not. So we will also need solutions that are not “as good” from an environmental perspective, but still are huge improvements, and will be much easier for many Americans to adopt. For example, EV instead of internal combustion vehicles. And power from natural gas instead of coal.
  3. I replied to the EV with fossil fuel electricity conversation here:
  4. Bringing this conversation to where it belongs.... TL,DR: EV are WAY better for greenhouse gas emissions and pollution in total, even when the electricity is produced by fossil fuel and factoring in manufacturing and battery production. And this improvement will continue to grow as coal power plants are replaced by natural gas plants, and even more as renewables displace all fossil fuels. Linked articles below quotes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/energyinnovation/2018/03/14/charging-an-electric-vehicle-is-far-cleaner-than-driving-on-gasoline-everywhere-in-america/#6f784f9c71f8 https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/state-charge https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/04/23/will-electric-vehicles-take-world-just-green-really/
  5. It should be reiterated that RTA will NOT stop operating the Red, Green, and Blue Lines as they would have to refund ALL of the massive amounts of money the federal government has spent on those lines. (I am curious exactly how big this number is - anyone have a ballpark figure?) The only part of the rail system in danger of being shut down by RTA for budget reasons is the Waterfront line since the feds did not fund its construction. All that said, we desperately need new funding sources for transit. We will continue to see more issues like the breakdown this weekend, which will cause fewer people to ride it, which will continue the transit death spiral.
  6. For clarification, are you disagreeing with RTA’s claims or are you just unconvinced about which set of trains is in worse shape? I suppose it’s a bit of a moot point - both sets of trains desperately need replacing.
  7. And the Blue/Green Line trains that broke down are in better shape than the Red Line trains.
  8. The proposal would result in connecting to the Plaza and UMKC. The extension is a good bit longer than the current route. They are really doing a nice job with this Streetcar.
  9. University Heights proceeds with luxury townhouse plan; mayor says groundbreaking could be in 2020 https://www.cleveland.com/community/2019/12/university-heights-proceeding-with-luxury-townhouse-plan-mayor-says-groundbreaking-could-be-in-2020.html UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio -- City Council approved legislation Monday (Dec. 2) that gives Mayor Michael Dylan Brennan the authority to move forward with negotiations that will lead to a formal agreement for the city to take ownership of four parcels of property off South Taylor Road upon which townhouses could be built. ... “It’s not a large piece of land,” Brennan said of the parcels, "but we believe we can possibly build 30 units (townhouses) there. They would sell for $350,000 to $450,000 each, and to have the kind of people there who would buy such homes would be a welcome shot in the arm for the Cedar-Taylor District. It’s a walkable district, and it’s doing well now, but I believe it can do even better."
  10. Given the population of southwestern North Dakota and that these maps are based on percentage of local population, that Magyar concentration is probably something like five families. You know, cousin Mike Kiraly that moved out West in the '30s and his descendants.
  11. Train lover's nirvana to host Christmas events, unveil historic car said to be used by JFK (photos) Lots of great pix w this article. https://www.cleveland.com/life-and-culture/g66l-2019/11/77ec38adc64939/train-lovers-nirvana-to-host-christmas-events-unveil-historic-car-said-to-be-used-by-jfk-photos.html MIDWEST RAILWAY PRESERVATION SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE When: 1-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 4-9 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 8. Where: 2800 West Third Street, Cleveland. Admission: $10, adults; $5, kids age 4 to 11; free for kids under 4. Info: Go to midwestrailway.org or call 216-781-3629.
  12. Amtrak sale this weekend - 35% off for travel through April https://m.amtrak.com/h5/r/www.amtrak.com/trackfridaysale?dclid=CPnVoNnmkOYCFQQ8TwodrY4AFw Track Friday Sale - Save 35% Nationwide BOOK NOW Happy Track Friday Forget the shopping carts and fill your thoughts with travel plans instead — Amtrak is bringing Black Friday to the tracks. Now through Cyber Monday, save 35% on one-way travel nationwide for travel from December 9, 2019 to April 30, 2020. Why spend your savings on things when you could spend them on opportunities to travel, discover and relax?
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