The Official Mayor Pete/Dept of Transportation thread

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Re: The Official Mayor Pete/Dept of Transportation thread

Post by rass » Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:23 pm

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Re: The Official Mayor Pete/Dept of Transportation thread

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rass wrote:
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The recent p... most worthy of a gay j... has sat untouched since 6:10AM this morning.
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Re: The Official Mayor Pete/Dept of Transportation thread

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The recent p... most worthy of a gay j... has sat untouched since 6:10AM this morning.
Should have gone “jo” instead of “j”?
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Re: The Official Mayor Pete/Dept of Transportation thread

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I’d rather leave the type of J open ended.
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Post by Jerloma » Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:06 pm

You guys aren't pretending this is anything but a favor for dropping out before Super Saturday and endorsing him, right?
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Re: The Official Mayor Pete/Dept of Transportation thread

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You guys aren't pretending this is anything but a favor for dropping out before Super Saturday and endorsing him, right?
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Re: The Official Mayor Pete/Dept of Transportation thread

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Imagine if Skynyrd just popped into random concerts and blew the doors off with Freebird without even being asked.
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Imagine if Skynyrd just popped into random concerts and blew the doors off with Freebird without even being asked.
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Post by Jerloma » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:02 pm

It was the only explanation for this making it to page 2. Is it Brian? I bet it's Brian.
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Post by Jerloma » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:02 pm

Or maybe Giff.

Love both of those cats though.
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Re: The Official Mayor Pete/Dept of Transportation thread

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All right, NOW we have something to discuss ...

And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by tennbengal » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:52 pm

None of those names mean anything to me...what are people saying about them?

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Re: The Official Mayor Pete/Dept of Transportation thread

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None of those names mean anything to me...what are people saying about them?
As far as I know, no one is saying anything. Because there's only like 10 people in the world qualified to have an opinion, and none of them are on my Twitter feed.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: The Official Mayor Pete/Dept of Transportation thread

Post by mister d » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:35 pm

Swear to god if the former mayors of Allentown, Peoria, Boulder and Green Bay aren't on that list, I'm going to lose my mind. We cannot trust a department this important to anything but the most qualified people.
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tennbengal wrote:
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None of those names mean anything to me...what are people saying about them?
As far as I know, no one is saying anything. Because there's only like 10 people in the world qualified to have an opinion, and none of them are on my Twitter feed.
Mister D will tell us.
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Re: The Official Mayor Pete/Dept of Transportation thread

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Post by sancarlos » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:43 pm

Cool. I drafted a couple of those folks on my Fantasy Cabinet Staff team.
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Post by brian » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:17 pm

No way this doesn’t end with Mayor Pete building a monorail from Springfield to North Haverbrook.

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Re: The Official Mayor Pete/Dept of Transportation thread

Post by brian » Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:36 pm

It took 245 years, but there's now an openly LGBTQ member of the Cabinet.

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Post by BSF21 » Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:06 pm

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It took 245 years, but there's now an openly LGBTQ, completely underqualified, member of the Cabinet.
Please adhere to the thread theme.
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Re: The Official Mayor Pete/Dept of Transportation thread

Post by mister d » Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:53 pm

Is this to head off me making a joke about unqualified Ivy League white males who are gay now having the same opportunities as unqualified Ivy League white males who are straight?
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Is this to head off me making a joke about unqualified Ivy League white males who are gay now having the same opportunities as unqualified Ivy League white males who are straight?
I got the perfect person here at the office to ask for her thoughts on this subject.
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Re: The Official Mayor Pete/Dept of Transportation thread

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"To be clear, what we're saying is we'd be fine if it were an unqualified strai..."
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He’s not done with that yet?
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In what year do you think he set up that handle?
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:54 am

And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by mister d » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:58 am

Polly Trottenberg, the nominee for USDOT’s number two position, delivered new busways and more than 100 miles of protected bike lanes as the commissioner of New York City’s transportation department.

Being honest, she might be even more qualified than the number one.
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Post by Gunpowder » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:52 am

Granting that high-speed rail may not be all that feasible in many places, aren't most new methods of transportation not feasible at first? Like, most people couldn't afford to fly on planes for 50 years. People back in the day used to have these discussions about railway lines. I bet cars were prohibitively expensive at first. I've never understood the thought that if something isn't immediately a bulletproof solution then we can't do it.

More of a random thought based off the first page than anything.
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Gunpowder wrote:
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Granting that high-speed rail may not be all that feasible in many places, aren't most new methods of transportation not feasible at first? Like, most people couldn't afford to fly on planes for 50 years. People back in the day used to have these discussions about railway lines. I bet cars were prohibitively expensive at first. I've never understood the thought that if something isn't immediately a bulletproof solution then we can't do it.

More of a random thought based off the first page than anything.
I think the fundamental problem with a national high-speed rail network in the US is that once you get to the West, the cities are just too far apart.

If they can figure out a way to reduce the massive costs of building, I think a high-speed network could be done in the eastern half of the country and along the Pacific states.
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Post by Ryan » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:57 pm

We already have a national low-speed rail network in the West.
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Post by mister d » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:05 pm

Yeah, why take 2.5 hours to drive from Portland to Seattle when you could just as easily take 3.5 hours by train?



(Because its more expensive to rent a car.)
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Post by P.D.X. » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:10 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
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I think the fundamental problem with a national high-speed rail network in the US is that once you get to the West, the cities are just too far apart.
Why isn't this an argument for it?

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:13 pm

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We already have a national low-speed rail network in the West.
Right, and I love it and take it whenever I can find an excuse to do so (which unfortunately isn't that often).

But the long-distance routes only run three days per week, and the only people who can take them are vacationers.

I think that if we spent a shitload of money upgrading those to high-speed lines, they'd still only be used by vacationers because it would still take too much time to get anywhere compared to flying.

For those of us in Salt Lake City, it'd be fantastic. We'd be able to reach all the cities on the West Coast, plus Phoenix, Vegas, and Denver, in a few hours. But I don't think there'd be enough people going to or from SLC to make that work.
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Re: The Official Mayor Pete/Dept of Transportation thread

Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:14 pm

P.D.X. wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:10 pm
Steve of phpBB wrote:
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I think the fundamental problem with a national high-speed rail network in the US is that once you get to the West, the cities are just too far apart.
Why isn't this an argument for it?
Because even high-speed rail just takes too damn long. St. Louis to LA is 1800 miles. Even with high-speed rail, that would be a 10-hour trip at best, compared to a 3-hour flight. And of course if you are coming from anywhere east of St. Louis, it'd be even longer.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:24 pm

mister d wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:05 pm
Yeah, why take 2.5 hours to drive from Portland to Seattle when you could just as easily take 3.5 hours by train?
Takes way more then 2.5 hours between Portland and Seattle. At least 3 hrs...probably more (and possibly a lot more) depending on traffic, especially through the JBLM area.

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Post by P.D.X. » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:27 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:14 pm
P.D.X. wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:10 pm
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:44 pm
I think the fundamental problem with a national high-speed rail network in the US is that once you get to the West, the cities are just too far apart.
Why isn't this an argument for it?
Because even high-speed rail just takes too damn long. St. Louis to LA is 1800 miles. Even with high-speed rail, that would be a 10-hour trip at best, compared to a 3-hour flight. And of course if you are coming from anywhere east of St. Louis, it'd be even longer.
Sure but if its $50/round trip vs $300, is it still "too damn long"? Plus a 3-hour flight is more like 6 hours of your time. Train stations are much more efficient on the front and back ends than airports. And with the shift to more WFH, the ability to WFTrain mitigates some of the time spend. (Yes you can do the same in airports/on airplanes, but it really sucks. Trains have more space and probably better equipped for high-speed internet.)

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