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  1. McIntyre2K7

    Brightline not operating due to Covid? Any idea when they might resume operations.

    It appears that Brightline will resume service in November 2021.
  2. McIntyre2K7

    Canadian border reopening; how soon will international railrestored?

    Looks like Jan 1 is the first available trip for the Adirondack.
  3. McIntyre2K7

    Are VRE day and week passes valid for all lines or use one?

    I wonder if you can ride both lines if one of the zones you select is either zone 1 or 2 and the other one is between zone 3-6. For example since Quantico (Red) and Board Run(Blue) are in the same zones(6). Maybe leave Quantico and ride to Union Station. Then change at Union Station and ride it...
  4. McIntyre2K7

    Are VRE day and week passes valid for all lines or use one?

    This is from the VRE's Website. Seven-Day Pass Good for unlimited travel for seven consecutive calendar days from activation within the zones indicated
  5. McIntyre2K7

    How will TS Elsa affect the Silvers this week?

    Correct. The latest from the NOAA has it at 70mph and they expect it to be a hurricane within a few hours. I reached out to Amtrak via Twitter regarding Silver Service but I haven’t heard back yet.
  6. McIntyre2K7

    How will TS Elsa affect the Silvers this week?

    I'm not 100% accurate here but I remember the last 2-3 tropical storms/hurricanes that we have had threaten Florida made Amtrak Start/End the Silver Service routes in Jacksonville. Looking at the timetable above I can see the trains leaving today will probably be the last ones that make it to...
  7. McIntyre2K7

    Would a better plan for Amtrak be more long distance?

    I think 4 new hubs could work. I have them in Atlanta, Louisville, St. Louis and Denver. New LD route would include: Chicago/Louisville/Nashville/Atlanta St. Louis/Louisville/Cincinnati/Cleveland/Buffalo Atlanta/Jacksonville/Orlando/Tampa/Miami Cheyenne/Denver/Albuquerque/El Paso St...
  8. McIntyre2K7

    Why aren't overnight trains able to compete with flying?

    I could see Atlanta to Orlando and Atlanta to New Orleans as options.
  9. McIntyre2K7

    What would happen... if Amtrak failed?

    Yes. All state sponsored services would remain. I should have put that in my post. I knew I forgot something.
  10. McIntyre2K7

    What would happen... if Amtrak failed?

    Call me crazy here (I've been drinking sorry for spelling) but I could actually see service expanding is Amtrak goes away. You go to a Spoke and Hub Model (In the EAST and Midwest) while keeping a few LD trains. Hubs: NYC DC Atlanta St Louis New Orleans Denver New Routes (Intercity Express...
  11. McIntyre2K7

    Commuter Rail around Tampa proposed

    Last time I checked they are adding lanes for light rail. It's apart of the new construction of the Howard Frankland Bridge that should end in 4 years.
  12. McIntyre2K7

    Commuter Rail around Tampa proposed

    So I had a separate line from Clearwater to DTSP however I think CSX removed the tracks leading up to the Trop. Now if the Rays leave St. Pete that would be the perfect place to add a new station. I guess a one seat trip from DTSP to central Tampa could work. I think I left the Carillon area...
  13. McIntyre2K7

    Commuter Rail around Tampa proposed

    I don't think this happens until we get the majority of voters to approve it. The reason I went with this is we should use the rails that we already have. I have one commuter rail line from Tampa up to Brooksville. I think that would be a good start. I usually have people talk about sprawl but I...
  14. McIntyre2K7

    Commuter Rail around Tampa proposed

    Not so fast. I think it's possible to make it work in Tampa Bay Area. Now this is something I've been working on. This is a mix of commuter rail and BRT with one light rail line from Wesley Chapel to the USF area. I wanted to expand Tampa Union Station so the road to the north was removed. I'm...
  15. McIntyre2K7

    Tricking a Tesla to drive with no one in the driver's seat

    I think the endgame here is to create the "smart" city. Traffic Jams will probably be a thing of the past because the cars can send info to the traffic systems and they can optimize the flow of traffic better than today. Also, I've seen some people do crazy things behind the wheel. Also it might...
  16. McIntyre2K7

    New Amtrak Proposed Routes Map has Dropped

    No they would not. They would probably have a regular coach bus that seats 50 people. From the photo above it looks like it barely sits 30 people. I would assume moving those 30 people on the bus above is going to cost each passenger over $100 one way. I think Crowbar fails to realize is that...
  17. McIntyre2K7

    New Amtrak Proposed Routes Map has Dropped

    Correct. I think Brightline is going to skip Lakeland. Wouldn't be shocked if Amtrak takes over Sun Rail and finds a way to extend it to Tampa. I think there's was a plan in place as well like 2040's to have the line go from Tampa South to Naples. As well as an line from Orlando to Ocala via...
  18. McIntyre2K7

    New Amtrak Proposed Routes Map has Dropped

    I think it would just be best to have a separate route from New Orleans to Orlando so it could have a favorable timetable.
  19. McIntyre2K7

    New Amtrak Proposed Routes Map has Dropped

    Louisville should be a hub to say. Have a route from Chicago to Orlando with stops in Nashville and Louisville. Then have a East/West route from Buffalo to St. Louis with stops in Cincinnati and Louisville.
  20. McIntyre2K7

    Flynn on Amtrak

    It looks like Amtrak released a new map today as well. This is what Amtrak can accomplish by 2035 with help from Congress. Would carry 52 million people a year. http://media.amtrak.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Amtrak-Connects-Us-Fact-Sheet-for-Statement.pdf
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