Tadman wrote: ↑Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:44 am How would you describe yourself? Do you have any business at or with the railroad? Have you provided any evidence? No.I am not the topic of the thread. The evidence supporting my conclusions on decentralization is in my posts.
Tadman wrote: ↑Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:44 am Dude... Roosevelt Road is there. So is LaSalle. That's the focus. It's there, it works, it sees thousands of passengers per day.The paths to get to those stations do not exist. Please read previous posts for details.
Tadman wrote: ↑Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:52 am When I make statements like this, it's not just "I like trainz and I think we should make em go faster and connect the dotz and have more dinerzzzz!!!".More derogatory comments. This thread isn't a forum for insult "comedy".
Tadman wrote: ↑Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:52 am Right. So why are we trying to have one united station when that idea failed?We are not trying to have a unified Amtrak station. We HAVE a unified Amtrak station.
It is you who is trying to change the status quo.
Tadman wrote: ↑Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:52 am I have no idea where the idea of transfers at Homewood or Back Bay or Joliet came up. I'm not for it and have never said that. Lurker kept saying something about Portage, too. That's not part of this.We are just trying to figure out how to make your plan work. Since you said it is no build we are offering no build options. Since you demanded three hour Amtrak trains I looked to see where three hours would take passengers. If our variations on your plan don't work then it is just a further illustration that your decentralization plan will not work.
I get it. You don't like having one central Amtrak station. Thank you for your opinion.
Tadman wrote: ↑Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:28 am I know this is an attempt at levity, but the closer one gets to the sausage factory, the more they know about making sausage. You certainly know more than the coffee guy at JFK, who probably knows more about Delta than you do. What I'm trying to say here is that when you've done a few deals with a company, you understand the culture and values, how the people work, how the company plans for the future and spends money. It's not a casual observer.If you are so well connected perhaps you should spend more time lobbying your inside contacts and less time insulting, offending and attacking people you apparently despise.