Greg Moore wrote: ↑Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:22 am So far most of you have covered most of my thoughts.Alexandria because:
Why Alexandria for example. I can't think of a single reason to do so. Now you're that much further from Ivy City Yard etc.
a) you get the important stations of Reagan National Airport & Crystal City (meaning the Pentagon and Amazon HQ2) as well as Old Town, a decent commuter destination, and
b) I’m assuming these guys plan to have newer rolling stock and therefore they think they don’t need a big service facility. Maybe they don’t, if they have manufacturer support. If that’s the case they probably think they could lease NS Van Dorn Yard in part or full. Or maybe they just don’t know what they’d do.
BandA wrote: ↑Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:17 pm Their approach is kind of offensive, asking for the keys to the crown jewels to just be handed over to them. Unlike FEC/Brightline, where they actually built something, monetized their real estate, sold the assets, then asked the state for free land to build more.Several states even - MA, NY, NJ, PA, and VA for starts, and the Federal government too. At least when Rick Scott (former governor and current senator from FL) canceled Florida HSR and then personally invested in Brightline, he had the decency to not then ask for the state to build and maintain the rails too.
I've been reading these forums for years now. I should put up a website and draw some maps and mark them "Intellectual Property of Me". What software should I use for drawing maps?
And I vote either Corel Draw or MS Paint