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Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker
« on: May 11, 2011, 06:09:48 AM »
Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker



To get a train rolling, you need the manpower to push it. Bringing Amtrak and passenger rail back to downtown will create an array of potential jobs.

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kathy Jackson

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Re: Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 08:19:47 AM »
Rick Scott, says trains are bad.
What does he know that the rest of us don't know.
Rick Scott refused billions in grants because he believes oil will always be the same price.
Rick Scott is a billionare.
There are too many crises going on to be arguing with stupid people

PeeJayEss

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Re: Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 09:29:37 AM »
Nice article (made all the more impressive by my suspicion that you didn't even need to look up those dates and details). Let's hope this happens!

danem

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Re: Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 09:47:37 AM »
So in the event that those powers that be decide that this should happen, what would it take for it to actually happen?

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Re: Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 10:33:18 AM »
This needs to happen. The Convention center as it is now, is a joke. Not big enough to attract the money making conventions and there is nothing, i.e. hotels and restaraunts, around it to appeal to them either. Convert it back into a rail depot and watch the area thrive again as it used to. My grandfather used to tell me a lot of the stories around the old station here when he worked for ACL and Seaboard as a younger man. Would mean a lot to see it come back like that again.
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Re: Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 10:41:50 AM »
Too bad our city leaders don't give a crap about this issue.  We should have moved Amtrak back downtown yesterday!
John Louis Meeks, Jr.

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Re: Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011, 10:47:42 AM »
I wouldn't expect anything to be done once Mike Hogan and his Hee-Haw administration take over Mayberry.

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Re: Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011, 12:36:10 PM »
What?  A CAR WASH?!?!?!?  How dare you propose such a filthy disgusting Communist...

oops, wrong thread.

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Re: Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 12:49:14 PM »
I wouldn't expect anything to be done once Mike Hogan and his Hee-Haw administration take over Mayberry.

Associating them with Mike Hogan is a slap in the face to both Hee Haw and Mayberry.

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Re: Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2011, 04:14:46 PM »
nope won't happen! Makes too much sense to use a Building, for what it was designed for, which just happens to have spur availabilities and posssible trackage that could be upgraded and a real live train station that could be a magnet for secondary bussiness's  and a whole area could just blossom! Nope.....makes too much sense!

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Re: Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2011, 04:28:35 PM »
I wouldn't expect anything to be done once Mike Hogan and his Hee-Haw administration take over Mayberry.

Associating them with Mike Hogan is a slap in the face to both Hee Haw and Mayberry.

* swigs more Pepto Bismol..   We cannot allow Mike to take over Mayb......err Jacksonville.

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Re: Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2011, 12:06:49 PM »
I agree CS, I'd bet anything (except for my soul) that this won't happen.

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Re: Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2011, 12:16:11 PM »
How much does it cost? Didn't JTA come out and say they needed 60 million in funds before they could even turn a shovel?
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Re: Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2011, 12:34:12 PM »
How much does it cost? Didn't JTA come out and say they needed 60 million in funds before they could even turn a shovel?

That's what I keep wanting to know, and also -- assuming there was funding, what else would be involved? It's a good idea but looks like a tremendous undertaking, something they needed to get started on yesterday. Weren't there some tracks that got removed from there, too? Do they need to be put back?

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Re: Jacksonville Terminal As The Job Maker
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2011, 01:00:07 PM »
How much does it cost? Didn't JTA come out and say they needed 60 million in funds before they could even turn a shovel?

Well it's JTA what, exactly, would you expect? lol