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Community => Transportation, Mass Transit & Infrastructure => Topic started by: KenFSU on June 08, 2019, 10:36:59 AM

Title: Jax awarded $17 million railroad grant
Post by: KenFSU on June 08, 2019, 10:36:59 AM
Nice win for Curry and the JTA.

https://www.news4jax.com/community/17m-grant-to-help-ease-train-delays-in-san-marco
Title: Re: Jax awarded $17 million railroad grant
Post by: thelakelander on June 08, 2019, 02:48:17 PM
Bigger than Lot J. It's something needed to ultimately bring Amtrak back downtown.
Title: Re: Jax awarded $17 million railroad grant
Post by: Keith-N-Jax on June 08, 2019, 05:12:59 PM
Back downtown to a downtown with nothing. But is big though and this will spur development because certain people on here say it will. Anything else is just pie in the sky because we ( the metro Jax folks say so.) The site has no credibility.
Title: Re: Jax awarded $17 million railroad grant
Post by: thelakelander on June 08, 2019, 07:22:45 PM
LOL...bad day? I'm looking at things long term and in the long term I think regional infrastructure enhancements will lead to great return... but just giving an opinion.
Title: Re: Jax awarded $17 million railroad grant
Post by: bl8jaxnative on June 11, 2019, 10:41:17 AM
So we're spending $17M because FEC won't let their train sit at Bowden until Moncrief is ready for it?
Title: Re: Jax awarded $17 million railroad grant
Post by: Pottsburg on June 13, 2019, 02:30:14 PM
https://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/FRA-awards-grants-for-CREATE-project-rail-upgrades-in-Florida-and-Michigan--57795
Title: Re: Jax awarded $17 million railroad grant
Post by: Kerry on June 15, 2019, 08:25:04 PM
Should have spent the money on a quite zone.  If you wait for a train between San Marco and downtown it is because you want to, not because you have to.   Just take I-95 across the river.