Author Topic: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field  (Read 42274 times)

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Re: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field
« Reply #210 on: December 06, 2018, 12:55:01 PM »
Give Rattler some credit for calling that the Feds would step up on this one. ;)

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Re: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field
« Reply #211 on: December 06, 2018, 01:06:01 PM »
Give Rattler some credit for calling that the Feds would step up on this one. ;)

I've got nothing but love for JB. But until the Meuller report reveals extensive contacts between the Trump and Curry admins, I ain't giving him shit for credit on this!
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Re: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field
« Reply #212 on: December 06, 2018, 02:48:55 PM »
I saw in a Rubio tweet about this he said it also included funding for the Urban Core Riverside project.  Does anyone know what that is?  Or the official name for the Hart damp removal?

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Re: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field
« Reply #213 on: December 06, 2018, 02:50:33 PM »
^^^^^ never mind. Saw it was a mistake in the tweet mentioned in a different thread. 

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Re: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field
« Reply #214 on: December 06, 2018, 04:05:44 PM »
FDOT will likely not be driving the train on this. The Legislature and the Trump Administration will likely have them singing a different tune soon.

Hmmmmmm.

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Re: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field
« Reply #215 on: December 06, 2018, 04:06:27 PM »
Lol, if you think FDOT is going to pay for it within a year, you better believe they'll be in the front of the train.

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Re: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field
« Reply #216 on: December 06, 2018, 04:07:17 PM »
The (Florida) Legislature is supposed to be working on the funding, and our delagation is behind it. But they are almost all newbies and won't be in any leadership positions. The main issue will be identifying the money; the next issue will be FDOT actually getting on the ball with it if the money is found. And no, the President of the United States isn't going to weigh in on a state issue affecting one bridge in one city.

Say what now ? ? ?

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Re: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field
« Reply #217 on: December 06, 2018, 04:08:14 PM »
If an Infrastructure bill gets passed, which is a very big IF, that would at least provide a pot of money to do this project. more likely,  it would allow a higher priority project to get funded and thereby be removed as an competitor for funding.  If the engineering work is already done, that would increasing the chances of something happening sooner rather than later.  Regardless, until Curry or someone has some big chips to play, I wouldn't expect this to move forward  in the next year or two.

So many doubters in the big city.

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Re: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field
« Reply #218 on: December 06, 2018, 04:21:40 PM »
Lol, if you think FDOT is going to pay for it within a year, you better believe they'll be in the front of the train.

Ennis, Ennis, Ennis.

Lol, it's been two years since that quote! Also FDOT isn't paying for the project.

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/282736-jax-transportation-money

If an Infrastructure bill gets passed, which is a very big IF, that would at least provide a pot of money to do this project. more likely,  it would allow a higher priority project to get funded and thereby be removed as an competitor for funding.  If the engineering work is already done, that would increasing the chances of something happening sooner rather than later.  Regardless, until Curry or someone has some big chips to play, I wouldn't expect this to move forward  in the next year or two.

So many doubters in the big city.

Even Vic's quote is right. It's two years and you're still looking at a few more years.
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Re: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field
« Reply #219 on: December 06, 2018, 04:24:27 PM »
According to Mtrain, since Trump was President/Despot, his BFF Scott was Governor, and 2nd BFF Curry was Mayor, getting the Federal money was a slam dunk.

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Re: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field
« Reply #220 on: December 06, 2018, 04:27:08 PM »
According to Mtrain, since Trump was President/Despot, his BFF Scott was Governor, and 2nd BFF Curry was Mayor, getting the Federal money was a slam dunk.

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Re: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field
« Reply #221 on: December 06, 2018, 04:29:11 PM »
According to Mtrain, since Trump was President/Despot, his BFF Scott was Governor, and 2nd BFF Curry was Mayor, getting the Federal money was a slam dunk.

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Ah. That does sound right.

Not just sounds right, was right.

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Re: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field
« Reply #222 on: December 06, 2018, 04:31:35 PM »
It was laughable from the beginning that the City made the freight enhancement argument so they could apply for the one Federal program - the better bet is submit under the BUILD (formerly TIGER) program.

Laughable . . . from the beginning. There's that optimism that defines this ever-doubtful board.

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Re: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field
« Reply #223 on: December 06, 2018, 04:33:19 PM »
Ah. That does sound right.

You're damn right it sounds right . . . because it *is* right and they *are* going to get federal money to finish it off.

But y'all keep bitching and moaning and doubting. Greenville, Greenville, Greenville -- right, vic ? ? ?

Do you remember this, vic?

I mean, some people understand politics and some people bitch about density.

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Re: Lenny Curry wants state money to remove Hart Bridge ramps near Everbank Field
« Reply #224 on: December 06, 2018, 04:45:02 PM »
I sure am super excited about this project. It will definitely improve freight movements to/from Talleyrand. The City was smart to suggest such a benefit to the Feds. Too bad they couldn't envision it ;)

Snarked just a bit too soon, tufsu1.