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Re: Is U2C serious? Help me make it make sense....
« Reply #90 on: November 18, 2021, 10:21:53 PM »
They're in their own little bubble.
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Re: Is U2C serious? Help me make it make sense....
« Reply #91 on: November 19, 2021, 07:10:55 PM »
The U.S. Department of Transportation apparently sees something we don’t. They’ve announced a grant to help on planning for the neighborhood extensions. Curiously enough, it makes mention of “some dedicated transit lanes.”

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« Reply #92 on: November 19, 2021, 07:39:15 PM »
The U.S. Department of Transportation apparently sees something we don’t. They’ve announced a grant to help on planning for the neighborhood extensions. Curiously enough, it makes mention of “some dedicated transit lanes.”

I would not put much stock in these grants.  This is how the original Skyway got built.  It's all pork barrel spending supported by bought politicians, not transportation professionals or community demand, who are "bringing home the bacon" for their local contractors and agency employees who are the only ones who stand to benefit from the project's completion.  No effort is made to consider other more pressing needs of the greater community that lacks the lobbyists and paid connections to redirect these monies for higher value projects.

This is a bipartisan issue.  Follow the money.

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Re: Is U2C serious? Help me make it make sense....
« Reply #93 on: November 20, 2021, 09:46:29 PM »
Impressive map with that RAISE project description ;)

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« Reply #94 on: November 20, 2021, 10:22:19 PM »
Oh my!  I had not even noticed the map!  Brilliant!
Does that mean that Orlando really got the $1.7 million for some planning study?  :D

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Re: Is U2C serious? Help me make it make sense....
« Reply #95 on: November 20, 2021, 10:35:38 PM »
Impressive map with that RAISE project description ;)

Yeah, they screwed up and put the map from the Orlando Vision Zero project that's on the following page. Not sure how that happened. Orlando got about $600k for that.

JTA's also put out a press release about the award: https://www.jtafla.com/media-center/press-releases/jta-awarded-1-72-million-raise-grant-for-u2c/
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Re: Is U2C serious? Help me make it make sense....
« Reply #96 on: November 23, 2021, 09:46:14 AM »
I would be much happier receiving the $18 million Tampa got for complete streets

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Re: Is U2C serious? Help me make it make sense....
« Reply #97 on: November 23, 2021, 12:14:11 PM »
So it costs $5.5M just to study the U2C?  This is such a boondoggle. We could do so much more with that money. 

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Re: Is U2C serious? Help me make it make sense....
« Reply #98 on: November 23, 2021, 12:19:33 PM »
Just lighting money on fire!
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Re: Is U2C serious? Help me make it make sense....
« Reply #99 on: December 16, 2021, 10:14:42 PM »
Everything’s fine, we’re totally gonna figure it out, nothing to see here.

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/12/16/wave-shuttle-whitby-durham-region-transit-traffic/

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Re: Is U2C serious? Help me make it make sense....
« Reply #100 on: December 17, 2021, 07:37:38 AM »
Even with the accident, it is interesting that they are using these as a first mile last mile pilot from rail stations.  This would be equivalent to running a pilot to Springfield, San Marco or Riverside from the nearest Skyway station, not replacing a higher capacity system.
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Re: Is U2C serious? Help me make it make sense....
« Reply #101 on: January 13, 2022, 09:08:28 PM »
Local Motors, the company behind the Olli 2.0 JTA has been testing, and recently showcased Goodyear airless tires on, appears to be shutting down.

https://www.engadget.com/after-15-years-local-motors-will-reportedly-cease-operations-this-friday-224540158.html
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Re: Is U2C serious? Help me make it make sense....
« Reply #102 on: January 13, 2022, 10:21:02 PM »
Interesting.... I wonder what this means for our ambitious dreams?
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Re: Is U2C serious? Help me make it make sense....
« Reply #103 on: January 13, 2022, 10:24:03 PM »
From the article
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It set off a minor arms race among automakers to produce a new class of autonomous EV people movers, however, imparting Level 4 autonomous capabilities has proven exceedingly difficult to date — in part due to technological shortcomings in the current generation of sensor and signal processing systems.

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Re: Is U2C serious? Help me make it make sense....
« Reply #104 on: January 13, 2022, 11:14:28 PM »
David Cawton of JTA had this to say:

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The Olli 2.0 is one of many vehicles the JTA's tested, not one that was identified as the vehicle we would use... that decision is a while off
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