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MTR Admiralty

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  1. Buses won't travel down roads. They'll float above them. Have fun busfanning, then!
  2. Cool pics, but can you post photos relevant to the thread?
  3. Yes, it's very labourious. There are no time outs or breaks unlike basketball. Play just goes on. Scoreboard: Scores (UPDATED as of 27/6/2010 12:50, EST): MEXICO - SOUTH AFRICA TIED (GROUP A) FRANCE - URUGUAY: 0 - 0 TIED (GROUP A) SOUTH KOREA - GREECE: 2 - 0 (GROUP B) ARGENTINA - NIGERIA: 1 - 0 (GROUP B) ENGLAND - USA: 1 - 1 TIED (GROUP C) ALGERIA - SLOVENIA: 0 - 1 (GROUP C) SERBIA - GHANA: 0 - 1 (GROUP D) GERMANY - AUSTRALIA: 4 - 0 (GROUP D) NETHERLANDS - DENMARK: 2 - 0 (GROUP E) JAPAN - CAMEROON: 1 - 0 (GROUP E) ITALY - PARAGUAY: 1 - 1 TIED (GROUP F) NEW ZEALAND - SLOVAKA: 1 - 1 TIED (GROUP F) COTE D'IVOIRE - PORTUGAL: 0 - 0 TIED (GROUP G) BRAZIL - NORTH KOREA: 2 - 1 (GROUP G) HONDURAS - CHILE: 0 - 1 (GROUP H) SPAIN - SWITZERLAND: 0 -1 (GROUP H) SOUTH AFRICA - URUGUAY: 0 - 3 (GROUP A) ARGENTINA - SOUTH KOREA: 4 - 1 (GROUP B) - KOREAN OWN GOAL GREECE - NIGERIA: 2 - 1 (GROUP B) FRANCE - MEXICO: 0 - 2 (GROUP A) GERMANY - SERBIA: 0 - 1 (GROUP D) SLOVENIA - USA: 2 - 2 TIED (GROUP C) ENGLAND - ALGERIA: 0 - 0 TIED (GROUP C) NETHERLANDS - JAPAN: 1 - 0 (GROUP E) GHANA - AUSTRALIA: 1 - 1 TIED (GROUP D) CAMEROON - DENMARK: 1 - 2 (GROUP E) SLOVAKIA - PARAGUAY: 0 - 2 (GROUP F) ITALY - NEW ZEALAND: 1 - 1 (GROUP F) BRAZIL - COTE D'IVOIRE: 3 - 1 (GROUP G) PORTUGAL - NORTH KOREA: 7 - 0 (GROUP G) CHILE - SWITZERLAND: 1 - 0 (GROUP H) SPAIN - HONDURAS: 2 - 0 (GROUP H) MEXICO - URUGUAY: 0 - 1 (GROUP A) FRANCE - SOUTH AFRICA: 1 - 2 (GROUP A) NIGERIA - SOUTH KOREA: 2 - 2 TIED (GROUP B) GREECE - ARGENTINA: 0 - 2 (GROUP B) SLOVENIA - ENGLAND: 0 - 1 (GROUP C) ALGERIA - USA: 0 - 1 (GROUP C) GHANA - GERMANY: 0 - 1 (GROUP D) AUSTRALIA - SERBIA: 2 - 1 (GROUP D) SLOVKIA - ITALY: 3 - 2 (GROUP F) PARAGUAY - NEW ZEALAND: 0 - 0 TIED (GROUP F) DENMARK - JAPAN: 1 - 3 (GROUP E) CAMEROON - NETHERLANDS: 1 - 2 (GROUP E) PORTUGAL - BRAZIL: 0 - 0 (GROUP G) NORTH KOREA - COTE D'IVOIRE: 0 - 3 (GROUP G) CHILE - SPAIN: 1 - 2 (GROUP H) SWITZERLAND - HONDURAS: 0 - 0 TIED (GROUP H) TEAMS ELIMINATED: FRANCE, S. AFRICA (GROUP A) NIGERIA, GREECE (GROUP B) ALGERIA, SLOVENIA (GROUP C) AUSTRALIA, SERBIA (GROUP D) DENMARK, CAMEROON (GROUP E) ITALY, NEW ZEALAND (GROUP F) NORTH KOREA, COTE D'IVOIRE (GROUP G) SWITZERLAND, HONDURAS (GROUP H) That concludes the group stage Now for the knock-out stage: URUGUAY - SOUTH KOREA: 2 - 1, URUGUAY ADVANCES USA - GHANA: 1 - 2, GHANA ADVANCES GERMANY - ENGLAND: 4 - 1, GERMANY ADVANCES Later: ARGENTINA VS. MEXICO
  4. That would be correct, it's done like that for other lines
  5. They should have sent the M1 to SF instead and turn the M5 in the village like it used to.
  6. There you go: it's about priorities. In Europe, you people prioritise public transit. The State (as in country) gets more money through higher imposed taxes. With that, these tax monies go to different areas such as social welfare (such as universal healthcare) and better transportation. The fiscal conservatives (I'm mentioning this because there are people in both parties that follow this platform) here do not want higher taxes because they want the more wealthy indviduals to use their money to invest, hence the trickle-down effect. It's idealistic and will not work in a time like this. The fiscal conservatives would react against any effort the Federal government makes to impose Keynesian principles. Well first, there is this laissez-faire tradition that was practised for much of the 19th century instilled in America. You also have the individualist spirit ingrained in the people living in the West who believed that everyone must earn their own bread, and the government should not feed them. And there's the principle of state's rights - the fear that the federal government would overstep its constitutional powers. Keynesian governments usually implied larger federal government - which generally implied larger bureaucracies. Those who are for states' rights fear this a lot, because that means the federal government may assume more responsibilities FROM the states that were previously granted to the states. The progressive liberals favour public transportation RECENTLY because of the environmental benefits it has over private transportation. Recent as in the last 40 or so years. Those in the right wing prefer private transportation because of cost. Highways can be constructed easily and less infrastructure is involved. Also, you have lobbyists from different groups. Environmentalists lobby on K Street in DC for better public transportation and the creation of rail trails (which I despise so much), while oil giants nag for highways because that would mean more cars which would mean they would have customers. Lobbyists work with Congress members who are in certain congressional committees in forming legislation that can affect appropriations. Ideology is one thing, but there are other things to be taken into account. There is growing support nationwide for mass transit. Even states in the Deep South, which is traditionally conservative (albeit socially conservative, as opposed to fiscally conservative), are developing transit networks: Houston and Charlotte are notable examples. The Hamptons will open a new light rail line soon. Referenda were passed through the years and increasingly, voters agreed with referenda to appropriate more funds towards public transportation. New heavy rail rapid transit lines probably won't be built, but bus rapid transit and light rail transit will be on the rise in America due to its cheap implementation and ability to transport smaller concentrations of people from A to B. It's all due to the process in Washington. There will be a clash between highways and mass transit in the political arena here, if not already. Growing public support for mass transit in an urbanised/suburbanised American mean that political parties may need to alter their platforms to accomodate the people's needs in order to get more active support. Big events such as the recent oil spill may change the ideologies of some Republicans who were formerly critical of the green movement and were previously active for off-shore drilling. Popular support for mass transit may mean Republicans may adopt a platform that gears towards public transit spending, though not a lot. Political attitudes have changed. Politicians in DC cannot be too stubborn about their own ideologies: in order to be re-elected for another term, they have to cater to their district's or state's needs. Districts in NYC/NYS tend to vote politicians that favour increased spending for education and public transportation. As for taxes, one last thing: Americans actually prefer donating to charity rather than paying taxes. And remember, America was founded because of taxes.
  7. What really needs to happen is, more transit lines in that section of Williamsburg. Had the Second System been built, crowds like that perhaps won't happen today. I'm not saying that we should immediately build the Second System because that takes a lot of planning and money, but more should be done to address this. Perhaps in the interim: -Bus Rapid Transit from points in Williamsburg into Manhattan proper -Operate community shuttle routes that can distribute riders to different subway stations and BRT -Possible conversion from the aforementioned BRT into LRT so that it could handle additional capacity
  8. I have doubts about the getting R46s, most likely you need to full length them. Giving them 6 cars would sound cool, but you need enough AA pairs, and also the C/R position in the train would be considerably awkward.
  9. Wait 1Gs on the M22? I have to check that out.
  10. Awww come on... it's just a train. I'm going to have to use a SubwayGuy neologism here: "RAILIEN INVASION"
  11. No I meant someone at Vernon Blvd (by the ). Don't tell me the stops there.
  12. TransitFail Basically FailBlog, but transit oriented
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