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KeystoneRegional

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  1. Very good idea, this "fantasy" subforums could also include Simulators like OpenBVE and Trainz hopefully or that could be in another category.
  2. This is a very welcoming sign, as long as the "new" Grand Central Terminal LIRR Station can last long and will not and never suffer the same fate of the South Ferry , I'll wait til' 2019 assuming the Mayans are wrong.
  3. I would do actual work, but I need to run my own media company and really at the end I'll be late, and things will be already discussed earlier, all about making money dude...
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwBwJzl5eI Mashable.com - "An anchor for a CBS affiliate in LaCrosse, Wisc., took what could have been a hurtful comment from a viewer and turned it into a powerful tirade against online bullying. Jennifer Livingston of WKBT-TV read a letter from a viewer who took issue with the fact that she is overweight. “Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain,” the viewer wrote. “I leave you this note hoping that you’ll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle.” Livingston’s husband, fellow WKBT anchor Mike Thompson, posted the emailed letter on his Facebook Page and received an outpouring of support. Emboldened by this, Livingston singled the writer out as a bully. “The truth is I am overweight,” Livingston said. “You can call me fat and yes, even obese on a doctor’s chart. To the person who wrote me that letter, do you think I don’t know that? Your cruel words are pointing out something I don’t see? You don’t know me. You are not a friend of mine. You are not a part of my family, and you admitted that you don’t watch this show so you know nothing about me besides what you see on the outside — and I am much more than a number on a scale.” She continued: “We are better than that bully. We are better than this email. We are better than the bullies that would try to take us down.”" Source Link: http://mashable.com/...r-fat-bullying/ Video from YouTube.com. .... Note: My re-title and edit of the article fits with the diligence and courage of this response by Jennifer Livingston. I really want to bring this topic into attention and with seriousness.
  5. Air Rights are for anything other than Airports, you can't sell Air Rights in Airport areas and I believe PANYNJ should seek more ads instead of pulling the money out of our pockets, but I'd accept any fares under $3.50, no more or I'll select car as my transit option.
  6. Thank you! I remembered the days American and United said they'll have Complimentary Wi-Fi, and Complimentary = Free in the real world, but in aviation it means "At an additional charge."!
  7. I believe the best future path of these two companies is that they should consolidate into one brand. I'd choose Sears as the new brand name because of the iconic Sears Roebuck & Co. as well as the Sears (now Willis) Tower, and cut out many stores nearby to one another I'd recommend expand the better located ones and directly go on competition with Target and Walmart. Also, a major store redesign needs to happen, many stores are bland and antiquated for young people (though I don't feel that way because I actually prefer the old "homey" feel of the stores instead of the clean and sleep "lofty" feel of the newer ones, but regardless of my opinion, they have to evolve).
  8. Photo from Getty Images. NBC New York (Channel 4///WNBC) - " State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reports that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is on the right track fiscally after years of crises that forced fare and toll increases. But he says those increases are scheduled to rise at three times the inflation rate, hurting commuters in New York City and its suburbs. DiNapoli says Tuesday the MTA is also facing other fiscal hurdles. Among them is a legal challenge to the payroll tax that's keeping the transit system operating and the slow economic recovery that's curbing ridership and revenue. He says the MTA's financial plan calls for fares and tolls to rise 7 percent next year and by another 7 percent in 2015. If approved, the fares and tolls will have risen 35 percent since 2007." Source Link: http://www.nbcnewyor...-172357831.html
  9. (CNN) -- "Add Iran's news agency to the long list of those hoodwinked by the satire of The Onion. Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency published a story Friday claiming that a Gallup poll found that rural white Americans prefer Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over President Barack Obama. Such a poll would indeed be big news in Iran (and the United States) -- if it were true. But the source was The Onion, the publication that presents the outlandish as real news. Its serious tone fools many who are new to the lampoons. Onion yarns have tricked news outlets in the U.S. and overseas. What sets Fars apart from others, however, is that the agency published the Onion story as if it were its own." Source Link /// Read More: http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_t3
  10. NASA's Curiosity rover found evidence for an ancient, flowing stream on Mars at a few sites, including the rock outcrop pictured here, which the science team has named "Hottah" after Hottah Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Photo Source /// Read More in NASA.Gov : http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/news/msl20120927.html (CNN) -- "If the Curiosity rover had been sent to Mars in ancient times, it might have found itself sinking in a stream. The 2,000-pound super-rover, which made its now-legendary landing on Mars on August 6, has come across stones in conglomerate rock suggesting that water must have flowed there in the past. One such rock outcrop is called Hottah, after Hottah Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories. It looks like someone took a jackhammer and lifted up a sidewalk, said John Grotzinger, lead scientist for the Curiosity mission, at a press conference Thursday. The consensus is that "this is a rock that was formed in the presence of water," Grotzinger said. "We can characterize that water as being a vigorous flow." In and around this bedrock, Curiosity has come across rounded gravels. The rocks appear to have been subjected to a sediment transport process, carried by either water or wind, said scientist Rebecca Williams of the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona." Source Link /// Read More of the CNN Article: http://www.cnn.com/2...ater/index.html
  11. I think I am either seeing double or someone is foaming to levels over 9000, but alrighty then. Either ways, good to see some fleet diversity, can't wait!
  12. I disliked CFL's since I've used it in my room, now I returned to Incandescent Light Bulbs, however a LED Bulb test is showing positive results.
  13. (CBS News) - "BLTs next year might have to forego the B, according to a British trade group. Britain's National Pig Association, "the voice of the British pig industry," warned recently that a global shortage of bacon and pork "is now unavoidable" because of shrinking herds. The trade group reported Thursday that annual pig production for Europe's main pig producers fell across the board between 2011 and 2012, a trend that "is being mirrored around the world." The group tied the decline to increased feed costs, an effect of poor harvests for corn and soybeans. Even though the pig association issued its dire prediction as part of a campaign to get British supermarkets to pay pig farmers more for their products, the possibility of a pork shortage received plenty of coverage in American news outlets. But the projected decline isn't news to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In its monthly outlook report (PDF) from August, the department linked a reduction next year in the United States to this year's drought in the Midwest. The government expects corn and soybean meal prices to go up and hog producers to cut production in an attempt to control losses in their operating costs." Source Link /// Read More: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57519703/global-bacon-shortage-unavoidable-group-says/
  14. Still, set things at 65MPH on the LIE (I-495) between Exit 39 Glen Cove Rd./Glen Cove and Exit 73 Riverhead/Eastern Terminus for the sake of motorists safety. I had gone on the LIE for so many times, (not drive), yet I see people do 55MPH and up to 80MPH. but our family usually do a 67.5MPH average on the LIE, however I'd suggest setting at 65 so the 55MPH folks (who are usually careful rookies or elderly/disabled people) could have a better time.
  15. It's good to hear that Amtrak is getting more diligent on speed and such. I never been on the New York <-> Boston section, but from the looks of Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts, including the portions I've been on (New Brunzzie to Trenton in the Garden State and Perryville to Wilmington in the Delmarva Area. I think Amtrak is ready for 160MPH, just need some track smoothing out and some safety oriented maintenance, it's ready for the epic speeds!
  16. I've never noticed the anti-Israel ads, probably it's a new thing, but yeah it's fair and square because it's freedom of speech and expression by the advertiser, not the ...
  17. Thanks for the search up for me, and that seems economically not feasable for a special trip, so yeah, but thanks for the information. I guess, I am not missing out on my, =]! I'd rather head to the Poconos, feel like a roadtrip rather than a shop at the outlets in the same darn state that I live in, but that's just me, =P... Either way back on discussing Wally World.
  18. WNYC (via Transportation Nation) - "(New York, NY — WNYC) Two consulting firms hired to conduct an independent review of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have concluded that the bi-state agency has experienced major improvement in how it is operating — but still must find additional ways to raise revenue to pay for the region’s aging transportation infrastructure. Last year, in the midst of a public outcry over toll and fare hikes at the agency’s bridges and tunnels, Navigant Consulting and Rothschild Inc were retained to take a detailed look at the Port Authority. The consultants reported that under the agency’s watch the redevelopment costs for the World Trade Center had ballooned from $11 billion to $14.8 billion. The initial outside review described a dysfunctional bureaucracy with a debt load that had more than doubled — from $9 billion to $21 billion in just ten years — while boosting the compensation pay for its employees by 19 percent over the same period. Now, just seven months later, Port Authority chairman David Samson says a multi-faceted push to reform the agency has paid off with glowing reviews from the same consultants for the management team put in place by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo." Source Link /// Read More: http://transportatio...-arent-so-sure/
  19. WNYC (via Transportation Nation) - "(New York, NY – WNYC) On Monday, ten New York subway stations will display an ad that uses block letters on a black background to proclaim, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man,” followed by the tag line, “Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” The ruling comes as anti-American protests are erupting around the world over an anti-Muslim film trailer widely circulated on the internet. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), an advocacy group, bought space for the ad in the subway a year ago. But the NY Metropolitan Authority rejected it before it could run, explaining in a letter to the group that, “Your proposed ad contains language that, in our view, does not conform with the MTA’s advertising standards regarding ads that demean an individual or group of individuals.”" Source Link /// Read More: http://transportatio...-anti-jihad-ad/
  20. Transportation Nation - "Columbia Pike stretches three and a half miles through the center of densely populated Arlington County, Virginia just west of D.C. The corridor, extends southwest of Arlington National Cemetery, into an evolving landscape of mixed-use development that builders and community activists alike are hoping to improve into more livable communities. But unlike the nearby Rosslyn-Ballston corridor that was built up around Metro rail, the Columbia Pike has no rail link to attract real estate development. The future does hold plans for a streetcar. “We’re working toward implementing light rail in the form of the Columbia Pike Streetcar which will connect the density at the west end in Fairfax to Pentagon City and Crystal City in the east end,” said Chris Zimmerman, an Arlington County Board member who has been heavily involved in the county’s transit-oriented planning. He said the county just submitted its application to the Federal Transit Administration for streetcar grant dollars. The future path of a light rail line is currently used by the busiest bus service in the Commonwealth of Virginia at roughly 15,000 daily riders. While residents have access to transit – a key requirement to be considered a thriving WalkUP in a study by George Washington University professor Chris Leinberger – Columbia Pike’s population is missing some important elements. For one, the corridor needs more people. “We need more density. Density is sometimes viewed by people as the antithesis of what you want in development, but what density has proven to do in Arlington is create places where you can move around easier,” said David DeCamp, a real estate developer, who accompanied a WAMU reporter on a tour of the pike along with John Murphy, the vice president of the board of directors of the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization." Source Link /// Read More - http://transportatio...-more-walkable/
  21. Transportation Nation - "Earlier this summer New York Governor Cuomo promised that a “blue ribbon selection committee” would review designs for the new $5.2 billion Tappan Zee Bridge. And on Wednesday morning, he named the members. Artist Jeff Koons, architect Richard Meier, and Metropolitan Museum of Art director Thomas Campbell provide star power for “The Bridge Design Aesthetic Team,” which is tasked with recommending a final design for the new bridge. The state is currently reviewing the bids from the three finalists for the project and will select one later this year. Cuomo had promised to put a design review team in place to address aesthetic concerns about what the final bridge would look like. But in his announcement today, he wouldn’t be pinned down on what the team was looking for. “I think we’ll know it when we see it,” the governor said. “We want an attractive design that enhances the region.” He added that the Tappan Zee, which connects Rockland and Westchester Counties, spans “a magnificent part of the Hudson River” and “design is an important element here.”" Governor's Press Release and more at the Source Link: http://transportatio...when-we-see-it/
  22. Transportation Nation - "This just in from the Dept. of Transportation: Virginia is getting an additional $74 million in federal money for high-speed rail. Upon closer inspection, it’s really higher speed rail that will top out at 110 m.p.h. The money will help pay for laying an extra 11-mile stretch of rail meant to speed freight and passenger travel between Washington, D.C. and Charlotte, N.C. The Obama administration has allocated around $10 billion to high-speed rail that was meant to lay whole new track and connect regional lines into a national rail network. Republican governors in Wisconsin and Florida returned federal money, saying the plans were too expensive and the states would be on the hook for cost overruns. That leaves California as the the biggest beneficiary of federal money, for an ambitious nearly 400-mile plan to connect Los Angeles with San Francisco by high-speed rail. DOT funds have been distributed around 153 projects, most of which are more like today’s Virginia announcement than California’s plan: projects meant to incrementally push the nation’s rail network toward true high-speed rail through construction that will help an eventual HSR network, but also offer near-term intermediate benefits like faster travel time on congested stretches." The full release and more at the source link: http://transportatio...l-construction/
  23. I need to visit a Super Target someday, been to too many regular Targets, I'll go ahead and search for some locations in the NY-NJ-PA area, hopefully they have some around, =P...
  24. Well, it is a very sad date in our history, but 9/11 happened 11 years ago, even though it is still clear in our minds, we have to move on. Maybe have a section on TV the day in rememberence of the tragic day, but a live show during the morning of a work day making us remember the attacks is probably not going to be as good in current economic times where people are struggling to make ends meet and in a kinda depressing two years where there are too many human deaths by crazy people or not crazy but extreme people. I am not saying we can care less about the tragedy on 9/11/2001, but I'm saying we should move on and not interrupt a wake-up themed program because of this, leave it for the evenings.
  25. Bolt already has runs outta the Chinatown area, this is probably the Greyhound/Peter Pan Express Brand.
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