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Old Posted Jul 23, 2017, 1:44 PM
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Whether it is light rail, heavy rail, or monorails in aerial structures, the stations used to board and alight the trains are usually huge, double deck structures 30 feet in the air hanging completely over a street and its sidewalks. Why do everyone post pictures of aerial structures, comparing pole sizes, without a huge station in it? Once that station is included, all the different trains look huge!
Look at Las Vegas monorail stations and compare they with Vancouver's skytrain stations. You'll be hard pressed to tell the differences.
The stations in any rail transit are the main desireable element... it's like people want the stations and not the rail. Stations actually increase the property value around them and are not what is usually disputed once the modality is set. The concern on this page is about the choice modality of train and having Single track/mono-rail trains being added into the consciousness of America.

The stations can be made to look like regular buildings or they can be made to look like regular rail stations. This is never the problem when disputes come about or even looking at current systems in Chicago's El and NYC's elevated subway. The concerns is that People today don't want the look and visual impact of the transit system between the stations, so we on this forum are posting about the benefits of that element. Once people can align that a particular corridor is best served being elevated; in my opinion, Single track Mono-rail needs to be in the discussion and should be prioritized.

But, if you will.

Even pictures of Sydney's recently demolished people mover aka light (mono)rail; which was a small and slow Single track system, still has relics of its old stations which blend into the building and again... are not the main element people cared about being torn down, it's the elevated track between the stations which is what people dispute.


Also, one more distinction I would like to make is that above you said "light rail, heavy rail or monorails." The thing Ive realized since being on this forum is that one can have light, medium, or heavy (Duo)Rail AND ALSO Light Medium and Heavy Mono-Rail. This makes all the difference when comparing a heavy (duo)rail elevated subway system to a Heavy Single track Mono-Rail system.

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Old Posted Aug 18, 2017, 8:18 PM
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Hey all,

I'm in the early stages of creating a proposal for a new Los Angeles Metro line from LAX to Downtown LA with both premium $$ express service as well as local service through the Harbor subdivision and am looking for passionate people who believe in the power of an effective transportation system in LA and the benefits Monorail can provide in addition to our current system. I want to propose this as a Public Private Partnership to Metro and am in search for...

- A graphic artist that can transpose images and make graphics displaying maps and pictures of a possible line.

-Someone who is good with numbers and can assess the potential of a transportation corridor and create feasible ridership numbers and estimate costs to construct.

-Someone who is good at knowing what an organization like Metro looks for in a proposal to take it seriously and how to format it into a proper proposal.

The possibilities of using this corridor as a jump start for this technology's mass appeal is HUGE. Please DM/PM me if interested.

Thank you

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