HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > United States > Midwest

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #21  
Old Posted Dec 28, 2006, 4:45 AM
CGII's Avatar
CGII CGII is offline
illwaukee/crooklyn
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: rome
Posts: 8,518
About goddamn time.
__________________
disregard women. acquire finances.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22  
Old Posted Dec 28, 2006, 5:46 AM
LMich's Avatar
LMich LMich is offline
Midwest Moderator - Editor
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Big Mitten
Posts: 30,077
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolverine View Post
I can't remember, did Compuware construction prevent the DPM from doing a full circuit? I mean all they did was built around the track, they didn't even reconstruct the station.

Building the new track and station for the RenCen was a bit of an annoyance. You would get on at Greektown, and it would go to Bricktown, and then back to Greektown. It was really pointless to ride it during that year.

Although, I used to think it was pointless to ride it in general, I think it is very succesful in its current configuration for major events downtown. It's nice to be able to park over on Washington, go to a Tigers game, then walk to Greektown, and then take the DPM back.

I also noticed the DPM just doesn't seem as empty as it used to be in past years. Hopefully ridership will continue to increase in the meantime.
I don't believe it was ever shut down for any extended amount of time during the building of the Compuware Garage, but I can't be sure of that.

Yeah, it's always been more than "a tour of downtown," though, it's really good for that, too. Considering all of the different sports and convention crowds it serves, year round, I can't imagine downtown without it. I still think the expansion capturing another demographic by taking it through the Midtown caputring the cultural center, WSU, and DMC crowds would be a good idea.
__________________
Where the trees are the right height
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #23  
Old Posted Jan 1, 2007, 8:08 AM
1ajs's Avatar
1ajs 1ajs is offline
ʇɥƃıuʞ -*ʞpʇ*-
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: dwtn wpg
Posts: 23,706
sweet why can't winnipeg have one
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #24  
Old Posted Jan 2, 2007, 10:37 PM
ChiArchie ChiArchie is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 34
The actual construction should cost that much since the tracks use a concrete tee or double-tee system. This is how many of our interstates are built. Also, this system of constuction is all "pre-formed" so all they would have to do is "bolt" it on site.

I'm sure most the cost would be in equipment and land.

And is there anything better than being in Cobo when the PM train travels overhead?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #25  
Old Posted Jan 3, 2007, 12:16 AM
BnaBreaker's Avatar
BnaBreaker BnaBreaker is offline
Dump Drumpf
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Chicago/Nashville
Posts: 15,757
Three words: IT'S ABOUT TIME!
__________________
"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds."

-Bob Marley
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #26  
Old Posted Jan 3, 2007, 12:21 AM
LMich's Avatar
LMich LMich is offline
Midwest Moderator - Editor
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Big Mitten
Posts: 30,077
Don't get ahead of yourself, this is hardly a done deal. In fact, I don't expect much to come of this at least for a few more years before they even find out where all of the financing would come from if it ever gets that far.
__________________
Where the trees are the right height
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #27  
Old Posted Jan 3, 2007, 2:57 AM
SSLL's Avatar
SSLL SSLL is offline
samsonyuen
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Canary Wharf->CityPlace
Posts: 4,241
That'd be great. Was there a map of the intended line extension visions? Would it still make a loop?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #28  
Old Posted Jan 3, 2007, 5:12 AM
apbest apbest is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 81
no there are no maps of extensions yet, it's in an extremely early phase
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #29  
Old Posted Jan 4, 2007, 5:45 AM
Alan934's Avatar
Alan934 Alan934 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Greater Detroit
Posts: 675
if they expand they need to look into newer trains as well
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30  
Old Posted Jan 5, 2007, 3:22 PM
MotorCityDave's Avatar
MotorCityDave MotorCityDave is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 1,178
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan934 View Post
if they expand they need to look into newer trains as well
Why?
What's wrong with the trains?
They seem to be in good shape to me, and always clean.
They are nicer than any of the of the subways I've been on.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #31  
Old Posted Dec 31, 2016, 7:43 PM
canucklehead2 canucklehead2 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: YEG
Posts: 5,854
Even after all the recent... ahem... troubles in Detroit I am still surprised to see that this obviously has fallen by the wayside of history and transit planning. That's a shame since it was one of the first of three original systems designed/built using ICTS technology along with Scarborough (Toronto) and Vancouver... As much as I appreciate the retro-appeal of trolley's and streetcars and what they can do to enliven and pedestrianize urban areas nothing beats the eerie futurism of a robot train in the sky... Even the ALWEG monorail systems of Seattle and Disneyland still use human operators...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #32  
Old Posted Jan 2, 2017, 6:54 PM
ardecila's Avatar
ardecila ardecila is offline
atomic
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: the city o'wind
Posts: 12,383
This kind of system needs to be a regional investment, but the Detroit area has no regional consensus about transit as Vancouver or Toronto does. The city can't really afford these investments on its own, and the suburbs aren't willing to support transit of any kind. They aren't even willing to raise a modest property tax to support decent bus service.

The streetcar being built in Detroit is sponsored largely by private interests who want to develop the Woodward Corridor. It was only able to get built by completely going around Detroit's toxic regional politics.
__________________
la forme d'une ville change plus vite, hélas! que le coeur d'un mortel...
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > United States > Midwest
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 3:44 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.