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    Planet Coaster | Society Park Part 47 | Space station
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    Planet Coaster | Society Park Part 47 | Space station

    October 20, 2019


    Hello fellow Planet Coaster Lovers and welcome to another episode of Society Park! Also welcome to the beginning of the final area Technology! For this area I’m aiming for a bit more scientific theme which is actually the second time that I’m trying something with that theme. The first try was Space Program which actually didn’t include much scenery and such. So this will be a kind of a trial for the space like theme for me. Hence why the episodes of this series will be a bit slower in building and you’ll see me trying different things since I’m actually looking for the right things to mix This time I started with the monorail station, just like last time. I wanted to include allot of glass in this station but it still has to be different from the main entrance building. Which (like some of you remember) also has a glass roof , but using the windows which you can’t actually see through. The station in the end still has some simularities but I kind of like how it turned out. The station stands on its own at the moment but I think, when more theming happens, that it’ll fit quite nicely So bear with me in the coming episodes of me trying things out and if you have any tips then please don’t hesitate. Enjoy the remainder of the episode and I’ll see you guys in the next episode!

    METRO Presents:  Changing Orbit
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    METRO Presents: Changing Orbit

    October 20, 2019


    The Astros are baseball’s reigning champions. But, has this newfound fame changed our friend Orbit? (MUSIC BREAK) Nah. A true mascot of the people Orbit still rides METRORail to and from every Astros home game. Because the fare is just $1.25 each way! So, this season, let Orbit and the boys know you’re ready to wooooooooooooooooooooooooo the Astros on to victory!

    What does ultra light rail mean?
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    What does ultra light rail mean?

    October 20, 2019


    What does ultra light rail mean? ultra light rail. Noun 1. A small single-railcar on-demand rail system with trunk-separated stations that does not operate on any fixed route but rather to stations where it has been requested, similar to an elevator.

    Norfolk city council approves light rail extension
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    Norfolk city council approves light rail extension

    October 19, 2019


    NORFOLK CITY COUNCIL WANTS LIGHT RAIL EXTENDED TO THE OCEANFRONT. COUNCIL MEMBERS VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE PROJECT LAST NIGHT – JUST WEEKS BEFORE VIRGINIA BEACH VOTERS WILL HAVE THEIR SAY AT THE POLLS. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S ANNE MCNAMARA ASKED WHAT’S IN IT FOR NORFOLK? SHE JOINS US LIVE FROM THE LIGHT RAIL STATION AT MACARTHUR CENTER. ANNE? TWO THINGS FOR NORFOLK. 1.) EXPANSION WITHIN CITY AND 2.) IF LIGHT RAIL BECOMES REGIONAL, OTHER CITIES WILL HAVE TO HELP FOOT THE BILL. LIGHT RAIL NATS WITH ITS VOTE LAST NIGHT, THE NORFOLK CITY COUNCIL GAVE ITS STAMP OF APPROVAL TO THE CONTROVERSIAL LIGHT RAIL EXTENSION FROM NEWTOWN ROAD TO THE OCEANFRONT. THE VOTE ENCOURAGES VIRGINIA BEACH RESIDENTS TO GET ON BOARD, BEFORE THEY TIMING OF IT WAS I THINK, IN MY VIEW, WAS NOT A GOOD TIME FOR US TO BE VOTING ON IT BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO APPEAR LIKE WE’RE TRYING TO INFLUENCE ANOTHER CITY NORFOLK COUNCILMAN ANDY PROTOGYROU WAS HESITANT TO VOTE FOR THE LIGHT RAIL ENDORSEMENT, BUT SAYS IT SEEMED LIKE AN ALL OR NOTHING DEAL. PROTOGYROU IS IN FAVOR OF EXTENDING THE TIDE WITHIN NORFOLK, SPECIFICALLY TO THE NAVAL BASE, AND MONEY IS ALREADY SET ASIDE FOR A STUDY TO DO JUST THAT. 00:53 AND I DIDN’T WANT TO LOOK LIKE I WAS NOT CONSIDERING LIGHT RAIL AND ITS FUTURE. SO THEREFORE, IT WAS AN APPROPRIATE VOTE, TO VOTE YES AT THIS POINT THE ONE ‘NO’ VOTE CAME FROM COUNCILMAN PAUL RIDDICK WHO SAYS NORFOLK HAS NO BUSINESS DECIDING WHAT’S GOOD FOR ANOTHER CITY. AND, FOR RIDDICK, HISTORY ALSO PLAYS A PART IN HIS DECISION. (6) 00:39 WHEN LIGHT RAIL ACTUALLY BECAME A DESIRE IN THIS PARTICULAR REGION, VIRGINIA BEACH WOULD NOT EVEN ALLOW AN ADVISORY REFERENDUM AND MOST OF THE PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN HERE FOR A WHILE REALIZE THAT WAS BECAUSE VIRGINIA BEACH DIDN’T WANT AFRICAN AMERICANS TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE BEACH BUT THAT WAS 1999, AND THIS IS NOW. AND IF VIRGINIA BEACH VOTES YES THIS TIME AROUND, PROTOGYROU SAYS THE BEACH WILL HAVE TO HELP PAY FOR IT. (37) 1:02 ANY LIGHT RAIL IN THE FUTURE HAS TO INCLUDE THE SURROUNDING CITIES. NORFOLK NO LONGER CAN TAKE THAT BURDEN PAYING FOR IT ALWAYS BEEN THE CONCERN WHY NOW? ANNE MCNAMARA, 10 ON YOUR SIDE. THE CITY HAS ALREADY SET ASIDE 1.8 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE STUDY TO EXPAND THE LIGHT RAIL TO NORFOLK NAVAL STATION. IT IS STILL TOO EARLY IN THE PROCESS TO KNOW EXACTLY WHICH ROUTE THE LIGHT RAIL

    14 October 2019 – Private Members Business – Infrastructure and Light Rail
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    14 October 2019 – Private Members Business – Infrastructure and Light Rail

    October 18, 2019


    I call the member for Canberra. Thank you
    Deputy Speaker it is vital to bust congestion, most importantly because of
    the impact on our environment and the best way to do this and reduce our
    environmental impact is by investing in public transport. Aside from the lake and
    its towering jet of water, the iconic national institutions and the countless
    roundabouts Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin’s original plan
    for this beautiful city also included trams. Over 100 years later the ACT
    Labor government has delivered on Griffin’s vision. Stage one of the
    Canberra light rail has now been completed, running 12 kilometers from
    Civic to Gungahlin it has transformed how people get around
    our city. Canberra is getting bigger with a population of almost 400,000 and that
    means more people getting to work, more people driving cars and more people
    relying on the public transport system in Canberra which is currently mainly
    comprised of buses. The ACT Government under the leadership of Chief Minister
    Andrew Barr and Transport Minister Chris Steele, is planning for the future of
    Canberra and working to avoid the congestion issues of other capital
    cities before they escalate. Despite opposition from the old school Canberra
    Liberals, the Barr Labor Government persevered and in less than four years
    from ground being broken delivered to Canberra world-class Light Rail. This is
    quite staggering when you think about it especially when compared to Sydney and
    Newcastle’s light rail which have both seen delays and cost overruns. I might
    also add that the ACT Government has not been sued by the contractors
    tasked with building the system and instead were able to deliver the
    project $32 million under budget. Since it opened in April over 3.1
    million people have utilised the system and journeys on the whole of the public
    transport network have increased by 8.5% compared to the same period in
    2018. Light rail trips now make up 20 percent of all public transport use in
    our city – the system is having a transformative
    impact on how people access our great city. More people are getting out of
    their cars and onto our trams and buses, reducing both congestion and it impact
    on the environment. Canberrans are jumping on board with light rail. Stage
    2B is about to commence, extending the current line through City West to New
    Acton and terminating at the Commonwealth Avenue bridge. This section
    of the light rail will open up the west side of the city and improve access to
    major events such as Floriade which has just finished up this weekend. The ACT
    Government is not finished either, stage 2B of the light rail, which will travel
    from Civic to Woden will bring the network to the south and enable access
    to even more Canberrans, and in the future the light rail network
    will continue to expand to Belconnen, Tuggeranong,
    and the airport. One of the most exciting aspects of stage 2 is the game-changing
    impacts it will have for the parliamentary triangle.
    No longer will public servants be stuck in the morning traffic along
    Commonwealth Avenue. Perhaps when Stage 2 is delivered the members at this place
    might even opt for the light rail instead of a ComCar in their daily
    commute to represent their communities. And for tourists travelling to our
    national institutions, getting from the hotels in the city to Old Parliament
    House, the High Court and Questacon will become a far simpler exercise. On the
    member for Forde’s motion, I too express concerns about congestion in our cities
    and the need for governments at every level to invest in congestion
    busting infrastructure, particularly public transport to improve the lives of
    our citizens and reduce our environmental impact. This is exactly
    what the ACT Government is doing. The Morrison Government failed to spend a
    dollar from the urban congestion fund in 2018-19, but they did spend
    11.6 million on taxpayer-funded congestion busting advertising in the
    lead-up to the election. Minister Tudge confirmed in September that not
    one urban congestion fund project has commenced construction, and promised some
    would start by Christmas. Which ones? Where? I would call on the Federal
    Government to join with the ACT Government to push forward on stage 2B of light rail. The ACT needs the approval of this Parliament to enable
    the light rail to travel through the parliamentary triangle and I call on the
    government to expedite the approval of this project. It will bring congestion
    busting infrastructure to Canberrans, it will stimulate the economy,
    and it will improve the amenity of the Parliamentary Triangle for the many
    thousands of Australians and international visitors who visit each
    year. Our city is growing and it’s vital we provide the infrastructure necessary
    to ensure that it does so in a sustainable way. As we move forward we
    must ensure that our urban centres operate as efficiently as possible and
    congestion busting light rail is one way we can accomplish this. In the May
    election the federal Labor Party committed 200 million dollars towards
    the funding of stage 2 of Canberra light rail and I call on the government to
    match this commitment.