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by Dundeemaha
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Resurfacing Streets
Replies: 87
Views: 6863

Re: Resurfacing Streets

Resurfacing is the perfect opportunity to add bike lanes and constrict lane widths. There's a bike lane on 40th that starts at Cuming and goes north. Connect it to Dodge and add a South bound bike lane. Should reduce the rediculous number of people flying by at 45mph. Too bad Stothert eliminated the...
by Dundeemaha
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 239
Views: 6408

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Now Mayor Jean thinks we need a new library downtown and she will do away with the Restaurant Tax sometime around never. :evil: Mello wont kill it either. The new library is to me, a curious investment. One that should be voted on by the taxpayers. I'm okay if they don't build a new library but the...
by Dundeemaha
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1496
Views: 92342

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

In high school I'd go to Royals games at Rosenblatt and TD Ameritrade would have had the same dead, no crowd feeling. I've never been to a Storm Chasers game but I don't doubt that Warner Park is a much better fit for them. I think this is just a case of creditors getting overzealous and backing a p...
by Dundeemaha
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 239
Views: 6408

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I think the national politicians coming in must target a different demographic than most of us or they're just ill advised. No national political endorsement is going to sway me toward an Omaha mayoral candidate but they could definitely sway me against one.
by Dundeemaha
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140810

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

As Dusty mentioned this area is already seeing a spike in investment.

Lets bump Metro's budget by 25%-30% (roughly the annual operating expenses of the streetcar proposal) and connect North Omaha and South Omaha to West Omaha's retail jobs and offices.
by Dundeemaha
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: Omaha's Population Density vs Land Space
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Omaha's Population Density vs Land Space

Definitely an interesting series of graphics. Like everyone is saying it does also illustrate how hard it is to compare cities with different annexation policies. It makes me wonder a little what Omaha would be like if Sarpy County had not been split out of Douglas County.
by Dundeemaha
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1040
Views: 117145

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Wow, I completely missed the quote box on the post. Still your comment made me notice the proposed 2 lane bridge in the master plan which I think would be a great addition. Also, earlier in the thread it was mentioned that Schmitt music is for sale, the Gadgeteer closed and I heard the other day tha...
by Dundeemaha
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1040
Views: 117145

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Very informative post! Thanks for the picture of the master plan.

My first thoughts when looking at it were: Wow that's a lot of parking, but it's better than what's there now.
by Dundeemaha
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140810

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

The idea isn't to recoup the money in ridership fees, just like we don't recoup the money for city streets in tolls. The idea is to recoup it in taxes from the economic development that it encourages. Which will likely be largely subsidized by taxpayers with tax increment financing. Agreed: http://...
by Dundeemaha
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140810

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

The idea isn't to recoup the money in ridership fees, just like we don't recoup the money for city streets in tolls. The idea is to recoup it in taxes from the economic development that it encourages. Which will likely be largely subsidized by taxpayers with tax increment financing. Agreed: http://...
by Dundeemaha
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 2824

Re: 20's Showgirl

According to the Nebraska Task Force on Human Trafficking From our work, we can say that the known number of Nebraska school girls who become victims of sex trafficking is at least 47 per year. We are certain, based on the fact that our methodology, in order to avoid any possibility of overestimatin...
by Dundeemaha
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140810

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

The idea isn't to recoup the money in ridership fees, just like we don't recoup the money for city streets in tolls. The idea is to recoup it in taxes from the economic development that it encourages.
by Dundeemaha
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Omaha Public Schools
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Omaha Public Schools

What is going on with the OPS board?

Remaining OPS superintendent finalists Gausman, Mumin withdraw from consideration

All 3 finalists withdrew from consideration? I admittedly have not paid much attention but this looks really bad.
by Dundeemaha
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 757
Views: 82307

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

It's mind boggling how self loathing people on a development forum can be... Omaha is a great small city with more than its fair share of successful companies, good restaurants, arts and entertainment. These direct flights were not added purely speculatively. Airlines are data driven businesses with...
by Dundeemaha
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140810

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

ok, much better. But remember, widening 168th includes going through a lake and building a bridge over water. Does Metro buy a lot of new buses each year? I would imagine some years they do not buy any. Also, Metro uses those same roads that cars use. EDIT : Just realized this is the streetcar thre...
by Dundeemaha
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140810

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

We are spending the same amount of money to widen 168th St between Center and Pacific as Metro's entire annual operating budget. The reason we don't have effective transit is we heavily subsidize car travel and spend next to nothing on buses. 11.5 million dollars for the road widening http://mapaco...
by Dundeemaha
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140810

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

We are spending the same amount of money to widen 168th St between Center and Pacific as Metro's entire annual operating budget.

The reason we don't have effective transit is we heavily subsidize car travel and spend next to nothing on buses.
by Dundeemaha
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1040
Views: 117145

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

The Gadgeteer just south of Schmitt's closed recently as well. That whole 2 square block area 74-72, Dodge - Farnam is so haphazard with buildings. It's too bad the city's master plan for the area is so unlikely to happen.
by Dundeemaha
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Crossing
Replies: 1907
Views: 259399

Re: Midtown Crossing

Yeah, it really seems like they bet on Cine-dine and should have bet on lounge chairs.
by Dundeemaha
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speculative Transit Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Speculative Transit Discussion

Could you change the access so anyone with a link can view and we don't need to login to Google to request access?
by Dundeemaha
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 239
Views: 6408

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

A few questions for you Grandpasmucker: Do you think Mello supports Trump?

Both support the street car that you dislike, Mello probably more so than Stothert. Neither supports Trump.

Do you prefer Mello over Stothert? If so why?
by Dundeemaha
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Avenue One (192nd & Dodge)
Replies: 33
Views: 1643

Re: Avenue One (192nd & Dodge)

I had completely forgot about this underwhelming announcement in the area as well. http://eomahaforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=697&start=80 Also, 192nd and 144th are really the last developable interchanges on West Dodge before we hit the Elkhorn River, which should push development north ...
by Dundeemaha
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Top Golf Omaha (Westroads Area)
Replies: 61
Views: 5900

Re: Top Golf Omaha

So people pay a bunch of money to hit a ball off of a decked building? This doesn't sound like a long term business model. Its golfing and drinking with the added plus of food and not walking. Given the traditional shape of the average joe golfer and I'd say its pretty dang solid. It looks like a c...
by Dundeemaha
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Avenue One (192nd & Dodge)
Replies: 33
Views: 1643

Re: Avenue One (192nd & Dodge)

I'm admittedly not very familiar with this part of Omaha, but it seems like a very nice suburb. Initially I thought it was a little short on detached homes in the vicinity but from Google Maps it looks like those are already in place and there are a number of streets with open connections to this la...
by Dundeemaha
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140810

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

A streetcar is the only viable way to get a comprehensive mass transit system going that will actually fulfill all those objectives of getting less cars on the roads and taking up spaces in parking lots. The bus system is not working , and I'd like to see some examples of mid-sized or larger Americ...
by Dundeemaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140810

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Given the proposed track, is the thought that there will be only one car that will simply run back and forth? Or would there be two that would be timed so that they pass each other where the "square" section of track occurs at 14th/16th street rather than block each other? I would assume ...
by Dundeemaha
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Medicine
Replies: 960
Views: 110390

Re: Nebraska Medicine

nebraska wrote:https://app.truelook.com/?u=ug1485804873

This is the webcam that overlooks the iExcel construction. Try this and let me know if it works for you. If not, it might just be on intranet for UNMC/NebMed employees.


Works for me!
by Dundeemaha
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140810

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Why doesn't UNMC's parking working group commission a study to see if changing the 97 to go to midtown before downtown would be feasible and present that to Metro then?
by Dundeemaha
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140810

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

We're spending millions to widen 168th St. If we invest 5% of the roads budget on Metro Transit it will be a huge improvement. Don't act like west Omaha is lacking for city welfare compared to midtown. I would argue with you, but as I have pointed out in earlier posts, you need a mass transit syste...
by Dundeemaha
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140810

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

We're spending millions to widen 168th St. If we invest 5% of the roads budget on Metro Transit it will be a huge improvement. Don't act like west Omaha is lacking for city welfare compared to midtown.
by Dundeemaha
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Megabus - New IA Service - Omaha next?
Replies: 51
Views: 12009

Re: Megabus - New IA Service - Omaha next?

I went on the website to check the time of the routes:

Omaha -> Lincoln: 7:55pm - 9pm
Lincoln -> Omaha 11am - 12:05pm

Too bad it's not the reverse, could use it for Nebraska games this fall.
by Dundeemaha
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street Widening
Replies: 66
Views: 6108

Re: Street Widening

Seems excessive for the city to pay for noise blocking fences for homeowners
by Dundeemaha
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ELEVATIONS of US CITIES
Replies: 22
Views: 517

Re: ELEVATIONS of US CITIES

Here's a great article about the history of the Walnut Hill Reservoir: https://northomahahistory.com/2015/11/2 ... reservoir/

Some nice old photos and drawn postcards as well.
by Dundeemaha
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140810

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Honest question: What realistically is the difference between having expanded bus service and a streetcar line here? Buses are mass transit solutions while streetcars are effectively pedestrian enhancements. For people unfamiliar with buses they can be intimidating and/or carry a stigma. If someone...
by Dundeemaha
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Aksarben Cinema
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Aksarben Cinema

Yeah I would not go there because the seats are so much better at the Majestic. Here's the weird thing though. It said in the article that only 1/3 of the seats will be recliners..... Greg Yeah, they said all recliners would have messed up sight lines. But they're also moving toward assigned seatin...
by Dundeemaha
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown 2050
Replies: 112
Views: 7440

Re: Destination Midtown

If the city puts up the majority of the money for the streetcar and provides TIF for building this area out when the main lobbyists, Mutual, UNMC, and Kiewit stand to make millions in development this will be an especially galling example of corporate welfare. These developers should be putting sub...
by Dundeemaha
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown 2050
Replies: 112
Views: 7440

Re: Destination Midtown

If the city puts up the majority of the money for the streetcar and provides TIF for building this area out when the main lobbyists, Mutual, UNMC, and Kiewit stand to make millions in development this will be an especially galling example of corporate welfare. These developers should be putting subs...
by Dundeemaha
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Mixed Use Development & Freeway Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 179

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)

Oh, as for the Dodge Expressway not connecting with cleanly with I-80 - years ago they planned on a freeway north of Dodge from I-480 to I-680. It would have been nice to have built that and eliminated some traffic from I-80. I-80 is a nightmare. It always backs up and needs to be widened more and ...
by Dundeemaha
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: High speed rail myths
Replies: 17
Views: 2265

Re: High speed rail myths

The Texas high speed rail line I've heard about is between Houston and Dallas/FW, which according to the company doing it has 50,000 daily commuters. http://www.texascentral.com/project/ The Northeast of course has the highest volume, highest speed, most profitable rail system in the US. So any imp...
by Dundeemaha
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: High speed rail myths
Replies: 17
Views: 2265

Re: High speed rail myths

The Texas high speed rail line I've heard about is between Houston and Dallas/FW, which according to the company doing it has 50,000 daily commuters. http://www.texascentral.com/project/ The Northeast of course has the highest volume, highest speed, most profitable rail system in the US. So any impr...

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