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Re: Florida
« Reply #3250 on: July 02, 2021, 12:27:20 PM »

As someone who is a former resident of the City of Orlando I rarely found myself with a reason to visit Disney World.  That said, I am no longer an Orlando resident and I do enjoy weird roads.  In terms of weirdness the freeway grades of World Drive and Epcot Center Drive rank pretty high given their total disregard for MUTCD complaint signage. 

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/07/world-drive-and-epcot-center-drive.html?m=1

Does the Reedy Creek Development District, Bay Lake, or Lake Buena Vista receive a portion of the fines collected within the respective boundaries from traffic infractions?

Not sure, rumor has it if Disney employees get speeding tickets it ends up as a disciplinary action on their employee record.  In theory Bay Lake as a City ought be able to establish their own police and emergency services.

I have read the minutes of the city council and they contract out the services to the SO.  So they have well established their police powers but contract those out.  It looks like fire and EMS service has been reserved by the Reedy Creek Improvement District as legislated into law back in 1967.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3251 on: July 05, 2021, 09:55:03 AM »

Maybe it's just me, but this trail bridge for the Spring to Spring Trail over the CSX Sanford Subdivision seems kind of low.

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.9430536,-81.3319253,3a,75y,230.45h,108.56t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snXKxrF9DsmKOyu4-Gl4eJw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

I really hope I'm wrong on this.



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Re: Florida
« Reply #3252 on: July 05, 2021, 10:08:59 AM »

Maybe it's just me, but this trail bridge for the Spring to Spring Trail over the CSX Sanford Subdivision seems kind of low.

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.9430536,-81.3319253,3a,75y,230.45h,108.56t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snXKxrF9DsmKOyu4-Gl4eJw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

I really hope I'm wrong on this.

Your eyesight appears to be correct.  CSXT and most other Class 1 railroads require a 21-1/2 foot overhead clearance, and this bridge doesn't appear to meet those requirements.  However, most of the trackage south of Deland was purchased by FDOT and is now owned by SunRail (Central Florida Rail Corridor).  We typically use a 17-1/2 foot clearance for commuter rail and other forms of rail transit.  This would limit CSX trains to a lower limit for overheight trains, but there's a good chance that the SunRail stations have similar clearances.  That shouldn't be a problem.  High-roof boxcars are officially 13 feet, so there still should be plenty of room. 
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3253 on: July 05, 2021, 10:55:12 AM »

Yeah, but Auto Train uses that line too, and aren't those autorack cars like 20'2"? And SunRail uses bi-level coaches that are 15'11", so I guess if this bridge is only 17.5 feet it's not so bad for them.




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Re: Florida
« Reply #3254 on: July 05, 2021, 01:35:40 PM »

Yeah, but Auto Train uses that line too, and aren't those autorack cars like 20'2"? And SunRail uses bi-level coaches that are 15'11", so I guess if this bridge is only 17.5 feet it's not so bad for them.

Response posted in the [Railroad] thread:  https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=29673.0
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3255 on: July 06, 2021, 07:21:58 AM »

I saw that FL has Sun Pass transponders on sale at CVS in Tennessee.  What is the footprint on these things being sold?  They had them displayed next to the sunglass display.  I wouldn't use one since I shunpike anyway in Florida.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3256 on: July 06, 2021, 09:15:36 AM »

I saw that FL has Sun Pass transponders on sale at CVS in Tennessee.  What is the footprint on these things being sold?  They had them displayed next to the sunglass display.  I wouldn't use one since I shunpike anyway in Florida.

An enticement for the Florida/Georgia drug runners?

 Middle son is a pharmacist with CVS who at one time worked at the stores in Clifton Forge and Covington, Va., right off I-64. He would get random people from out-of-state trying to get oxycodone and other painkiller prescriptions filled (until word got out that he wouldn't play that game). He found out from contacts in the police department that people would load up a van in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, drive them to Florida or Georgia, and have them make the rounds of the strip-mall "pain clinics" to gather as many painkiller prescriptions as they could. They would stop at pharmacies on the trip back to get the prescriptions filled so they would have a vanload of pills to peddle when they got back home.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3257 on: July 06, 2021, 09:49:17 AM »

I saw that FL has Sun Pass transponders on sale at CVS in Tennessee.  What is the footprint on these things being sold?  They had them displayed next to the sunglass display.  I wouldn't use one since I shunpike anyway in Florida.

An enticement for the Florida/Georgia drug runners?

 Middle son is a pharmacist with CVS who at one time worked at the stores in Clifton Forge and Covington, Va., right off I-64. He would get random people from out-of-state trying to get oxycodone and other painkiller prescriptions filled (until word got out that he wouldn't play that game). He found out from contacts in the police department that people would load up a van in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, drive them to Florida or Georgia, and have them make the rounds of the strip-mall "pain clinics" to gather as many painkiller prescriptions as they could. They would stop at pharmacies on the trip back to get the prescriptions filled so they would have a vanload of pills to peddle when they got back home.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3258 on: July 06, 2021, 01:34:54 PM »

I saw that FL has Sun Pass transponders on sale at CVS in Tennessee.  What is the footprint on these things being sold?  They had them displayed next to the sunglass display.  I wouldn't use one since I shunpike anyway in Florida.

CVS has been selling SunPass transponders since the mid-2000's, that's where I got my original one. They also sold SunPass cards that would allow you to recharge your account at any CVS; some clerks would know how to do it while others didn't.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3259 on: July 15, 2021, 02:01:24 AM »

Some of you probably know that a few of the rest areas along I-75 have been under construction. And sadly the mid-century modern features of the southbound Sumter County Rest Area are gone. I'm going to miss that, but at least their memory will survive in pictures.


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Interstate_75_rest_area_50192,_Florida


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Re: Florida
« Reply #3260 on: July 22, 2021, 01:35:41 AM »

Just saw a commercial for EZ-Pass on CNN. It’s about SunPass at the same time.

I should note though that I got the E-Pass Xtra before this new change, which doesn’t affect me,

Funny thing about CNN being on channel 202 (I have AT&T) is that I live near SR 202, which was once a toll road and will act as a connector between the brand-new 295 HOT lanes and those under consideration for I-95 north of 202. Even funnier is that a local cars and coffee thing at the Avenues Mall was merged with that hosted at the Perimeter Mall. Now both are hosted by NBC Sports. And Jay Leno was scheduled to appear here this month.
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