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 on: Today at 12:38:00 PM 
Started by Desert Man - Last post by Ted$8roadFan
61 and light rain.

 on: Today at 12:16:09 PM 
Started by RoadRage2023 - Last post by RoadRage2023
I can't for the life of me understand why people who get into tiny fender benders think they have the right to just sit in the middle of the road. They can move over 50 feet to the shoulder! You don't know how many times in NYC this happens. Sometimes they take out multiple lanes doing this. It should be a traffic offense to do this if both cars are still mobile. I lean on the horn everytime I pass people doing this. At one point I even was keeping a "Learn How To Drive" Sign that I would hold out of the window as I finally passed the fender bender that caused the gridlock. Why do people do this? It only causes more, sometimes more serious accidents, when they block the highway. Exchange info on the shoulder!

 on: Today at 12:13:40 PM 
Started by mgk920 - Last post by SSR_317
Almost all of the alleys within the Mile Square in downtown Indianapolis have always had official names.

 on: Today at 12:10:18 PM 
Started by RoadRage2023 - Last post by RoadRage2023
How much traffic do they really think they are going to reduce with this plan? What about commuting points trains do not serve?

With the current gridlock in NYC you aren't more likely to die in a car crash. There just isn't enough room to build up any speed for that to happen.

 on: Today at 11:57:45 AM 
Started by ZLoth - Last post by ZLoth
Live your own life, and don't try to keep up with the neighbors. I have a nice little house that I maintain inside and out, but if I'm going to do improvements, there has to be a good reason behind it, not because the neighbor got it. If I want something, but don't need it right away, it'll go over to CamelCamelCamel, and wait until it goes on sale. I make sure to set myself up so that I don't need items in a hurry. My fiscal goals include maximizing my retirement contributions and getting my home paid off. It's not sexy, but it's an important goal to me. I've seen times when those purchases ended up owning the owner instead of vice versa. (Nice boat, but aren't we in a middle of a drought when the water doesn't even REACH the boat ramp at Folsom Dam???)

I also never understood the attraction of alcohol and smoking. From what I could see from my perspective, they were just extremely expensive purchases. I'll settle for my colas. Don't get me wrong, it's ok to drink in moderation, but I have seen the consequences where you go beyond a drink or two. I really didn't want to go down that path.

As a kid, I would have loved to have all of the premium movie packages. Mind you, this was the 1980s where VCRs were still a rarity, so you caught the movies when you can. Flash forward to my adulthood of today, and I'm extremely choosy of which streaming services I have... partially because my time is extremely limited and I'm an adult caretaker. I'm still the physical media collector because I don't trust the availability of movies on the streaming services.

Which leads me to another change... for many homes, the television set was a notable feature in the living or family room. Not mine. There is a TV in my home office and a TV in the master bedroom... and that's it. I do want to set up a room with a home theater system, but that is several years away.

I did grow up with frugal German parents, and two of the phrases that I hated were "you have to have the latest and greatest" and "Are you going to pay for that?". First off, "latest and greatest".... but then I turn around and make it last for years. There are actually features that are worth paying for in the "deluxe" model that are missing in the cheap "base" model. Take my garage door opener. It has a battery backup in case of a power outage, WiFi connectivity, and a feature to close the garage door automatically after a certain amount of time. (I had one too many "did I leave the garage door open? Let me turn around and drive back 30 minutes only to see that it was closed" moments). As a bonus, it's a way for Amazon to deliver packages securely. You won't believe how nice it is when the washing machine and dryer interfaces with Alexa and lets me know when the washing machine and dryer are done.... especially when I'm working away on the other side of the house. Secondly, "Are you going to pay for that?" doesn't have the same meaning. The last time that was used by my mother on me was at Sam's Club in regards to a cart to help with gardening supplies, and when she used that phrase on me, that cart turned into a purchase. That cart has turned to be extremely helpful over the years.

 on: Today at 11:39:38 AM 
Started by RoadRage2023 - Last post by Duke87
Duke yes I know you could probably just take the Lincoln tunnel and the turnpike. But even $65 would still be a good $1,300-$1,400 a month in fees. EZ pass may knock this down to $1,000, but that's still insane per month

And an NJ Transit monthly pass from Elizabeth to Penn Station is $210.

This is why any sane person commuting to Manhattan takes the train.

Well part of the reason for that might be the risk of losing a literal arm of leg if someone pushes you onto the subway tracks or shoots you.

If you're concerned about your safety, the train is the better option. You're more likely to die in a car crash.

It's not like people who live in Manhattan are going to park their cars in Staten Island.

78% of Manhattan households own zero cars. Sit down.

 on: Today at 11:38:04 AM 
Started by Desert Man - Last post by Hunty2022
60, rainy and windy. This might be the tropical storm.

 on: Today at 11:22:41 AM 
Started by US71 - Last post by MikieTimT
Finally some movement. I fear they'll do the Pocahontas bypass last because of the expense.

When looking at the GIS map in the ARDOT meeting materials for the preferred alternative route, the only way I could think of to break up the remaining portions after these first two northern sections would be to do the entire southern 1/3rd as a single section from the stub end up to Hite/Gazaway Rd. to accomplish a bypass of Pocahontas.  Every other exit in between is almost 2 miles away from US-67, so it wouldn't make any sense to me to add that much distance for the bypass, unless the slog through Pocahontas is just that bad and they can't find funds for that big of a build at one time.

 on: Today at 11:13:17 AM 
Started by bwana39 - Last post by bwana39
With the demise of bridgehunter.com and the ephemerality of social media, it isn't as easy as it was a year ago, but it's still nothing like it was in the 1990s.

Bridgehunter is SUPPOSED to be coming back. It, at least, has a placeholder when you type in / click on the url /shortcut now.

https://bridgehunter.com/explore  will get you back to a good bit of the content. The problem is it looks like the entire NBI was loaded as well. Perhaps they merged bridgehunter and uglybridges both.

 on: Today at 10:11:57 AM 
Started by Poiponen13 - Last post by SkyPesos
Ohio (only part of most of these routes are a freeway, and excluding concurrencies with interstates):

US: 20, 22, 23, 24, 30, 33, 35, 50, 52, 62, 422

SR: 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 16, 32, 79, 82, 104, 126, 129, 161, 315, 562, 711, 823, 844

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