AARoads Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?  (Read 3587 times)

thspfc

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 3073
  • I-180 in Wyoming >>>>> I-70 in Colorado

  • Age: 2014
  • Location: WI
  • Last Login: May 21, 2022, 08:32:51 PM
Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« on: October 17, 2020, 05:20:27 PM »

Random question.
Logged
Whether a team makes the playoffs isn't comparable to whether they are above .500. Part of making the playoffs is getting the wins when you need them to get in, which Brady/Belichick always found a way to do. That's skill. Being above .500 or below .500 is just however things shake out. That's luck.

J N Winkler

  • *
  • *
  • Online Online

  • Posts: 7528
  • Location: Wichita, Kansas
  • Last Login: Today at 12:03:08 AM
Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 05:53:56 PM »

This answer doesn't really go to motivation for design of the tag itself, but there are a couple of observations that seem relevant:

*  US 38 was a regional (Nebraska-Colorado) route later subsumed into US 6.

*  A longstanding MUTCD heirloom, dating from at least the 1960's, is an illustration of a post-interchange distance sign that references US 38 in the top line, initially as text and now as a shield:  [US 38] JCT 5, Greenville 40, St Louis 125 in the current edition.
Logged
"It is necessary to spend a hundred lire now to save a thousand lire later."--Piero Puricelli, explaining the need for a first-class road system to Benito Mussolini

Scott5114

  • *
  • *
  • Online Online

  • Posts: 14936
  • Nit picker of unprecedented pedantry

  • Age: 32
  • Location: Norman, OK
  • Last Login: Today at 12:04:34 AM
    • Denexa 100% Plastic Playing Cards
Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 07:22:40 PM »

I think the main motivation was just to put an unused number in it. It could have easily been 47.
Logged

webny99

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 10038
  • An ode to the road bestowed

  • Age: 22
  • Location: Monroe County, NY
  • Last Login: May 21, 2022, 05:52:18 PM
Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 08:42:32 AM »

This actually never occurred to me until you pointed it out, but I'm glad an even number was chosen.
Logged
On April 25, 2022, I became the 20th user in forum history to Like the Forum Way, Way Too Much. And then I found that there's another way...
__ _______ ___ __ _______ _____

kphoger

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 21851
  • My 2 Achilles' heels: sarcasm & snark

  • Location: Wichita, KS
  • Last Login: May 20, 2022, 09:30:41 PM
Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 02:59:11 PM »

So why is there a not-unused number on the Administrator tag?   :hmmm:
Logged
Keep right except to pass.  Yes.  You.
Visit scenic Orleans County, NY!
Male pronouns, please.

Quote from: Philip K. Dick
If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use them.

1

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 11758
  • Age: 23
  • Location: MA/NH border
  • Last Login: May 21, 2022, 09:22:51 PM
    • Flickr account
Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 03:08:59 PM »

So why is there a not-unused number on the Administrator tag?   :hmmm:

It's the colored shield that's no longer used, not the number.
Logged
Clinched

Traveled, plus
US ⒔50
MA ⒐2⒉40.9⒐10⒎10⒐1⒒1⒘1⒚14⒈159
NH 27,38,111A(E); CA133; NY366; GA 42,140; FL A1A; CT32; VT 5A; QC 16⒉16⒌263

Flickr: Click the globe under my avatar

Alps

  • y u m
  • *
  • *
  • Online Online

  • Posts: 14927
  • Elimitante the truck trarffic,

  • Age: 39
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Last Login: Today at 12:03:19 AM
    • Alps' Roads
Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 09:46:09 PM »

So how come I'm stuck with US 6?

Hot Rod Hootenanny

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 2497
  • Your roadmeet didn't happen, if I was not there.

  • Age: 47
  • Location: Middle of Nowhere, Ohio
  • Last Login: May 20, 2022, 02:02:53 PM
    • 20th Century roadfan material
Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2020, 09:54:10 PM »

So how come I'm stuck with US 6?

You were 6 years old when you became a Moderator?
Logged
Less important than dead cats.

US 89

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 4889
  • 189 to Evanston!

  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Last Login: May 21, 2022, 09:35:56 AM
    • Utah Highways
Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2020, 12:08:39 AM »

So how come I'm stuck with US 6?

Because you used to be US 38?

corco

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5153
  • Just Livin' the Dream

  • Age: 33
  • Location: Manchester, Connecticut
  • Last Login: May 20, 2022, 10:07:39 PM
    • Corcohighways.org
Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2020, 02:33:01 PM »

It looks like the original suggestion was, as Winkler speculated above:

Quote
I would have a different number for the two other moderators.  maybe global moderator can be US 6 (a fairly long-reaching highway) and regional moderator be US 38 (a short, regional highway with a tie-in to US 6)


from the long-departed agentsteel53.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2020, 02:38:00 PM by corco »
Logged

thspfc

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 3073
  • I-180 in Wyoming >>>>> I-70 in Colorado

  • Age: 2014
  • Location: WI
  • Last Login: May 21, 2022, 08:32:51 PM
Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2020, 04:39:02 PM »

So how come I'm stuck with US 6?
US-6 is not a bad one to be stuck with. I love the way that 6 looks on a US shield.
Logged
Whether a team makes the playoffs isn't comparable to whether they are above .500. Part of making the playoffs is getting the wins when you need them to get in, which Brady/Belichick always found a way to do. That's skill. Being above .500 or below .500 is just however things shake out. That's luck.

I-55

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 848
  • Midwesterner and Southerner

  • Location: Raising Cane's
  • Last Login: May 21, 2022, 12:00:41 PM
Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2020, 01:50:12 AM »

So how come I'm stuck with US 6?
US-6 is not a bad one to be stuck with. I love the way that 6 looks on a US shield.

Not to mention that it's named "Grand Army of the Republic Highway" for its full length. Not many cross country roads can say they carry a name through multiple states.
Logged
The real Golden Triangle is in east-central Mississippi. Any other "golden triangle" is just a copycat.

I deem engineering school responsible for any extended periods of inactivity. Must concentrate my G.R.I.T.

US 89

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 4889
  • 189 to Evanston!

  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Last Login: May 21, 2022, 09:35:56 AM
    • Utah Highways
Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2020, 12:24:18 PM »

So how come I'm stuck with US 6?
US-6 is not a bad one to be stuck with. I love the way that 6 looks on a US shield.
Not to mention that it's named "Grand Army of the Republic Highway" for its full length. Not many cross country roads can say they carry a name through multiple states.

Of course, most states barely sign that (if at all). Utah has one small sign like this at each state line:

Max Rockatansky

  • *
  • Online Online

  • Posts: 18590
  • Age: 39
  • Location: Route 9, Sector 26
  • Last Login: Today at 12:04:48 AM
    • Gribblenation
Re: Why is there a US-38 shield on the Regional Mod tag?
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2020, 12:30:35 PM »

So how come I'm stuck with US 6?
US-6 is not a bad one to be stuck with. I love the way that 6 looks on a US shield.
Not to mention that it's named "Grand Army of the Republic Highway" for its full length. Not many cross country roads can say they carry a name through multiple states.

Of course, most states barely sign that (if at all). Utah has one small sign like this at each state line:



Someone has been signing it on US 6, US 395, and CA 14 in the last couple years.  It doesn’t look like a Caltrans job. 
Logged

 


Opinions expressed here on belong solely to the poster and do not represent or reflect the opinions or beliefs of AARoads, its creators and/or associates.