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Thanks to everyone for the feedback on what errors you encountered at https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=33904.0
Corrected several already and appreciate your patience as we work through the rest.

 on: Today at 09:04:51 PM 
Started by planxtymcgillicuddy - Last post by ZLoth
It's 2023, and Plex still does not handle Audiobooks. While my go-to application for audiobooks is Audible (followed by GraphicAudio), in the past, I have picked up some audiobooks from Humble Bundle which consists of a series of MP3 files. From a playback perspective, they are just audio files. However, because of the length of the tracks (some can be over an hour long), you really want to pause in the middle of a track and pick up at the same point. There is a whole series of feature requests. I've ended up installing a Emby instance on my server for the Audiobook support, but alas, because I did not purchase a license (yet), all I can do is stream my books.

I'm also challenged because a 18TB External Hard drive which I had ordered on special on November 18, 2023 for backup purposes with the original delivery date of December 2nd is now expected December 22nd - 28th.

 on: Today at 08:56:14 PM 
Started by Roadrunner75 - Last post by ixnay
On the NJ Tpk. thread it was theorized that the toll gates on the nb off ramp and sb on ramp at GSP exit 4 (NJ 47) were designed to soak the motorists headed between the Cape May-Lewes Ferry and the Wildwoods.  Did the tolls at exit 4 exist prior to 1964?  The CMLF didn't begin service until the summer of 1964, almost a decade after the Parkway opened.

 on: Today at 08:37:22 PM 
Started by webny99 - Last post by JREwing78
Near Grand Rapids, MI, this turn for WBD M-21 traffic to access the newly-opened EBD I-96 ramp qualifies. The on-ramp to I-96 opened earlier this fall.

The EBD M-21 to WBD I-96 movement has been around a while longer: https://maps.app.goo.gl/RSHemAWNnuzyyf9a8

 on: Today at 08:28:09 PM 
Started by mass_citizen - Last post by 74/171FAN
US 222 NB/PA 272 NB at Lime St in Lancaster, PA (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10219741858537458&set=a.10219742075822890)

 on: Today at 08:21:17 PM 
Started by peterj920 - Last post by JoePCool14
They would look a lot better without the stupid bottom plaque. They were a dumb pet project of the previous governor's adminstration. The current governor's administration should have just removed them rather than swapping those out for the governor's name.

That's been part of the sign since at least the early 70's.

I won't argue with you on that then, but I guess those plaques weren't on the Hudson welcome sign I would see most frequently as I have no memory of those plaques until the previous administration with its kitschy political slogan.

It has mainly been used to stroke the ego of whoever is the current governor.


No, it's mainly used as a Governor's welcome to visitors. I'm pretty sure that this is low on the list of "ego boosters".
"Open For Business" is an ego boost - one that failed for the implementor of that.

What they really need instead is this:

Next Kwik Trip: 1 MI
Next Culvers: 1 MI
Next Piggly Wiggly 3 mi

First Location to Purchase New Glarus: 1 mi

 on: Today at 08:12:35 PM 
Started by WichitaRoads - Last post by JoePCool14
That's an interesting question, but it may depend on the state.  I'm sure some states didn't use span wire at all, or rarely.  California  and Illinois come to mind as states where I've never encountered span wire except in construction zones, though I could be mistaken. 

In Virginia, span wire installations made up the majority of signal assemblies installed before the early 1990s. This time period marked a paradigm shift in using mast arms instead, though there were mast arms installed long before 1990.  Occasionally, permanent span wire installations are still erected in VA.  Most recently (2011 or so), a new span wire was installed by VDOT on SR-784/Dale Blvd in Dale City at a fire station.
I found a wire permanent signal in Illinois: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6828226,-89.606248,3a,25.3y,238.73h,94.93t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s19dEY61itGHIpad7nkORwQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Looks like this one's been replaced.

 on: Today at 08:12:06 PM 
Started by TheBox - Last post by abqtraveler

I see no point in building a bypass around Clayon (as well as Capulin and Des Moines) unless there was an real game plan to upgrade that portion of US-64/87 to Interstate standards. I can't imagine such a thing happening unless the federal government provided nearly all the funding for the upgrade and did a lot of arm-twisting to make sure the project got finished. It's going to take that plus Texas moving to build out all of their portion to Texline to Interstate standards.

Much of the highway between Raton and the TX state line would have to be re-built due to all the bad choices made in the 2000's and early 2010's when the 4-lane upgrade was built. That contributes to that estimated $1.3 billion price tag to upgrade the road to Interstate standards. Of course, with as bad a job as the NM state government did with the first upgrade, NM DOT is going to end up having to replace the main lanes of that highway anyway. They can play games with asphalt overlays and other nonsense for only so long. It's just throwing good money after bad.

But, yeah, the NM state government will never upgrade US-64/87 to Interstate standards on their own volition (and check book). It's going to require a LOT of outside (federal) help to make it happen.
Lack of funding is a bogus excuse, especially when the governor and lawmakers in New Mexico bragged all year about a $2 billion budget surplus. That would easily pay for completing the conversion of US-64/87 to an interstate. But...since it doesn't serve either Albuquerque or Santa Fe, upgrading 64/87 will sit on the back burner indefinitely...if not completely taken off the stove.

Heh.  "Lack of funding" = "Different set of priorities than certain roadgeeks."

Budget surpluses already have a lot of draws on them from various areas, not just transportation.
Well I'm not suggesting that upgrading US-64/87 to an interstate should be a priority. Actually, I think it's a very bad idea, given that you would have a second interstate merging with I-25/US-85 at Raton and dumping even more traffic into the bottleneck at Raton Pass. NMDOT has been doing a lot of work in recent years to improve I-25/US-85/87 on its side of Raton Pass (adding climbing lanes, straightening the roadway, and trying to soften the grades a bit), but AFAIK, Colorado hasn't done anything on its side, and I don't know if they have any plans for any improvement to I-25/US-85/87 from the state line to Trinidad.

 on: Today at 08:10:14 PM 
Started by 7/8 - Last post by GaryV
Just think of how some of the P13 posts could mess up AI for years to come ...

 on: Today at 07:58:48 PM 
Started by RoadRage2023 - Last post by Alps
I wouldn't be surprised if travel in the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels incurs the charge no matter what, as they don't have direct connections to West Street; traveling local streets for 3-4 blocks is required.

I agree that moving the boundary south to accommodate travel to/from the upper part of Manhattan on the Queensboro Bridge is a good idea.
but they can make so much money off Qboro Bridge traffic if they don't!

anyway, note that Holland/Lincoln is a different agency, and you really can't collect tolls for two agencies at a single point, so you will not see an increased toll for those tunnels - you will just incur an additional toll once your car comes out the other side.

 on: Today at 07:56:48 PM 
Started by corco - Last post by Alps
Ohtani signs a 10-year $700 million contract.  :wow:
Yeah, that's a couple hundred million too high for any reason. Sure he's a huge name right now, but the injuries are a factor and I can't help but think this is an all-time historic bust.

Even though I feel the Dodgers won't get $700M of on-field value out of Ohtani, that will be offset by what the team should recoup in licensing fees for merchandise sale.  You know there's going to be a ton of Ohtani Dodger jerseys sold.
You can look at Jeter for that. $240 million at the time was huge and he was not one of the top 10 players in baseball, but he was consistently good and a favorite around here, and we ALL knew that he made up the extra money in other merchandise because he is so beloved in the NYC area. I don't see it working quite as well for Ohtani.

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