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  1. edmontonidiot

    Edmonton | Valley Line LRT | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

    Everyone here is so negative. I think they look great. /s 😅
  2. edmontonidiot

    Edmonton | Connect Centre | 56.3m | 16s | ONE Properties | DIALOG

    I haven't been yet, but I agree. It looks shockingly nice. Wow.
  3. edmontonidiot

    Edmonton | Valley Line LRT | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

    I'm not saying their assertion is correct, but surface and subsurface cracking aren't necessary related, nor may result in the same outcome (service failure). It might not look pretty, but it could be okay. I used to inspect rail. A reverse detail fracture is a defect that starts in the gauge...
  4. edmontonidiot

    Edmonton | Valley Line LRT | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

    I'm not sure if they will be relying on visual inspection to ensure the piers are structurally sound. It looks like they only became aware the piers weren't structurally adequate, after inspecting the surface cracks. The video above with the spokesperson described the surface cracking as minor...
  5. edmontonidiot

    Are there any "Fake Buildings" In Edmonton?

    It's not styled like an apartment building or house, but this a 'fake building'. There used to be a substation, and after they built the Heritage Valley park and ride, they covered it up.
  6. edmontonidiot

    Capital Line LRT

    He used to represent Ward 9. He wanted to pump the breaks on the Capital extension, thankfully the federal government funded the project.
  7. edmontonidiot

    Capital Line LRT

    You can thank Tim Cartmell. He's been pushing for BRT, and actively against LRT for years. He doesn't take public transportation either.
  8. edmontonidiot

    Edmonton | Valley Line LRT | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

    As far as I understand, sorta kinda. P3 projects are regulated at all levels; municipal, provincial and federal. The constitution dictates most large scale projects fall under provincial jurisdiction however. It would be up to the province to set up a legal framework that requires more...
  9. edmontonidiot

    Arc Smart Fare System

    Seriously, it looks like it was designed by an engineer.
  10. edmontonidiot

    Edmonton | Prairie Sky Gondola | 76.2m | ?s | Prairie Sky | DIALOG

    Those people don't represent all indigenous peoples. I'm not saying all indigenous people are opposed, I'm saying we don't know. Proper consultation hasn't happened. You're misunderstanding what I said. Aaron Paquette specifically brought up the topic of indigenous peoples engagement during...
  11. edmontonidiot

    Suburban Development and Sprawl

    I think you should go back to bed.
  12. edmontonidiot

    Edmonton | Prairie Sky Gondola | 76.2m | ?s | Prairie Sky | DIALOG

    Which is exactly what Aaron Paquette was concerned about during the counsel meetings. The goal was always to get to a "yes". There isn't any set of circumstances where a "no" would be okay, even with proper indigenous engagement or direct involvement.
  13. edmontonidiot

    Edmonton | Prairie Sky Gondola | 76.2m | ?s | Prairie Sky | DIALOG

    What would be a preferable outcome? Is there any other outcome you'd accept than "yes", go ahead?
  14. edmontonidiot

    Suburban Development and Sprawl

    A few years ago, I was working in Connecticut and went shopping with some coworkers at the Clinton Premium Outlets. Instead of having multiple parking lots, you have one and then you have to walk your way through a village of shops. It's a fantastic use of space. It's a great experience, even...
  15. edmontonidiot

    Edmonton Neon Sign Museum

    For sure, it's like seeing a traffic light up close. They are freaking huge.
  16. edmontonidiot

    Edmonton | Prairie Sky Gondola | 76.2m | ?s | Prairie Sky | DIALOG

    They did lead in this case, unfortunately it didn't lead to the outcome you, and many others wanted. This decision was made with the respect to the feedback that city counselors received from their constituents.
  17. edmontonidiot

    Edmonton | Prairie Sky Gondola | 76.2m | ?s | Prairie Sky | DIALOG

    There's been a ton of work done trying to recover residential school burials, and it's frequently not successful. We just don't have the technology yet. I think you're absolutely right. I'm indifferent about Prairie Sky. I'm annoyed with the city though. I have a huge issue with developers...
  18. edmontonidiot

    Edmonton | Valley Line LRT | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

    Yeah, you might be correct on this. I thought I read somewhere, either from Mack Male or someone else adressing the issue on how bidding is set up in this model, but I dunno. I'm working, plus studying for some more some certification's. 16+ work days; my brain hurts right now. I definitely...
  19. edmontonidiot

    Edmonton | Valley Line LRT | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

    I really like Tim Cartmell. I've send him a couple of emails in the past, and he responded back every time with thoughtful responses. I think he's wrong though, and he's moving goal posts. Nobody is suggesting that the P3 model itself caused the cracks, but instead, it lead to them. The issue...
  20. edmontonidiot

    Edmonton | Valley Line LRT | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

    I'm curious too. I work in oil and gas, and have worked on several projets and turnarounds that went way off the rails. Usually, it's mismanagement in oil and gas, not saying that it's the case here. I was working a turnaround in Fort Sask last year, and a client I was working for fired 40% of...

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