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Casino impact statements posted

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Postby Bowser on Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:02 pm

Why is IOC not linked... anyone know?
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Postby Admin on Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:04 pm

Some weren't done but are promised by Friday.
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Postby dboss on Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:16 pm

Reviewing the report as I write this, but had to post this first ridiculous point found in the SS impact study related to transportion:
In addition to convenient automobile access, the development is currently served by pedestrian/bicycle facilities; public boat docks, a private boat fleet and water taxi service...


I know I always enjoy riding my bike to SS, or pulling up and parking my boat during the month of February. :lol: :lol:
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Postby dboss on Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:26 pm

A high percentage of patron and employee trips are expected to take advantage of these available services and minimize the number of new auto trips to the area. The recommended traffic and parking management plans will encourage the use of non-automobile modes.


JOKE!!!
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Postby dboss on Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:31 pm

With the extensive transportation improvement program recommended in this report, the roadway system serving Station Square will continue to provide efficient levels of service to area motorists. The transportation improvement program includes street widenings and lane additions, operational upgrades to the traffic control system, grade separation of pedestrian movements over Carson Street, new structured parking facilities, installation of intelligent transportation system (ITS) devices and the implementation of efficient traffic and parking management plans.


And who will be paying for these EXTENSIVE improvements, Mr. Ratner?

Why the taxpayers of the City of Pittsburgh, who else? You couldn't possibly expect me to pay for these improvements.
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Postby dboss on Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:33 pm

WHAT!!!!!!!

...signalized west access driveway with its high capacity and long stacking length as the primary access to/from the
casino parking and the ability to obtain new access along this western segment of Carson Street. The streets and intersections in this area currently have available capacity and experience excellent traffic conditions.
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Postby dboss on Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:37 pm

Patrons entering:
• 35% from Smithfield Street
• 29% from West Carson Street
• 23% from the Interstate 279 ramp at the Fort Pitt Bridge
• 7% from Arlington Avenue
• 6% from East Carson Street
• 0% from the Wabash tunnel (outbound only during analysis time periods)
Patrons exiting:
• 35% to Smithfield Street
• 24% to West Carson Street
• 23% to the Interstate 279 ramp at the Fort Pitt Bridge
• 4% to Arlington Avenue
• 6% to East Carson Street
• 8% to the Wabash tunnel


The Smithfield Street bridge could handle this flow, right? :shock: :roll:
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Postby netwolf on Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:40 pm

dboss wrote:
Patrons entering:
• 35% from Smithfield Street
• 29% from West Carson Street
• 23% from the Interstate 279 ramp at the Fort Pitt Bridge
• 7% from Arlington Avenue
• 6% from East Carson Street
• 0% from the Wabash tunnel (outbound only during analysis time periods)
Patrons exiting:
• 35% to Smithfield Street
• 24% to West Carson Street
• 23% to the Interstate 279 ramp at the Fort Pitt Bridge
• 4% to Arlington Avenue
• 6% to East Carson Street
• 8% to the Wabash tunnel


The Smithfield Street bridge could handle this flow, right? :shock: :roll:


Sure it could... there's no traffic at all at 4am on a Tuesday during the the winter solstice. 8)
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Postby Ron` on Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:44 pm

What I find most interesting is that each applicant can submit his own impact study. No slanting of the information there I'm sure. Why isn't an independent study required with regard to projected revenue estimates and public fund costs necessary for required service upgrades?
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Postby dboss on Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:02 pm

Ron` wrote:What I find most interesting is that each applicant can submit his own impact study. No slanting of the information there I'm sure. Why isn't an independent study required with regard to projected revenue estimates and public fund costs necessary for required service upgrades?


Do you really think Harrah's or any other applicant would lie in their reports? :shock:
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