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Spoiler Jul 25, 2019 7:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Restless One (Post 8641697)
I'm looking at the continued growth outside of loops 410 and 1604, on all sides of town, and noting that rail lines won't be able to serve as much of it as trackless mass transit can.

Not sure how trackless would be better, but your point is valid. Sprawl isn't well served by any type of mass transit. Development needs to change. There needs to be dense infill along commercial corridors. Transit is just one piece of the puzzle. This problem needs to be looked at holistically.

Restless One Jul 28, 2019 1:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Spoiler (Post 8641810)
Not sure how trackless would be better, but your point is valid. Sprawl isn't well served by any type of mass transit. Development needs to change. There needs to be dense infill along commercial corridors. Transit is just one piece of the puzzle. This problem needs to be looked at holistically.

Just seems like it would be easier, cheaper, and more versatile.

https://www.citylab.com/transportati...-a-bus/545189/

JACKinBeantown Aug 18, 2019 2:37 PM

HOV lane but no rail. That's a car-centric mindset planning mistake.



"The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is giving residents a sneak peek at its plan to expand Interstate 35 from Northeast San Antonio through the growing towns of Selma and Schertz.

Those plans, simply put, call for turning much of that portion of I-35 into a double-decker freeway – with no tolls."



https://therivardreport.com/txdot-ro...de-and-beyond/

JACKinBeantown Aug 18, 2019 2:41 PM

Bus Replacements Planned Using Initial VW Funds Don’t Ditch Fossil Fuels

"The grant funding could be used to replace the buses with zero-emission electric models, some of which VIA already has in service. However, VIA chose instead to use the funding to continue its transition from diesel to compressed natural gas, or CNG, and East Central ISD plans to replace its diesel buses with newer diesel models."

https://therivardreport.com/bus-repl...-fossil-fuels/

ILUVSAT Sep 29, 2019 9:05 PM

Airport PAX down just under 1% for August. First loss in more than 3 years. Correction coming? Concerns?

Keep-SA-Lame Sep 30, 2019 12:50 AM

I think we need more datapoints to be concerned.

Rynetwo Sep 30, 2019 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by ILUVSAT (Post 8701902)
Airport PAX down just under 1% for August. First loss in more than 3 years. Correction coming? Concerns?

Could it have to do decreased flights due to the ongoing Max issues?

LSPaul Sep 30, 2019 4:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Rynetwo (Post 8702203)
Could it have to do decreased flights due to the ongoing Max issues?

That and days of flight cancellations due to Hurricane Dorian.

ILUVSAT Oct 1, 2019 12:48 AM

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Originally Posted by LSPaul (Post 8702449)
That and days of flight cancellations due to Hurricane Dorian.

I don't think Dorian made much, if any, of a dent in August numbers. SAT, was growing at a roughly 5% clip until the 1% drop in August. I fear it's more than the MAX groundings & weather. Additionally, MAX groundings have been going on for months.

Rynetwo Oct 1, 2019 1:23 AM

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Originally Posted by ILUVSAT (Post 8703145)
I don't think Dorian made much, if any, of a dent in August numbers. SAT, was growing at a roughly 5% clip until the 1% drop in August. I fear it's more than the MAX groundings & weather. Additionally, MAX groundings have been going on for months.

I really don’t know. MAX was grounded for a few months yes, but then we started losing flights.

The economy nationwide has slowed but not in a major way. The local economy keeps adding good to high paying manufacturing jobs. Yes I know they are not here yet, but even our own local job engines are adding decent numbers.

SAhometown Oct 1, 2019 2:12 AM

Mostly due to the cancellations of Frontier flights from last year...https://www.sanantonio.gov/Portals/0...-20-102040-843

ILUVSAT Oct 2, 2019 2:31 AM

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Originally Posted by SAhometown (Post 8703199)
Mostly due to the cancellations of Frontier flights from last year...https://www.sanantonio.gov/Portals/0...-20-102040-843

A 1% drop is equivalent to about 8,750 PAX. That's a lot - considering we were hoping to see a net gain of at least 44,000 PAX (~4% growth) over last year's number. There is a delta of almost 53,000 PAX (if my abacus was correct).

Other comparable airports in the state recorded growth for August. I still fear it's more than Frontier vacating flights and Hurricane Dorian disruptions.

Anyway...let's see how September does.

Rynetwo Oct 9, 2019 12:29 PM

San Antonio's new 'green street' in Medical Center just about ready for bikers, pedestrians

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The trail stretches from Fawn Meadows to Lous Pasteur Drive. The elevated section of the roadway has four feet of landscaping separating motorists from the 10-foot wide, two-way biking trail. Another four feet divide the bike trail from a 6-foot wide walkway.
https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/lo...l-14501868.php

SAguy Oct 15, 2019 1:03 AM

Dura Software Closes on $10M Fund, Eyes More Acquisitions

Dura has acquired maintain some of their operations elsewhere, all three companies on its roster have relocated their headquarters to San Antonio as part of the deals. Its portfolio includes mobile device administration platform Moki Mobility, which the firm bought in June 2018; Nordic IT, an email service widely used in the maritime shipping industry; and 6Connex, which offers to host webinars, virtual trade shows, and e-learning courses.

https://therivardreport.com/dura-sof...box=1571089045

AI0120 Oct 26, 2019 6:23 AM

https://www.bizjournals.com/sananton...d-monthly.html

September numbers are out. September passenger traffic up nearly 5%. YTD numbers also up nearly 5%.

Good bounce back month from August, I expected some decline due to Dorian and cancelled Houston flights.

GoldenBoot Oct 27, 2019 8:51 PM

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Originally Posted by AI0120 (Post 8729975)
https://www.bizjournals.com/sananton...d-monthly.html

September numbers are out. September passenger traffic up nearly 5%. YTD numbers also up nearly 5%.

Good bounce back month from August, I expected some decline due to Dorian and cancelled Houston flights.

If Dorian (an east cost storm) & "cancelled flights to Houston" were the causes of a monthly PAX decline at SAT, then there are bigger problems at hand. Thankfully, that is not the case.

ILUVSAT Nov 7, 2019 9:23 PM

It's not Dorian nor the cancelled Houston flights. AUS had its busiest September ever (up 13.1%).

GB's right. There may be bigger problems afoot at SAT than simply blaming things on weather.

UltraDanPrime Nov 7, 2019 11:48 PM

I heard SAT is right on track again, so that's cool, & just a FIY, anyone wanting to talk about hout busy Austin's airport is, I'm sure they have their own site for that. No need to post their business here.

ILUVSAT Nov 8, 2019 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by UltraDanPrime (Post 8742483)
I heard SAT is right on track again, so that's cool, & just a FIY, anyone wanting to talk about hout busy Austin's airport is, I'm sure they have their own site for that. No need to post their business here.

It was a data point regarding an airport roughly 60 miles away to prove my argument. There are deeper challenges at SAT than continuing to blame things on weather & MAX groundings. If you cannot see that, it's on you.

So, if you're such an insider...spill the beans. Don't be so shy. What's new @ the port? New routes? Where are they with the master plan?

Rynetwo Nov 8, 2019 2:36 AM

So the SAT numbers are back on track. Can the person saying there is an issue make an intelligent argument about said issue?

If not then stop saying there is an issue. I mean we have had record numbers for 33 out of 34 months...


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