Happy Thanksgiving Tampa! I am alive and well, meandering back and forth how to best populate this blog regularly post-rail setbacks, my detachment from Tampa, and a busier more demanding lifestyle. What I want my loyal TR readers to know is that I plot and scheme every single day to bring this about and that this site is not forgotten. There has never been a case when such driving determination has not paid off. This static period will pass.
Meanwhile, remember that Tampa rail advocates, individual and agency, are making the most of the web there. You have HART, TBARTA, and the most readied "official" equivalent of TR, TampaBayOnTrack, all of which are making the most intelligent and passionate use of social media to keep the dream of urban rail transit alive and forceful.
I for one can at least dot my presence with what I can in real-time. While not necessarily related to the cause of bringing mass transit during the "great re-orientation" phase, I want to keep an open and ongoing dialogue with TR readers. For example, I think I'll post some of my NYC rail and transit content. You folks might get a kick out of it.
Ask me anything about NYC transit and how I think its dynamics might relate to Tampa.
Rail Yard in Sunnyside Queens
Here's a shot of the Sunnyside rail yard in Queens. I live in Sunnyside, but I have to travel way down to the Queensboro Bridge to enjoy this scene. In this rail yard you can spot parked LIRR and Amtrak (including Acela) trains.