Apple coming to RTP??

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  1. Chuckman

    Chuckman Senior Member Sponsor

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    Sleipnir Not who you think I am

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    Please, NO. too crowded here already.
     
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    I used to work there when I lived in CA. While the top brass is all anti-2A, many of the rank and file engineers are pretty cool people. Nerds to be sure, but good nerds. You can't be a closed minded douche and survive the performance pressure that is apple engineering. You have to actually _think_ and understand stuff, just blindly following gets you nowhere. Or at least that's how it used to be. Considering they've done nothing unique in the last number of years, perhaps it has changed.

    Still, wouldn't want 10,000 more of them clogging up the roads which will not be improved regardless of the money the .gov collects (reported) for that purpose.
     
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    JimP42 Mostly harmless Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    The roads around here are pretty good from what I have seen elsewhere. Nobody builds roads ahead of time - it’s always a reaction to overcrowded roads and takes time. Any area that is growing will have some congestion.
     
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    Cowboy Glances can deceive

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    Yeah just forget about it.
     
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    Have you seen what Wake Co did to Hwy-55 between Fuquay and Apex?!? What used to be a 55-60mph drive in busy traffic is now a 15-20 mph drive with only u-turns allowed. "Super Highway" my hind parts. We had to leave Wake Co.
     
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    Ferrisfan Got here as soon as I could Supporting Member

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    Parmer has bought a lot of real estate in RTP, and they have a relationship with Apple in Austin, TX.
     
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    JimP42 Mostly harmless Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    That is pretty baffling. That sort of road design must be the latest "in" thing in highway engineering. Like the strange intersection on the bridge at Southpoint Mall.
     
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    They've done the same thing on 17 in Leland outside Wilmington.

    My wife has to drive to Raleigh from Holly Springs a few afternoons each week in rush hour. Calls it "Hell Springs" now.
     
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    JohnFreeman You can reach 113, but you can never leave! Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    God I hope not....
     
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    Yup, we lived there for 11 years, with the Nor'easter invasion and the infrastructure they failed to plan for, we had to go.
     
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    I'd love to get down US1 in your direction if I could figure out where to go.
     
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    We looked for land for 1.5 years, found 20ac of woods on the river 2.5min off US-1, our little slice of heaven.
    They're hard to find for sure! Realtors, google earth, see if anyone has family land out here. It'll get swooped up quick with Chatham Park planned community coming in, probably a draw to Apple as well.
     
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    9outof10mms Purveyor of Professional Enginerding Supporting Member

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    “Super Streets” or “Synchronized Streets.” They’re definitely one of NCDOT’s soup du jours...or however you say “years” in fancy speak.

    They work, albeit frustratingly to those who want to use the side streets. They essentially remove a lot of conflicting turning movements that gum up an intersection. For instance, you have US-74 traffic waiting several minutes for the different side street movements to clear during a signal cycle. Meanwhile, 74 is backing up 1/2 mile or more at the signal.

    They’re not perfect, but there is no perfect tool for traffic management. People start getting crazy and throwing around ideas like multi-bajillion dollar public transit systems akin to NYC, or the infamous “just widen to the road.”

    If you can figure out a practical and feasible way to successfully mitigate traffic in an economical way AND get a few state DOTs to buy into it, you sir will make PowerBall winners look like middle income!
     
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    As soon as the no left turn lights went in the traffic dropped to sub 20, no more slow traffic use left lane because folk are slowing down at every left/u-turn. Got to see some explosive T-bone wrecks that shut the road down, and folk coming off the highway and immedietly crossing 3 lanes to get to the next left in heavy traffic. It's a friggin' nightmare.
     
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    Yeah, I'd speed up my move timeframe. It wou,d suck in many ways.
     
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    Although if I could pocket a bunch more $$ and leave Halejuah! I have done it once, and have no problem doing it again..
     
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    Farther. Much farther...
     
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    I still live in FV. You are 100% correct. A nightmare only getting worse. Been here 22 years. 10 more to go.
     
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    Fact: Liberals never act in a manner intended to improve the flow of privately owned vehicles. They did the opposite. Their goal will always be to induce people, through pain, to submit to gov't controlled transportation.
    Boston took away car lanes and designated them bike lanes in order to cause more case congestion.

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    I failed to mention, da gubmnt has timed the lights so you enjoy the pretty red color on 90% of them.
    We probably know each other, I was in F-V for 6 yrs, then moved off of 40 towards Sanford in Duncan (technically HS, yet in Harnett Co)
     
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    "If you can figure out a practical and feasible way to successfully mitigate traffic in an economical way AND get a few state DOTs to buy into it, you sir will make PowerBall winners look like middle income!"
    1. practical: synch the lights.
    2. feasible: synch the lights.
    3. economical: see above.
    yes, it's been done, but obviously not enough to matter that much...and it's always someone's interpretation of the data which results in the delays.
     
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    They synched the lights a long time ago in town here on the main roads, but at some point the sheer number of cars overwhelms the system.
     

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