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AlcoGuy

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NKP Trail Updates
« on: August 27, 2018, 01:48:39 PM »
Thought I would just start a separate thread as this is going to get interesting. Some interesting submission's by the mentioned state senators over on the surf board site but as usual can't get 'em to post here..Who gave authority to submit to the board on behalf of Indy and who said they would "sponsor" a trail from aprox 13th St in Indy all the way to 96th? These are the questions that are being asked.
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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 01:58:09 PM »
There is a SAVE THE NICKEL PLATE rally and press conference tomorrow (Tuesday, August 28, 2018) at 11:30 AM at the Indiana Statehouse, in the North Atrium.
Save the Nickel Plate will be sharing information about the Nickel Plate issue and possible solutions to government officials and the media, to call for better planning of the Nickel Plate railroad corridor.
There will be a press conference at 11:30 AM, followed by guest speakers and a rally shortly after.
It is suggested that attendees arrive by 11:15 to allow enough time to get through building security.

Here is the link to register to attend:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyy-PHGlcA1jclz-mCcSkVUJRCEdYrGC0RlCnbJACdjnxQNA/viewform

Save the Nickel Plate website:  http://www.savethenickelplate.org/



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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 08:10:36 PM »
This just in, from Save the Nickel Plate:


Rally Postponed

In order to better accommodate speaker, lawmaker, and rally participant schedules, we've decided to postpone the event until a later time. The rescheduled event will be announced very soon. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and greatly appreciate your continued support!

www.savethenickelplate.org

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2018, 08:20:22 PM »
postponed with really short notice...I don't buy their official reason why, either...I wonder what the real reason is? ???
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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2018, 02:51:32 PM »
Today on the IndyStar's website is an article "Monon, Nickel Plate trails could form 50-mile loop under Indianapolis proposal."  The grand plan of a 50mile loop was tempered by the Indy Department of Public Works Director, saying Indy has only sought authority to build a trail and no decision has been made and it would be several years before any trail construction could realistically begin.  Planning for the Monon Trail began in the late 80s but wasn't fully completed until 2003.

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2018/08/28/monon-nickel-plate-trails/1120751002/

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2018, 03:12:49 PM »
Could this be the Reason?

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2018, 04:14:47 PM »
There is an internal feud now going on within IMC over this. That is all I can say now.
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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2018, 07:06:04 AM »
Indy files petition to expand Nickel Plate Linehttps://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis/indy-files-petition-to-allow-a-portion-of-the-rails-along-the-nickel-plate-line-into-a-trail


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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2018, 08:01:53 AM »
With the current conditions of the roads and infrastructure in Indianapolis, the mere fact they could even consider yet another trail is beyond belief.

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2018, 12:07:48 PM »
Want's something that they can't afford. WOW. Amazing.

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2018, 04:33:45 PM »
Want's something that they can't afford. WOW. Amazing.

Isn’t that every government, everywhere?

When has that ever stopped them?

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2018, 05:12:36 PM »
Some interesting submission's by the mentioned state senators over on the surf board site but as usual can't get 'em to post here.

These are the ones I found:

•8/17/2018 letter from attorney Robert A. Wimbish, apparently now also representing Indianapolis in this matter, requesting a Notice of Interim Trail Use
https://www.stb.gov/FILINGS/all.nsf/d6ef3e0bc7fe3c6085256fe1004f61cb/55ee96b4a5c6e2c6852582ec006e42b9/$FILE/246238.pdf

•from Senator Michael Crider
https://www.stb.gov/FILINGS/all.nsf/d6ef3e0bc7fe3c6085256fe1004f61cb/378bdaa2c8f32e49852582f300563cbc/$FILE/246257.pdf

•from Indianapolis District 22 Councillor Jared Evans
https://www.stb.gov/FILINGS/all.nsf/d6ef3e0bc7fe3c6085256fe1004f61cb/ede25de27e2eb22b852582f200494b2e/$FILE/246250.pdf

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2018, 08:08:11 PM »
Isn’t that every government, everywhere?

When has that ever stopped them?

Never.....

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2018, 10:02:58 AM »
I have spoken with several business owners in the vicinity of the NKP in Noblesville, and they all said they got the local government to admit their likely won't be a trail FOR AT LEAST SEVEN YEARS, and probably not at all, down to 146th. They simply want the railroad gone, so as "not to have to deal with it" when road construction begins in the area next year. Fortunately, they all said they plan to vote for whomever runs against the current administration in the upcoming elections, as their business has taken a bad hit with the lack of tourism since ITM was thrown out. Apparently, Steve Cooke, and John Ditsler, along with Scott Fadness and Christine Altman down In Fishers have a very poor reputation among the local business as they insist on forcing the public to pay more taxes for something "nobody we've ever spoke with wants, but in fact, vehemently does not want". So there you have it, right from the local business owners own mouths and observations. Let me also say Noblesville is concentrating on the Midland Trace Trail (the old Central Indiana to the west) which I'm 100% in favor of, as the tracks are long gone, but to destroy a operable, intact and very lucrative rail line in the name of a trail defies all logic.
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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2018, 08:31:54 PM »
i hate being the cynic(or in this case realist) but they'll get the line gone, then get booted out of government (for a little while) and go work for the people that they helped by removing the line-namely the real estate and construction developers that will work in the area around the trails.
That's how cronyism works.
Welcome to our political system...
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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2018, 10:02:15 PM »
Goes to show the Corruption Up There. It just keep getting better and Better as the Truth keeps coming out.

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2018, 11:26:44 PM »
Fishers and Noblesville politicians have probably studied the Monon trail in Indianapolis-Broad Ripple-Carmel and realized the potential for real estate development along the trail. They get increased property taxes from new development and campaign contributions from the Developers. A win-win in their world.
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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2018, 11:33:48 PM »
Goes to show the Corruption Up There. It just keep getting better and Better as the Truth keeps coming out.

Washington DC doesn't hold a monopoly on swamps that need drained.  You would think that some of these entrenched politicians would start paying attention to how many of them are getting taken out in the primaries by "outsiders" and wise up a little, but no.

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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2018, 09:02:23 AM »
From: Save the Nickel Plate <info@savethenickelplate.org>
Date: Thu, Aug 30, 2018, 8:52 PM
Subject: Nickel Plate Rally Rescheduled

Thank you for your commitment to attend our previously scheduled rally.

We are happy to announce that the Rally for the Nickel Plate at the State House has been rescheduled for Thursday September 13 at 10AM. We sincerely hope that you can join us on this new day and time.


Please consider bringing or encouraging other friends, family, and supporters of the Nickel Plate to attend.

RSVP at: http://bit.ly/2wwoHKT


Sincerely, 

Save the Nickel Plate, Inc.
P.O. Box 48
Fishers, IN 46038
info@savethenickelplate.org
(317) 983-4449
#SavetheNickelPlate


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Re: NKP Trail Updates
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2018, 10:39:38 AM »
Save the Nickel Plate would be better filing stuff with the STB to block the trail proposal if they do in fact have evidence of corruption.

They’ll be rallying at the State House with the Federal Level making the decision.