What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Car shuttle train between Hunts and Bham

How about the idea of a speedy commuter rail between Huntsville and Birmingham that included a shuttle train that would allow you to roll on with your car, stay in the car, and roll off at the destination? See here for a description:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_shuttle_train

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Elevated mono rail system

Let's explore connecting the Huntsville International Airport to Bridge Street, the Space and Rocket Center and Downtown

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Fix the southern end of Slaughter Road

The northern end of Slaughter Road (at 72) got fixed and it is a big improvement. Now it's time to fix the south end. This termination point has several big issues: 1) The Norfolk Southern rail line has an at grade crossing. By itself it's not really a problem when a train is passing through, but when it is slowing to stop the road can be blocked for a long time with no place for cars to turn around and reroute to ...more »

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Huntsville Depot Light Rail and Bike Paths

I have always liked the Huntsville Depot and the rail services available in other cities. I wish we had the same here for local passenger transportation. Streetcars, trolleys, light rail, subways, whatever the name, they are a delight to me when traveling in cities that have those services available. I love the greenway bike and walking trails too, and I have seen both combined along the same right-of-way in cities like ...more »

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Amtrak train service

Currently you have to drive to Birmingham to take the train. A spur that serves Huntsville and Nashville would make it easier for people here to visit other southeastern cities and vice versa -- and might spur price competition between the airport and rail service. It's only $39 to ride between Atlanta and Birmingham round trip.

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Transit options are a must

Ease and efficiency of transportation is key for any city to grow and fluorish. Currently, Huntsville is not only without a substantial mass transit system, it is cut off from other major metropolitan areas with regard to rail connectivity. Huntsville is home to a state university, the second largest research park in the nation, an international airport, a hospital district, a downtown, a military installation, and ...more »

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