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Date: 05/13/19 06:57
LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: richs

Who is footing the bill for the relatively large ongoing platform replacement project  at the station in LaPlata?
Thank you,
Rich S



Date: 05/13/19 07:18
Re: LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: richs

rantoul Wrote:
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> Federal government.

That is fascinating (at least to me).  Prior to any work starting, LaPlata appeared to be in a relatively state of good repair ( at least compared to some dumps I have boarded trains at).  That's a lot of platform being replaced. I wonder how the criteria works for getting these federal funds. Maybe local lobbying plays a role. Thanks!  



Date: 05/13/19 07:48
Re: LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: andersonb109

How many decent meals in the diner would the money put towards a platform in a lightly used station pay for? 



Date: 05/13/19 08:17
Re: LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: dan

ADA improvements?



Date: 05/13/19 09:07
Re: LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: joemvcnj

Law says they gotta do ADA upgrades, Even Browning, MT got the treatment. 



Date: 05/13/19 14:30
Re: LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: santafedan

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> How many decent meals in the diner would the money
> put towards a platform in a lightly used station
> pay for? 

I watch the La Plata cameras often.  It is a busy stop. There is a college there and many from a religious group ride.  Some times as many as 20+ may be getting on or off for either #3 or #4.



Date: 05/13/19 15:08
Re: LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: millerdc

I am surprised how long the project is taking.



Date: 05/13/19 19:27
Re: LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: zfan

millerdc Wrote:
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> I am surprised how long the project is taking.

Me too.  Seems like forever getting that done.  



Date: 05/13/19 20:40
Re: LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: gnr999

Topeka, KS is also getting their platform redone.  If delta dick has his way what a waste as the SW Chief he has scheduled for killing so no need for a new platform at Topeka or LaPlata.  Will the board of governors ever wake up!



Date: 05/13/19 23:35
Re: LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: DWitte

millerdc Wrote:
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> I am surprised how long the project is taking.

I think they had some contractor issues and had to switch companies.

Duane Witte
Holt, MO



Date: 05/14/19 13:13
Re: LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: PRSL-recall

gnr999 Wrote:
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> Topeka, KS is also getting their platform
> redone.  If delta dick has his way what a waste
> as the SW Chief he has scheduled for killing so no
> need for a new platform at Topeka or LaPlata. 
> Will the board of governors ever wake up!

Personally having been watching the Kansas rail news for well over a year now, they are not exactly "lying down" nor "bowing down" to the likes of Richard Anderson. I can only assume that with this particular construction going on, that further threats would only potentially add to the fire and inflammation. Though looking on from a distance I've been gaining a lot of respect for Kansas. This is a state whose senator is not afraid to put a hold on potential board nominees and to meet face-to-face with Anderson.



Date: 05/15/19 11:56
Re: LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: joemvcnj

Any large Boy Scout movements expected this summer ?



Date: 05/15/19 12:21
Re: LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: PHall

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Any large Boy Scout movements expected this summer
> ?

Did Philmont reopen yet?



Date: 05/15/19 13:48
Re: LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: mundo

Hay, the platforms are coming out of other FED budgets then Amtrak, so Anderson can care less.

All part of a Govt requirment of ADA platforms all stations !.



Date: 05/15/19 16:49
Re: LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: ProAmtrak

He had that mindset since he made those dumb changes last year, his reputation probably is passing the 10TH Level of Hell if he keeps doing what he's doing!



Date: 05/16/19 05:34
Re: LaPlata Amtrak station
Author: KimHeusel

PHall Wrote:
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> joemvcnj Wrote:
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> > Any large Boy Scout movements expected this
> summer
> > ?
>
> Did Philmont reopen yet?

Yes. Barring another fire, Philmont season opens in just over three weeks.

Kim Heusel



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