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  1. Nice to see he's still around. Lost track of him...

    Nice to see he's still around. Lost track of him when his IM website was hacked a number of years ago.
  2. Does he have an active website?

    Does he have an active website?
  3. What ever happened to Andrew Foote (Andrew In Windsor)?

    I think of him and his International Metropolis website if only for his annual post on Rememberance Day.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6BlOkpdkg8
  4. That still doesn't answer the question. 1) is...

    That still doesn't answer the question. 1) is carrying a state issued "ID" required in Michigan, and 2) in Michigan does a Drivers License do anything legally except prove you are able to drive.
  5. I'm going to ask a dumb question that will show I...

    I'm going to ask a dumb question that will show I live out of state....

    Are you REQUIRED by Michigan law to carry an ID? And if so, what?

    I don't drive. After my stroke, I gave up my drivers...
  6. It looks like (for the moment, at least) the deal...

    It looks like (for the moment, at least) the deal is off. Due to problems with the French government....which has a stake in Renault......and Nissan's reluctance to go along, Bloomburg is reporting...
  7. I wonder if Renault is using this as a hedge...

    I wonder if Renault is using this as a hedge against Nissan. The French car maker would like to take controling interest in Nissan to better control it's partner (it has 43% of it) but Nissan has...
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    One thing that astounded me was the 2009 decision...

    One thing that astounded me was the 2009 decision of Booth Newspapers to stop daily publication of most of their newspapers like the Bay City Times, Saginaw News, Flint Journal, Ann Arbor News and...
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    Potential tie up between FCA and PSA

    What do you think about a possible tie up between FCA and French auto maker PSA? Daniel Howes of The Detroit News, without saying so, gave the impression it might be an idea worth considering.
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    I have a dumb question here...... Has anyone...

    I have a dumb question here......

    Has anyone actually drawn a map of where people work within the past 30 years or so?

    I seen to get the impression that transit options discussed here concern...
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    But when I lived in Seattle 35 years ago (!) King...

    But when I lived in Seattle 35 years ago (!) King County had a highly coordinated bus based transit system that would allow you to go anywhere in the county by bus. I was a floating manager for a...
  12. You might want to try Peter Dudley's Detroit Area...

    You might want to try Peter Dudley's Detroit Area Railroad History Facebook page. Peter seems to be NYC centric, and a posting on his page might help you in your quest.

    I, on the other hand, am a...
  13. Note too that a Detroit/Toledo train (if...

    Note too that a Detroit/Toledo train (if scheduled correctly) would offer accesability to the Lake Shore Limited, and thus train service from Detrout to Boston/New York City.
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    I am in agreement with 313 WX. I am unaware of...

    I am in agreement with 313 WX.

    I am unaware of any books or studies of attempts to "build" new downtowns, although there are numerous urban planning failures in vain attempts to do so, from...
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    Detroit Free Press building

    Has any action towards redevelopment of the Free Press Building happened since it's last sale in 2014.....or has it sold again since then.
  16. An article in the Detroit News pointed out that...

    An article in the Detroit News pointed out that FCA is pressed for manufacturing room with the 3rd row Jeep coming on line, and needed the production facility in the U.S. to produce it. I wonder...
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    One thing I miss is Andrew Foote's annual posting...

    One thing I miss is Andrew Foote's annual posting of In Flanders Field on his International Metropolis website. To that end, and in honor of Remembrance Day.....

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    The construction took place from where to where?

    The construction took place from where to where?
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    Gistok is correct. I know it's out of the time...

    Gistok is correct. I know it's out of the time line, but in the late 60's I worked for National Shoes on Woodward, and it was the same thing. The second floor was where the tintables were, and...
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    (Slightly off topic, is the rough water on the...

    (Slightly off topic, is the rough water on the hydroplane course still refered to as "The Whittier swells?)
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    I have to agree with Meddle, the names were...

    I have to agree with Meddle, the names were interchangable.

    I do remember in my hazy past a reference to 5 Mile Road, but I don't remember what street it was.
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    Lowell..... That is GREAT news about Jjaba. I...

    Lowell.....

    That is GREAT news about Jjaba. I don't know if there's a "PortlandYes" site that he would post to......There's not one for Seattle I can find, and definately not one for the Central...
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    An attempt to revive DDDdays was done in August...

    An attempt to revive DDDdays was done in August of 2013. How did that go?
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    313WX makes a VERY good point. I don't live in...

    313WX makes a VERY good point. I don't live in the area anymore, but I get the feeling that Downtown is like a shopping center without an anchor tenant, that s to saw a collection of shops without...
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    Good question. Strikes me that he was in...

    Good question. Strikes me that he was in Portland, Org......
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