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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    One of the stated reasons for the size of the new yard is to accommodate cars that were previously stored at Brattle Loop during the service day so that it can be used for short-turns with the extensions, in addition to those that were stored at Lechmere and net-new capacity.
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    I know this isn't really the thread to discuss this, but part of me wouldn't be surprised if the NTSB finds that management was turning a blind eye to speeding on B/C/E and more concerned about speeds on D and central subway.
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    In 2011 or 2012 I saw an operator who had essentially a Green Line speeding ticket on the console. It said they were going 42 in a 35 and they got a 2 day suspension. It was 10 years ago so the exact numbers might be off, but I remember it happening. They can go over 40.
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    I forgot that the Type 8s operated at 50 during their initial appearance on the D. I know in the past they had inspectors with speed guns who would give out some kind of punishment for speeding (suspensions I think). Not sure if that's still a practice.
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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    Is 72 is officially dead?
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    They've historically operated with about a 20-25% operational spare ratio, excluding long-term OOS cars. 97 Type 7s, 83 Type 8s, and 24 Type 9s effectively gives them 95 pairs. Pre-COVID it required 73 pairs to operate peak, and the extension will require about 5 pairs, so they stay in that...
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    Logan Airport Flights and Airlines Discussion

    What they should really have is a bus that does a loop between all the terminals, a neighborhood stop in East Boston, Haymarket, and South Station from 1am to 5am. Getting to early morning flights or early morning jobs at Logan is also tough.
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    Logan Airport Flights and Airlines Discussion

    United is also putting their premium-heavy 767-300ER (46/22/43/56) on LHR.
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    Fantasy T maps

    I wonder what those frequencies would look like. Split the current Riverside frequencies between Riverside and Needham? Run both at 6-8 minute headway and short-turn one of those branches at Kenmore? I also wonder what ridership would look like to Eliot, Waban, Woodland, and Riverside on Green...
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    Fantasy T maps

    With 128 and the Charles so close together there, it's hard to come up with a good solution for stop consolidation. Maybe put Upper Falls west of Oak Street with a bridge over the river to NEBC? I feel like NEBC is one of the big proponents of the project though.
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    Wellesley Developments

    If Wellesley actually cared about affordable housing they could have planned for the old Grossmans site to take a better development, but of course they don't. Even the old St. James site on Rt 9 would have been better. Today the better sites would probably have been along Linden Street or by...
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    Reasonable Transit Pitches

    I think it says something about our regional transit priorities that people who live in East Boston get a massive discount on driving through the tunnels but don't get any Blue Line discount.
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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    Quincy has pretty significant bus operations, but they all kind of fan out from Quincy Center. At some point they need to make a bus lane on Hancock St. from Quincy Center to School St. It's too dense now to have non-metered on-street parking, but with all the construction there it might be...
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    Quincy Center Redevelopment

    They're going to have to have a reckoning about that section of Hancock St. soon. It's too small to have street parking anymore with all the new development and all the bus routes that go down it.
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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    Is there any indication of whether additional routes that could benefit from a left door will be moved to North Cambridge once it becomes BEB?

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