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    Biking in Boston

    Yes they discuss that in the article, the segment under Park Drive is being held up by the MBTA against the wishes of MassDOT, DCR, and Boston.
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    MBTA Construction Projects

    New fare gates open Oct. 1 at North Station
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    They specifically called this out as having been successfully fixed in this video: Hopefully they’re just waiting a week to actually lift the restriction like the OL? Otherwise the GLX is in for a lifetime of poor performance.
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    Everett Waterfront Redevelopment | 52 Beacham Street | Everett

    Deal for nearly 100-acre ExxonMobil property in Everett falls through The purchase and sale agreement was terminated less than four months after the two parties inked the deal. The details about why the deal fell apart are unclear, as are the next steps for the site, a crucial piece of Everett’s...
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    State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

    Has any demo progress been made during the OL shutdown? Or should we just expect many more weekend shutdowns for years to come until they get this done?
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    Biking in Boston

    I totally agree. Even the pedal and parks aren’t very well weather protected. If a business existed that had bike lockers throughout the city available for a monthly subscription, I feel like it would be very successful. I’m sure permitting or NIMBYs would interfere somehow. Half the reason I’ll...
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    Biking in Boston

    Charles St. is allegedly part of a “separate, ongoing planning process” which sounds fishy to me.
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    That’s mostly true, but the bridge over the MBTA yard will be most useful for bikes and ebikes. The high incline, lack of sitting areas, and lack of shelter in the middle of the air makes it seem pretty undesirable for pedestrians. From where the community path ends now there aren’t any great...
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    I wish they had set the light posts a few feet back so it could be easily widened in the future. The 10ft width of this path means it’s going to be at capacity the day it opens. The Minuteman at 12 feet wide already needs widening.
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    Everett Waterfront Redevelopment | 52 Beacham Street | Everett

    Has anyone tried to stick a housing tower on top of a lab yet? This could be difficult with the mechanicals on the roof, but as long as they have separate entrances I don’t see why you can‘t put 20 floors of housing on top of a 4 floor lab.
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    E-Scooter Rentals in MA

    With the recently passed e-bike legalization in the Transportation Bond Bill, do we expect more communities to allow dockless e-scooters like Bird and Lime? Massachusetts seems to be an outlier in how few of its cities allow dockless vehicles. A google search is showing only P-town and...
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    Somerville Infill and Small Developments

    Appears they might have cut down some trees they shouldn’t have:
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    I’m confident that the operating speed on the viaduct was supposed to be up to 50mph. I can’t believe their ”fix” is implying it will only ever run at half that speed. Will the entire GLX be speed limited to 25?
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    So this theoretically could help the dispatcher staffing issues identified by the FTA?
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    Does the new signal system streamline dispatching? As in, when the new system is complete would the T be able to have more trains running per dispatcher? I imagine that fully automated systems would have less of a need for dispatchers, but maybe I just don’t know what exactly the dispatchers do.

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