Recent content by millerm277

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    I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

    Disagree to an modest extent. As thru routes, sure, you're not getting through the Big Dig without a submarine in this scenario. At least on Boston's climate maps, the Pike as it exists today would likely be passable to the Copley ramps in the 1% 2070 coastal flood or anything less, while...
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    I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

    I don't understand why we're discussing a lane-drop as "solution". As far as I can see it has absolutely nothing to do with the issue the feds appear to have. If the issue from the Feds is flood risk on the mainline interstate, the issue is vertical, not horizontal. The number of lanes isn't...
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    General Infrastructure

    It also lists them as having a 61% out of service rate (failing inspections badly enough to be immediately placed out of service), which is pretty appalling.
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    I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

    I don't think they're blessing the Elevated SFR proposal either, but I suppose we'd have to see the letter or get more explanation/reporting to understand the objections more fully. If he really has been warning MassDOT since 2018 that their design isn't going to pass muster, I am wondering why...
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    I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

    A 7/16 Commonwealth Magazine article: Feds are very not on board with at-grade.
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    Biking in Boston

    Weren't all DCR vehicular bridges turned over to MassDOT in 09?
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    East Boston Infill and Small Developments Doesn't look too bad at first glance. 426 new units proposed along the East Boston Greenway on what are currently parking lots. Final product would be about 1 parking space for every 3 units and 16.5% affordable...
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    Other People's Rail: Amtrak, commuter rail, rapid transit news & views outside New England

    I'll wager that the AK RR gets some quantity of fun-bucks. Murkowski's got the political clout to demand it and is likely one of the required (R) votes to pass the bill. Perhaps either finishing their Northern Rail Extension to Delta Jct or finishing their Port MacKenzie extension.
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    COVID-19 Impacts on Logan, MBTA, and Boston travel and tourism

    It's pretty ridiculous they hadn't cut the rate on the main parking garage before this. Closed the economy parking garage because of low demand and still kept charging the same (much higher) rate at the only place they left open to park. $38 a day as the only option for people who needed to...
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    MBTA "Transformation" (Green Line, Red Line, & Orange Line Transformation Projects)

    Not sure, but the presentation is up already and notes: "Options have increased to reflect the new base order quantity"
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    Logan Airport Flights and Airlines Discussion

    I believe they've got a maintenance base there, could be repositioning equipment and making a few bucks on the side?
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    MBTA Red Line / Blue Line Connector

    I do imagine that Blue Line ridership is going to go up to a noticeable degree. With that said, given that the "rolling stock" section is only $30m, perhaps we're more talking about some kind of modification to the existing fleet? I can't imagine what that would be besides reprogramming the...
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    Rt 128 Interchanges

    It's hard to tell from the resolution of this image, but it seems like the wide paths are intended for actual bi-directional ped/cyclist use? (Lower side of MA-27 + right side of Route 9). They don't look too terrible to me. I guess that you're going to cross a road a bunch of times, but given...
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    Look one meeting later (scroll up) - the GLX Public Meeting Station Boards (11/19/19) PDF has all the station layouts in one document, and they look to be higher resolution and of a later revision with some further changes. Or for a direct link...
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    Rt 128 Interchanges

    Although they do usually route the pedestrian/cyclist path through the median, so some median is required, especially to not make it particularly unpleasant for them. (I agree with your overall point regarding footprint).