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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    Great ideas! Now, would these bus lanes possibly be useful for SW quad of Urban Ring as street-running LRT, if implemented as shared LRT/bus lanes?
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    Green Line Reconfiguration

    How feasible is that, though? IIRC, in previous discussions of Urban Ring, F-Line insisted that any subways for the SW quad have to go through Kenmore and that digging under a route like BU-Park Dr would be infeasible. Can someone still find those posts?
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    Green Line Reconfiguration

    I'm not familiar with Northeastern campus, but based on my experience of other college campuses, Forsyth St looks like the kind of campus streets that are inundated with students crossing the street pretty much everywhere possible. Google Streets View also shows tons of on-street parking and...
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    Green Line Reconfiguration

    I was late to this, but great work as usual! Some feedback: a) I think the J can be extended from BU to either Kenmore or LMA (e.g. MFA station). This achieves several benefits at the cost of a bit more street running, but not as extreme as all the way to Nubian: Direct connection to C, R, D...
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    MBTA Construction Projects

    FYI, hurricane tracking is another hobby of mine, and I've been watching Tropical Storm Ian nonstop today. Some model runs from a few days ago actually had it hitting New England and passing through Boston as a hurricane, after coming out of Florida and brushing the NC Outer Banks. Won't verify...
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    MBTA Construction Projects

    New Kendall/MIT inbound headhouse taken yesterday:
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    Fun fact that I just realized: We are now past the days of E trains running to Union Square. The E branch is temporarily closed during August 6-21, and Union Square is served by Reservoir short-turns. No service between Union Square and Government Center from August 22 to September 18. When GLX...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    MBTA just announced that the Medford branch will open in late November. Shuttle buses will also replace Government Center-Union Square from August 22 to September 18.
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    MBTA just announced that the Medford branch will open in late November. Shuttle buses will also replace Government Center-Union Square from August 22 to September 18.
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    Reasonable Transit Pitches

    One advantage of a Washington St subway is that it does not necessarily have to end at Roslindale nor follow the Needham Line ROW. In particular, this means rapid transit could potentially be brought to Dedham and points beyond. The problem (aside from NIMBY concerns) is that the Needham ROW...
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    Reasonable Transit Pitches

    Subway under Washington sounds really interesting. Would it be possible to have provisions for branching out near Roslindale, Forest Hills, or somewhere else?
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    Western Avenue Corridor Study & Rezoning

    To me, that's an issue with how the redesign handled 86, not a lack of demand.
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    From what I've heard, trains were actually not running from Lechmere to Union Square, even though the announcement would suggest otherwise. Passengers were told to take the 87 instead. That's probably why they extended the shuttle to Union Square this afternoon.
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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    I'm finally reading this post after almost a full week. Excellent work! A few questions and comments: The redesign extends the 90 further east from Assembly to Wellington and Chelsea, likely to replace the Wellington-Chelsea link currently achieved by 112 and providing one-seat ride from...
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    Green Line Reconfiguration

    You can actually choose your own color by entering its Hex code. More tedious, but doable.

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