Recent content by tysmith95

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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    The north side lines have less ridership due to North Station being in a subpar location. A NSRL would give Lynn, Lowell, Salem, Fitchburg, Waltham, Gloucester, and many other cities direct access to South Station and Back Bay without having to transfer.
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    Amtrak NEC, Downeaster, Acela, & Long Distance

    I would think that there'd be more demand for Hartford-Boston service than Northampton/Greenfield to Boston service.
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    2019 archBoston Award WINNERS

    I don't hate the seaport gondola as much as other form members. It would be unique, that's for sure.
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    If You Were God... Transit & Infrastructure Sandbox

    I guess if I was God though, I'd make the hyperloop a real thing and tunnel boaring cost effective.
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    Another shortsighted project, the Beverly bridge was rebuilt 3 years ago, in hindsight they should have built it to be the same height as the auto bridge next to it negating the need for a draw.
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    If You Were God... Transit & Infrastructure Sandbox

    Build a 267 mph maglev train system from Portland ME to Atlanta GA, stopping in Boston, Providence, NYC, Newark, Philly, Wilmington, Baltimore, DC, Richmond, Ralegh Durham and Charlotte. Could include future extension to Miami with a Florida maglev network. Include some passing tracks for non...
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    So regarding Salem station, it looks by eminent domain there could be space to put a 2nd track with access to Beverly. By building a bridge over the tracks you could add better access to the neighborhood northeast of Salem. And the building there is an apartment building, so there'd be less...
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    The issue with a SSX is that it diverts funds away from a possible NSRL. There's not unlimited funds for projects.
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    North Side demand is lower than south side because north station isin't ideally located and transfers are more common. With the NSRL, north side demand increases greatly.
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    State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

    Interest rates are at record lows and the feds pumping money into bonds. That'll keep projects like this going.
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    They're a political advocacy group, not necessarily an operations group.
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    Transit & Covid-19

    Asian and European countries were able to contain Coronavirus despite heavier transit usage than the US.
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    Beverly to Boston has much higher ridership potential than Boston to Anderson imo. With electrification, the closely spaced stops in the inner Haverhill aren't as much of an issue for Andover/Lawrence/Haverhill.
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    Looking at transit matters proposal, I don't think they're proposing short turns on the Nbyport Rockport line. It looks like the plan is half hour service on both branches combining to 15 min service from Beverly inward. Beverly is still the 2nd highest ridership station on the north side...
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    Regarding the Salem tunnel extension, are they planning a cut and cover? There would be huge negative effects on downtown Salem during construction unless they're able to keep Washington St and Bridge St open. And a public private partnership with north shore medical center is fantasy. It's a...

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