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    Can the Charles River be made more navigable?

    I ask this for commuting purposes. I think the furthest any potential ferry service can go now would be Watertown, so not all that big a market — and that's not accounting for bridge heights. It's a shame because we have a very uncongested thoroughfare that can't be used much beyond the city border.
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    What was Boston like before GPS?

    Riding the T and riding buses and riding commuter rail incessantly as a kid. My parents didn't drive. I was curious. I liked knowing where random places were. So off to Dudley Square I went on the 47 or 8. (Note: Few white people were traveling through Dudley Square in 1989.) (Note2: If my...
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    The Orange Line Thread

    Thanks for the correction, winston. I know the timing is off regarding funding, but I don't understand the point of a 24-car order only. I know they need the new cars, but still. I'd imagine the cost to maintain that small of a lot will be much higher than average.
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    The Orange Line Thread

    The Type 7s are in the middle of a rebuild. I'd imagine the Bredas are the ones that'll go.
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    Re: Driven By Customer 'Service' Parte Dos Surprised no one is mentioning BWI here in terms of good access. Light rail right to the airport, short shuttle bus from the airport to Amtrak/MARC.
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    Reasonable Transit Pitches

    Replying mostly to bookmark this thread. But also wondering... why doesn't the T arrange for some outer connections between its commuter rail lines? For instance, I live off the Middleborough line. Frequency is meh, but the trains never run when I want them. But why not run a bus 15 minutes up...
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    Next big highway project?

    When Stop & Shop opened the Readville warehouse (is it still open?), which IIRC was in the late '60s or early '70s, there was talk of an access road to 128. You also would have had access to the Southwest Expressway. Of course, this was back in the day where you could just plow through Neponset...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    Re: Driven By Customer 'Service' Parte Dos What's the commuter rail app that tracks trains in real time?
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    Late night T service take 2

    People drink on Boylston and Newbury streets, too.
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    Late night T service take 2

    What are you folks talking about? The article's still up.
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    Seaport Transportation

    They're trying to shake down the T for jobs for the boyos. Welcome to Southie.
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    Riders demand more commuter rail service

    TOD in Middleboro is picking up some steam, but it's still unimpressive. They still haven't broken ground on the apartment complex that was supposed to open last fall. The town could also produce some more ridership with a better bus feeder system to the station; right now, the local GATRA route...
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    Riders demand more commuter rail service

    Even if they are making coin on these lots, the effort made to maintain an entire parking operation just isn't worth it. Let the T do what it does best, and facilitate train service. Let someone else deal with the parking.
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    Riders demand more commuter rail service

    The T, I'm sure, makes a large margin on its asphalt palaces, but it needs to get out of the parking business. Leave it to the communities where the station is, and include that as part of the station location process. If the town doesn't want parking at the stop, so be it.
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    Riders demand more commuter rail service

    Zone 1A: City stops. Fare: $2.00 (subway fare) Zone 1: Anything inside or at 128. Fare: $3.00 Zone 2: Create some form of equidistant imaginary line between 128 and 495. Fare: $5.00 Zone 3: Anything inside or at 495 (i.e. Middleborough/Lakeville, just beyond the highway). Fare $7.00 Zone 4...

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