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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    BART and WMATA were built as fully automated systems in the 1960s.
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    Logan Airport Capital Projects

    Close the roads, use them for orange line shuttle service!
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    Logan Airport Capital Projects

    Why is Massport allowed to buy the low-floor buses with tons of doors that no other US agency can seem to acquire?
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    General Infrastructure

    The bike lane really should be at sidewalk/island level here. Who is going to plow that tiny strip?
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    In NJ, Coach USA, which is a massive bus company, has been unable to restore more than 50% of pre-covid service, and they cite inability to find enough drivers
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    That doesnt answer the question. If every t ansit agency is the company is unable to hire enough drivers, how can Yankee Line do it? Do they have 200 drivers getting paid to sit at home on the off chance the MBTA calls?
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    The entire country has a bus driver shortage. How is the MBTA able to pull 200 of them out of hat with 2 weeks notice?
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    JetBlue and Spirit agree to merge.

    It seems like Alaska buying Virgin just to set money on fire and kill a quality product
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    MBTA Commuter Rail (Operations, Keolis, & Short Term)

    The render shows a QR code reader, but I dont see it in the photo? Where do you scan the ticket?
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    Whats the longest the MBTA has made it without a major issue?
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    Other People's Rail: Amtrak, commuter rail, rapid transit news & views outside New England

    Everyones ticket gets checked again after NYP, so this rings true
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    City Hall Plaza Revamp | Government Center

    Did you open the pictures I posted above? I dont find they look awkward at all. Because they dont look dead for 4 months of the year? Seasonal depression is a thing. Having zero greenery for four months contributes to that. I have no idea how apple trees would fare in Boston, but many...
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    Other People's Rail: Amtrak, commuter rail, rapid transit news & views outside New England

    If the train between NYP-ALB is selling out, one might argue that there should be more trains between NYP-ALB
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    Traffic Signals

    While the MUTCD does require two, most states do a far side and near side signal for the redundancy. Putting them side by side is pretty dumb. Theres a mediuma cross the street where they could have put the second signal, or they could have combined it with the turn signal that is posted on the...
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    City Hall Plaza Revamp | Government Center

    I agree, but thats because they were cut down and the city doesnt use them as part of their greenscaping. Not because theyre not from here. Actually, it usually comes down to bureaucratic inertia, which in turn is likely to have come from some ridiculous design sensibility linked to British...
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    City Hall Plaza Revamp | Government Center

    Wut. Im sorry, but WHAT. https://masswoods.org/massachusetts-forests https://www.progardentips.com/most-common-trees-in-massachusetts/ Drop a pin into any random road in MA and youll see one. https://goo.gl/maps/itWtpaj9KAZ8BAVH9 Are you confusing the fact that most of them were cut...
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    City Hall Plaza Revamp | Government Center

    I dont buy this excuse. The west coast is filled with urban pine trees. Edit: here are some urban California pine trees seen 40 years after they were planted and with a near zero budget for sidewalk/plaza maintenance. Photos taken in January. Edit how do I get the pics to show up
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    MAKE IT A MOVING WALKWAY YOU COWARDS
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    MBTA Fare System (Charlie, AFC 2.0, Zone, Discounts)

    The card still shows the tap happened even if the revenue hasnt been processed.

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