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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    Whenever I walk over to the path, I think this needs to be utilized as a grand entrance to the path and replace the metal ramp/staircase hidden away.
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    The Problems with Bike Shares

    I've ridden my bike around the city as my primary commuter for ~15 years. Hi-vis and a helmet would never have prevented the multiple times a car has hit me, and hi-vis and a helmet didn't prevent or aleviate any of my injuries. If the lack of hi-vis and helmets was such an issue for ride share...
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    Union Square Somerville Infill and Small Developments

    I keep waiting to show up in one of these photos around the area, but my kid's friend's mom beat me to it.
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    128 Spring Street | Everett

    That new bridge seems like it could be a real game changer in the future.
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    absolute tangent, but what is the water quality of the Mystic? I have no qualms about swimming in the Charles as long as it hasn't rained recently and I don't have to touch the bottom, but thinking about swimming in the Mystic gives me the heebee jeebies
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    Possible Boston soccer stadium | Discussion

    this is discussed a ton in the design a better boston crazy pitch threads, but again, the orange line can't be branched before malden center. The green line reconfiguration thread is where the "realistic" options for transit in this section of Everett is. I can't find the mockups, but...
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    Possible Boston soccer stadium | Discussion

    tl;dr from the crazy transit pitch thread in design a better boston, branching the orange line before malden center is a non-starter. There are pitches in the green line reconfiguration thread that loosely follow that alignment from brickbottom, but all of this is decades away fantasy land talk...
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    interesting they're using type 9s to test even though they can't run revenue service, since they don't have stop signs for the street stops on the E line
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    Traffic Signals

    Somerville is also in the process of finishing the three way intersection of Broadway, Winchester and Albion Sts, making a large permanent curb bump out at Albion and Broadway and pedestrian refuge on Broadway
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    The Medford St bridge has finally been re-opened.
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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    I really hope its removed soon. It's not enforced in any way and considering the bustitution they were made for is over, they're not serving any purpose any more.
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    It's too bad that ramp is in the middle of such a clusterfuck of an intersection. It could have been a cool parklet type thing
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    Really? I live in Magoun and besides the lack of streets beyond Lowell and Central that go from Medford St to Highland+, I don't miss these bridges in any way. IMO the lack of these bridges simplifies traffic patterns. edit: My kid has gone to multiple day cares in the vicinity so I was...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    Looks like you can see some remnants of the yard in the pic in this post: http://archboston.com/community/threads/suffolk-downs-redevelopment-east-boston-revere.4887/post-427288
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    Bulfinch Crossing | Congress Street Garage | West End

    I walked by around noon and stopped to let my kid watch that bobcat do its work. What a tragedy.
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    New Red and Orange Line Cars

    They're both handy, but looking at the New Train Tracker is nicer. I want them to add the Union and Tufts branches in, though. Just waiting on this pull request
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    Somerville Infill and Small Developments

    This sounds like an absurd nightmare and has to be representative of the build quality as a whole https://redd.it/t91i51
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    BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | BU Central

    Taken from the esplanade this afternoon
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    General Infrastructure

    Wasn't sure where else to post this, but right now New Train Tracker is reporting 5 type 9 sets, 5 orange line transets, and the one new red line trainset. I've done literally no tracking, but this must be an all time simultaneous high quantity of new trains
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    The kid and I managed to catch a train pulling into Union today, and then a commuter rail train passing by a few minutes later. Still pretty surreal to see!

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