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    Commuter Rail to New Hampshire?

    Throw in a stop to get people to Waterville Valley and shuttles to Loon, Cannon, and Bretton Woods, and we're on to something.
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    Commuter Rail to New Hampshire?

    I'll add: 4) $$$ + NH == Massive Friction
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    Other People's Rail: Amtrak, commuter rail, rapid transit news & views outside New England

    This was my thought as well. If the goal is to save lives, it seems like $100M could save a lot more lives used in any number of other ways. It boils down to 20-25 incidents out of 640 million rides, and only a fraction of those result in death.
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    General Infrastructure

    This is my daily commute, and it doesn't feel nearly as dire to me as the article makes it sound. It is annoying to have to go around the construction when I could just follow Congress street all the way to my office, but the only people dodging cars are those that insist on crossing mid-block...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    Totally agree. Such stadiums should be in less dense regions due to their size and need to support such things as tailgating. There definitely should be good transit options, too, though.
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    Biking in Boston

    What is the rational for being against this? Do 2 lane roads in dense urban areas, complete with cars parking and making turns, really outperform single-lane travel roads with appropriate turn lanes? Do businesses really get more customers when it's difficult for pedestrians to safely cross...
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    MBTA Commuter Rail (Operations, Keolis, & Short Term)

    Obviously, but then that begs the question of why trains would stop at location where no one is getting on or off. According to the T, this will "improve the passenger experience" though I'm not sure how no longer having to be visible on the platform or having to inform the conductor of your...
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    MBTA Commuter Rail (Operations, Keolis, & Short Term)

    What's the practical impact of changing a stop from a flag stop to a full time stop?
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    City Hall Plaza Revamp | Government Center

    I'll chime in as a former resident of multiple addresses in Beacon Hill and the West End. First, your photos highlight just how unused that space is (and just how much it hates people, especially those with mobility impairments). I challenge you to find any other large, centralized space in...
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    88 Black Falcon Avenue | Seaport

    I like the meandering sidewalk that just deadends into the harbor.
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    West End/Beacon Hill infill and small developments

    I wish I still lived in the area, because I'd advocate for the opposite. Harrison Gray Otis House is already overwhelmed by Cambridge street, and always felt odd to me because of the way it feels like it stands alone, vs. being nestled into a neighborhood like the old mansions on Mt. Vernon...
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    The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

    I'm still upset at the loss of the Seaport Bar & Grille.
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    MBTA Commuter Rail (Operations, Keolis, & Short Term)

    Honestly, $4M isn't huge in the scale of MA corruption, and if that's the price to pay for CR not being a dumpster fire, maybe that's ok. :unsure:
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    I do this commute twice a week, and I either walk, do the double transfer dance, or take the ferry. On average, when including average waits, they're all pretty comparable in terms of time. My observations are: Speed - Despite its issues, the T squeaks out a victory here, though the...
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    While it's tremendously unlikely to ever happen, the MBTA has a right to cancel the lease with a 2 year notice. I can't see any reason why they would do so against the wishes of the town and when better options likely exist.
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    The outline of the Silver Line route in these documents is amazing. It looks like it was actually crayoned in by a drunk person. I vote that WHATEVER transportation option is chosen, that it makes use of the stupid turnpike ramp, regardless of how little sense it makes, just to annoy whomever...
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    I'm all for anything that'll make more use of the outrageously huge Courthouse station. Instead of expanding South Station into the Post Office space for East West Rail, let's just have it all terminate at Courthouse station.
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    I'm not surprised that Miami transportation quality might be better. They're running at 1/4 the budget of the MBTA to move about 1/4 as many people with far less and far newer infrastructure. A few minutes on The Google shows that T's debt service alone is almost equivalent to the entire...
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    General Boston Discussion

    Thank you!
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    South Station Tower | South Station Air Rights | Downtown

    To be honest, I've never paid much attention to the ceiling, but it is already a cavern with the light blockage from the construction.