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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    Was looking at the MBTA job openings, and it seemed like there's no jobs to develop employees and a shitload of openings for every kind of management role. Seems really shortsighted
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    Why LRT when we could get a 1 seat ride into Boston (and beyond with NSRL), with a commuter rail extension running multi units? Don't see how the stop spacing would make more sense for light rail.
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    Reading about the Highland Branch, and how it used to be a commuter loop. Not saying it's a good idea, but if for some reason an endless bag of money appeared with the stipulation you had to use it to make one loop line, either commuter rail or rapid transit, where would you put it?
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    Silver Line at 21: Do people like it now?

    I moved right as they finished these lanes, but it was insane how different it felt riding these to Jackson Square and taking the Orange Line vs. Silver to Dudley and then transferring/walking home. The silver line 4/5 would have a better legacy if it could at least be expanded to link in the...
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    Reasonable Transit Pitches

    What's stopping people from walking in via the bus way? Could see this as an incentive for people to do dumb things avoiding a fare gate at the bus terminal
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    Commuter Rail to New Hampshire?

    Unfamiliar with these projects, it seems insane that NH dropped a billion on these? Where are all those cars going if not the Lowell/Boston area served by commuter rail? Wonder what a billion in commuter rail would look like for NH
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    If Mass is serious about supporting new development, it's crucial to get these online while that area is being rapidly redeveloped right now. Its a lot easier to get new resident onto an existing effective service than a couple years down the line when they're all used to driving in. They'll...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    Stood up on the OL for the first time yesterday, but still didn't seem that packed because everyone is one seat apart. Kill the frequencied and use t This rocks
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    Other People's Rail: Amtrak, commuter rail, rapid transit news & views outside New England

    How much of that density is in walking distance of a transit stop though? Metro Boston has sneakily large pockets of parks and nature, but I feel like it's much more dense in terms of people living next to rail corridors radiating out from downtown.
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    Could gambling help them out of ADA requirements? Betting on which stroller or wheelchair rolls down the cr grade faster could be a fun loophole to explore
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    Have trip times decreased since the latest service cut? It feels like the Orange Line has been cruising along and I'm getting in a lot faster than normal
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    The grade from the Mystic River bridge is cited as the reason we can't get a station near Encore, tunneling under would open that up. Would be the rockstar of "tourism/weekend demand" to have Encore, Salem, beaches, Newburyport/Rockport all one the same line. You even could go really wild and...