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    MBTA Fare System (Charlie, AFC 2.0, Zone, Discounts)

    Don't have to worry about equity issues with fare payment systems if the fares are set to what they're supposed to be, free. :) A lot easier to operate too!
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    Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030

    I'm pretty tired of people pointing to Houston as some sort of example of a housing market that works because although units may be cheaper there, Houston has definitely not developed in an ideal way. There is too much sprawl and Houston's environmental situation has hit vulnerable people who...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    I've never heard of any constitutional issues getting in the way of the proposed regional ballot initiative bills up on the hill. I've heard of Prop 2 1/2 questions about value capture, but nothing for the regional initiatives.
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

    They should put some sort of ramp near the Shaw memorial and an extension of the sidewalk on Beacon street for accessibility reasons. That kind of improvement doesn't need to be nearly as large as some of these proposed installations.
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    If you watch the FMCB live stream you can see Secretary Pollack, yet again, taking the time to complain about centenary wire. Couldn't leave just one minute where its explained that a bus-titution is an unpopular and impractical option, gotta keep pushing that ideological adherence to mediocrity.
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    Let's see how rush hour goes first.
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    City Hall Discussion - Redevelopment - Preservation - Relocation

    The pyramid is close to working out but just needs to be red, shot a laser beam into outer space, and bellow out the screams of the souls of the damned.
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    North Washington St Bridge

    People are trashing the gondola system because: 1.) It is a different mode of transport, with much less capacity than a train. 2.) It is a vaporware proposal being floated so that everyone can continue to ignore practical solutions that would actually require city and state money. 3.) The...
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    Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

    Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment Congratulations and rest in peace Long Island City and Crystal City.
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    Kenmore Square North (WHOOP) | 533-541 Commonwealth Ave | Fenway

    The Citgo Sign is the only interesting thing left in Kenmore Square.
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

    There are plenty of places on the Common that need some work or could do with some re-imagining, I don't think anyone would pick the space in between the State House and the Brewer Fountain though, that's literally the iconic Boston Common landscape. The Common isn't a blank canvas like the...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    North-South Rail Link? Fuck that. Blue Line to Newton via Park Street? Yeah put that in there why not.
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    MBTA Red Line / Blue Line Connector

    Ditching North Station and Central Station in lieu of a Union Station that connects to both Aquarium and Haymarket is probably the better bet for giving the Blue Line a direct link to the regional rail system. Ari posted some articles on the Red-Blue connector recently, extending it to Kendall...
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    Green Line Reconfiguration

    Yeah why stop at Dale Street when you can continue to Franklin Park? In fact you could turn onto American Legion Highway and terminate at the shopping center there for some TOD opportunities.
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    The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

    Why do they keep redesigning this building. They had it much better one of the first two times?
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    Slowly downgrading an dismantling the transit system sounds responsible to me. Has nothing to do with any subconscious biases against ~*~other~*~ peoples.
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    I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

    If we had some progressive political leadership in Mass we might spend more time on rethinking Soldiers Field Road and Storrow Drive and maybe... get rid of the pseudo-highway directly adjacent to the highway?
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    Possible Boston soccer stadium | Discussion

    Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium It's a World Cup year so don't worry we will be getting an update on this vaporware stadium very soon!