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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    The Orange Line was bustituted south of Ruggles this weekend, so train arrival info wasn't updated until a northbound train came online at Ruggles. I waited at Back Bay on Saturday to no arrival info on the northbound display signs, only to have it activate when the next train was about four...
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    Biking in Boston

    That's probably because the DCR doesn't have its own police force. MDC did, but it was folded into the MSP during the Weld administration.
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    BPDA Austin Street Parking Lot Development | Charlestown

    Most probably won't be. The rules governing affordable housing prohibit separating them from market rate units and require that they be distributed among other units.
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    Logan Airport Flights and Airlines Discussion

    It wouldn't be the first time, I flew round trip from Boston to Frankfurt via Brussels on a SABENA A310 in 1995. Per some chatter elsewhere, that route began in the 1980s. I think it remained until SABENA went under and was replaced by SN Brussels Airlines, which (I think) ran it for a little...
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    MBTA Buses & Infrastructure

    I've long thought as an alternative, they should put up plate/E-ZPass readers and charge private vehicles a $25 or $50 "toll" to drive in the bus lane.
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    MBTA Red Line / Blue Line Connector

    Also the 1970s Haymarket North tube under the Charles, and the tunnel north of Maverick to Airport built during the Revere Extension in 1954.
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    I'd never heard of that until last night when I watched Geoff Marshall's video from his visit to New York this past summer, where he met up with our own Miles in Transit to visit the Least Used Station™ on the New York City Subway. In it Miles explained why they do that.
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    I'd never heard of that until last night when I watched Geoff Marshall's video from his visit to New York this past summer, where he met up with our own Miles in Transit to visit the Least Used Station™ on the New York City Subway. In it Miles explained why they do that.
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    "Dirty Old Boston"

    That's the Watertown Branch. It went by Spot Pond, through Watertown, and rejoined the Fitchburg Line at Waltham Station.
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    Biking in Boston

    Opposition to the proposed bike lane in the Berkeley Street speedway (between Washington and Columbus) is getting silly. Though I'm not sure this letter is as helpful as the letter writer thinks it is (and kudos to the Boston Sun's editor on the placement of the next letter as sort of a Parthian...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    No one from the previous administration should ever be allowed near the reigns of government ever again. What did Poftak even do besides collect a salary?
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    Cape Cod Rail, Bridges and Highways

    I was on that train and saw him! That was Sunday, the 18th.. I sat on the starboard side, on the same car as Max and his friends, two rows behind them..
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    North Station, Charles River Draw, & Tower A

    If a shared use path is included (though from the renders, it doesn't appear as though that is the case), maybe that's one of the reasons they're going to be lift bridges: there's much less of a chance of something going wrong if someone gets caught on a lift bridge when it lifts as opposed to a...
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    South Station Tower | South Station Air Rights | Downtown

    Agreed. If I had my way, any redevelopment of that hideously bland landscraper, also known as 245 Summer, would require recreation of that wing of South Station with the waiting room (in exchange for air rights above).
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    Biking in Boston

    Medford. Vagabond was referring to the Winthrop Street Rotary in Medford.
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    Infrastructure to Nowhere (The Vestigial Infrastructure Thread)

    I wouldn't call that abandoned, poorly maintained, yes. It's in use today to connect the two sides of the state forest, which was bisected by I-95. It's even shown on the DCR's official map.
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    Logan Airport Capital Projects

    I am so glad that they've finally replaced those awful terminals at KMCI, last time I was there visiting family (about ten years ago), once I got beyond security in one of the old ring terminals, there was almost nothing in the form of amenities. At that time I was flying to DFW on AA and at the...
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    Freight and General New England RR News

    I know it's moot here now, but I wonder if Amtrak is exempt from New Hampshire's (and other states) licensing rules, since it runs food service on its own on most trains, as opposed to the Downeaster, where food service is contracted out to a private operator.
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    Better MBTA Station Names

    I would keep Tufts Medical Center as is, it's useful to note where the major hospitals are on the system. I would advocate a change from Medford/Tufts to Medford Hillside, since that's the neighborhood it serves.
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    More like Design Insultants Building, amirite?

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