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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    I don't think there's any thing new here, except that the final station renders are bigger and were at the public hearing last night (which I did not attend)
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    Hurley Building Redevelopment | 19 Staniford St | West End

    I visited the buildings this weekend. They can't escape their pedestrian-hostile posture. It is in their nature.
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    TONIGHT (soon!) GLX Public Meeting - Tuesday, Nov 19 - 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. East Somerville Community School 50 Cross Street, Somerville, MA 02145 Expect lots of updated details on project design and construction progress, as well as information on future bridge closures and detours...
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    General Infrastructure

    Did we cover the demographics of Boston's car-commuters in the Congestion Charge thread? IIRC, the car-drivers were from high(er) income households. Parking prices of $20/day already function as a 1/8th tax on the guy who earns $20/hr for 8 hours, and actually "long ago" nudged these people...
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    archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

    I think something like this would be satisfactory and fair: You understand that archBoston.com is an viewership-supported, for-profit business and that you are granting us with a non-exclusive, unlimited, royalty-free license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content as part of of the...
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    Amtrak / Intercity Rail Discussion Thread

    Please reference the study. What stations are you picturing building? You seem to be picturing RUR stops west of FRA, and I don't think anybody is proposing that, particularly if the rail is laid inside the MassPike row. There's only one new station proposed in the whole thing (at Palmer) and...
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    Amtrak / Intercity Rail Discussion Thread

    I think I agree. And given that trains made up of AVs will be safer and more fuel efficient (drafting off the car(s) ahead) it is clear to me that we face an infrastructure bill coming up to rebuild the MassPike to maximize the SPG-WOR-BOS connectivity that I think is needed. The MassPike...
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    Amtrak / Intercity Rail Discussion Thread

    Thank you for a nice commute-occasionally-by-rail illustration. I'm expecting service and demand to be reasonably bi-directional: WOR people going CT/NY, or at least frequent enough that they will have to run a balanced schedule both ways. It also reminds me that by 2035 (or certainly within...
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    The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

    CitizenM brand concept: what if Caffe Nero and WeWork had a baby?
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    AB Google Earth Guessing Game

    I recognized this one from the converted Clarendon Street Church (Baptist) in the foreground, and the view from roughly high above the Cyclorama Building and looking toward the white building on the corner of Union Park and Montgomery St. I've adopted the 99% Invisible (podcast) motto: Always...
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    AB Google Earth Guessing Game

    This "top" one is at Warren & Dudley near Dudley Square, with the tipoff (for me) being the distinctive new building at center-right. Untitled by S S, on Flickr
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    AB Google Earth Guessing Game

    Welcome to the forum! This is a really cool idea. I'm torn between my "this is cool" and "what should I do as a Moderator" reactions. Here goes: 1) We should have a "Guess where I am" thread" (I'm pretty sure we do, actually, it is just that whatever its title is, I can't search/find it...
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    West Cambridge / Alewife Area Infill & Small Developments

    Not for this Cambridge thread, but Rt 128 is a big enough barrier, and Brandeis is a big enough demand center that the T can afford to stop on both sides of 128 (Weston-side Park n Ride, and Brandeis-side TOD), particularly if it happens in conjunction with some much-needed stop-consolidation in...
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    Amtrak / Intercity Rail Discussion Thread

    1989 called. They want their teal paint back.
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    West Cambridge / Alewife Area Infill & Small Developments

    Archboston certainly has. It goes by several names. MAPC likes "Fitchburg Line/ Route 128 Multi Modal Transit Center" others just call it "Weston station consolidation" I call it a "Route 20 Rotary Park and Ride" We've discussed most recently in the RUR thread, (it also comes up in Crazy...
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    General MBTA Discussion Thread

    I'm putting it down to bad personnel processes. Sombody needs to decide what's important to measure, and somebody has got to make sure it is being consistently measured.
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    General MBTA Discussion Thread

    Does the start of weekend Red Line work mean that weekend Orange Line work is complete?
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    General MBTA Discussion Thread

    Misfit employees can form the basis of an organizational critique: It says something about how productivity is measured.
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    West Cambridge / Alewife Area Infill & Small Developments

    More bus is called for (separate from adding RUR @ Cambridgepark) Rather than remove that capacity, I'm going to make an "all day weekdays" HOV lane, particularly from Rt2's crest (at Mormon Temple) to Alewife's "The Delta Star" (can't call it a rotary any more). Kinda. Can we agree that...
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    West Cambridge / Alewife Area Infill & Small Developments

    This is along Mooney St (right?) on the Blanchard/Concord Ave side of the tracks. This is a slightly better place for development because the grid is a little more redundant along Concord and Blanchard. Let 's be clear, though, this is AN overpass, it is not THE overpass that Cambridge has...

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