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    I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

    What they ask me for each time the Alumni office calls to harrass me for money I don't have?:unsure:
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    Red Line Extension to Mattapan

    And Valley's the lowest-ridership stop on all of rapid transit, so the only place on the whole line with a walkshed concern...has its concern limited to a literal few dozen daily riders only.
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    Red Line Extension to Mattapan

    Now, that (busway conversion) was already floated prior as a future option back when the line was shut down for a long time for Ashmont Viaduct reconstruction...and it was nuked from orbit by howls of protest from the communities who saw it as a trojan horse. The state already took its litmus...
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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    *BUMP* ...and apparently these new buses are getting accepted for service at a very brisk pace, because in the 15 days since ^this^ post--spanning a major holiday weekend to boot--the number of in-service newbies has jumped by another +10 to 29 total. Not bad. BTW...the FCMB today voted to...
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    Red Line Extension to Mattapan

    Studying replacing the Mattapan trolley with a cross-Neponset gondola that recycles used parts from the canceled Seaport gondola.
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    Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

    Yeah, that's an NYC transit cop problem more than an indictment of the general practice. It doesn't have to be disruptive unless your own internal dept. policies are so arbitrary and inflexible that hosing service with a full stoppage is just blindly following orders. Second Ave. Sagas blog...
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    Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

    BERy hubs operated this way, with the busway/trolleyway behind fare control at the big rapid transit transfer nodes. You still see a half-measure vestige of this surviving at Harvard with the funky fare collection practice on the TT routes. But BERy maintained a lot of integrity-of-concept in...
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    Red Line Extension to Mattapan

    Why is it a fact? Say SOMETHING with evidence supporting that assertion if you expect your closely-held belief to hold any credence. There's reams of engineering evidence supporting feasibility; what's yours to the contrary? You're not doing that. You're trying to duck it by making a circular...
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    General MBTA Discussion Thread

    There's action in that? I don't see anyone going out on a limb to twist arms in the House to ensure it gets done. This year's Legislative session ended on that transpo funding note like a good many sessions prior: talking a decent game then making a big ol' predictable PUNT tabling the issue...
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    Red Line Extension to Mattapan

    No. You dismissed the need for factual citation. That's not expressing an opinion, it's open hostility to addressing evidence by claiming your personal belief speaks for all. You're doing it in the odometer tax thread, too. You've been around this site too many years; you know full well that...
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    Red Line Extension to Mattapan

    Well that settles it then. Lock the thread, cart those factual citations to the wastebin, The Truth Teller has spoken. :cautious:
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    Red Line Extension to Mattapan

    Check the ridership on the consolidated stops, which you CAN cite from the Blue Book. Milton and Central Ave., the only two of any significance, pool at the combined station. The others are literally the lowest-ridership stops on the entire rapid transit system totaling fewer riders combined...
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    Red Line Extension to Mattapan

    "Most people?" Do you have a citation for that? Since those very Dorchester/Milton residents you claim to speak for have asked that HRT conversion be one of the study options along with trolley improvements in this effort to set a course for the line's future, actual demand evidence does not...
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    Reasonable Transit Pitches

    Since Victory Rd. exists on both sides of the mouth of the Neponset, did there used to be a drawbridge connecting the separate halves of the road between Commercial Point and Squantum Point? That naming disconnect seems like a significant tell, as the river mouth is only 1500 ft. wide with the...
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    Red Line Extension to Mattapan

    It should also be duly noted that the High Speed Line was built over converted double-track or greater Old Colony RR ROW's that ran steam-haul commuter rail equipment with exactly the same width, turning radius, and clearance envelope as Purple Line equipment today, so it's absurd that there's...
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    Red Line Extension to Mattapan

    In this case, probably not. Even the most pinched sections through the cemetery are well within the margin of error of the tightest-clearance HRT construction they were doing through the 1980's, which still informs their construction specs to this day. And in all such pinched cases finding the...
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    61 isn't wide enough to run a bus, being pinched to minimum-clearance single track most of the way. Now, Southie Haul Rd. is easily available paralleling that track the whole way to co-mingle transit buses with the restricted-use truck traffic. Legit proposals like Dudley-Seaport Urban Ring BRT...
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    West Cambridge / Alewife Area Infill & Small Developments

    His office encouraged too damn much of that short-attention span planning. The locals derisively call the recent MassDOT revamp of the 2 rotary "Brownsberger Square" for how much he personally claimed credit for a redesign that did less-than nothing to improve the traffic. As my local rep for...
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    Reasonable Transit Pitches

    Pretty much the only time the world outside of hyper-local Quincy hears a peep about Squantum is when they're screaming in opposition to the Long Island Bridge ever being reconnected, but the "GO AWAY!" sentiment runs a lot deeper than that and does permeate all manner of intra-Quincy political...
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    Seaport Transportation

    It could, but that part of the neighborhood is a lot sparser so the ridership would get dodgier the more blocks off-center it got. The original Silver Line CP route was a clunker on ridership because it chose E. 1st as its exclusive corridor for both inbound and outbound directions instead of...

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