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    MBTA "Transformation" (Green Line, Red Line, & Orange Line Transformation Projects)

    Cyclists crash when their tires drop into grooves, such as rails in the street, or improperly-aligned storm grates.
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    Did they say they couldn’t open the paths? Opening at least some segments would be a win win for everyone to say: We opened something and improved mobility
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    Darn: The GLX will be delayed 6 months per today's MassDOT FMCB meeting. New service dates: * Union Square: December 2021 * Medford: May 2022
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    Those are glorious pictures but I was unclear—I was trying to aski about what the finished surface of the old viaduct would be (And if we had seen it yet)
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    On the Lechmere viaduct has anyone seen the new finish coat or finish state of the concrete? It seemed like at one point they were applying a concrete colored seal coat but I couldn’t quite see if it was an intermediate or final state nor how widely it was going to be applied
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    Ball Sq viewed from Boston Ave. From left to right we see the canopy, the track level access to the center platform, and at far right the structure for the elevators and Broadway level entrance Not shown (I just out of the frame to the right) Are the two elevator towers now installed
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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    TT wires also mean less noise and no vehicle emissions
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    Other People's Rail: Amtrak, commuter rail, rapid transit news & views outside New England

    And they’ve preserved the option of 3rd and 4th bore on the new alignment (the original design was 4 single track tunnels, but they’ve only funded 1&2 for now)
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    Potential Exelon Mystic Station Redevelopment | Everett

    His last name is Arena. That adds credibility.
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    Regional New England Rail (Amtrak & State DOT)

    My quote was: " Throwing Billions at rail because the locals think it the only mode worthy of their dignity gets us wasteful projects like Greenbush and South Coast Rail" and I'm sticking to that. It was not specifically an estimate of PIT-BOS ,and would read just well had it begun "Throwing...
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    Regional New England Rail (Amtrak & State DOT)

    The Berkshire Flyer was funded (but pointless during COVID) to extend service from the NYC side. That's bigger, closer demand and shorter rail, and an extension of an existing service (NY State sponsored Amtrak), making it much easier to launch than pushing a new Mass-side train...
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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    This lane, announced in August 2020, will launch on June 21, 2021. (I don't want to be that guy, but...why did something so minimal take so long? I don't even think they've painted anything, but maybe I just haven't visted recently enough)...
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    Regional New England Rail (Amtrak & State DOT)

    That'd only get a train to SPG as I recall, since NNEIRI was pricing SPG-BOS upgrades . I don't recall it including a PIT-SPG leg. Jass wanted a train all the way to PIT and I was swagging PIT-BOS https://www.mass.gov/doc/summary-document/download
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    Regional New England Rail (Amtrak & State DOT)

    Insult to whom/what? I'm not seeing it. Lots of places have historical rail (or even 1x Amtrak Long Distance), but that's not sufficient evidence that rail service or any transit is somehow the only dignified solution. My solution for Western Mass would be a mix of nonstop bus from Boston...
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    Regional New England Rail (Amtrak & State DOT)

    The NEC (1) is Electrified (2) has no freight train interference (3) is 100% government owned (4) is capable of 110 to 165mph speeds (5) wins vs air and bus by providing up to 2 trains per hour SPG-BOS offers none of the first 4 and, given CTs limits on the number of Amtrak trains, splitting...
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    Underground station layouts

    Is there a State Street map in this thread? We were drifting into "Blue Line Transformation" where, once Bowdoin is gone, the "State Street Curve" is the thing that limits vehicles to just shy of being able to have the same length Blue or Orange.
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    MBTA Red Line / Blue Line Connector

    What’s alongside and above the Blue Line State Street curve? Will they have to mine sideways or can they cut and cover a new alignment?
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    Local Politics Thread

    Is Baker expected to run for a 3rd term in 2022?
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    Freight and General New England RR News

    *Three* locomotives? Is that 1 for hauling, 1 for Head End Power, an 1 spare?
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    MBTA Construction Projects

    Maybe? Probably? It has become pretty standard, but conditions do vary. I think the Lynn Fells Pkwy bridge in Melrose (below) will be replaced in two quick swaps. https://www.mbta.com/projects/rail-bridge-replacements

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