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    Woke Food

    The presence of queer people, people of color, or people not of the dominant culture in a place doesn't mean that place is not replicating anti-queer, anti-Black/anti-ethnic or anti-humanistic ideas. The idea that a Filipina queer woman or any other marginalized person needs to "authentically"...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    The sales pitch is kinda horrible and couched in a lot of ableist ideas. The MBTA's website, however, does seem to try to convey the idea that people with disabilities should be able to independently board without assistance while not engaging in a complaint of providing assistance which is...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    It's a bit /more/ than terminology. The whole attitude that is being displayed here seems to be based on the idea that able people should minimize all effort to assist those with disabilities. In particular, you're talking about the MBTA's efforts to assist people with dignity when people with...
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    MBTA "Transformation" (Green Line, Red Line, & Orange Line Transformation Projects)

    Not that I subscribe to looking only at the surface and at appearances, but, rusting poles give the impression of a poor state of repair. Just like patchy roads give the appearance of a poor state of repair on streets. While both may not actually be a state of engineering disrepair, it conveys...
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    Logan Airport Capital Projects

    The Massachusetts Port Authority is backed by the authority to issue government-backed bonds given by the General Courts. While our tax moneys don't often directly pay for the most of the day to day operations, MassPort is able to raise so much revenue from the bond market to improve its...
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    kz does San Diego and LA

    If you didn't have carne asada fries, did you really go to San Diego?
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    Logan Airport Capital Projects

    Its a public facility purchased by the public's taxes regardless of the security theatre that we've been going through since 9/11. In addition to the MyPITPass which is the airlines equivalent of a platform ticket for rail operators, there are still others who get accompanyment passes for older...
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    Logan Airport Capital Projects

    Every time I see larger and larger "clubhouses", I am so upset at the ongoing privatization of public facilities.
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    Rt 128 Interchanges

    All I can think of, while looking at this rendering, is: "They think Massholes are bad drivers now...well...wait this this thing gets built.
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    kz does San Diego and LA

    Southern California is much less brown when the poppies bloom. But, mostly brown most of the year. The NWS's Bay Area office posted a year-over-year comparison which shows how bad the 2021 drought season is. This year is particularly brown all up and down the Left coast.
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    COVID-19 Impacts on Logan, MBTA, and Boston travel and tourism

    There's an undercount for sure, but, if most people are taking round-trips (rather than triangle or quadrangle trips) by T, not an undercount by much.
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    "The Garage" | 36 JFK Street | Harvard Square | Cambridge

    I think Zakka is definitely from a different "lineage" - that being said. Without a doubt I'm there looking at v. kawaii (cute) figurines and then over to Newbury each time I visit Harvard Square. Used to be a once a month thing. Only went 2 times since the beginning of the pandemic. Hope to...
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    The Official MBTA System Map

    I still think that even with the inclusion of a "bronze" (sub-Key Bus Route) category shows the corridors that the BNR better be investing more resources in - they should basically be Key Bus Routes. The Malden-Medford-Everett and the North Shore are clearly areas that need more service if they...
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    COVID-19 Impacts on Logan, MBTA, and Boston travel and tourism

    It's wild to me that the RT system is still carrying less than the bus system. I suppose the RT system is there for carrying commuters to jobs in central Bos-Camb-erville - and many of those jobs are not back either on-site or at full-hire. So, it may take another quarter or so before the RT...
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    "The Garage" | 36 JFK Street | Harvard Square | Cambridge

    If by sadness you mean tatoo shops, the Newbury Comics, and the Anime shop -------
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    The Official MBTA System Map

    This map makes it really clear to me that the area just north of Boston needs some higher-quality transit!
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    Reasonable Transit Pitches

    In the Bus Network Redesign presentations pre-COVID, the T and Boston were trotting out the idea of a 29 to LMA from Mattapan -- which seems similar to this routing. I think I saw something at one point somewhere in the T's slide decks which made it seem like the Super 29 would follow the 14 and...
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    Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

    For all the effort going into the air rights development - I wish they could eek out a few more floors. :P It'll be great, but, just a bit more !
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    Uhhh - I think you should reframe this immediately.
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    New Red and Orange Line Cars

    I can think of at least one place where it would be good to adjust the air cushions under the train - Charles MGH where the RL vehicles never seem to meet the platform just right.

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