A little transparency would certainly help with the "how many lanes do we need" discussion. MassDOT treats the public and the Task Force like they're idiots. So the question is: Did MassDOT actually analyze 6 or 7 lanes vs 8 lanes to see how it could be done with the least negative impact or are they just being lazy and saying "there are X number of cars, sorry we can't do it"? By not presenting their analysis, it makes people believe that they didn't actually do it. (I still am not convinced they did.) Based on past projects, when pushed further, they actually WERE able to reduce the number of lanes with little vehicular impact, but they didn't want to at first, claiming it "couldn't be done." Isn't the point of having a Task Force to try to work out these problems and weigh the tradeoffs?