- May 25, 2006
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Yup, Ive always been highly suspicious of the whole "rip off the band-aid" mantra.I suppose "rip off ALL OF THE BAND-AIDS" is a cromulent enough pivot for '21 since we're still in a pretty fragile portion of COVID recovery. But why do I get the suspicion that 1 week after Baker got very publicly shamed into walking back a bunch of heavily-upsold service cuts that it serves up another excuse to stealth some buried austerity onto the backside of these outages? Right this second, I wouldn't trust 'em as far as I could throw 'em that service levels will resume afterwards at the same levels they were supposed to be.
Even if it is made up of daytime work plus additional hours somewhere else during a day, I think the logistics of the daytime+ work hours works out better for many. And of course, in some cases these are 24/7 3-shift work schedules too.Yup, Ive always been highly suspicious of the whole "rip off the band-aid" mantra.
My suspicion is that instead of 8 hours of night work, we're simply getting 8 hours of cheaper day work.
It's listed as $5.8M in FY 2022, out of $57.5 M authorized.Short Term Accessibility Improvements – FTA Compliance Actions (NEW)
Addresses ADA compliance on Green Line B and C Branch street level stations. Funds design and construction for 14 stations
Can’t believe that map has Blue to Lynn and Red to Lexington, but the Orange still doesn’t reach Roslindale!
So we're rebuilding all these stations to 8" platforms heights to presumably come back in 5 years and rebuild them again to 14" platforms?It does have an interesting tidbit about the Type 10 cars. Apparently they will have onboard bridge plates to serve the existing 8" accessible platforms, but those platforms will gradually be raised to 14" to support true level boarding with no bridge plates needed.
Would this actually be precast though? 8in is basically a tall sidewalk; I would assume that these platforms could be pretty easily built by pouring onto subgrade.I would hope that they're being designed for easy conversion - jack up the precast platform slabs by 6", adjust a few ramps that are pre-sized for the 14" platforms, and done.