How would I feel? I can tell you how I feel, and that's a bit disappointed while optimistic. You're acting like this premise is new to the MBTA, when it's not. If I say "Breda" or "LRV" to anyone remotely knowledgeable about historic procurement, and the associated issues that have come with it, they'd tell you this (general premise) has happened before...so let's not act like this necessary "extended use" of the legacy fleets hasn't happened over & over.Tell me something; How would YOU feel waiting for years & years, I mean, we're talking decades here, waiting for new trains to be tested here, & finally, they are introduced into service. Everything seems to be going fine, then they are taken out of service because of a problem, come back for about a month, but are gone again because of a different problem, come back in service for another month, but are gone again. In the meantime, other cities get new trains and they seem to be fine. But the ones in Boston aren't on the line yet because they keep on being plagued with problems. But we're still riding decades-old equipment that has been in service since Your children were born 45 years ago. How would you feel? Not very proud, I bet.
The definition of "forum" (which is what we're all on) is as follows: a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchangedDominus, You don't see it, I won't comment on it. You'll have to figure it out.
Thanks!! People probably hate me here because they may think that I'm not making sense, but even though I don't like what keeps on happening with the new trains, it doesn't mean that i don't like them. It's just the MBTA doing stupid things.Jahvon, I hope you do stick around on ArchBoston. I enjoy your posts.
WOW Arlington, I had no idea this existed! Thank you so much for providing this detail. "Serenity, now."Dear readers, if you judge a particular other user is not enhancing your forum experience, please try the “ignore” button.
I became a Mod partly to try so we could have highly contrasting points of view while not letting the friction drive us nuts
I find that the ignore feature works in an unintended way. Since the UI tells you why there’s an “ignore” placeholder, it doesn’t really mute a voice, rather it absolves me of any impulse to get upset or to respond.
I’m not sure what I’m not seeing. The lack of new trains? I see that. The continual problems? I see that, too. I see all sorts of things that I could get upset about, but I choose not to.Dominus, You don't see it, I won't comment on it. You'll have to figure it out.
Third Rail: Not A @#$% ArmrestIs that a problem?
If the June 2019 Red line derailment wasn't enough to knock that idea through the hard hats and thick skulls of MBTA management, I don't know that this, or what, will.... but that was a fairly pulverizing hit that might get them thinking whether to place the bungaloes a little further away in the future.