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Forum: Design a Better Boston Today, 05:19 PM
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Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

We wouldn't be running it under the Purple Line flag. There's already a strong proposal and completed study about doing New Haven-Springfield-Boston as a permanent reassignment of the Amtrak...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Today, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6,274
Views: 913,655
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Yup...'67 for Millis, '65 for West Medway. Regular freight ran from Millis to Newton until 2005.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Today, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6,274
Views: 913,655
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Not definitively. They've isolated it to the car and not the operator or track, but that's it so far...nothing specific.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Today, 01:31 AM
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Views: 140,877
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

You're going to modify a ramp with a retaining wall like this (https://goo.gl/maps/ArG1KhkSvLGLJDwD7)??? I don't think so.


Here's the only source that matters on ramp merges: AASHTO's Policy on...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 464,834
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

No. For same reason as it not being able to fit near the casino coming off the bridge, the track incline on the bridge itself is too steep for an ADA platform. You're only allowed a maximum 2%...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,069
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Unbuilt roads around metro Boston

Canton and Braintree were supposed to be advancing into draft design by now, but there's nuthin' but crickets.

Thank Mr. Speakah for the bupkis on Woburn. When he took a machete to Deval...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

https://commonwealthmagazine.org/transportation/calls-grow-to-put-brakes-on-eastie-land-deal/

Ayup, deal be collapsing.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 51,818
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

It was studied extensively in 2004 and benchmarked at very reasonable cost, while the city vociferously supports it. It's arguably very late, not early.


The reason why it's necessary is because...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6,274
Views: 913,655
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Breaking-in-motion is illegal in FRA-land. I'm surprised they still do it at all in Europe, because it's generally not regarded as safe practice. If the MU connection shorts out from a bad break...
Forum: Design a Better Boston Yesterday, 12:53 AM
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Views: 641,765
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

That would be a nice thing if it didn't gunk up traffic, because the Urban Rail/"Indigoes" trains are the audience making quick-on/quick-off local trips who'd most utilize Blue. I think for some of...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 07-18-2019, 11:44 PM
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Views: 641,765
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

^This^ is a highly disingenuous statement, and you know exactly why from the previous threads.


The big...#1 with a bullet...problem with the Congress St. alignment plan is that the expansion to...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 07-17-2019, 05:12 PM
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Views: 641,765
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

SL1 out of South Station and Green-Urban Ring out of North Station aren't smart???

Central Station on the C/AT alignment is all kinds of flawed. Shorter platforms so Amtrak and max-size T...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 51,818
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

The 128 location is real dodgy because there's little but one-family residential nearby. Could create a situation where the stop is busy when the 9-5'ers are on the move but D-E-A-D midday and...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

Did you read anything in this thread? Like...anything???


Trucks flow freely if the roadway encourages free movements. That's a design and resiliency problem, NOT a capacity problem. If the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

All of the buses on 1A are Lynn routes thru-routed to Downtown to weakly compensate for the lack of rapid transit transfer. That practice started in 1969-70 after the T purchased formerly...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 573,169
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

w00t! Signs of life at New Lechmere. That looks like a viaduct piling-to-be at the split between new and old.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6,274
Views: 913,655
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

I liked it better when Wu was promoted to editor for a couple years there and barely had any time to write columns. Now that she's shaken out the rust on the acid-fever beat she's been ramping up...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 07-17-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3,619
Views: 641,765
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

I'm sold if you can find a way to fold in crazy guy's Boston Bypass as part of the plan and crown it the North-Lobstahs-South Rail Link...the linkiest link in the land that avoids downtown like it's...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

It's not physically near the highway, though. If you want less constipated traffic movements on 1A, you're making better interchanges/intersections to the side streets that reach the development not...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

You didn't look close enough yourself before accusing others of doing the same.

The track was railbanked by the MBTA long ago, but us still connected. Pan Am's active freight rights end at Global...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

1A is a highway. It transitions from a real expressway to a substandard tarted-up turnpike thing that's gradually had its curb cuts reduced. How exactly does oil tanks-ville become an "urban...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 07-16-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,619
Views: 641,765
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

The B&A/Riverside rapid transit line was pre-Pike and would've taken Tracks 3 & 4 of the mainline from Back Bay. All-surface, no tunneling. The Pike Extension wasn't constructed until a decade after...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

That is the dumbest, most fucking useless idea ever. The HIGHWAY is the truck route.


I can see selling that stub of ROW as the out-of-service portion of the East Boston Branch with active Pan Am...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 282,350
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Cabot leads were how the 01700's and 01800's were tested. It's about 1.2 miles of running track if staying out of the way of Columbia Jct. and the carhouse switches, and has crossovers to keep from...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 07-15-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3,619
Views: 641,765
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

Everything Kenmore-west is on bedrock; the literal square is the 1630 shoreline. The only landfilling left is Bay State Road + Esplanade and part of Beacon Park. Tunneling under the B&A from...
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