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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Today, 01:15 AM
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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 Today, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 641,062
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 Yesterday, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 641,062
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
Replies: 3,616
Views: 641,062
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: 566
Views: 51,394
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: 20
Views: 811
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: 20
Views: 811
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: 572,838
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: 6,264
Views: 912,512
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: 3,616
Views: 641,062
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: 20
Views: 811
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: 20
Views: 811
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: 20
Views: 811
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: 3,616
Views: 641,062
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: 20
Views: 811
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: 1,563
Views: 281,769
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: 3,616
Views: 641,062
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...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 07-15-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 641,062
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

Signal priority and all-doors boarding will help bring travel time to BC down substantially. It's fair to say >5 minutes is a guarantee, and more if MassDOT ever reconstructs the BU Bridge...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-15-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 281,769
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Erm...yeah. That's a question that's never sufficiently been answered by the official explanations. I'm kerfuzzled as to why the equal-length Cabot leads couldn't do exactly the trick, but the FCMB...
Forum: Development Projects 07-15-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 256,318
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Possible Boston soccer stadium | Discussion

"The Megaplex". If I never hear that name again or relive the 2-1/2 decade old forced-death-march media debate on it I'll die happy.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-15-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 281,769
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Temporary Red Line test track on Track 61 to the Cypher St. grade crossing, with the thingy in the pic being a two-car/one-bay inspection shed on a turnout. Two new Orange cars have been brought to...
Forum: Development Projects 07-14-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 463,537
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

The above word salad about how vehicle types make turns on pavement or fixed guideway is completely off-topic and utterly irrelevant to...anything. Don't start slipping back into old bad habits,...
Forum: Development Projects 07-14-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 463,537
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Anything a 60-footer can climb a trolley can climb much faster, so it's safe to say that any infrastructure they build will support LRT conversion either as an outright mode switch where...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 07-14-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 641,062
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

Tunneling up a steep hill is not a fun time construction-wise. Honestly, if you have the urge to bury something Green tunneling the ex- A Branch (glomming onto the Kenmore-BU Bridge Urban Ring + B...
Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 463,537
Posted By F-Line to Dudley
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

That flat-out will not work. Crossover #1 is mandatory or else you have freights on return trip to Somerville fucking up commuter traffic every afternoon of the week when they're running wrong-rail....
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