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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-13-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 217,820
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

As I read it, all Northside lines get connected to the NSRL, via either (1) Fitchburg portal or the (2) Portal for everything else. The Northside doesn't have the geometric complications that the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-12-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 217,820
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

Perfecto: Baker's core message has been "we can have this stuff, we just shouldn't overpay for it and don't need to raise taxes for it", which is a great Republican position in a role where (in the...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 12-12-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By Arlington
Prague

This is a mind-blowing building. You'd think it was a 1980s Philip Johnson / ATT/Sony Chippendale Top (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/550_Madison_Avenue)kinda stuff.

I'll surprise you downthread...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-12-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 217,820
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

I think the $9B price tag, moreso than any alignment they chose (or didn't) tells you they were doing it wrong.

Even allowing for inflation (these are 2025 dollars or something) and allowing for...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-12-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 217,820
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

How about the sea level position of CS station entrances and emergency egress? ...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-11-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 217,820
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

I'm not saying it makes sense, but suspect you'll get a list like this:

Shorter, straighter routing
Closer to tallest buildings & "the center"
Central Station connected to Green, Orange, Blue...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-11-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 138,567
Posted By Arlington
Re: General Infrastructure

It appears that fare strategy is the hostage of transit-token-era fixed pricing.

Now that fares can vary easily (without fear of token hoarding in the runup to fare changes...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-11-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 138,567
Posted By Arlington
Re: General Infrastructure

I agree the Civil Rights analysis is worth it. CR at normal prices serves a upscale white collar market. It would be nice to show that $10 wknd was used by low-ish income populations in "The...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-07-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,990
Posted By Arlington
Re: Water

How'd we (you?) get to 230? 230 would be a freakish +15% YOY vs what the MWRA site says (Where most swings are single-digit % and the bigger moves are downward):...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-04-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,990
Posted By Arlington
Re: Quabbin & MWRA Water & Sewer

Do they do any hydroelectric with the excess? They should.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-04-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,017
Posted By Arlington
Re: Connected/Automated vehicles and infrastructure in Boston

In which we see AVs exploiting the mispricing of rush hour roads:

Self driving mobile-billboard trucks will be an obvious early and widespread commercial application of autonomous vehicles,...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-03-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5,499
Views: 742,554
Posted By Arlington
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Woburn
Quincy Adams
Sullivan Square

It is crazy that there's no pedestrian access via Perkins St in Somerville (the "wrong side of the tracks (https://goo.gl/maps/LPD36u6o5kF2)" from Sullivan)
Forum: Design a Better Boston 11-30-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 206,863
Posted By Arlington
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

I think the options are either completely deck over these places and put a city on top of it as was done for the blocks north of Grand Central in New York, or we just have to admit that they are...
Forum: Development Projects 11-30-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 848,656
Posted By Arlington
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

^ which would mean the OL/GL pedestrian tunnel opens then too?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-29-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 217,820
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

Mods should move this to wherever it was that we mapped the rapid transit stuff, and not in the nsrl commuter rail thread
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-28-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 217,820
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

[For the last ~30 years] When the T has allowed trails on its ROWs, it is always with the proviso that rail service could one day be restored. I'd be pretty sure any trail is (1) recent and (2)...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 11-28-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,499
Posted By Arlington
Re: Idea for fixing the housing shortage

Every retail surface parking lot of more than than 200 spaces should be allowed, by right, to build garden apartments on 20% of them (and assume that the residents will mostly park at night and...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-27-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 64,386
Posted By Arlington
Re: 128 Widening

^ the Southeast Corridor from Forest Hills through Ruggles and Back Bay already has as many tracks as it will ever hold. That is the section where adding new Amtrak trips will eventually squeeze out...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-21-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5,499
Views: 742,554
Posted By Arlington
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

When the T line is on a Saturday or Sunday schedule, do its parking rates also go to Saturday / Sunday rates?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-20-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,017
Posted By Arlington
Re: Connected/Automated vehicles and infrastructure in Boston

In which we see AVs exploiting the mispricing of parking spaces:
Tesla Owner Uses 'Summon' to Remotely Move His Car to Avoid Parking Tickets...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-20-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 97,836
Posted By Arlington
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Creating some new curb space between B2 & C would be nice. Any of that in the plans? (hard to see in what's posted)
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-20-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 69,404
Posted By Arlington
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

So the answer from Peter Sutton is that they've been working on going *under* I-93 (rather than taking space on the bridge), and have even considered taking the ramp to Medford Sq (which had been...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-20-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 217,820
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

That Amtrak Virginia has NER-like operating profits means that it has great market demand despite the long northbound scheduled hold for its NEC-slots at WAS, and generous padding in both directions...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-20-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 217,820
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

Yes, Woburn Proper is dumpy, but I don't see that being much different from where they plopped Lyon's TGV station (https://goo.gl/maps/GYwjpCo92ix) (out on the 3rd ring road).

The market is out...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-19-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 97,836
Posted By Arlington
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Just as one of the most straightforward ways of adding long haul capacity at Heathrow and Charles de Gaulle airport was to build the Chunnel, one of the best ways to free up Long haul capacity at...
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