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Forum: Development Projects 04-11-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 498,383
Posted By Arlington
Re: Assembly Row (Assembly Sq Redevelopment) | Assembly Square | Somerville

It is time to start doing some clever land swaps and track bridging to un-isolate stranded DCR parcels. I woul include even 99 year leasing--Arthur D Little leased DCR parkland near Alewife, it is...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-11-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3,737
Views: 586,261
Posted By Arlington
Re: Logan Flight Additions

I'd be pretty sure the main target is the local PHL-BOS market component that happens to be going to the arc of 495 that can't be reached from BOS, PVD or MHT. True, it isn't a "day trip" unless you...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-05-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 73,198
Posted By Arlington
Re: Red Line / Blue Line Connector

Very true.

Two justifications for a 3rd core station (Central) are:
1) spreading commuter on/off transactions across 3 platforms instead of 2 (kinda why we still have a separate Park and DTX),...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-20-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,719
Posted By Arlington
Re: Why Boston rents are so high.

Already you are not free to, for example, only sell to white people

A law like this functions pretty well in Washington DC. I worked for a nonprofit (for a summer) that helped tenants form a...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-20-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,719
Posted By Arlington
Re: Why Boston rents are so high.

Airbnb and the Unintended Consequences of 'Disruption' (https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/02/airbnb-hotels-disruption/553556/)


In other words, by allowing capital-holders to...
Forum: General 03-15-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 484,660
Posted By Arlington
Re: Open Thread

I wonder if the support column on the canal side tilted out (because there was no balancing span pushing back.
Forum: Development Projects 03-14-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,154
Posted By Arlington
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore *sigh* | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

Do I understand correctly: there'll be a 2-building Buckminster (like Buckminster Suites and Buckminster Hotel?) and then across the street, at 560 Commonwealth, the branding is TBD?
Forum: Development Projects 03-13-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 239,271
Posted By Arlington
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Las Vegas, Disney, Oz, Cheesecake Factory. All are places for escapism. They are all supposed to look different from your regular life and regular places. Their different architecture is your...
Forum: Development Projects 03-12-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 591,700
Posted By Arlington
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

As well you should. Who cares?

First I assume that you're talking Long Island City / Queens(boro) Plaza, not Astoria/Steinway/Flushing/Archie Bunkerland.

Second, "Better" is completely...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-04-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,541
Posted By Arlington
Re: 2/28/18: Thank You TransitMatters for a Bold and Practical Vision

Here's something for Transitmatters to think about...it argues pretty strongly for more all-door boarding:

May 2020 is when AFC 2.0 turns on, May 2021 is when old fare system gets shut off. AFC...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-28-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 50,707
Posted By Arlington
Re: Proposed Boston flood barrier

From Boston.com story on Friday's expected Nor'easter (https://www.boston.com/weather/weather/2018/02/28/boston-noreaster-march-2018), looks like we're in for more Seaport/Aquarium flooding late on...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-28-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,541
Posted By Arlington
Re: batteries

No, "sticking batteries" is some kind of non-railroad function not anticipated by German railway theoreticians, that can't be crammed into their model.

Sticking is probably not simply a question...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-28-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,541
Posted By Arlington
Re: batteries

No. You cannot add features, cost, and risk to the low-hanging fruit and still call it low hanging. Low hanging fruit hangs low precisely because it taps things that are low cost & low risk (off the...
Forum: Development Projects 02-21-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 239,271
Posted By Arlington
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

The glass is coming up so fast that I'd believed that the top had to be basically done, but now we learn there are 6 more floors yet to be poured before topping off? Wow.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 02-18-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 71,261
Posted By Arlington
Re: Green Line Reconfiguration

(Does that include Greycliff?)

Maybe demand is choked off by how slow the B is the rest of the way in/out? How much new ridership--beyond just giving the 2k better service-- could be stimulated at...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-18-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 74,790
Posted By Arlington
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

(and also re-route the 350 via Broadway to Davis)

Has the MBTA opened the bus suggestion box yet?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-15-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 156,369
Posted By Arlington
Re: Silver Line to Chelsea

Familiarize yourself with the issue--and the ridiculous, arbitrary stonewalling--here:
https://commonwealthmagazine.org/transportation/free-the-ramp/
Free the Ramp...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-15-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,763
Posted By Arlington
Re: Assembly Sq <-> Casino Footbridge

We had one of those, just tenths of a mile away, at Wellington...a horizontal elevator from garage to station. Problem with those things remain weatherproofing (winter/rust) and maintenance. ...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-15-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,763
Posted By Arlington
Re: Assembly Sq <-> Casino Footbridge

Here's the proposed bridge viewed from the Assembly side, slighly upstream of the Newbury-/Rockport bridge. JumboBuc's link will give you more details:...
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 239,271
Posted By Arlington
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

How, exactly, should a casino look like it belongs here? Is there some obvious "Boston Casino" motif what Wynn missed? Sheathed in brick like an oversized clone of Faneuil Hall?

The reason it...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-13-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3,220
Views: 371,696
Posted By Arlington
Re: Biking in Boston

Somebody's going to have to pay for better access from Assembly to the new athletic fields, which, today are only accessible via passing under the Orange Line bridge as it heads off to Wellington.
...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-12-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By Arlington
Re: Winter 2017 / 2018; MBTA.

I'd say WSWS made a complete catalog of all indignities suffered by the rail riding masses-- promises broken and services suspended, but was useless when it came to root causes (didn't report that a...
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 764
Views: 123,254
Posted By Arlington
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

The City (or maybe the State) has already signed the funding deal that gave BU a veto on cross-traffic in exchange for BU's funding contribution.

It was a bad deal, but if BU has come to its...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 123,254
Posted By Arlington
Re: Comments due Friday

So the silly thing is that the plans Tier 1 of projects include:
- South Station Expansion
- South Station Tower 1 upgrades
- South Coast Rail

By what mental process are these ruled into top...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 123,254
Posted By Arlington
Re: Comments due Friday

If you've done this, you might tweak it and ask for West Station to be included in the 2040 State Rail plan (you can also advocate for West Station & Electrification as down payments on NSRL)
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