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Forum: Development Projects 08-02-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 74,345
Posted By belmont square
Re: The Eddy | 6 New Street | East Boston

That was unrelated--fire department learned the building wasn't sprinkled during a movie shoot, and the owner decided to go the cheaper demolition route (given that there were no Designated Port...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-12-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 453,596
Posted By belmont square
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

Just pointing out that most of the project ridership isn't at the new stations. If we're in a position to invest $2b+ on individual key routes count me in. Is the #15 next?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-12-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 453,596
Posted By belmont square
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

The new stations account for 14k of the ridership. I think all the rest was at lechmere - govt ctr generated by the increased frequency. The 6 new stations are basically a high ridership key bus...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-09-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 453,596
Posted By belmont square
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

I apologize for being obtuse, but let me make sure I've got this straight:

- decision is made to require a major transit capital investment in a corridor where current bus volumes are well below...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-09-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 453,596
Posted By belmont square
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

Inman proximity is another reason the Union branch should probably be preserved before the College Ave one.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-09-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 453,596
Posted By belmont square
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

Don't forget Everett and Malden voters. Like Cambridge they also derive almost no benefit from the project, but if voters will be motivated by somewhat close-by transit investments being canceled we...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-09-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 453,596
Posted By belmont square
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

I walk with purpose, about a 15 minute mile. Those distance are about 2/3 mile.



Now I have an honest question. Do you think people in Central Square, Harvard Square, Cambridgeport, North...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-09-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 453,596
Posted By belmont square
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

Baker got crushed in Somerville in '14 (lost to Coakley by 11,000 votes with 22,000 cast in total). Somerville had 50% turnout in '14.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-09-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 453,596
Posted By belmont square
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

Wouldn't it be more logical to cut the College Ave branch and keep Union? Union is by far the biggest commercial district in the GLX project corridors and it also represents the best place for dense...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-02-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 453,596
Posted By belmont square
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

Since there's only projected to be 15k or so daily boardings at the new stations on the extension (many of those already MBTA riders), how does that translate into tens of thousands of fewer cars on...
Forum: Development Projects 09-17-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,364
Posted By belmont square
Re: GE Gear Plant - Lynn

What is the smart thing to do? Doubling the length of the blue line to serve one, maybe two additional stations? Where one of those stations has a 19 minute rail connection to downtown Boston...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-27-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 453,596
Posted By belmont square
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

I don't think the 6 new glx stations are expected to carry more than the 6 station stretch of the d from reservoir to fenway. Other than the beyond airport station portion of the blue line, we're...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-24-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 453,596
Posted By belmont square
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

Cantab's point about total population per census tract is irrelevant. It's the pop density that matters.

If you were looking for a corridor to implement rapid transit and could only choose two...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-24-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 732
Views: 120,998
Posted By belmont square
Re: Fall River/New Bedford Commuter Rail

We all know that's a bogus a stat. Somerville neighborhoods rarely approach the density of everett or chelsea neighborhoods. It's Somerville's lack of commercial or industrial neighborhoods within...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-22-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 120,998
Posted By belmont square
Re: Fall River/New Bedford Commuter Rail

Supplementing moderately-patronized bus routes with a $2b light rail line?
Forum: Development Projects 08-21-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 102,302
Posted By belmont square
Re: Seaport Parcels M1-M2 | Seaport Sq. | Seaport

Who knew Seaport Square included 20 story buildings on the Eastie waterfront?!
Forum: Development Projects 08-08-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 105,338
Posted By belmont square
Re: East Boston Developments

It's ghastly, but has little impact on the neighborhood. The site is on the most auto-friendly street (not counting highways) in Eastie, and is wedged between a marsh, the Blue Line yard, and a...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-19-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 148,838
Posted By belmont square
Re: MBTA Winter 2015: Failure and Recovery

Or 25 minutes if you take the 110 bus to Wellington and then the Orange Line one stop to Assembly. Depends where you're going in Somerville.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-18-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 148,838
Posted By belmont square
Re: Dr. Beverly Scott resigns

I get your explanation for why it happened. But many here (and elsewhere) delude themselves into thinking GLX is some completely rational and responsible investment in over $2B. Maybe it is...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-18-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 148,838
Posted By belmont square
Re: Dr. Beverly Scott resigns

"Essential" might be overdoing it. Somerville is already the "it" municiplaity in Greater Boston with housing costs even in the less desirable corners of town beyond reach of most homebuyers. Even...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-18-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 148,838
Posted By belmont square
Re: Dr. Beverly Scott resigns

So that would make this corridor similar to chelsea, roxbury, dorchester, and mattapan. But actually not so similar, because in those other places there are multiple bus routes operating over...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-18-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 148,838
Posted By belmont square
Re: Dr. Beverly Scott resigns

If they're able to kill GLX even though it's a legal commitment wouldn't that be a sign of competence, not stupidity?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-09-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,850
Posted By belmont square
Re: Poll: The Next Big Project

I can think of two--

1) where would all of the buses layover that would presumably now be using Roslindale as a terminus?

2) since the majority of passengers using a Roslindale station would...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 03-05-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,563
Posted By belmont square
Re: North Station-South Station Rail Link

I've never understood why it is such an important thing. If in fact the South Station expansion is going to solve much of the foreseeable capacity issues that NSRL was to have solved (at a fraction...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 01-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3,358
Views: 494,039
Posted By belmont square
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

OK--its morning and I have a little more energy now.

My only statement on Wollaston was included in this point:
[/QUOTE]there's plenty of redevelopment opportunities around the downstream...
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