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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-08-2018, 09:51 PM
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Posted By DominusNovus
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Ditto. F-Line is always an excellent source of info.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-06-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5,406
Views: 695,703
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Unrelated question: does the T have soecific plans/schedule for turning at-grade commuter rail crossings into overpasses/underpasses?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-02-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5,406
Views: 695,703
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Crazy idea: Put the ‘closed station’ information on the stickers, rather than the other way around.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 09-25-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,638
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: Boston Congestion Zone Charging

I so want to see the city stop giving free resident parking. If you already live in the city, you almost certainly don’t need parking.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 09-25-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,638
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: Boston Congestion Zone Charging

Agreed. I have zero faith in Beacon Hill’s ability to focus its priorities, though.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-24-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5,406
Views: 695,703
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Why would you want to subsidize the poorer ends of the income spectrum? I’m inclined to think the the wealthier you are, the more you’re likely to conteibute to congestion.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 09-24-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,638
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: Boston Congestion Zone Charging

What do people think of this indirect proposal: Taxes levied on parking spaces (along with hiking up metered charges) - particularly open lots. It could actually do double duty as an indirect...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 09-13-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 512,582
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

This is a tad distant from our usual fare here, but I’ve been pondering what Boston might look like if we managed to build the NSRL when it was originally first was proposed in 1910 - including...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-12-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 127,259
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: General Infrastructure

Anyone have any idea why Herald St, in particular, is so horribly congested every afternoon rush hour? The opposite direction streets, like Berkeley, are not nearly as bad in the morning.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-12-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,245
Views: 193,201
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: North-South Rail Link

We get it. Shall we talk about the actual rail project again?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-10-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,245
Views: 193,201
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: North-South Rail Link

Would anyone (f-line?) have any good sources on the early proposals for a north south rail link? I know that it was originally explored in the 1910s, but war amd economic problems derailed things (no...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-10-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,245
Views: 193,201
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: North-South Rail Link

If a business is running a deficit and lowers the price of their product, is that a kickback to the customers?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-01-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 187,025
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

There are almost a hundred cars running during rush hour alone. Its going to take quite awhile to phase out all the old cars, even at several a month.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-31-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 187,025
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Pretty sure the suggestion was to use the parts for the remaining old trains still in service.
Forum: Development Projects 08-15-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 673,562
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: Innovation Dist. / South Boston Seaport

In all fairness, ~$60k is still really optimistic for recent graduates. My wife does quite nicely in her job and has a valuable degree, and she made around $30k when she graduated (we’re in our early...
Forum: Development Projects 08-15-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 673,562
Posted By DominusNovus
Forum: Development Projects 08-15-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 673,562
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: Innovation Dist. / South Boston Seaport

That math really doesn’t add up - 12k a month after taxes would imply 144k a year after taxes, rather than 125k before. If a household is earning 125k, then they’re taking home about 90k, or about...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-12-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 187,025
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Well, everyone does get a say. Thats how the system works.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-10-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 187,025
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

The inaccuracy is most obvious in the statement that, if the costs were passed onto only those that use the infrastructure, the infrastructure would not exist. This requires one to ignore the systems...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-09-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 187,025
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Beyond the inaccuracies in both the premise and the conclusion, you’re more focused on casting blame than finding a solution.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-09-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 187,025
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

There’s a very compelling argument there. But regardless of its strength, its several degrees away from the immediate issue.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-09-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 187,025
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

If we are framing a proposal of a new gas tax as a measure to fight congestion, then it absolutely is reasonable to object if you are not driving in the congested area. Either way ‘tough shit’ is not...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-09-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 187,025
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Elections, by nature, tend not to select for courage. Which is, generally, a good thing, whatever its downsides are.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-09-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 187,025
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Agreed. I think we’d have a much better time raising the gas tax than we did with the automatically adjusting gas tax (which I still oppose on philosophical grounds). Only problem is that we’d have...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-09-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 187,025
Posted By DominusNovus
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

And we won’t have a carbon tax for the foreseeable future.

All I’m saying is that mass transit activists need to pitch inprovements as a way to help motorists, not as the end upside after we...
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