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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5,491
Views: 739,556
Posted By jass
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

MBTA isnt unique.

MTA was operating the same way. Thatwas why trains were getting slower every year for 50 years.

The thing is, advocates started making a lot of noise. And then the NYT gave...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5,491
Views: 739,556
Posted By jass
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Read the entire NYT article. They have a couple of folks riding in the front of the trains noting exactly these type of issues.



These immediate fixes arent signals...theyre signs. Im pretty...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5,491
Views: 739,556
Posted By jass
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

You dont need a multi-year study to remove a stop sign that was put up as a knee-jerk reaction (ie, with no study) to a crash 12 years ago.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-11-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5,491
Views: 739,556
Posted By jass
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Big news from NYC:

For the past 50 years, management has constantly slowed down trains by adding unnecessary speed restrictions in the name of safety. Over time, these speed restrictions have only...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-11-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 138,049
Posted By jass
Re: General Infrastructure

Thats a good point. There are many bus lines that also have excess capacity on weekends, why dont they get special fares?

Whats crazy is that the 1 day bus/subway pass is $12.00. Does anyone on...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-10-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 138,049
Posted By jass
Re: General Infrastructure

Doesnt sound stupid to me. Doing things with data is important.

MBTA has an extensive legacy of fucking over low income and minority riders, so its not like the agency can claim they deserve a...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-10-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 704,191
Posted By jass
Re: Logan Flight Additions

Excellent. I hate United, and the only other choice is Jetblue, but I have yet to get on this flight anywhere remotely on time. Sorry Jetblue, I love your planes, but my flight shouldnt take longer...
Forum: Development Projects 12-06-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,205
Posted By jass
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | BU Central

The "the building mass references the scale of its context" slide is the stupidest thing I have ever seen.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-06-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,309
Posted By jass
Re: North Washington St Bridge

Where is the train embankment
Forum: Development Projects 12-03-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4,277
Views: 737,376
Posted By jass
Re: The New Retail Thread

Thanks Governor Baker!
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-30-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 704,191
Posted By jass
Re: Logan Flight Additions

The South African flights stopped in Cape Verde for gas.

But you know what, I was thinking direct flights by US carriers.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-29-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 704,191
Posted By jass
Re: Logan Flight Additions

About a decade ago, there wasnt a single flight between the US and African mainland. This was when the only existing flight (Houston to Lagos) ended.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-27-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 138,049
Posted By jass
Re: General Infrastructure

Was just there this weekend and the signage coming from the airport is inadequate
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-21-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 97,282
Posted By jass
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

$3.50 is nothing compared to a week of parking at $35.00 a DAY
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-20-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 97,282
Posted By jass
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Was this posted? Directly relevant to curb space demand + MassPorts parking business model



Full article:
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Forum: Development Projects 11-20-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 308,052
Posted By jass
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

The biggest failure in that picture is the sidewalk.

No trees.

About 5 feet of walking space.

Hideous
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-20-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 97,282
Posted By jass
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Im sorry are you really trying to establish that the ticket cost has any relation to the capital cost of the vehicle?

That shows a complete disregard for how transportation pricing works.

The...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-19-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 104,880
Posted By jass
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

Where did the northbound run turn before? Theres no left from Main to Broadway
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-19-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 97,282
Posted By jass
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

For reference, a single A380 costs US$445.6 million.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-19-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 97,282
Posted By jass
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

The frustration is certainly warranted when you compare the importance of the MBTA system to the economy and the lack of investment in that.

For example:



What was the last time you heard...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 202,166
Posted By jass
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Thats because cars crash all the time

Solution: More train crashes
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 202,166
Posted By jass
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Why though.

You can buy a new car with 15 miles on the odometer.
Forum: Development Projects 11-16-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,591
Posted By jass
Forum: Development Projects 11-16-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 40,020
Posted By jass
Re: Kenmore Square North

DC hasnt built something this bland in decades
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 104,880
Posted By jass
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

I mean...



HOW COULD ANYONE HAVE SEEN THIS COMING
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