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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 08-13-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 168,985
Posted By The EGE
Re: Aerials

My shot from a flight into Logan a few weeks ago. ...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 08-11-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 653,530
Posted By The EGE
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

Brockton is 19 miles from downtown Boston - twice the distance to Lynn. Quincy Center is more akin to Lynn than Brockton is. Salem, Beverly, Walpole, and even Framingham are closer to downtown Boston...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 145,055
Posted By The EGE
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

There is some sort of structure here (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3519834,-71.0457864,3a,75y,336.16h,84.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1soDibaUOszml2puLzKsopvQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192) (and not related to...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-02-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By The EGE
Re: Unbuilt railroads

I actually mapped out (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CHO1lkgsNogf953sk38sxUtKzME&usp=sharing) the Eastern Terminal Railway a while back. It doesn't look like it was anything other than one guy's...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-02-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6,404
Views: 930,912
Posted By The EGE
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Well, the good news is that it'll only really matter for a couple years. AFC 2.0 will (almost certainly) make Zone 1A a free transfer to/from subway.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-01-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By The EGE
Re: Unbuilt railroads

The Milford-Tewksbury map must date to the late 1860s. The Charles River Railroad became the BH&E Woonsocket Division in 1865, and the Framingham-Sterling Junction line became the BC&F in 1867. The...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-25-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3,046
Views: 582,243
Posted By The EGE
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

Quoting from what I wrote a while back on the Wikipedia article:

"In August 2012, the City of Somerville, MassDOT, and the MBTA reached a memorandum of agreement about the station. Through the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-12-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 44,221
Posted By The EGE
Re: Amtrak / Regional Rail Discussion Thread

I'm not convinced that ex-Metroliner cabs (and other equipment) are in such dire short supply as to threaten a once-weekly service. As of October 2018...
Forum: General 06-11-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4,667
Views: 639,546
Posted By The EGE
Re: Open Thread

The second one is an extension of the proposed-but-never-built Brighton Branch Railroad. Proposed in 1870 as a privately-financed branch line because Brighton Center residents regretted forcing the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-06-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 23,731
Posted By The EGE
Re: Green Line Type 10 Procurement

HelloBostonHi, what website is that screenshot from?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-06-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 145,055
Posted By The EGE
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

Subsidy per route was actually done by the MBTA in 2012 (https://cdn.mbta.com/uploadedfiles/Fares_and_Passes_v2/Route%20Performance%20Indicators%207-6%20Fixed.pdf).
Forum: Design a Better Boston 05-30-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 264,186
Posted By The EGE
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

Montvale is a no-brainer, and UMass Lowell and North Chelmsford are obvious intermediates for a Nashua extension. Knocking off Wedgemere (possibly by a GLX-Winchester) will buy some schedule slack,...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-20-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6,404
Views: 930,912
Posted By The EGE
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Until several years ago, the MBTA was regularly reporting 210-230k riders per day on the Green Line. Now it's at 150-160k. Has the Green Line really lost one-third of its riders in just several...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-06-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 291,332
Posted By The EGE
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

The picture doesn't do a good job showing the size of the screen - the map is probably 18 inches square, and all the text is easily readable from across the car.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-03-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 291,332
Posted By The EGE
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

BART does a very nice job with their LCD route maps on their new fleet:
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Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-12-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 653,530
Posted By The EGE
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

Also, Route 2 completely misses any kind of density. (Not surprising - it was built where land could be acquired.) There's literally nothing but low-density suburbs all the way out to 128. Versus on...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-05-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 264,186
Posted By The EGE
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

Canton Junction - which is larger and stone, and also on the NRHP - was moved around 2000 during electrification. House-sized wooden buildings like Reading, North Billerica, Swampscott, West Concord,...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-05-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 264,186
Posted By The EGE
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

Perhaps the station building could be moved to one end of the platforms? That should be pretty doable, and would leave room for a full-high platform.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-04-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By The EGE
Re: Framingham grade crossings

Outright relocation - what is now Middlesex Avenue and the Middlesex Path was the original ROW. During the 1896 grade crossing elimination (which also included the addition of 3rd and 4th tracks),...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-03-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By The EGE
Re: Framingham grade crossings

Turn Grant and Marble into a through route with an underpass (that goes under 135 and Howard). Put a second underpass from South (vacant lot east of the current alignment) to Howard. And an overpass...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-12-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 15,905
Posted By The EGE
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

True. Perhaps then to serve 39 and 66 riders?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-11-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 15,905
Posted By The EGE
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

I'm wondering it that's actually two FVMs at Brigham Circle since it has those weird split platforms.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-11-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 144,982
Posted By The EGE
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

SFO (and OAK) have a $6 surcharge on all BART trips. That makes it ~$11 to get to downtown SF, and ~$15 to get to Oakland, from SFO; from OAK it's not much less. And BART wonders why they're lagging...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 02-27-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 264,186
Posted By The EGE
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

North Wilmington is an easy 1-for-1 swap for the former Salem Street station (open 1959-1967) less than a mile away. Salem Street wouldn't have the issue of trains blocking Route 62 that currently...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-26-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6,404
Views: 930,912
Posted By The EGE
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Immediately after the subway opened in 1897, it was scheduled for 250 TPH (14-second headways). But, exactly as F-Line explained, those were thoroughly different operating conditions. At that point,...
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