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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-28-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 42,369
Posted By choo
Re: Amtrak / Regional Rail Discussion Thread

True high speed rail would be a gamechanger here. It’s costly but frequent, semi-express service (and electrification) I think it should be looked at for all gateway cities (worcester, Springfield,...
Forum: Development Projects 02-28-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4,108
Views: 1,097,241
Posted By choo
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I went by that govt center view the other day— it will look quite significant right there (in a good way). I think it will really close in government center make it feel more like a city. It will...
Forum: Development Projects 08-17-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 465,858
Posted By choo
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Everett mayor has seemingly embraced a lot more housing and has been doing great bus transit improvements that make the community more accessible. This is really what a lot of areas around the core...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-06-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 104,448
Posted By choo
Re: Longfellow Bridge update

My recollection on the bridge lane design is that two lanes going into Boston is more justifiable given the back up at Charles circle. Given the layout and turn options, 1 Lane would lower the...
Forum: Development Projects 04-08-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 465,858
Posted By choo
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

A slight tangent, but the Springfield mgm looks like it has a very good street presence (much more of a downtown location that Wynn) but the quality of materials do really well. Hopefully it helps...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-06-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 233,833
Posted By choo
Re: Silver Line to Chelsea

Project looks great but one thing that seems very annoying to me is that the Chelsea stop on the silver line isn’t the Chelsea stop on the commuter rail line. At least on the map, you have Chelsea...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-27-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6,278
Views: 914,803
Posted By choo
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Is there any legal issue that precludes them from lowering the price for reverse commutes?

Right now, the marginal cost of an additional passenger is $0 and reverse commuters aren't often having a...
Forum: Development Projects 02-22-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 48,447
Posted By choo
Re: DOT Parcels 25, 26, 27, 28 Kneeland Street

Since they haven't been able to sell it, and we have a housing shortage. I feel like this is something the city and state should focus on derisking and developing around the concerns it mentions. I...
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4,808
Views: 1,068,970
Posted By choo
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

While the design may have taken a turn - and while I don't like it, there is a lot of overreaction here - no one is going to get nailed to a cross for accepting a bid that was $50 mil more than the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-23-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,114
Posted By choo
Re: Parking Permits

I think there should be more paying for permits, but don’t know if a straight auction would work because of some equity issues. But I do think those can be addressed and a big improvement on status...
Forum: Development Projects 01-10-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 465,858
Posted By choo
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

The article mentions it really as a much more complete waterfront recreation complex with not only a football stadium, but additional fields, playgrounds and waterfront access. It actually seems like...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-04-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 193,124
Posted By choo
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

I think you guys are going a little overboard on the 2040 delay. I think its more a reflection of the highway has to get straightened and the primarily Harvard-led plan and larger development...
Forum: Development Projects 09-16-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 182,500
Posted By choo
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Something I haven't heard directly mention, but while mbta has its shortfalls, our bid will be able to say in 5 years time the red, orange and green will be served by entirely new or refurbished...
Forum: Development Projects 09-07-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 182,500
Posted By choo
Re: The New Office Thread

For a variety of reasons, I don't think they will pick a tier 1 city northeast city. I think the west coast is out because they are already there. If they wanted to do Boston, NYC, Philly, DC they...
Forum: Development Projects 05-01-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 637,520
Posted By choo
Re: Assembly Row (Assembly Sq Redevelopment) | Assembly Square | Somerville

Is there any height limit that would make a compromise that resulting in them getting more height in exchange for all the net new apts being affordable until you hit 20%
Forum: Development Projects 05-01-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 256,599
Posted By choo
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

I wonder of there's is an opportunity to go to Everett. If Wynn is buying up nearby land, a soccer stadium integrated or attached to the casino in some way. Parking under construction, T nearby,...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-30-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,164
Posted By choo
Re: Bridj

I be the more than anything uberpool killed them. Probably slightly more expensive than an expensive bus but door to door service.

Edit: I wonder if they looked into more low income, high...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-25-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6,278
Views: 914,803
Posted By choo
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

I think the Hyde Park can be made, but I think there is an unacknowledged aspect to the fair design in this conversation. I look at Braintree and think the MBTA does not want people to take the...
Forum: Greater New England 02-09-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,290
Posted By choo
Re: Lowell 2015 update

What's the rationale for no residential? Not even mixed? (I'm not familiar with Lowell but this seems to go against the grain of other small cities seeking to bring in residence and mix use)
Forum: Development Projects 01-25-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 193,962
Posted By choo
Re: General Electric HQ | 244-284 A Street | Fort Point

This is really an NBA move, not a GE move. The league made this decision to allow ads. I don't like logos on the jersey's at all, but all teams are doing this. If the league has them, I would at...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-16-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,278
Views: 914,803
Posted By choo
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Well we have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. Now all of our liberal policies are supposed to kill economic growth, but unfortunately we have growing, educated, and affluent...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-07-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4,153
Views: 820,546
Posted By choo
Re: Logan Flight Additions

If BOS really wont work for some time, i could see them doing both RI and NH. Likely not right away, but the Boston Metro is definitely big enough to split for $300-400 round trip to Ireland/Europe.
Forum: Development Projects 12-01-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 637,520
Posted By choo
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-27-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6,278
Views: 914,803
Posted By choo
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Overall, i think the cost benefit analysis for transit greatly underestimates the opportunity cost of not investing. Yes, we should use better bids and prudent prioritization, but general system...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 10-26-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,490
Posted By choo
Re: Road Construction

HOV South station exit/ Logan HOV on 93 N coming into the city has a pretty nice bounce. that's concrete, probably not 7 feet of it though.
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