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Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 355,041
Posted By sm89
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Doesn't that mean it's not done yet?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-12-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5,503
Views: 744,263
Posted By sm89
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

I agree with jass. The locations being pointed out aren't because of faulty signals or old equipment, but because at one point in the past few decades, someone didn't look for a green line trolley...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-10-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,207
Posted By sm89
Re: Green Line Type 10 Procurement

The Type 10s will. And that procurement will start very shortly after these 9s and the Green Line Extension get up and running. Type 10 will be a full fleet replacement.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-29-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 138,845
Posted By sm89
Re: General Infrastructure

Are you saying there is no induced demand onto side streets from giving more priority to the East Boston on-ramp?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-28-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 138,845
Posted By sm89
Re: General Infrastructure

Exactly. Why would they prioritize an on-ramp over the highway which is just continuing its route into downtown?



When the highway flow is prioritized, there is no reason to filter through East...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-27-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 138,845
Posted By sm89
Re: General Infrastructure

The main goal of this project was to tighten up the entry to the tunnel and restore the street network of nearby streets. For years residents wanted this area to feel more like a neighborhood and not...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-26-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5,503
Views: 744,263
Posted By sm89
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

The MBTA has become so reluctant to drop trips that they're really screwing up on-time performance.

I take the 131 frequently. There are two buses on the route at rush hour and they alternate...
Forum: Development Projects 11-21-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4,283
Views: 741,468
Posted By sm89
Re: The New Retail Thread

It appears to just be accessible within the store. I understand wanting to bring people inside to see displays and such, but this will probably just mean a bunch of empty Starbucks cups littered in...
Forum: Development Projects 11-19-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,597
Posted By sm89
Re: MIT Museum/Boeing | 314 Main St. | Kendall Square

Why would we need to cross post? Think of it like the Seaport: it's all one master plan, but each project has a different thread even though many are being constructed simultaneously (though some...
Forum: Development Projects 11-19-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 35,927
Posted By sm89
Re: Columbus Ave Student Housing | 10 Burke St | Northeastern University

I lived in Loftman Hall on Hemenway St. 2 double rooms, 1 single room. The total rent that one 3 bedroom unit brought in was around $5,000/month. They charge much more for the new buildings and pay...
Forum: Development Projects 11-18-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 35,927
Posted By sm89
Re: Columbus Ave Student Housing | 10 Burke St | Northeastern University

?? When I went to NU I moved off campus because I could save thousands. I went from a shared room in an older building ($950 per month) to my own room in an apartment with friends in Mission Hill for...
Forum: Development Projects 11-17-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,429
Posted By sm89
Re: Residential Tower | 41 Lagrange Street | Chinatown

Aha! I knew there was a tower portion to the 48 Boylston BYMCU project!

For some reason every mention of this phase disappeared and you could only find info on the renovation of the existing...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-17-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 69,509
Posted By sm89
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

I would say a LOT has changed in the last 6 years. Seems the state senator just might not have wanted to pursue it back then? The cars having "claim" to it makes no sense. Does that mean she didn't...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 105,593
Posted By sm89
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

It's the portion between McGrath and Sullivan Sq. I don't know where it will start though. I don't think it's that full stretch. It's part of the casino mitigation.
Forum: Development Projects 11-14-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,708
Posted By sm89
Re: Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

Would the pedestrian underpass be used though? Seems easier to just cross the street. In my experience the underpass at Mass Ave station on the Orange Line is seldom used and people just use the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-14-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 56,428
Posted By sm89
Re: Blue Line extension to Lynn

Hasn't been the case for many years now.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-09-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,546
Posted By sm89
Re: Big Dig Tunnel--

This was an extreme case, but what is the mechanism to recoup these costs? For example when a truck runs down a traffic signal it's just 'oops sorry' and the City pays to replace it.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-08-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,546
Posted By sm89
Re: Big Dig Tunnel--

No. The driver is to blame here. This wasn't an inevitable event. Canadian drivers are in the US all the time. If the driver was confused by the imperial form of measurement, they should have taken...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-08-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5,503
Views: 744,263
Posted By sm89
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

What about something more recent. Let's say in the last 25 years:

MBTA subway fare went from $0.85 in 1993 to $2.25 now (164% increase)

Federal gas tax went from $0.18/g in 1993 to $0.18/g now...
Forum: Development Projects 11-06-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 23,049
Posted By sm89
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

Since Boylston St is already only 3 travel lanes here, it sounds more like they're turning the parking lane into the wider sidewalk.
Forum: Development Projects 11-02-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,006
Posted By sm89
Re: Dock Square Parking Garage, 20 Clinton Street

Just want to point out that the presence of these cars prevents meaningful improvements for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit since they are trying to accommodate traffic and parking needs. Bus...
Forum: Development Projects 10-31-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 355,799
Posted By sm89
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

When I lived in the Netherlands I went to the supermarket 3-4 times per week because I could just walk there in a few minutes. Always fresh food to cook (and also my refrigerator was TINY). The huge...
Forum: Development Projects 10-29-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 309,126
Posted By sm89
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

The 13 stories to 6 is quite a compromise, but at least it's being built on a parking lot and will only have 2 parking spaces for 55 units!
Forum: Development Projects 10-23-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 160,223
Posted By sm89
Re: Fort Point

I echo this sentiment. A lot of people are too focused on the overall picture, while ignoring the incremental tweaks here and there that have an immediate impact.

Unless a facility is unsafe,...
Forum: Development Projects 10-23-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,140
Views: 708,181
Posted By sm89
Re: Innovation Dist. / South Boston Seaport

Is that sarcasm? They installed retrofit parking protected bike lanes when they had a clean slate that could have led to a world class cycle track. The Summer St project just a few blocks over is an...
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