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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-20-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Arlington
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

I'm glad the RFP seems about to be cancelled.

Let's take the land use and transit considerations in this area a little more slowly. Refer to the picture:...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-19-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 141,110
Posted By Arlington
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

^ Yes. Fixed.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-19-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 51,947
Posted By Arlington
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

^ As we saw upthread (from INRIX data), a reduction of 5% in traffic (at congested times & places) results in a 20% increase in speeds.

For this to work, you just need to move 5% of trips out of...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-19-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 51,947
Posted By Arlington
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-19-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 141,110
Posted By Arlington
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

Let me blow your mind: how about we lengthen the ramp and make its slope gentler by taking the little parking lot? I bet the police would be happy to have all their parking in a single chunk.
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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 107,870
Posted By Arlington
Re: Northern Avenue Bridge Fort Point Channel

so is that a roadway on the middle? Is it proposed to be a 2-way road?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Arlington
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

[in answer to a Vans question] as long as the tolls keep the freight traffic flowing freeely, the buses should be happy to use it and mix in usage with the freight.

I'm also picturing that the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,150
Views: 820,148
Posted By Arlington
Re: Logan Flight Additions

MHT in Summer 2005 (no BOS hopper, though)
https://web.archive.org/web/20050721003725/http://www.flymanchester.com/home_frames.htm

U S AIRWAYS - U S AIRWAYS EXPRESS
8 jets/flights a day to New...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4,150
Views: 820,148
Posted By Arlington
Re: Logan Flight Additions

I drove from Arlington 02474 to MHT regularly in the 1998 to 2001 timeframe to catch both Southwest and MetroJet (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MetroJet_(American_airline)) flights to BWI and IAD...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Arlington
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

For starters, It is hard to understand what "side streets" you are referring to when Suffolk Downs' access is only from the arterial 1A & Revere Beach Parkway, & State Rd, and O&D demand to/from the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Arlington
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

Uh, I guess when there's only water on the West, all gentrification must be east of here, so I'll only dispute the characterization of "SOUTH"

Suffolk downs is NORTH and its "single curb cut" at...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Arlington
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

^ used "rails" in the rails-to-trails sense, fully aware there happen to not actually be any usable iron in this stretch, sorry you felt misled.

As far as I can tell nobody (else) popped off about...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,244
Posted By Arlington
Re: Unbuilt roads around metro Boston

The State should proffer to buy what's called the Mugar Parcel (http://arlingtonlandtrust.org/category/mugar/) in east Arlington (the triangular thicket of trees between Rt 2, Thorndike & the back of...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 51,947
Posted By Arlington
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

If Boston used the money for Circulator buses (imagine them for the length of Brookline Ave, Congress Street and a Gold Line from NS/Haymarket to East Boston & Airport) that would go a long way to...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Arlington
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

^ ?

1) it seems like the property owners along 1A would like a less industrial 1A to go along with the redevelopment of Suffolk Downs. It also seems like we're going to get more commercial and...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Arlington
Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

I didn't know this was so far along-and invitation to bids was issued June 21 (Streetsblog PDF (https://mass.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2019/07/East-Boston-ITB-FINAL-6-21-19.pdf))
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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 51,947
Posted By Arlington
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

Didn't say it was wealthy. Said it was above the median.
But it sure as heck ain't "poor" which is probably down at the 25%ile or lower.
And it probably isn't working class, which might be the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 51,947
Posted By Arlington
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

So the appeals to "what about the workin' guy who drives into the city from a place where there is no transit" are true, but only for a tiny segment]. Tinier when you consider that these...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 51,947
Posted By Arlington
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

Lots of data. First, let's take this one: "Moving 5% of rush hour drivers off the road can increase traffic speeds by 20% or more"

That's essentially why July & August have faster-moving traffic...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 141,110
Posted By Arlington
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

Can some supply a marker on a map showing the appropriate Geo for the second entrance?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-15-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,244
Posted By Arlington
Re: Unbuilt roads around metro Boston

Re: Alewife: the goal has to be focused on T-station BUS/HOV access (and additional parking), since we already know (from earlier studies) that a full-capacity fix of Alewife only succeeds in dumping...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-15-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6,275
Views: 914,309
Posted By Arlington
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

What I saw this morning on I-93 from Medford to Callahan: typical "July-August" decongestion--just enough straws that usually break the camel's back are on vacation each week.

If just half of all...
Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 465,641
Posted By Arlington
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

^ thank you for your patience with me.

So, just a SL3/UR stop?

Incidentally would any Urban ring construction be constrained to only have grades that the greenline could climb, so as to support...
Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 465,641
Posted By Arlington
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Thank you for the photo.

I'd say I'm proposing splitting off the Freights to take a single track that starts where crossover 1 is today, essentially having them run on the Monsanto Siding (red)...
Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 465,641
Posted By Arlington
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

I'm going to persist in my denseness: Do the freight RRs have a claim on accessing the ballast pile side? If so, I get it: they have no reason to give up access on both sides of the ROW (or you'd...
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