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Forum: Development Projects 05-14-2018, 11:31 AM
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Views: 34,454
Posted By ant8904
Re: Kenmore Square North

They also named Storrow Drive after James Storrow, who his wife campaigned to stop the construction of the highway. They waited until both died and named the highway after them.
Forum: Development Projects 05-13-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 34,454
Posted By ant8904
Re: Kenmore Square North

Students are people too...
Forum: Development Projects 05-03-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 140,013
Posted By ant8904
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Catching up here, I can read that everyone agree same overall issues. Everyone agrees on what are possible tactics to address it. Everyone even agrees on the limitations on the tactics we have.

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Forum: Development Projects 03-01-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 144,836
Posted By ant8904
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

I have thought about it before (and with memories as a BU kid), the most easiest path is through BU Academy. You branch off from the B-line, go through the parking lot in front of BU Academy, go...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-13-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,122
Posted By ant8904
Re: Winter 2017 / 2018; MBTA.

I have to say that was a horrible read. It not totally without truth, but it is so slanted that I personally cannot discern which was which.

For example, one of his first examples was the...
Forum: Development Projects 02-10-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 336,181
Posted By ant8904
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

I miss when the Amazon thread was the most vitriolic thread. Despite some moments where some viewed it as so bad that some wanted to lock it, it wasn't that bad and everyone (or at least myself and I...
Forum: Development Projects 01-11-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 140,013
Posted By ant8904
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

That's what I have been trying to say (see post #1026, about 2 pages back). And no one paid any attention to it. It is not about being positive or negative about Boston. It is not about if our...
Forum: Development Projects 01-06-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 140,013
Posted By ant8904
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

I think I finally understand how to word what bothers me in this discussion. That I can agree that Boston is scarred from the Big Dig and provincialism, but also annoyed at the hand-wringing.
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Forum: Development Projects 12-22-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 140,013
Posted By ant8904
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

I have to you are making a good number of reaches there. I don't rule out Baltimore can win the Amazon bid on the principle that there's a chance for anything. That we should treat any competitor...
Forum: Development Projects 11-29-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 140,013
Posted By ant8904
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Post office moving. Isn't that the complicator South Station? My memory says South Station Tower should have started by now, but then the Post Office threw a wrench? If they threw wrenches before,...
Forum: Development Projects 11-28-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 140,013
Posted By ant8904
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

So to indirectly answer your question Rifleman, I decided to look at the Bid document that dshoost88 linked and quoting here for easy access.

It feels like the last few pages, no one has been...
Forum: Development Projects 11-28-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 140,013
Posted By ant8904
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Did my brain just broke? I'm trying to read the last few comments and I can't comprehend wtf am I reading.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-27-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,418
Posted By ant8904
Re: MBTA 2021 - The year the MBTA stop sucking?

Here's a question to everyone? Assuming all these projects are coming to fruition at the same time? What are the missing major projects want it comes to reliability? Or does this covers all the major...
Forum: Development Projects 11-27-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 140,013
Posted By ant8904
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

I have 3 thoughts.

1. It's two pages back, but I want to mention about the Olympics because it was used as an example of our dysfunction because it was shut down. So you're saying the right move...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-21-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,418
Posted By ant8904
Re: MBTA 2021 - The year the MBTA stop sucking?

It's not all about 2021, you are right that there's should always be another big project or contract to be talking about.

However, I think there arguably some there's some significance to 2021...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-21-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,418
Posted By ant8904
Re: MBTA 2021 - The year the MBTA stop sucking?

The one I first heard in a confirming way is via UHub but here's the MBTA's official page giving details on this (https://www.mbta.com/news/3069).



Keep in mind that 2021/2022 is the estimated...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-20-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,418
Posted By ant8904
Re: MBTA 2021 - The year the MBTA stop sucking?

What's the timeline and status on that project? Unlike the other projects, I don't remember a lot of news. I vaguely recall of reading some plans, but I can't remember anything concrete and googling...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-20-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,418
Posted By ant8904
MBTA 2021 - The year the MBTA stop sucking?

Keep in mind stop sucking doesn't necessarily means Japan "we apologize for being 20-seconds late" level good.


152 New Orange Line Trains
252 New Red Line Trains
24 New Green Line Trains
...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-20-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,735
Posted By ant8904
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

Assuming everything in the slides are correct, it looks like the proposal is similar to Chicago, except the MBTA chose the total package service with every single feature included.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-17-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 479,885
Posted By ant8904
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

At the last meeting, they explained that their did their ordering by "if there is money, they will prioritize to upgrading the GLX stations first". Thus the platform canopies, elevators, and public...
Forum: Development Projects 10-24-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 140,013
Posted By ant8904
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

No, it is not the same thing. Your posts until you people call you out and explain yourself was just opinions without substance. Schmessy states his opinion and gave substance behind it.

I'm...
Forum: Development Projects 10-24-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 140,013
Posted By ant8904
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Because you are giving your opinion poorly. When you keep saying "___ is a dump", you are making assessments without substance. Yes, you are also saying crime rate and depopulation, so you're not...
Forum: Development Projects 10-23-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 140,013
Posted By ant8904
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

It's not about being nice, it's about taking competition seriously. It's the competitive mentality (for me and most other respondents at least, I can recognize some are genuinely just mad about...
Forum: Development Projects 10-23-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 140,013
Posted By ant8904
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

What did I say before? Can we not trash other cities? Calling other cities dumps sounds less fair assessment of competitors and more old school Bostonian's famed provincial superiority-inferiority...
Forum: Development Projects 09-15-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 140,013
Posted By ant8904
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Let's trash Austin because Texans voted for Trump.

Let's trash Baltimore because its a crime ridden dump.

Let's trash Chicago because of it's corruption.

Let's trash Pittsburgh because it's...
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