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Forum: Development Projects 09-09-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,530
Posted By saulblum
Re: Cooper Street Apartments | 20 Cooper St. | Downtown Waltham

Developer plans to rebuild after Waltham fire

http://waltham.wickedlocal.com/news/20170907/developer-plans-to-rebuild-after-waltham-fire
Forum: Development Projects 08-29-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,670
Posted By saulblum
Re: ACKS | 399 Binney Str. | E. Cambridge

The theater's closed at least through the weekend.

https://twitter.com/KendallCinema/status/902522585350590464
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-17-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6,139
Views: 892,980
Posted By saulblum
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Do you even ride the rails of which you speak or do you just look at some numbers on paper?

Yeah, this driving route from Concord to North Station looks super-competitive with the train. 40 mins...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-16-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6,139
Views: 892,980
Posted By saulblum
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

A little spreadsheet I put together with numbers from the 2014 Blue Book.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_5A9ziNUWsgfnhRXT5e_634kFgGOgfzSh0rEaPw18o8/edit?usp=sharing

Several lines...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-16-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6,139
Views: 892,980
Posted By saulblum
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Is 20,000 passengers not sufficient?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-06-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6,139
Views: 892,980
Posted By saulblum
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

So many unanswered questions. Makes you wonder if Keolis and MBTA upper management actually ride the commuter rail.

Are these the standard Charlie gates? If so, how will they handle mTicket? And...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-18-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 174,022
Posted By saulblum
Re: General Infrastructure

The Globe piece includes my tweet about exactly that from last month.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/05/18/would-closing-newbury-street-cars-good-idea/vnfT0kpyL0wpJygDaiRaSL/story.html
Forum: Development Projects 01-22-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 32,463
Posted By saulblum
Re: The "MERC" at Moody & Main | Waltham

https://goo.gl/maps/L1RhtugN23M2
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-21-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6,139
Views: 892,980
Posted By saulblum
Re: Driven By Customer 'Service' Parte Dos

Why do I have little doubt this directive came from the State Police or was somehow otherwise related to "security"? "What if one of those bikes was hiding something evil?"
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-21-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6,139
Views: 892,980
Posted By saulblum
Re: Driven By Customer 'Service' Parte Dos

Nope, no exception.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midnight-marathon-truck-n-train-2015-tickets-16468641149

The organizers arranged for a truck to transport the bikes.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-21-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6,139
Views: 892,980
Posted By saulblum
Re: Driven By Customer 'Service' Parte Dos

Like I said, easy to argue from the comfort of one's desk.

It would have been an intriguing face-off though, whether the conductor would have followed through with delaying the train to wait for...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-21-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6,139
Views: 892,980
Posted By saulblum
Re: Driven By Customer 'Service' Parte Dos

Perhaps easier to say from the comfort of my desk, but why didn't you just board with your bike and let the conductor choose whether to depart on time or delay the train to call the Transit Police?
...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-04-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 38,814
Posted By saulblum
Re: Late night T service take 2

Can the fare gates and boxes even be programmed to disallow passes and charge a higher fare during certain times, without custom changes from the vendor?

I personally think a late-night surcharge...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-19-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 174,610
Posted By saulblum
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-19-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6,139
Views: 892,980
Posted By saulblum
Re: Driven By Customer 'Service' Parte Dos

during peak hours, 32 trains ran each way through the tunnel
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-03-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6,139
Views: 892,980
Posted By saulblum
Re: Driven By Customer 'Service' Parte Dos

What are you even trying to suggest? That subway trains that can carry 500 passengers would be better served by a fleet of buses that can hold, what, 70 people?

Stop spewing nonsense.
Forum: Development Projects 01-07-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 32,463
Posted By saulblum
Re: The "MERC" at Moody & Main

"The project is one block from the Waltham MBTA Commuter Rail Station with service to South Station via the Fitchburg/South Acton Commuter Rail Lines "

Oops.



A point of reference are the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-28-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6,139
Views: 892,980
Posted By saulblum
Re: Driven By Customer 'Service' Parte Dos

Is it the thickness of a normal CharlieCard or something between a paper ticket and the card?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-10-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6,139
Views: 892,980
Posted By saulblum
Re: Driven By Customer 'Service' Parte Dos

How is editing the copyrighted T map for commercial use in a film production "fair use"?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-10-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6,139
Views: 892,980
Posted By saulblum
Re: Driven By Customer 'Service' Parte Dos

It's also a blatant copyright violation of MBTA property. (I cannot see any way in which this falls under fair use.)
Forum: Development Projects 08-18-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 95,191
Posted By saulblum
Re: Waltham Developments

Yep, one new weekday evening outbound bus has been added.

http://www.mbta.com/uploadedfiles/Schedules_and_Maps/Bus/rt07070A.pdf
Forum: Development Projects 08-13-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 95,191
Posted By saulblum
Re: Waltham Developments

Good to hear. The times I've taken the 9:45 or so bus from Cambridge, it has been standing-room only by the time we leave Central Sq.
Forum: Development Projects 08-13-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 95,191
Posted By saulblum
Re: Waltham Developments

Speaking as a Waltham resident who takes the commuter rail to work but also owns a car, a main impediment to transit in Waltham is evening and night service. After 8 or so the 70 drops to once every...
Forum: Development Projects 08-12-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 95,191
Posted By saulblum
Re: Waltham Developments

You've got to love real estate marketing speak.

"Currents is located close to public transportation including the commuter rail to North Station and South Station and the Riverside bus stop to...
Forum: Development Projects 07-26-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 95,191
Posted By saulblum
Re: Waltham Developments

Aaaaaaaaand the old B&M freight house is gone.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/87614014@N00/sets/72157645525767097/

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3912/14749223182_f28b2da51a_z.jpg...
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