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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-21-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,752
Views: 291,858
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Regional Rail (including North-South Rail Link)

In addition to a Sullivan commuter rail platform enabling bus and Orange Line transfers, adding a Green Line branch out to Sullivan and the casino might make sense. Multiple branches past the casino...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 01-21-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3,627
Views: 643,264
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Red Line branch to Tufts University

What if a new deep bore tunnel were dug starting around where the Red Line crosses Summer St in Somerville, and continuing to the Tufts University station being built in Medford as part of the Green...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 01-21-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 105,037
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Green Line Reconfiguration

For the Harvard / West Station Green Line connection toward Kenmore, I wonder if using Malvern St or Babcock St to get to the existing surface B branch reservation would be cheaper than building a...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-23-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 141,910
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

How did northbound CT2 get to the Kendall subway station? Was it Ames -> Broadway -> Main -> Ames again?

If the MBTA adds a 116/117 variant that instead of going to Maverick Sq takes the Tobin...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-23-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6,289
Views: 915,732
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Allston Interchange / Throat

http://amateurplanner.blogspot.com/2017/02/auburndale-is-broken-heres-way-to-fix-it.html claims $11.5 million will pay for Auburndale to have accessible full length high level platforms on both...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 11-22-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 259,939
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

What if the relevant part of Strathmore was pedestrianized with a single bidirectional track down the middle? On the portion of Strathmore which is south of Beacon and perpendicular to Beacon, there...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 11-22-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 259,939
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

I'm wondering if extending the Blue Line three stops past Kenmore to have it serve Fenway, Longwood, and Brookline Village might make sense if that was done in conjunction with both a C-D and a D-E...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-22-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 141,910
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: CT2 near Kendall

The CT2 still is one of the worst MBTA routes with respect to not going in a straight line, and it's not really possible to fix that and still have it covering all of the things CT2 does in a single...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-22-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6,289
Views: 915,732
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Allston Interchange / Throat

I think I'm suggesting, instead of running express buses, running local buses to take people to commuter rail stations from the bus stops where they currently board express buses (but I'm not sure...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-22-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6,289
Views: 915,732
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Allston Interchange / Throat

Do we know if Houghton Chemical is now transloading their shipments to truck somewhere, or if they're shutting down that facility?



Does Indigo Regional Rail mean anything other than frequent...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-19-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 85,661
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

https://www.epiccrowdcontrol.com/concrete-jersey-barricades.html says a 10' long Jersey barrier is about 4,000 pounds. To get enough Jersey barriers to equal the weight of one 80,000 pound tractor...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-19-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 85,661
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

https://twitter.com/schlthss/status/1023248776327307265 seems to be saying that a bike path on a bridge ought to get at least 8' plus 2 x 2' buffer space, or 12', and not just 8'.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 11-18-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 259,939
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

It looks like Cleveland Circle to Kenmore is 18 minutes whereas Reservoir to Kenmore is only 14 minutes. But with transit signal priority and stop consolidation, could that difference be reduced?
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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-18-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 85,661
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

I wonder if Peter Sutton, mentioned at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/bicycle-plan could clarify this.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-18-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6,289
Views: 915,732
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Allston Interchange / Throat

If we could eliminate both Soldiers Field Road and the Grand Junction Railroad track through the throat, the throat would just need to have space for the two Worcester Line tracks (30' according to...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 85,661
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

Did you talk to Senator Markey, Senator Warren, and folks in the US House, then?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6,289
Views: 915,732
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Grand Junction Railroad

Do we have a cost estimate for the bridge that would be needed to carry the Grand Junction dead head traffic from West Station to the edge of the Charles River as the greater Allston Interchange area...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-12-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,752
Views: 291,858
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: North-South Rail Link

Would there be anything difficult about electrifying and quad tracking the Fairmount Line? Presumably if that could be done, everything south of Readville going into the NSRL could go via the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-10-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,881
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Big Dig Tunnel--

My understanding is that repaving can gradually reduce vertical clearance, but I have no idea whether the Tip O'Neil Tunnel has been paved recently relative to his last trip.

The suspension on the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-10-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 85,661
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

Could Walker be converted to a one way street, with whichever lane becomes no longer for automobiles being converted to a bidirectional cycle track?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-10-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 141,910
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

Don't double deckers tend to have longer dwell times for a given number of passengers getting on / off than 60' articulated buses if the double deckers have only a single staircase and only two...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-04-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,041
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: Berkshire Rail Service Restoration

The bottom of the 27th page of the PDF, which has page number ``19 of 51'' printed in the bottom right corner of the page number image, says the express would save 10 to 12 minutes by skipping stops....
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-04-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 141,910
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: 19 Watertown Sq to Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy

Google St View shows that, traveling to the northeast along Hollis Ave in Quincy toward Newbury Ave, there are some wrong way do not enter signs not reflected in any one way arrows on the map. It...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-04-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 141,910
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
19 Watertown Sq to Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy

If you use the ``Measure distance'' tool in Google Maps to make a straight line as the crow flies from the Watertown Sq intersection to the Wendell Ave / Sachem St intersection in Quincy, it's just...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-04-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 141,910
Posted By Joel N. Weber II
Re: 79 / 350 to Alewife vs Davis

Does the bus lane on Mass Ave in Arlington make a reroute to Davis less attractive?
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