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Forum: Development Projects 01-12-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3,563
Views: 886,999
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Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I used the tunnel *at the AM rush*, to transfer from CR to GL. It worked well, even at a near-peak time (8:15am). It did not feel "crushy" and I expect it could probably double its throughput before...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-12-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 956
Views: 156,706
Posted By Arlington
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

Any official sketches? (Beyond Globe reporting)?
Forum: Development Projects 01-08-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3,563
Views: 886,999
Posted By Arlington
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

The WWW trusses on the eastern part of the facade are awesome and everyone knows it.

Ditto the "loft look" and the "old Garden homage" and the "tower-on-Jetsons stilts." The building is both good...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-07-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 24,265
Posted By Arlington
Re: Summer St. Gondola

One, frequent, well-patronized mode is better than two that split the traffic and run at lower frequencies.

The rule in the airline biz is: don't overfly your own hub.

Eg Service from Back Bay...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-05-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 24,265
Posted By Arlington
Re: Summer St. Gondola

The opportunity we are missing is to run a bus in a reserved lane across flat and preexisting bridges & streets (Summer, Congress, Seaport)

Aerial gondolas are really more appropriate where you...
Forum: Development Projects 01-05-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 89,576
Posted By Arlington
Re: Our Lady of Good Voyage | Seaport Sq Parcel H | 55 - 57 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Cram & Ferguson page on the project:
https://www.cramandferguson.com/olgv
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4,378
Views: 766,772
Posted By Arlington
Re: The New Retail Thread

I was happy/surprised to see a Filson Store on Seaport Boulevard (their east coast locations are only NYC & DC).
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-04-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 202,165
Posted By Arlington
Re: T construction news

Very painful.
Forum: Development Projects 01-03-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 89,576
Posted By Arlington
Re: Our Lady of Good Voyage | Seaport Sq Parcel H | 55 - 57 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Worth a visit inside. Finally visited in person on New Year's Day. There's a high-end brochure (free, but must cost about $1 to produce) that notes where each re-purposed bit of art or furniture...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-22-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 228,030
Posted By Arlington
Re: Regional Rail (including North-South Rail Link)

I think the key is to engage with some kind of station stop and guarantees of quiet zones (instead of today's horns), and to make them think that the idea came from them, or the neighbors near...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-20-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 24,414
Posted By Arlington
Re: Connected/Automated vehicles and infrastructure in Boston

I was at Assembly Square this week, which, between trader Joe's and Christmas Tree See was a zoo.

So of course the plan was that I would circle the block while my wife went in and shopped. I can...
Forum: Development Projects 12-20-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,411
Posted By Arlington
Re: MIT Museum/Boeing | 314 Main St. | Kendall Square

Good credit card fraud detection takes cutting edge AI. So too does the future of who gets which offers.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-13-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 228,030
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

As I read it, all Northside lines get connected to the NSRL, via either (1) Fitchburg portal or the (2) Portal for everything else. The Northside doesn't have the geometric complications that the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-12-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 228,030
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

Perfecto: Baker's core message has been "we can have this stuff, we just shouldn't overpay for it and don't need to raise taxes for it", which is a great Republican position in a role where (in the...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 12-12-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By Arlington
Prague

This is a mind-blowing building. You'd think it was a 1980s Philip Johnson / ATT/Sony Chippendale Top (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/550_Madison_Avenue)kinda stuff.

I'll surprise you downthread...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-12-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 228,030
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

I think the $9B price tag, moreso than any alignment they chose (or didn't) tells you they were doing it wrong.

Even allowing for inflation (these are 2025 dollars or something) and allowing for...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-12-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 228,030
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

How about the sea level position of CS station entrances and emergency egress? ...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-11-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 228,030
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

I'm not saying it makes sense, but suspect you'll get a list like this:

Shorter, straighter routing
Closer to tallest buildings & "the center"
Central Station connected to Green, Orange, Blue...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-11-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 143,539
Posted By Arlington
Re: General Infrastructure

It appears that fare strategy is the hostage of transit-token-era fixed pricing.

Now that fares can vary easily (without fear of token hoarding in the runup to fare changes...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-11-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 143,539
Posted By Arlington
Re: General Infrastructure

I agree the Civil Rights analysis is worth it. CR at normal prices serves a upscale white collar market. It would be nice to show that $10 wknd was used by low-ish income populations in "The...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-07-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,723
Posted By Arlington
Re: Water

How'd we (you?) get to 230? 230 would be a freakish +15% YOY vs what the MWRA site says (Where most swings are single-digit % and the bigger moves are downward):...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-04-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,723
Posted By Arlington
Re: Quabbin & MWRA Water & Sewer

Do they do any hydroelectric with the excess? They should.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-04-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 24,414
Posted By Arlington
Re: Connected/Automated vehicles and infrastructure in Boston

In which we see AVs exploiting the mispricing of rush hour roads:

Self driving mobile-billboard trucks will be an obvious early and widespread commercial application of autonomous vehicles,...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-03-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5,553
Views: 763,101
Posted By Arlington
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Woburn
Quincy Adams
Sullivan Square

It is crazy that there's no pedestrian access via Perkins St in Somerville (the "wrong side of the tracks (https://goo.gl/maps/LPD36u6o5kF2)" from Sullivan)
Forum: Design a Better Boston 11-30-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 213,827
Posted By Arlington
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

I think the options are either completely deck over these places and put a city on top of it as was done for the blocks north of Grand Central in New York, or we just have to admit that they are...
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