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Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-21-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: The next BIG skyscraper to BLOCK

TBH, there are plenty of times of the year when I'm *seeking out* shadows to bask in...
Forum: Development Projects 04-19-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,036
Views: 520,777
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Assembly Row (Assembly Sq Redevelopment) | Assembly Square | Somerville

Wow wtf is this discussion even about anymore? The appropriateness or not of the branding of a bowling alley and pool hall venue? Yeesh.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-15-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,754
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

Tourists don't see that. All the black folk live in neighborhoods tourists don't visit [/half-snark]
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-08-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 77,051
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Green Line Reconfiguration

Not that I know of, but that wasn't my claim.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-08-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 77,051
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Green Line Reconfiguration

Generally true as far as speed goes, but they hold twice the number of passengers.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-05-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 77,051
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Green Line Reconfiguration

Either Washington or Warren on either side of Dudley Square should be closed to car traffic. Make the remaining one two-way and leave the shut one for trains and busses only.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-05-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 485,606
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

Could do that. You'd miss Harvard Business School, but that may be best left for a GLX anyway.

Would definitely need a TBM to get to Arsenal from the Pike ROW, regardless of whether you cross at...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-05-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 485,606
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

You'd have to tunnel and underpin Red, yeah. Probably portal up after Mass Ave rather than try to pull up quickly into an elevated crossing. If you want a Mass Ave station add another subway station...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-05-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 485,606
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

^ But easier and cheaper to electrify Fitchburg and run EMUs @ 18min headways between 128 and North Station through Waltham, Belmont, and Cambridge.

I mean, in an ideal world, "why not both?", but...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-04-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 485,606
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

Hah yup. It's the same post he put on his blog.




Agreed so far as it being a nonstarter to try to shoehorn this into Volpe site planning which is already well underway. Some sort of...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-04-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 77,027
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Red Line / Blue Line Connector

I wasn't trying to dismiss Ari's work as "crazy", just suggesting that this thread stay for official Red-Blue @ Charles/MGH. Crazy Transit Pitches is just a good catchall for unofficial MBTA...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-04-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 485,606
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

Yeah, Fairmount is too valuable for freight to convert to true rapid transit. Given how useful the DMU/EMU options for Fairmount will likely be, the costs of duplicating the ROW underground would...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-04-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 77,027
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Red Line / Blue Line Connector

^ A humble suggestion to hold discussion of Ari's musing in the Crazy Transit Pitches (http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?t=3664&page=165) thread.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-04-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 485,606
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

Ari's getting into the Crazy Transit Pitch game. Put this on his blog last week but now it's been picked up by Commonwealth Mag

Blue to Kendall...
Forum: Development Projects 03-27-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,802
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Allston Yards (Stop and Shop) | 60 Everett St | Allston

Thanks for clarifying! Sorry for drawing it out of you.
Forum: Development Projects 03-26-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,802
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Allston Yards (Stop and Shop) | 60 Everett St | Allston

Sorry to keep this off-topic, but you said a GLX out of Lechmere down Grand Junction would be a mistake, but that the same extension would be a good idea out of the B-Line. That's why I'm confused.
Forum: Development Projects 03-25-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,802
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Allston Yards (Stop and Shop) | 60 Everett St | Allston

I'm confused. You want to dead end the GJ GLX out of the B-line, rather than tie it in at Lechmere?
Forum: Development Projects 03-13-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 980,817
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

It really draws the eyes away from the slab hotels at the base. Nice.
Forum: Development Projects 03-13-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,321
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Roslindale Developments

It won't happen until schedules on the NEC make the Needham Line a prohibitive cost for schedules on the line. If schedules for Needham are throttled to make way for more NEC traffic there can be a...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 03-12-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 485,606
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

From here (http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?t=5588):



Continuing the off-topic line of thought, but theoretically, those pocket tracks could be used to swing over to...
Forum: Development Projects 12-17-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3,111
Views: 703,248
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

I might be misunderstanding what you're asking, but isn't that just because the median shifts down the block?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-17-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 87,922
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: 85 to Medford Sq

Are you familiar with the intersection of Summer and Lowell beyond looking at lines on a map? It's one of the steepest incline turns in the city. No way a bus navigates that safely.

85 extension...
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 54,910
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: West Cambridge (Alewife, Acorn Park, Cambridge Park, Fresh Pond)

Again, not sure how you fix Rte 2 Eastbound's merge into Alewife Brook Pkwy inbound without adding a lane on the overpass somehow; just past the station exit. The worst part of the bottleneck is due...
Forum: Development Projects 12-11-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 30,756
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: The Huntington | 252, 258, and 264 Huntington Avenue

Given the political capital spent on this solution by City Hall, the odds of this not being approved are vanishingly small.
Forum: Development Projects 12-06-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2,036
Views: 520,777
Posted By BussesAin'tTrains
Re: Assembly Row (Assembly Sq Redevelopment) | Assembly Square | Somerville

I imagine that the lot will gradually be replaced by similar types of development in the next 8-10 years.
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