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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Today, 06:43 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 93,399
Posted By Arlington
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Creating some new curb space between B2 & C would be nice. Any of that in the plans? (hard to see in what's posted)
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Today, 03:43 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,146
Posted By Arlington
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

So the answer from Peter Sutton is that they've been working on going *under* I-93 (rather than taking space on the bridge), and have even considered taking the ramp to Medford Sq (which had been...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 204,210
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

That Amtrak Virginia has NER-like operating profits means that it has great market demand despite the long northbound scheduled hold for its NEC-slots at WAS, and generous padding in both directions...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Today, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 204,210
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

Yes, Woburn Proper is dumpy, but I don't see that being much different from where they plopped Lyon's TGV station (https://goo.gl/maps/GYwjpCo92ix) (out on the 3rd ring road).

The market is out...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 07:34 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 93,399
Posted By Arlington
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Just as one of the most straightforward ways of adding long haul capacity at Heathrow and Charles de Gaulle airport was to build the Chunnel, one of the best ways to free up Long haul capacity at...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-18-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,146
Posted By Arlington
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

Thanks for this, I've written to him to ask if he has newer and more favorable answer.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-18-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,146
Posted By Arlington
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

Building a bike line *new* on a new or rebuilt Interstate segment is obviously possible. In these cases, though, I can't think of any example where the number of car lanes is reduced. The new ...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 100,390
Posted By Arlington
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

People have terrible cognitive biases. It is just like bike paths where they have to trot out the Police Chief from ("nice places" like) Lexington to prove that bike paths aren't dens of thieves, or...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 100,390
Posted By Arlington
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

Quite the tease. Where would we get details on this?

Outermost Broadway is perfect for a bus-and-bike lane. For Bus, it would be great to have a priority lane just for the climb from Clarendon...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,146
Posted By Arlington
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

^ My next question is: if we can get a bike path as part of I-95, what does it take to get a bike path on the over-wide bridges that carry Rt 16 across I-93 in Medford...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,146
Posted By Arlington
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

The new Whittier Bridge (carrying I-95 over the Merrimack Newburyport-Amesbury) has a bike path element:...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5,452
Views: 722,209
Posted By Arlington
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

How many freights on the Grand Junction (through Cambridge) were there back then? And is it time to go to the abutters and tell them that its time that (at least in their expectations) we're going...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-15-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 100,390
Posted By Arlington
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

Arlington seems pretty happy with its BRT Pilot (which only covered the last few blocks of the 77/79/350 on inbound in the morning).
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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-13-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 204,210
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

I thought it just as likely that the Acelas would run through to Woburn (for an Acela only yard and a great park-and-ride terminus a la RTE) whereas the loco-hauled NERs and LSL would terminate at...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-12-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 204,210
Posted By Arlington
Re: North-South Rail Link

Galore. I'd try a Google Image Search where site:archboston.org (https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&tbm=isch&q=nsrl+north+south+site%3Aarchboston.org&oq=nsrl+north+south) and then browse that.
Forum: General 11-10-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 549,550
Posted By Arlington
Re: Open Thread

Maybe her?
http://www.vaneckoltd.com/Vanecko,Ltd-Residential-Projects.html
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-10-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,196
Posted By Arlington
Re: North Station, Charles River Draw, & Tower A

My hope was that the MBTA would (already) be the B&M's successor by virtue of having bought so much of the B&M's "under the rails" real estate.
Forum: Development Projects 11-09-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,146
Posted By Arlington
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

So winning this competition turned out to be "how many huge chunks of empty single-owner office space did you have?"

Long Island City= 1m vacant in Citigroup building (+.4m in rest of building by...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-08-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,076
Posted By Arlington
Re: Big Dig Tunnel--

Aren't there dangling chains or something that you're supposed to hit long before you get into the tunnel? (in addition to a break-beam and a directed bell?) What pre-warning is there?

The...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-08-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,076
Posted By Arlington
Re: Big Dig Tunnel--

Over-height load causes 1hr ~ 2hr delays:
https://www.universalhub.com/2018/storrowing-inside-oneill-tunnel-causd-impressive

DOT Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMJQ8pqctdw
Forum: Development Projects 11-07-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3,437
Views: 815,726
Posted By Arlington
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Right, so it is missing only stuff that will make it look and work smaller, like the framed advertisements.
Forum: General 11-07-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 719
Posted By Arlington
Re: Unions are Good! Or Bad!

I believe the other problem is a declining membership base (too many beneficiaries vs contributors)
Forum: Development Projects 11-07-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3,437
Views: 815,726
Posted By Arlington
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

^ That thing looks like a death trap. No mid-tunnel egress? It won't take much to fill that thing entirely with people and then have a bit of panic ruin everything.

Is there also going to be a...
Forum: General 11-07-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 719
Posted By Arlington
Re: Unions are Good! Or Bad!

It is called economic inequality. A small number of people are getting very rich (driving 401k-millionaire counts) and a large number of people have flat pay and worse benefits. Worse, the vast...
Forum: Development Projects 11-07-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,146
Posted By Arlington
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

No. Not supply and demand. Rather, corporations overpay their execs because execs manipulate the process of benchmarking pay (by cherrypicking peers they can show that they always need a raise)
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