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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-12-2018, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Yep, that was my thought too. There will just need to be a sustained push once the new platforms are done to go back and add the second set.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-08-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5,298
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Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

I really hope they're taking the 225' platform length requirement into account as part of the BU Bridge-Packard's Corner stop consolidation.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-08-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5,298
Views: 658,436
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Sounds like they're flipping all the platforms to the north side (track 1). This has construction advantages (minimal impact on current low-level platforms while work is going on) and also design...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-01-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5,298
Views: 658,436
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Yesterday's FMCB meeting (https://www.mbta.com/events/2018-04-30/fiscal-management-control-board-meeting) has some items regarding commuter rail visioning and Red/Blue (not linking directly since the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-27-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,854
Views: 448,148
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

The only arguments I could see for an Alewife CR/RR infill is to provide access to the large amount of office/lab space and new housing out there and to capacity-relieve the Red Line. However, I...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-26-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,854
Views: 448,148
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

I know it's been discussed many times before (either here or RR.net or both), but anything that runs short headways and requires grade crossing protection (i.e. not light rail) has a lot of potential...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-20-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 88,114
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

Public Forum (https://www.arlingtonma.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/18464/3711?curm=5&cury=2018) (May 16 for those interested) and fact sheet...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-09-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 88,114
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

The Sullivan lower busway and parking area is getting reconfigured starting this month. There was a public meeting...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-19-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,854
Views: 448,148
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

Quarterly update (https://cdn.mbtace.com/sites/default/files/fmcb-meeting-docs/2018/march/2018-03-19-fmcb-glx.pdf) presented at the MassDOT/FMCB board meeting today.

In other news, the first Type...
Forum: Development Projects 02-23-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 323,822
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

It doesn't justify its continued existence, but based on this 1955 aerial (https://www.historicaerials.com/location/42.359019595617745/-71.15349054336548/1955/16) it looks to be an old alignment of...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-20-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: New England Electrical Grid

A little tangential, but this article on Vox (https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/1/27/16935382/climate-change-ugly-tradeoffs) uses Pilgrim (and Northern Pass) as a case study of how...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-18-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,681
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: Assembly Sq <-> Casino Footbridge

Doesn't look like there's a lot of room to cram in an extra bridge level for crossing the western ramps. There could still be a footbridge with switchbacks for crossing Mystic Ave., but I feel that...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-09-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5,298
Views: 658,436
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

I actually like the idea of above-ground signage (assuming that the advertising will alternate with train information). Maybe not the most necessary at Arlington, but for example at Porter it's nice...
Forum: General 12-25-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,283
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: Street Name Etymology

A belated answer to the question of Mass Ave:



The name was overlaid on local streets (see below) in 1894. Based on WardMaps and Wikipedia...
Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,346
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: Assembly's Edge | Assembly Square | Somerville

As an aside, the reason for the stub is that McGrath didn't always connect directly to the Fellsway (see this map (http://docs.unh.edu/MA/bsnn46sw.jpg) for the old configuration). When it was...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-05-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 88,114
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

The presentaton in question (https://d3044s2alrsxog.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fmcb-meeting-docs/2017/december/2017-12-04-fmcb-iffp-part3-bus.pdf).

There was also a set of slides on bus...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-02-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,310
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: DCR Parkways Study

A public meeting (https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/11/22/Mt%20Auburn%20Street%20Corridor%20Study%20Public%20Meeting%20December%202017%20FLYER.pdf) for the Mt. Auburn corridor is coming up on...
Forum: Development Projects 11-29-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 54,930
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: West Cambridge (Alewife, Acorn Park, Cambridge Park, Fresh Pond)

From a couple of weeks ago:

Alewife plan omits bridge over train tracks eyed by City Council for dozen-plus years...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-22-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 88,114
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

The Deputy General Manager's Report (https://d3044s2alrsxog.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fmcb-meeting-docs/2017/november/2017-11-20-fmcb-dgm.pdf) from Monday's FMCB meeting discussed upgrades...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-14-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5,298
Views: 658,436
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Boston, MBTA to start working on dedicated bus lane on Washington Street in Roslindale (http://www.universalhub.com/2017/boston-mbta-start-working-dedicated-bus-lane)

Presumably in reference to...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-21-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 395,928
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: Biking in Boston

The Fenway-Yawkey path connection has earned itself a public meeting (http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/EventCalendar/tabid/428/ModuleID/1247/ItemID/2742/mctl/EventDetails/Default.aspx).
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-18-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5,298
Views: 658,436
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Some assorted notes from trawling through recent FMCB agendas:

Details on Gloucester Draw Replacement and Track 61 Test Track (October 16th Meeting):
Gloucester Draw...
Forum: Development Projects 05-24-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 312,018
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: Boston (née New Brighton) Landing | New Balance Complex | Brighton

Definitely a nitpick, but it does bug me that they didn't take care of this before opening. Miles (http://milesonthembta.blogspot.com/2017/05/boston-landing.html) has already noticed it, and stuff...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-21-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5,298
Views: 658,436
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

This is better covered in the Regional Rail (http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?t=5310) and HSR (http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?t=3599) threads, but...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-07-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,035
Posted By Uncivil_Engineer
Re: Rutherford Avenue to go on a diet!

Not to derail too much, but since MassDOT is already replacing the Mass. Ave overpass (http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/HighlightedProjects/MassachusettsAvenueBridgeReplacementProject.aspx), it...
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