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Old 12-06-2017, 09:58 AM   #101
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I've lived here for 40 years and never made that connection, because it is too low frequency. It is NOT rapid transit.

If you HAPPEN to be at South Station at the magical witching hour when it works, great, otherwise the triple connection is faster and more reliable.
https://d3044s2alrsxog.cloudfront.ne...B%20052316.pdf

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If this is a problem for you, I dont think public transit is for you.

And that "magical witching hour" is commonly referred to as "peak demand hour".

After 10pm? Yeah, take the subways. But thats not when most people are moving between the stations is it?
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:40 AM   #102
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If this is a problem for you, I dont think public transit is for you.

And that "magical witching hour" is commonly referred to as "peak demand hour".

After 10pm? Yeah, take the subways. But thats not when most people are moving between the stations is it?
Actually a lot of us move between stations throughout the day.
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:47 AM   #103
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https://d3044s2alrsxog.cloudfront.ne...B%20052316.pdf

8:00
8:01
8:04
8:10
8:12
8:14

If this is a problem for you, I dont think public transit is for you.

And that "magical witching hour" is commonly referred to as "peak demand hour".

After 10pm? Yeah, take the subways. But thats not when most people are moving between the stations is it?
I responded to this over in the General MBTA Discussion Thread
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:55 PM   #104
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See page 1 for Summer St BRT, btw. ;-)
Thank you. I knew there was a map somewhere of it.. needed it for an argument on Uhub
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:26 PM   #105
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If this is a daily activity, you will have the trains memorized.

If it isnt, you will use CityMapper.

There is no point in spending money to facilitate a trip that currently works just fine. There are many more pressing issues.
You are fixating on a very specific trip, which I agree is only one transfer. That said, what about somebody going to Kenmore? North Station? Almost anywhere on the Green or Orange requires a second transfer, so the issue is actually more relevant than you seem to think. If the Silver Line could make it as far as Boylston, then it would have that connectivity and become significantly more useful to all OL/GL riders, not just those who happen to have Back Bay/Copley as one of their end points.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:48 PM   #106
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You have the BRT using the State Police ramp to get into the Ted Williams Tunnel but the regular SL continues to use the same convoluted route; why?

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See page 1 for Summer St BRT, btw. ;-)
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:01 PM   #107
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You have the BRT using the State Police ramp to get into the Ted Williams Tunnel but the regular SL continues to use the same convoluted route; why?
The purpose of the diagram was to contrast the BRT proposal vs the current SL in order to sell it for the competition. Presumably, if the MSP caved and let transit vehicles use the ramp, the SL would get to use it as well.
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