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Old 07-23-2007, 09:39 AM   #41
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The "ribs" are too thick and clunky looking.
If you're basing this judgment regarding the new Kenmore bus shelter on the photograph posted earlier, it won't be as thick and clunky as you think. These pieces are all wrapped in a protective covering which makes them appear thicker than they are. Perhaps they will still be thick and clunky looking when unwrapped (I hope not), but not as thick and clunky looking as in the photograph.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:22 PM   #42
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If only they bought a few DMUs and ran them on even a 15min schedule...
Or light rail. Would it cost that much to string some wire along this? Or add a third rail to mix in some repainted heavy rail T trains?
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:52 PM   #43
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^ I was thinking DMUs because that would entail stictly zero fixed infrastructure investment, and is feasible because the line never goes underground. Switching to electric is much more than merely stringing wire: you need substations, fences on overpasses etc. Light rail would be problematic because the T wants to keep the Fairmount line as a backup CR route when the mainline SW corridor is out; the feds won't let the two types of rail mix.

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Old 07-23-2007, 08:48 PM   #44
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Is it my imagination, or is the distance between the two opposing tracks at the Morton Street Station wide enough for a third middle track?
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:47 PM   #45
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I don't think it is, at least not by FTA standards. But then I am only basing this on the photo so I really have no idea.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:41 PM   #46
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Arlington Street station, 4/10

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Old 08-13-2007, 02:17 AM   #47
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What exactly is being done there?
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:10 AM   #48
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They are adding elevators to make this station accessible.
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Old 09-02-2007, 10:58 AM   #49
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:43 AM   #50
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Invasion of the auto-snatchers?
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:39 PM   #51
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Ugly mess.
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:20 PM   #52
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What is this, San Monica? Who is the genius who thought this was a good idea in Boston.
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:53 PM   #53
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Oh well. Another mistake that will mar the cityscape for half a century and make locals even more skeptical when a replacement is proposed.
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Old 09-02-2007, 08:26 PM   #54
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Aw, c'mon. The car snatchers aren't that bad. I love to be able to see the rain but not feel it when I'm waiting for a bus...
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Old 09-03-2007, 12:32 PM   #55
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Aw, c'mon. The car snatchers aren't that bad. I love to be able to see the rain but not feel it when I'm waiting for a bus...
Looks like with even the slightest wind well be feeling the rain
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:13 PM   #56
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patience

I'm not convinced in the least that this will be a successful design, but I think it could be a good bit more attractive than some of us expect. Especially in this case, I don't think a fair analysis can be made until the project is complete.
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Old 09-22-2007, 04:48 PM   #57
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:02 AM   #58
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Ummm... not sure what to think. On one hand it looks like it is bold and modern. On the other hand, it looks out of place and dysfunctional. Only time will tell. I hope it is at least better than what it replaced.
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:57 PM   #59
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I hope it is at least better than what it replaced.
Not better, just different.

Taxpayer money.
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Old 10-19-2007, 09:17 PM   #60
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A month later, it looks exactly the same. No new glass on the canopy. Occasional jackhammering in the station mezzanine.
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