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Old 03-05-2019, 10:50 AM   #901
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It's odd that they didn't. Usually when they cancel school they declare a parking ban. I believe the two are linked in Somerville. Schools are closed whenever there's a Snow Emergency.
I noticed coming in this morning that traffic on Berkeley was unusually smooth flowing. Given that thereís no overnight parking there, I canít help but connect the two facts. I bet thereíd be plenty more clear roads in the city if they had instituted a parking ban Sunday night.

What really bugs me, though, is that this is Boston. We seem to keep getting caught flat footed by snowstorms this year, even though its been relatively mild (of course, I keep thinking back to 2014/15. That was a winter in which we had every reason to be paralyzed by the snow). Is it just because most of the storms are followed by relativey warm weather, so cities are cutting corners, betting that nature will do the job for them?
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:26 AM   #902
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Its because Boston elected a bad mayor
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:25 PM   #903
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Its because Boston elected a bad mayor
Far be it for me to defend Walsh, but do you have anything to back that up?
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:40 PM   #904
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Has the mayor told DPW to sit on their asses during storms?
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:07 PM   #905
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Its because Boston elected a bad mayor
This is unfair. There are some things about him that I think are uncool, but mostly Walsh has been slowly trying to bring Boston into the 21st Century. I'm not crazy about his bromance with Baker, but that's neither here nor there. Give Marty a break.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:14 PM   #906
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This is unfair. There are some things about him that I think are uncool, but mostly Walsh has been slowly trying to bring Boston into the 21st Century. I'm not crazy about his bromance with Baker, but that's neither here nor there. Give Marty a break.
The fact that Walsh and Baker are friendly is a bad thing?
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:20 AM   #907
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The fact that Walsh and Baker are friendly is a bad thing?
Like I said. I'm not making this anymore political than it needs to be. This is simply my personal opinion.
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:34 AM   #908
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Like I said. I'm not making this anymore political than it needs to be. This is simply my personal opinion.
Seems to me that it probably would have been better not to say it in the first place, then.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:40 AM   #909
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The Sullivan Square/Lower Mystic vision was released today.

Big highlights are apparently extending SL3 through to Sullivan, footbridge between Everett and Somerville and plans to further reduce OL headways. All largely conceptual but with Wynn providing funding its possible they will move faster than most. https://twitter.com/adamtvaccaro/sta...04060787585025

Full report: http://www.mapc.org/wp-content/uploa...eport_FULL.pdf
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Old 04-22-2019, 12:40 PM   #910
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This is something that might be a better fit for whatever the new forum will be (or a transit-focused forum), but Iíve been thinking about little of the discussion on transit in general seems to take into account freight and cargo. Its always passenger focused, whether weíre talking about mass transit or cars. Meanwhile, we have a world-class freight system, be it by rail or by truck, in that capacity, we seem to merge the two modes seamlessly. Granted, part of that is at the expensive of passengers (freight of course takes priority over passenger trains).

But our national ability with freight runs counter both the Ďcars vs trainsí mindset, and the Ďamericans hate trainsí mindest.
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Old 05-30-2019, 01:27 PM   #911
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Is this new? Mass Ave from Melnea Cass to Columbia Rd redesign which at current is a truly terrible road to bike (as someone who does it regularly). No plans yet...

And this, the Southwest Corridor Crossings Project, working on the crossings along the southwest corridor, similarly desperately needed and on a very high bike ridership route.
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Old 05-30-2019, 01:41 PM   #912
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I think general infrastructure around the casino is really coming to together.

Wynn Resorts officials, bracing for thousands of cars in Everett, say donít drive to Encore Boston Harbor on opening day


Expected 2000-3000 cars an hour at worst.

https://www.masslive.com/casinos/201...ening-day.html

Thank God for our state agencies working together to identify these types of transit issues that our gaming commission to help implement.
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Old 05-31-2019, 03:55 AM   #913
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I think general infrastructure around the casino is really coming to together.

Wynn Resorts officials, bracing for thousands of cars in Everett, say donít drive to Encore Boston Harbor on opening day


Expected 2000-3000 cars an hour at worst.

https://www.masslive.com/casinos/201...ening-day.html

Thank God for our state agencies working together to identify these types of transit issues that our gaming commission to help implement.
Totally not an issue Rifleman was obsessed with. Naw, can't be the same guy.
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:07 AM   #914
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I don't see how casino development is any worse for traffic than other large developments. If anything I think Assembly is worse, since Assembly has a bunch of 9-5 commuters.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:30 AM   #915
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Is this new? Mass Ave from Melnea Cass to Columbia Rd redesign which at current is a truly terrible road to bike (as someone who does it regularly). No plans yet...

And this, the Southwest Corridor Crossings Project, working on the crossings along the southwest corridor, similarly desperately needed and on a very high bike ridership route.
This is excellent, but belongs in the Boston biking thread. Iím actually surprised to hear that the SWC crossings are being addressed... guess Iím too cynical.
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:28 AM   #916
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Noticed some people working on the tracks along the bypass road. Also looks like they are building some sort of platform/station at the intersection of Bypass/Cyprus. Any idea what this is going to be for?
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:31 AM   #917
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Test track for the new Red Line cars.
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:32 PM   #918
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Test track for the new Red Line cars.
...and the platform is just an operator's access platform, like these at Caddigan Yard in Braintree:

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Old 06-07-2019, 02:55 PM   #919
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It looks more like an actual station versus only platforms -- I'll try and grab a photo the next time I'm over that way.
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:45 PM   #920
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Another one I don't know where it belongs but BTD is quietly soliciting community input for a Blue Hill Avenue redesign. https://www.boston.gov/blue-hill-avenue-call-ideas "Blue Hill Avenue: Call for Ideas"

Also in disappointing news I got a response from BTD about the Melnea Cass Blvd project which confirmed construction has been postponed to 2020.

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We are in Final Design and will be advertising the project this Summer. Construction will begin early 2020

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