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Old 06-11-2017, 11:34 AM   #3221
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what about a DMU stop on the New York Streets on the NEC?
There is probably room for a platform between Shawmut, Washington, Harrison, along Herald Street. But...

1) What does that do to NEC/Commuter Rail operations -- pretty busy tracks.

2) Silver Line Washington SL4 goes to South Station from the same location.

I think a real Washington Street corridor rapid transit connection is a much better solution.
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:54 PM   #3222
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Here's a pitch:

Build a supertall in every neighborhood and then put an El connecting the 100th floor of each.
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:30 PM   #3223
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Here's a pitch:

Build a supertall in every neighborhood and then put an El connecting the 100th floor of each.
El? I think this screams hyper loop.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:41 PM   #3224
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Here's a pitch:

Build a supertall in every neighborhood and then put an El connecting the 100th floor of each.
Would create really easy connections for passengers of the trans-oceanic airships that dock at the mooring masts
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:04 AM   #3225
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Would be more cost effective to make it a zip line.
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:21 AM   #3226
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Would be more cost effective to make it a zip line.
Nah. Catapult with net on the other side. Just need to adjust for wind direction, air density, whether the swallow is laden or unladen.
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:04 PM   #3227
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Any sky-high transportation solution that isn't zeppelins is trash. I want a one way ticket from South Station Tower to the Empire State Building!
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Old 06-16-2017, 03:40 PM   #3228
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Each one of these is better than the one before it.
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Old 06-24-2017, 03:18 PM   #3229
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Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

Here's a list of a few proposals that I came up with:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing

Some ideas are standard/borrowed, some are original. Enjoy.
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Old 06-24-2017, 10:41 PM   #3230
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Here's a list of a few proposals that I came up with:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing

Some ideas are standard/borrowed, some are original. Enjoy.
The one that would be a problem is the Alewife/Mass Ave busway alongside Alewife Brook Parkway. 4(f) issues would prevent that one.
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