archBOSTON.org

Go Back   archBOSTON.org > Boston's Built Environment > Transit and Infrastructure

Transit and Infrastructure All things T or civilly engineered within Boston Metro.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-24-2006, 11:34 PM   #41
bosdevelopment
Senior Member
 
bosdevelopment's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Brookline
Posts: 712
Quote:
Originally Posted by DudeUrSistersHot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott
You mean before someone made this forum known to SSC, we didn't have so many problems. That site is a perfect example of what I am talking about. Some factual discussion about architecture but really just lots of kids speaking with authority about subjects that they know little about.

Maybe we could allow people under 18 with permission from their parents, that way they would be responsible for what their kid is posting. I wonder what Dudes parents would say if they actually read what he posts on this forum.

btw= The Administrator knows who is old enough because most people voted in that poll.
I don't think anyone should be restricted from the forum, and certainly not because they're a matter of months away from an arbitrarily set age.

Just because you don't like/agree with what I have to say doesn't mean you need to try to restrict me from voicing my opinion. douche.

</angry>
I'd tend to agree. If i was 18 I'm sure i'd be aware of and posting on this site. Next thing you know, everyone will be required to present their architects' licenses or resumes deatailing their history with urban planning.
bosdevelopment is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2006, 11:46 PM   #42
Ron Newman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Davis Square, Somerville, MA
Posts: 8,399
Send a message via AIM to Ron Newman
This discussion should be moved to 'General', or to 'Board Issues', and out of the MBTA-specific thread.
Ron Newman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 12:10 AM   #43
bosdevelopment
Senior Member
 
bosdevelopment's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Brookline
Posts: 712
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron Newman
This discussion should be moved to 'General', or to 'Board Issues', and out of the MBTA-specific thread.
What would happen if you put a pair of underwear in your sock drawer. Would you lose it?
bosdevelopment is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 12:20 AM   #44
DowntownDave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 251
Quote:
Originally Posted by bosdevelopment
What would happen if you put a pair of underwear in your sock drawer. Would you lose it?
Is this what you call a sockular argument?
DowntownDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 01:21 AM   #45
Waldorf
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 536
Does anyone know if the T Riders Union is effective? What about that BadTransit site? Seems like it hasn't been updated in a while? Is there nothing to complain about?
Waldorf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 03:16 AM   #46
bosma
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 173
http://www.transitworks.org/
bosma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 06:57 AM   #47
Scott
Senior Member
 
Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 589
"douche"

HE HE!! You wouldn`t say that to my face, little boy.
Scott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 09:26 AM   #48
bosdevelopment
Senior Member
 
bosdevelopment's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Brookline
Posts: 712
Quote:
Originally Posted by DowntownDave
Quote:
Originally Posted by bosdevelopment
What would happen if you put a pair of underwear in your sock drawer. Would you lose it?
Is this what you call a sockular argument?
no. that's a boxerular argument.
bosdevelopment is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 09:59 AM   #49
DudeUrSistersHot
banished
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott
"douche"

HE HE!! You wouldn`t say that to my face, little boy.
Aright chief, let's stop clogging up this thread with this shit

Especially since I'm probably bigger and definately smarter than you and could kick your ass
DudeUrSistersHot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 10:44 AM   #50
statler
Moderator
 
statler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Approaching a City
Posts: 7,540
So.... what does everybody think of the Charlie system?
I think it is better than I expected but still not great. People can still cheat the system by doubling up and the doors are too slow to repond when exiting.
statler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 10:58 AM   #51
PerfectHandle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 218
1. Dude: Please relax a little bit.

2. I think the Charlie Card system is great in theory. Unfortunately, the MBTA has completely botched its implementation. It's been over a year since the first station (I have my own problems with choosing Airport as the first station, since I and many tourists were tricked into buying a charlie card, which turned out to be useless pretty much everywhere on the T) opened and the machines aren't installed in probably half the stations in the system. It makes for some pretty depressing people watching when I see folks at a non-charlie card station trying to divine how to get on the T with their charlie card with absolutely zero help from the T people in the booth. If the T knew about how long it would take to install the new turnstiles, there should at least be a swiper in the booth for people who have charlie cards.
PerfectHandle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 11:07 AM   #52
Waldorf
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 536
I think the Charlie System will be great once all of the kinks are worked out. Also, don't forget, most long time T users have been either dropping a token in the slot or swiping the T pass for many, many, many years. So, I'm sure there will be a huge learning curve, especially for the old timers.
Waldorf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 11:52 AM   #53
KentXie
Senior Member
 
KentXie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Fenway
Posts: 3,750
I think it is great but extremely wasteful. Those single tickets can be recyclable but they did not implement the use of a device to do so. I'm going to use Hong Kong again because they recycle their tickets. The single tickets in HK must be kept because they are also consider as 'exit fare' and you cannot leave the station without it (better keep it in a safe place). However, this recycles the use of the ticket as it will be collected and be used once again.
KentXie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 11:59 AM   #54
Waldorf
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 536
Using tickets to exit the station is a great idea and will cut down on the freeloaders who try to get in.

The Paris Metro does not withhold your ticket when the value has been depleted - FYI.
Waldorf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 01:07 PM   #55
Scott
Senior Member
 
Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 589
Quote:
Originally Posted by DudeUrSistersHot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott
"douche"

HE HE!! You wouldn`t say that to my face, little boy.
Aright chief, let's stop clogging up this thread with this shit

Especially since I'm probably bigger and definitely smarter than you and could kick your ass
Does Dude`s mommy know he`s an Internet tough guy? How bout Da-da? Does he know how tough his big boy is now when he's slipping into his parents room at night when he's scared of the thunder?

Don't bite off more than you can chew big boy. I know 5 year olds who are more worldly than you.
Scott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 01:10 PM   #56
Ron Newman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Davis Square, Somerville, MA
Posts: 8,399
Send a message via AIM to Ron Newman
Scott, that's seriously off-topic. Let's talk about the T.
Ron Newman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 01:19 PM   #57
statler
Moderator
 
statler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Approaching a City
Posts: 7,540
I wonder if they can adjust the sensor on the exit side so the gates open a second or two sooner so people don't have to break their stride walking out of the station.
statler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 01:23 PM   #58
Waldorf
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 536
I love how the MBTA board always seems to get derailed. After many starts and stops, let's get back on track. I want to put the brakes on this runaway conversation.

Dude, come back over. You're on the wrong side of the tracks.
Waldorf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 07:10 PM   #59
Scott
Senior Member
 
Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 589
Oh boy, after days of no posts everyone suddenly wants to talk about Charlie Cards.

Well you know my bitches about the T... everything for the students from friggin NYC and nothing for the people in the neighborhoods who actually pay the bills.

Lovely unused stations on the Silver Line but no money for the Fairmont or public art on the Ashmont Line and an ugly new Ashmont Station that is inappropriate to an inter modal station with 20,000 daily riders in New England weather.

I wonder how the Green Line extension will fare? Considering how well the stations on that end of the Red Line did, I bet they will have a big fat budgets for all the niceties.
Scott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 07:15 PM   #60
bosdevelopment
Senior Member
 
bosdevelopment's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Brookline
Posts: 712
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott
Quote:
Originally Posted by DudeUrSistersHot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott
"douche"

HE HE!! You wouldn`t say that to my face, little boy.
Aright chief, let's stop clogging up this thread with this shit

Especially since I'm probably bigger and definitely smarter than you and could kick your ass
Does Dude`s mommy know he`s an Internet tough guy? How bout Da-da? Does he know how tough his big boy is now when he's slipping into his parents room at night when he's scared of the thunder?

Don't bite off more than you can chew big boy. I know 5 year olds who are more worldly than you.

what would you do - challenge a teenager to a fight?

charlie cards are worthless - it should be a token based system - how it was for many years.
bosdevelopment is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A discussion regarding Chinatown commuter guy Boston Architecture & Urbanism 31 05-07-2016 06:30 AM
MBTA thread(s) cleanup Arlington Board Issues and Announcements 2 03-12-2015 06:46 PM
General RER-type service thread BostonUrbEx Transit and Infrastructure 26 11-22-2014 02:16 PM
General Real Estate/Rental Discussion BostonUrbEx Boston Architecture & Urbanism 5 04-16-2012 02:46 PM
aB Awards General Discussion statler 2008 Awards Nominations & Discussion 10 02-18-2009 06:40 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.