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Old 09-15-2017, 05:01 PM   #4941
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So two people got hit on the tracks in Natick this morning. Needless to say the Framingham line must have been a disaster. TBH I don't know what the MBTA can do about it to prevent stuff like this.
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Until we get a Red-Blue connector, has there been any discussion about doing the connection using a new bus route? Like Kendall-Haymarket-State?
Enabling out of system/walking transfers (for non-pass holders) at a couple of the OL/GL stops might cut downtown loads a little bit, especially if they made them clear enough on the maps and physical signage in the stations for tourists to understand.

Symphony/Mass Ave, Copley/Back Bay, and Chinatown/Boylston would be the 3 I'd like to see it allowed at.

Not a panacea for anything, but it would get a little use.
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Enabling out of system/walking transfers (for non-pass holders) at a couple of the OL/GL stops might cut downtown loads a little bit, especially if they made them clear enough on the maps and physical signage in the stations for tourists to understand.

Symphony/Mass Ave, Copley/Back Bay, and Chinatown/Boylston would be the 3 I'd like to see it allowed at.

Not a panacea for anything, but it would get a little use.
You could even encourage a walking transfer between State and DTC or Government Center and Park. Not ideal, but potentially a stop-gap.
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You could even encourage a walking transfer between State and DTC or Government Center and Park. Not ideal, but potentially a stop-gap.
Or Bowdoin and MGH. While usage of any one pair might be low, there are a lot of options. Each option is a bit oddball, but a small number of oddball users at each of a large number of oddball connections--people who grab a coffee or snack as they walk each morning from Bowdoin and MGH--could do well to drain transfers from over-crowded "behind-the-barriers" transfer points.
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