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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
The case for extending the E Line to Hyde Square
This post was conceived of and co-written by an author who wishes to remain anonymous (I know who he/she is and fully support the content in...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Bus yards vs TOD: where is the best place to store buses?
Boston has a bus problem. Beyond narrow, congested roads and routes which traverse several jurisdictions—in some cases half a dozen in the s...
Monday, July 23, 2018
The mystery of the 600 feet between the Red and Blue lines
Last month, the MBTA presented its " Focus40 " list of items it wants to complete by 2040. The Commonwealth Magazine article noted...
Sunday, July 22, 2018
In the weeds: South Coast Rail
Sometimes I take some issue with CW's headlines, but I like this piece overall. (I wrote it. Suggested headline was "to build SCR,...
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Bus shuttle upsides: Finding opportunities from irregular operations
Starting next weekend, the Lowell Line will shut down on weekends for nearly six months, to allow the installation of Positive Train Control...
Saturday, May 5, 2018
A "vehicular cyclist" goes swimming
Let's imagine, for a moment, that John Forester (who is this? read on) teaches swimming lessons. First, he assembles potential swimmer...
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Cambridge NIMBYs revisionist history
Every so often, you wonder what goes through the minds of people who don't want to build more housing where there's high demand. ( W...
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