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South Station, and intercity rail in MA: Part 1
First, sorry for the big gap in posting. A summer job and a finger splint can do that.             For some reason, intercity transit is more interesting to me than commuter rail. Maybe it's the lower operating subsidy, maybe it's the chance to expand peopl...

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Common sense MBTA Commuter Rail improvements
With the MBTA dead set on spending 2.4 billion dollars to bring choo-choos the Fall River and New Bedford, I though I;d give the a few suggestions for what to blow their next pile of money on. The difference is, my improvements bring riders, not suburban vo...

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Amtrak's new Acelas, and high speed rail in the northeast
As some of you may have heard, several months ago Amtrak and CHSRA, the organisation responsibly for the development of High Speed Rail in California, decided to put out an RFP, a request fr proposals, on a  new high speed train to replace the existing Acel...

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BRT versus parking, and making hard choices about street space
What's the most valuable commodity in Cambridge? It isn't water, open space or even housing. In fact, it's street space. Whether given to parked cars, bikes or  pedestrians, it's worth its weight in gold. Therefore, in urban areas like Cambridge, we need to...
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