Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know.
If there is one thing that unites the Greater Boston region, it is an unconditional love of Tom Brady. If there is one more thing, it is carping about transportation, whether by car, bus, train, trolley, ferry, even plane. Everyone seems to have a suggestion about what would make things run that much more smoothly and less sardines-in-a-vise-like.
Let’s take a look at a few, shall we?
Rapid bus transit along Mass. Ave.: Boston wants you to at least consider it.
The Green Line Extension: The effort to push the T line through Somerville into Medford is still in doubt, despite eons of planning and money already spent.
A North Station-South Station connection: There is as of now no direct and convenient connection between two of the region’s busiest transit hubs. Monorail, anyone?
The Red Line to Arlington and beyond: Wasn't that supposed to be a thing once?
A commuter rail down the coast: Efforts to create a commuter-rail branch from South Station to Fall River have percolated for nearly half a century.
Now it’s your turn, dear reader: Which of these, or other, projects should happen right away? Which should be consigned to the dustbin of history? Sound off in the comments!
- Five Boston Transportation Projects That Need to Hurry Up and Arrive [Curbed Boston]
- Boston Transportation Improvements: What Should the City Focus on First? [Curbed Boston]
- The Most Interesting Idea of the Year in Greater Boston [Curbed Boston]
- Green Line Extension Still a Go, Kind Of [Curbed Boston]
- The Red Line Stops in Arlington and Lexington [Curbed Boston]