My future MBTA subway map

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Re: My future MBTA subway map

Postby Paul1705 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:09 am

A 2014 article looking back at the issues in Arlington.

http://tuftsobserver.org/red-tape-why-the-red-line-stopped-short/
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Re: My future MBTA subway map

Postby Charliemta » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:22 pm

ceo wrote:Someone in Arlington looked at the T map, realized the other end of the Red Line went to places where black people live and it was all over right there.


Exactly.
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Re: My future MBTA subway map

Postby CRail » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:53 pm

I've always found it strange how sugarcoated that gets, and no one seems to take issue with it.
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Re: My future MBTA subway map

Postby RenegadeMonster » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:25 am

Yeah, that is strange. I would have expected to hear more about it and hear outrage.

Yet I have never heard that until now. I have always thought the want for the bike path was the reason it stopped.
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Re: My future MBTA subway map

Postby CRail » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:04 pm

The bike path exists to preserve the right of way. It is MBTA owned land.
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Re: My future MBTA subway map

Postby Paul1705 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:48 am

Regarding the 1970s plan: how much was supposed to be in a tunnel? Also, I'm guessing that the other portions would have been in an open cut rather than on an embankment.
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Re: My future MBTA subway map

Postby BandA » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:02 pm

Based on what they did in Somerville, I think we can assume that Red Line to Arlington would have been subway or depressed open cut. West of Arlington center I suppose it could have been on the surface in some areas.
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Re: My future MBTA subway map

Postby Charliemta » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:25 pm

Here's a "back to the future" map, an MTA proposal from 1963 for rapid transit line extensions:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1764/28444403767_9ece669307_o.jpg
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