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On this Patriots Day, service on the Red Line is pretty bad, riders say

Dead Red Line train at Central Square in Cambridge

Around 9:30 a.m., Kevin Slane reports, a Red Line train that just sat there at Central Square, quietly expiring for about 10 minutes, was pronounced dead and riders were ordered off.

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Can't wait for the 2024 Olympics!

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run a lot better in Rome

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Facts only dampen that red-hot, beyond-beaten-dead horse snark people are droppin'!

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Yes, please every time something goes wrong in Boston please yell No We Can't, and sit back down at your computer doing nothing to see if we CAN do it. If your type of pessimism were pervasive hundreds of years ago we would still be a british colony. (Sorry, is that anti-colonialism, I know conservatives hate that kind of talk).

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Yes, we can.

Do we need to take on a Monorail/Albatross IOC Infection to get that done?

No. We do not.

Is an IOC infection the most efficient means to fix our infrastructural problems?

No. It is not.

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We don't need to host the Olympics to have a better subway system, we need to elect better leaders to do that and agree that as a state we need to pay for it, and the convention center expansion dropped, to do that.

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... to get $2 to $3 billion of stuff we want? Why would we do that if it consumed all the transportation funding meant to fund transportation projects statewide?

Why hand over the agenda for the City of Boston for the next decade to John Fish and the IOC?

Why sign on the dotted line to pay their cost overruns? (Montreal just made their last payment on the debt for their Olympics in 1976.)

Why empower a quasi-public agency to take property without consent by giving it the power of eminent domain?

Why allow planning and building without the review process we've set up by law that requires community engagement?

Why would you trust the private organization that put together the bid to run anything, the planning of the city of Boston no less?

Make no mistake about it, this bid is nominally for the athletic spectacle and primarily for the business opportunity. And they want you to guarantee their profit by agreeing to underwrite their cost overruns.

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Red Line time is sometime.

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but I have the day off.

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I noticed that, unlike in the past, the MBTA is on a weekday schedule today(Patriot's Day, a state holiday). They finally realized that most people(myself included) work on Marathon Day.

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They are going to have bigger crowds anyway because of the Marathon and Red Sox game, regardless of who goes to work.

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Note that the green line is not running on the Marathon route and they canceled a ton of express buses from Waltham and Newton and Watertown.

Which means that these people made their way to the Red and Orange lines to get into the city, crowding those a bit more despite the day off for many.

When I worked in the Longwood Medical Area, I used to bike in early to get to work. Riding the closed-to-cars Marathon route was always a treat on Patriot's Day morning. I would ride much further up Beacon than I normally would.

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I took the Red Line from Davis to Kendall at about 9:55 and it was normal, maybe slightly busier than usual.

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At 6:45. And at 2:00. Getting up and down the stairs was a little harder …

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I hope Charlie Baker and his panel are paying attention. The T wasn't having problems just because of freakish winter weather. It has problems all four seasons. Do a search on Uhub for the words "heat" and "mbta". It's going to be a long summer...

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that the T runs best when it's between 50 and 75 degrees out, and if it's under 35 or above 85 there will be breakdowns due to "extreme temperatures."

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Maybe we should get some new trains.

Oops, Deval Patrick already approved the purchase.

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Baker is on it. He will raise the cost of the MBTA so less people will use it, and lower demand means there will be less crowding! Not sure if he will raise the fees for driving as well (gas, tolls, etc.) but my guess is no.

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and take on Hillary in 2020. Easier than fixing the T.

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The Red Line's not coming! The Red Line's not coming!

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Two if by sea
And if they take the T
Don't bother

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