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  •  just curious as to the location of the venue (4+ / 0-)

    used to live in boston, ('74-'87) i know they've done a lot of building in the last twenty years, which stop on the t?

    Anyone who advocates, supports, defends, rationalizes, or excuses torture has pus for brains and a case of scurvy for a conscience. - James Wolcott

    by rasbobbo on Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 12:17:17 PM PDT

    •  South Station, then silver line (4+ / 0-)
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      We took the red line into South Station, then this apparently new Silver Line pantograph powered bus thing about five blocks to a place on the waterfront.

      •  thx, silver line is a new one to me (2+ / 0-)
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        used to be green, red, orange & blue lines & the commuter rail was, if i recollect correctly, purple.

        Anyone who advocates, supports, defends, rationalizes, or excuses torture has pus for brains and a case of scurvy for a conscience. - James Wolcott

        by rasbobbo on Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 12:35:41 PM PDT

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      •  Hah! The silver line is crap. (6+ / 0-)

        Back in the late 80's they moved the entire southern branch of the orange line from from Roxbury to Jamaica Plain.  There were politically complicated reasons for the move that I won't go into here, but needless to say, the folks in Roxbury, a predominantly poor, African American community, were pissed that their primary form of transportation was taken away from them, without their having any say in the matter.  

        The state promised to provide an "equivalent replacement service."  Unfortunately, rather than putting in a light-rail line to replace the lost elevated-rail line, the T just scheduled a new bus route down Washington St. and called it a day.  They even had the audacity to call it "bus rapid transit" and market it as if it were equivalent to rail service (when it is actually quite inferior).  Who cares about a bunch of Black people in the inner city, right?

        Americans are not only inept when it comes to transportation infrastructure, but often racist as well (as if that should come as a surprise).

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