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Old 05-04-2017, 07:10 AM
 
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Home school the snowflakes. No more busses, no more localized traffic. Don't believe me? How much easier is the commute during school vacation weeks and in the summer?
That's because their parents are taking off from work instead of commuting to Boston. It has nothing to do with school busses.
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:02 AM
 
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If the NSRL was completed it might have helped.

The Big Dig was a waste of money (from a traffic standpoint, from a city standpoint it tore down a scar between downtown and the north end/waterfront), experience has shown that expanding highway infrastructure does not help reduce traffic.
Agreed, I was being sarcastic in my other post. The big dig had more to do with getting rid of the ugly central artery then anything. A few minor fixes and mostly cosmetic.
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:08 AM
 
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Going through Boston is 100x better post big dig. No question. And removing elevated highways have tons of external benefits in addition, but it absolutely did help traffic flow.
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:32 AM
 
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The Big Dig was never about having free flowing traffic 24 hours a day. It was about reducing the 16 hours of bumper to bumper gridlock down to 4-6 hours a day.

Putting it underground was the only viable solution.
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If the NSRL was completed it might have helped.

The Big Dig was a waste of money (from a traffic standpoint, from a city standpoint it tore down a scar between downtown and the north end/waterfront), experience has shown that expanding highway infrastructure does not help reduce traffic.
Should have done the North South rail link at the same time; the rail tunnel could be built right next to the road tunnel; would have been cheaper and simpler to do both
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