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    Southwest Chief derailment

    Grade crossings are what they are. In a rural town like Mendon, MO you know trains will pass by but you don't know when. We all grew up with Stop, Look, and Listen - maybe the dump truck driver just ignored the warning but we will never know as he died. It is also possible he looked and saw no...
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    Southwest Chief derailment

    It was her
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    Southwest Chief derailment

    Missouri Department of Transportation plan listed the intersection in need of lights, gates, and roadway improvements https://www.kmbc.com/article/records-show-train-crossing-at-site-of-fatal-amtrak-crash-on-list-for-safety-improvements/40438494
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    Southwest Chief derailment

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    Southwest Chief derailment

    https://www.kmbc.com/nowcast
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    Southwest Chief derailment

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    MBTA issues

    Park St was altered in 1912 when the current Red Line was built If my memory is correct Park Street got a double elevator in 1979 on Tremont across the street from the main headhouse. You could take the elevator from Tremont to fare collection and then have access to the Green Line towards...
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    Has LSL #449 out of Boston turned into a bus the last couple of days?

    My biggest beef when #449 goes to a bus is passengers going to Albany-Rensselaer and west from Boston go nonstop to Rensselaer and you are stuck there for 4+ hours. I miss the terminal that was in place from 1980-2002 simply because there was a dive bar across the street. Then as far as the...
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    MBTA issues

    I suspect the station being a National Historic Landmark complicates things https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NHLS/66000788_text
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    MBTA issues

    https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/mbta-red-line-train-derails-at-boston-train-yard/2756178/ At some point you have to think they're doing it on purpose.
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    MBTA issues

    The last ridership numbers (2019) show Boylston with an average of 5,265-weekday entries into the system. https://mbta-massdot.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/MassDOT::average-weekday-gated-entries-fy19/explore Oak Grove 6,637 Broadway 6,020 Tufts Medical Center 5,976 Chinatown 5,747...
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    MBTA issues

    Boylston opened the same day as Park Street with Haymarket, Scollay (Government Center), and Adams (closed 1963) opening a year later. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boylston_station Boylston has changed very little in 125 years, it is a true time warp. has
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    MBTA issues

    Hopefully it will be addressed before your trip
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    MBTA issues

    Can't blame the T for this https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/green-line-orange-line-service-suspended-due-to-structural-issue-with-government-center-garage/2755282/
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    MBTA issues

    Current legislators are not to blame - this has evolved over decades. As per Section 25, Chapter 161B of the Massachusetts General Laws, regional transit authorities in Massachusetts are not permitted to directly operate their service, but must instead contract with other entities to operate...
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    MBTA issues

    and it continues https://whdh.com/news/its-so-frustrating-officials-blast-mbta-after-escalator-reversal-is-latest-safety-breakdown/
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    MBTA issues

    CRRC Springfield is also assembling cars for the LA Metro and I am not aware of any issues with that contract and as far as I know, the CRRC plant in Chicago has not seen any major issues with the CTA contract. CRRC delivers cars to Boston........ 🆘 The MBTA has dodged what could have been...
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    MBTA issues

    In Boston the core issue is scheduling
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    MBTA issues

    When it rains it pours https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/new-orange-line-red-line-trains-pulled-from-service-again/2753286/ Honestly, it seems as though the T is broken beyond repair with the exception of bus service. An elderly woman in my building told me today that the paratransit...
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    MBTA issues

    https://www.nbcboston.com/investigations/exclusive-video-runaway-red-line-train-rolls-through-braintree-station/2752294/?_osource=newltr_v2_station_Hdlines_WBTS The Red Line was the crown jewel of MBTA heavy rail. The Pullman-Standard cars need to be retired NOW - They have served the...
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