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Posted 04/03/2013 11:21:00 EDT
"I am sure the people who will be injured and die when one of the unmaintained decrepit 43 year old Red Line trains fails will be glad they sacrificed for Somerville and Medford." It's pretty rare for more »
Posted 04/03/2013 11:17:49 EDT
" If you add tolls, rmv fees, gas taxes, pike rents, etc..., "car based" taxes, fees, and revenue account for 85%." Well, if you add gas taxes to gas taxes, then yes, your false math will add up to more »
Posted 04/03/2013 06:03:12 EDT
Realjob, less than 50% of the expenses for the highway system come from gas taxes. The rest is from general taxation. Your cozy little drive to work is just as subsidized as anything else in this sta more »
Posted 04/03/2013 06:01:11 EDT
There was, in fact, a trolley line that went from West Medford north to Winchester and Woburn. I won't object to bringing it back.
Posted 04/03/2013 05:57:25 EDT
We in Somerville and Medford are mandating it. The commonwealth stuck us with more pollution and noise on 93 thanks to the Big Dig. So to let this happen, they cut us a deal for a project that would p more »
Posted 04/03/2013 05:51:39 EDT
Who's this "we", paleface? Us Medfordites want the extension, and we will go back to court if it's stalled again.
Posted 04/03/2013 05:49:11 EDT
Yes, Medford and Somerville benefit from the Green Line extension. Medford and Somerville also bear the burden of the pollution and noise form the additional traffic on 93 thanks to the Big Dig. So, l more »
Posted 04/01/2013 12:22:56 EDT
It's a cruel question to ask, but given the cruelty shown by Tutunijan, he should have to answer it: how's the cab industry run by Turkey?
Posted 04/01/2013 12:14:23 EDT
"If there were more medallions, then there would be more cab companies and customers would have more choice. "
More choice? You mean I get to choose which cab company runs me over???
Posted 02/08/2013 10:42:05 EST
This isn't a nanny issue. He did not order you off the road for YOUR safety. H ordered you off the road to make things safer and easier for the cops, firemen, EMTs, plow crews and lineman crews that more »
Posted 02/08/2013 10:38:58 EST
Don't worry. He did not order you off the road for YOUR safety. H ordered you off the road to make things safer and easier for the cops, firemen, EMTs, plow crews and lineman crews that are working in more »
Posted 01/29/2013 11:05:17 EST
" People live there to get away from the elements brought to communities by public transit." Magneto, those "elements" you're talking about are your fellow Americans. If you want to get away from them more »
Posted 01/29/2013 10:56:04 EST
Magneto, the residents of Medford want the GLX. We want it so bad we are willing to sue for real if the project is delayed again.
Posted 01/29/2013 10:52:47 EST
Yo, fredbob, don't act like those two nitwits represent Medford. Medford's a YIMBY city. Come visit and see for yourself.
Posted 01/29/2013 10:49:25 EST
"The area that the greenline will maybe/eventually service is not even near the service area of I-93" However, the area this line serves is directly upwind of the areas affected by I-93. So anything t more »
Posted 01/29/2013 10:41:14 EST
We should do an environmental impact study on the effect of his residing in our city.
Posted 01/22/2013 09:50:52 EST
"Do we need rail to Springfield and the Cape?"
Posted 01/22/2013 09:50:29 EST
Let me know if you ever meet a union basher who worked anywhere besides behind a desk. If such a creature exists, I want to meet him.
Posted 12/03/2012 10:13:25 EST
This service also makes the MBTA a lot easier to deal with. When Hubway is operating, instead of having one bus and one subway line between my home and my office, I have several options for getting fr more »
Posted 12/03/2012 10:08:59 EST
You only sweat if you pedal like a madman. You can get pretty quick on these bikes without breaking a sweat.
Posted 11/19/2012 09:50:32 EST
You can pay a higher gas tax, or you can pay your local mechanic to fix your suspension because of all the potholes.
Posted 11/19/2012 09:47:36 EST
The fiscal issue here is that road maintenance is expensive.
Posted 11/19/2012 09:47:06 EST
So many people here seem to think roads get repaved by the tooth fairy. Roads are expensive, folks. THey need maintenance. If you drive on them, you are adding to the wear&tear, and you need to pay up more »
Posted 11/14/2012 02:25:43 EST
" Aren't there enough developers who would gladly build housing? "
There are. But they'll only do it if the Commonwealth pushes away the town government red tape that stops them.
Posted 11/14/2012 10:51:54 EST
How about we set up a comments section on the Boston Globe so that morons like you can keep your impotent yammerings flowing for our amusement? The grownups meanwhile will probably re-elect Deval. more »
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