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Old Posted Nov 3, 2019, 1:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Qubert View Post
The fault lies not with SEPTA but with the City of Philadelphia...more specifically it's insistence on a city wage tax that ensures Center City continues to lag behind it's peers in being a center of employment for the region. Boston, Chicago and DC have far greater job concentration in their cores than Philly. As long as economic dynamism is a low priority in City Hall, nothing SEPTA can do will bring the RR system to have the ridership it's infrastructure could support.
Is employment in greater Boston really more centralized than it is in greater Philadelphia?
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2019, 7:36 AM
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Originally Posted by liat91 View Post
San Francisco:
BART to San Rafael
SMART to Sonoma
Caltrain to Vacaville via new transbay tunnel with BART
Caltrain to Antioch
BART ext to Danville
Caltrain to Stockton and Modesto replacing ACE
Caltrain to Salinas
BART to Santa Cruz
If we're going by what's beneficial locally, I advocate for BART to Vallejo, BART to Livermore and Capitol Corridor to San Francisco (implying a second transbay tube).

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Old Posted Nov 5, 2019, 4:13 PM
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MBTA Board Endorses Ambitious Slate of Upgrades For Commuter Rail System



- The MBTA Fiscal and Control Management Board has endorsed an aspirational vision to electrify the MBTA commuter rail network to provide all-day, rapid-transit-style service throughout eastern Massachusetts, with an initial phase focused on upgrading Boston’s Fairmount Line, the Boston-Providence line, and the Rockport line through Chelsea, Revere and Lynn. --- As SteetsblogMASS reported previously, those six alternatives ranged widely in cost and ambition, from a $1.7 billion option that would add new some trains to the existing system, to a $29 billion “full transformation” option that would run new electric trains every 15 minutes all day and build a new regional rail tunnel to connect North and South Stations.


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