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Best to wear some galoshes if getting off the Red Line outbound at Central Square

Last week, state Rep. Mike Connolly (D-Cambridge, Somerville) got a promise from T officials to do something about the perpetual even-in-dry-weather puddle at the bottom of a set of stairs on the outbound side of the Central Square Red Line station. He reports today:

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Sadly the engineers and architects responsible for designing that stairway entrance never heard of a roof.

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where they have mop buckets etc for when it rains inside. too bad the stairs up from the communter rail platform are to narrow for that. looking forward to when the inside rain freezes

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Crazy that it takes the meddling of a legislator to fix something as simple as a puddle.

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I know Connolly is new to the job. However, he hasn't realized to take whatever Pollack says with a grain of salt? He should regularly consult with his colleagues around Greater Boston. And while he has some downtime during the holiday, he should review the state's commitments to his district. Sec Elaine Chao and Governor Baker were dropping hints left and right at the recent Volpe 2.0 dedication.

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After Arlington voters in the late 70s rejected the Red Line Extension, the proposed Lexington and Arlington RLX R.O.W. became the extremely successful Minuteman Bikeway. Arlington remained an affordable middle class community with a new trademark greenway. If the Green Line Extension push collapses yet again, Connolly and his fellow local reps should mull extending the Minutewan Bikeway from Arlington to the Charles River within the GLX R.O.W. His district remains affordable and becomes home to the greatest bikeway route in Metro Boston.

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What a mess! Here's hoping that the mess gets cleaned up, and the problems that resulted in this mess are corrected ASAP!

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Just off the top of my head

Permanent flooding , sometimes decorated with orange cones at
Central
DTX-at least 2 locations
Haymarket
Shawmut

Permanent dangerous crumbling stairs at
Fields Corner
Savin Hill

North Station used to have a permanent wet area where they piled up newspapers to soak up the water. I don't use that part of the station any more. I believe it is now part of the new tunnel to the Garden. I don't know if they fixed it.

Keep voting for Charlie everyone! We don't need no stinking virtue signalling.

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These are issues that have existed since Dukakis was Governor and often predate even him.

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Perhaps "Galoshes are what's best to wear when exiting outbound at Central Square"

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Fixing flood-prone areas doesn't change the fact that he's spending lots of money so T riders will have pie in the sky when they die

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My favorite perpetual puddle is in the Brattle Square exit from the Harvard busway. Can that get added to the promise?

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Mold is a serious problem on the MBTA and these puddles of water , urine, and slime are a public health's hazard. It could be worse Alewife was built on a contaminated waste site.

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I like the vertically moving urinal at Porter.

Maybe sprinkle some Rockite in the puddle?

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That is, never.

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Every time I ride the Red Line and hear that perennial announcement as they roll into Central, I am astonished at the sheer crust of the MBTA, saying in essence, "Too bad for you if you're not able-bodied, FU, go ride the Red Line to Kendall where the elevator is probably also not working and then sit out in the street in whatever weather there is waiting for a shuttle driver who's probably blown this gig off in favor of a nice donut somewhere because all the other disabled people gave up on the MBTA years ago".

This entire city is an absolute disgrace as far as disability access. After the Marathon bombing, when so many people suffered severe and permanent lower extremity issues, I thought perhaps this would be the moment when the city and the area truly reflected on what it's like to try to get around this medieval wreck of a city if you are less than completely able-bodied. It was not, and we should all be ashamed of that.

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I worked as a PCA for quadriplegic individuals, and I can say that the MBTA employees were always exceptionally helpful. If there's one thing they've done correctly, it was training their employees to assist with disabled riders.

I've been in countless situations in all weather where we needed assistance and the drivers and station attendants have always gone out of their way to make things easier. It's the only consistently positive experience I've had with the MBTA in 18 years.

In comparison, I was working with a quadriplegic in DC last year on the Metro, and it was the exact opposite. Elevators would break, leaving us stranded on the Metro because any other stations we could get to also had broken elevators - the bus drivers wouldn't help at all, and everyone had an attitude.

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Yeah, they just went ahead and turned off the elevator because they don't care. It has nothing to do with the failure of a standpipe which provides critical fire protection, and dozens of unmapped electrical conduits, which can only be repaired during a 3-hour window each night.

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Even at a 3 hour window per night, how long has this been going on?

This is a disgrace. Don't be an apologist for it.

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The one at Central going up has been down nearly all year...

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