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The T is just so intolerably slow, I still drive to work. I hate that I do that, but it's completely unacceptable that it takes me over an hour to get from Cambridge to Boston via public transportation.

By the way, go O!

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I agree the public transport just doesnt help situations, ifthey want us to use less gas then sort the transport out.

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Cambridge Chronicle has the story: they are slowing down intentionally (since last Thursday) so as to not cause additional damage to the railroad ties which are in desperate need of repair.

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I noticed that Saturday - visited Davis Square going out by bus and returning by the Red line to the Green line, and the train just inched its way to Charles/MGH. I assumed it had to do with the structural issues on the bridge, and it made me feel nice and secure, oh yes it did.

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Obviously, the hue and cry this generates will fast-track any languishing repair/replacement projects.

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The first article mentions the "nostalgic 'click, click' sound" which the electronic dispatch boards make. I'd wondered what the point was; I just find the sound annoying.

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is to alert people that the information on the board is changing.

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I've heard that nostalgic "flapping" sound at North Station. I know it is supposed to tie in with changes, but it seems to be pretty random.

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before announcements are made there is a loud *BONG*. I don't think that there is someone actually hitting a gong before they make the announcement. The exception to this seems to be in Munich Hauptbahnhof where instead of a gong, it sounds like a strike on a woodblock. I don't really see the difference between that and the recorded clickety-clack of the departure boards. It's just a way to draw attention.

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May: Gas prices surge; students leave town

June - August: people go on vacation. When not on vacation, high gas prices and decent weather mean more people use the T

September: students return, vacationers return, gas prices push even more people onto the T. The T becomes suddenly, massively crowded

Just think of it as a fall sardine run ...

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