tjerome wrote:RL757PVD wrote:airbazar wrote:Some in Boston tried to fix all of those problems. It was called "hosting the Olympics". But in good old fashioned local politics and parochialism, it got shot down. I'm afraid we will never again in our life time have as good an opportunity to correct our urban planning on such a massive scale.
Ready for this?.... I agree with you.... because the Olympics would have forced them to confront their regional thinking past and think more on a big city playing field and fix a lot of these problems.
While we will be lucky if all the new service (4 new airlines and 16 hew routes announced in the past 8 months), in the long run PVD and Providence in general will benefit the same way Oakland and Baltimore did when their nearby "hubs" were unable to provide proper organic urban growth.
Yup, biggest problem with Boston is the small city mentality but tries to act like a big city. You can't run a big city with a system like the MBTA's hours and expect it to work. You can't take the MBTA to get to Logan for even an 8am flight. The city and airport are over capacity, parking is an expensive mess at the airport (not just for the consumer...) Fact is that public transportation here sucks hence why people like me would rather drive into Boston for convenience. I am trying to move closer to Boston but rent is just so expensive I'm not sure it will happen.
There is just no room for growth at Logan, not enough space for the DL plans as well as WN and B6 still seem to be growing. And all of the international carriers. I still stand by my beliefs that in a good 70-80 years the whole terminal/road infrastructure will be leveled and rebuilt, and some of those homes to the west of where the Mass Pike comes up as you get to the airport. This airport can become a mess with a coating of snow as it is, imagine it with more DL, B6, international flights.
You can't take the MBTA for a flight out of Logan at 8am?! Ummm, where are you coming from. The T starts running at 5:45am. If you factor being there an hour early at 7am what's the problem? There's only 1 international flight that might be an issue and that's BA's BOS-LHR at 8am. But domestic would be no problem.