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1.252J/11.540J Urban Transportation Planning Assignment #3: South Boston Waterfront District Assignment Due date: 10/27/06 The South Boston Waterfront District is seen as a major opportunity for "smart growth." But different constituencies define "smart" in many different ways. Some argue that this area should contain a mix of office, residential, hotel and cultural attractions, with very high densities. Some argue that very high density will attract more cars. Some say without more rail transit, high density can’t be supported. Some say without high density, transit won’t work. Some say the Silver Line can’t work unless it’s rail. Some say the South Boston Transitway needs a grade separation at D Street in order to be reliable and provide adequate capacity. Some say the grade separation isn’t necessary, and there are better places to spend transit funds. You are an analyst reporting to the General Manager of the MBTA.
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