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MBTA Late night Canceled

Consti2tionConsti2tion Registered User regular
edited February 2016 in PAX East

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    MrBroadstoneMrBroadstone Registered User regular
    Figured on this. Board members only went through public comment periods because it was required by law. If using mass transit be on your way before the last everything at midnight to 12:30.

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    pilotman996pilotman996 Boston, MARegistered User regular
    As a Bostonian this properly pisses me off.

    To everyone else, this means that shuttles from the con to hotels are going to be SUPER crowded, and I'd expect Uber prices to be super high too. So if you want to attend late panels/parties, and you're doing your pre PAX planning, either save some extra transport money, or make sure you're staying somewhere you can comfortably walk to.

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    a fraking toastera fraking toaster W1TRK Registered User regular
    im bringing a bike for my transportation.throw it in the hotel bathroom for storage.

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    TopherRocksTopherRocks Rockstar Beard Grower Kent, OH or Long Island, NYRegistered User regular
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    schussschuss Registered User regular
    im bringing a bike for my transportation.throw it in the hotel bathroom for storage.

    Make sure you have good lights if going at night. Boston is not super biking friendly due to narrow streets.

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    DirewolfDirewolf Boston, MARegistered User regular
    Fasten and Uber will make a killing.

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    rascrushrascrush Registered User regular
    im bringing a bike for my transportation.throw it in the hotel bathroom for storage.

    lol u mean down stairs in the storage room there wont be room in the bathroom if we got the room we got last year it was about half the size we got the 1st year

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    RidleyDragonRidleyDragon Registered User regular
    I did the shuttles in 2013, they're totally fine after concerts, it's actually not all that crowded at the con late night, maybe 1/4 of the crowd is there past 9.

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    RidleyDragonRidleyDragon Registered User regular
    Also if you don't like uber prices, take a yellow cab, those prices don't change at "peak times"

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    KeroanKeroan Chicago, IllinoisRegistered User regular
    Also if you don't like uber prices, take a yellow cab, those prices don't change at "peak times"

    Yeah, I'd just look up a boston taxi company and stick the # in your phone before you head to PAX. Some of the parties I went to my first year were in taxi dead zones.

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    CabadrinCabadrin Boston, MARegistered User regular
    As a Bostonian as well, this suuucks. Keep in mind that Boston is a pretty small city in terms of distance - downtown is only 1.5 miles from the BCEC, so walking may also be an option for your hotel.

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    RidleyDragonRidleyDragon Registered User regular
    Keroan wrote: »
    Also if you don't like uber prices, take a yellow cab, those prices don't change at "peak times"

    Yeah, I'd just look up a boston taxi company and stick the # in your phone before you head to PAX. Some of the parties I went to my first year were in taxi dead zones.

    If you are just going from expo hall to hotel there's no shortage of cabs at any time

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    ClannMorganClannMorgan Registered User regular
    There is a bill in the works regarding Uber \ Lyft car services; under the bill not only would they have to have a more stringent background check (which is a plus) and have external indicators on the cars, it would also restrict pick up services at the BCEC and airport.

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/03/04/uber-lyft-would-face-new-rules-under-state-bill/VyS7ciSX6pDmN9ldSll0HO/story.html

    While this might not effect this year's PAX, just some food for thought going forward.

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    stardust462stardust462 Leominster, MARegistered User regular
    There is a bill in the works regarding Uber \ Lyft car services; under the bill not only would they have to have a more stringent background check (which is a plus) and have external indicators on the cars, it would also restrict pick up services at the BCEC and airport.

    Hopefully this won't restrict hotel pickups, so theoretically someone could just walk just a bit over to the Westin and wait for a pickup there.

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    ClannMorganClannMorgan Registered User regular

    Hopefully this won't restrict hotel pickups, so theoretically someone could just walk just a bit over to the Westin and wait for a pickup there.

    This came up last year at Prime (West) - I didn't know that they weren't allowed to pick up at the airport, the guy still picked me up but told me that what people usually do is just list the pick up point at the hotel close to the airport and then call the driver to say they are actually at the airport. So walking over to the Westin for an Uber / Lyft shouldn't be an issue.

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    ironysparklesironysparkles Lowell, MARegistered User regular
    Walking isn't too bad if the weather is good! I don't need the T for PAX but I'm just generally bummed they shortened the hours again.

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