Holbrook/Randolph

Holbrook/Randolph

Why is my last ever Commuter Rail station review of Holbrook/Randolph, a station that’s less than 15 miles from Boston, gets served by every single Middleborough/Lakeville Line train, and has connections to two, count ’em, two local bus routes? The world...
BRTA: 21 (Lee/Great Barrington)

BRTA: 21 (Lee/Great Barrington)

Despite reviewing the BRTA’s hub at Pittsfield first, my friend and I didn’t actually start our day there. Instead we parked at Fairgrounds Plaza, the first stop of the 21, which we took toward Pittsfield at the beginning of the day. If you’re...
Pittsfield (Amtrak)

Pittsfield (Amtrak)

Well, now that we’ve finished the FRTA, there’s nowhere else to go but west. It’s time to tackle the BRTA, the westernmost RTA in the state, covering a big vertical rectangle of land spanning from Williamstown to Great Barrington. But before we can...
FRTA: 22 (BlueLink Connector)

FRTA: 22 (BlueLink Connector)

Why does the 22 have a colored name? Does that make it important? Because it only runs four trips a day. It doesn’t serve Greenfield. It almost entirely duplicates other routes. No, doesn’t seem important to me. The bus approaching at Turners Falls. We...