WRTA: 8 (Park Avenue Connector)

WRTA: 8 (Park Avenue Connector)

The WRTA loves to take one bus and use it to single-handedly run some sort of “bonus route” on the system. For a while this took the form of a downtown shuttle, whether it was the small free loop of the 80 or the larger un-free loop of the 40. Eventually...
BRTA: 21X (Pittsfield/Great Barrington)

BRTA: 21X (Pittsfield/Great Barrington)

Yes, this is the end of our BRTA adventures for now. I know there are two night routes I still have to do, but they’re near-impossible unless I can find a place to stay out there, so for now, we’re gonna be taking the 21X back out into the hinterlands to...
BRTA: 12/14 (Southeast Loop)

BRTA: 12/14 (Southeast Loop)

Unlike the rather rural 5, the BRTA has deemed that the 12/14, a loop serving the southeast area of Pittsfield, is worthy of bidirectional service! Wow, people, this is huge: you can go both ways around this loop. I’m sure we’re dealing with a ridership...
BRTA: 5 (Pittsfield/Lanesboro)

BRTA: 5 (Pittsfield/Lanesboro)

I was hoping that the whole Corona quarantine rendering me a housebound worm would at least spur me to write more (a “productive worm”), but it seems like it’s instead encouraging me to mindlessly watch a bunch of YouTube videos (a “worm...