FRTA: 24 (Crosstown Connector)

FRTA: 24 (Crosstown Connector)

The 24 is probably the FRTA’s best route, but our experience on it was one of the worst. It all started when a real clunker of a bus showed up at the JWO Transit Center about 25 minutes late… This’ll be a fun ride! Hopefully. So the 24 runs from...
GATRA: GATRA GO

GATRA: GATRA GO

Gotta tell ya, I was not anticipating a GATRA ride on my return to Boston. “Wanna do the GATRA GO when we get to Foxboro?” Jules asked on the train there. YES, OF COURSE I DO. Oh boy, time for a GATRA trip, and it’s a doozy! Okay, get ready for a...
Foxboro (and the “Foxboro Pilot”!)

Foxboro (and the “Foxboro Pilot”!)

Alright, strap in for a long preamble: for me, getting the first trip on a new MBTA Commuter Rail service ain’t how it used to be. While I could’ve attempted to ride the first inbound train at 5:47 (potentially winning Patriots tickets, apparently), I...
FRTA: 31 (Northampton/Greenfield)

FRTA: 31 (Northampton/Greenfield)

By the time my friend and I got to this point in the day, we had been seeing a lot of fields and tiny towns. The 31 was kinda like going back to civilization – it travels to the giant metropolis of Northampton! Okay, maybe it’s not that big, but it is the...
FRTA: 41 (Charlemont/Greenfield)

FRTA: 41 (Charlemont/Greenfield)

Welcome to the most rural route that the FRTA operates! The 41, the system’s westernmost route, runs out to a tiny town called Charlemont that I wouldn’t have heard of if the 41 didn’t end there. Also, it only runs four times per day… The...