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Recent Posts from Miles on the MBTA

GATRA: Foxborough MBTA Commuter Service

Okay, this one's a bit weird. Basically, the town of Foxborough has this free commuter lot for residents. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere, though, so they needed a bus company to provide a shuttle from there to Mansfield Station. Hi, GATRA! Look at the paper! It...

Guide to the RTAs’ Summer 2019 Service Changes

Might as well complete the trifecta here! There's a decent amount going on this summer in RTA land, so let's see how the changes stack up. This time we'll be including all fifteen RTAs in Massachusetts, plus RIPTA. BATBAT hyped itself up for getting three service...

Guide to the MBTA’s Summer 2019 Service Changes

Unlike the SEPTA debacle, the T has been getting better and better at releasing its schedule changes. These ones don't come into play until June 23rd, and the website has a comprehensive list of everything changing - I'm barely needed here! But I can still make pithy...

Riding the Entire Burlington B Line in an Afternoon

It's a little-known fact that Burlington has its own, non-MBTA public transit system. The Burlington B Line (a name that seems to be rarely used, but it's out there) is partially funded by the MBTA and operated by everyone's favorite transit company, Joseph's. You...

LRTA: 5 (Westford Street/Drum Hill)

Argh, I completely screwed up my LRTA scheduling and ended up not being able to finish the system! I made it onto the 5, but alas, that left me with not enough time to do a run on the 4. This was all almost a year ago (daily reminder that I am very behind schedule),...

LRTA: 8 (Centralville)

Yeah, just gonna say it right off the bat: this one is similar to the 1. Heck, the two routes even combine on Saturdays. Yes, the 8 serves similar neighborhoods, runs in a similar loopy shape, and even shares a large portion of its route with the 1. The main...

LRTA: 9 (Lowell Circulator)

This one's not even hiding its circularity. It has "circulator" right in its name, for heaven's sake, and it is in fact a giant, unwieldy, disgusting loop. It goes by the name of...the 9. Oh, of course it's a minibus. We went up Thorndike Street for a bit, but we...

LRTA: 1 (Christian Hill)

Alright, we're actually gonna go somewhere in a circulator this time. Also, you'd better have extra space in your wallets (or on your CharlieCards), because the 1 leaves Lowell, requiring the "suburban" fare. Got it? Alright, let's go. Alas, it's "NOT IN SERVICE"...

LRTA: 6 (Broadway/UMass Lowell)

The LRTA sure likes its circulators. I've previously covered the 18, which is an example of how to do a circulator right - it got a well-deserved 8/10. But they also operate two other circulators within Lowell, and they don't fare quite as well as the 18 does. Today...

Guide to the MBTA’s Spring 2019 Service Changes

The reason I started these guides was because the MBTA stopped listing its schedule changes on its website. Well, I'm happy to say that they're back to doing it! But...a lot of its descriptions are still really vague. And I really enjoy writing these. And it seems...

Blue Hill Avenue

The day after I became the first passenger to ride SEPTA's new bus route, the MBTA just had to open a new station! And yes, I did go to Boston to review it. Not just any station, too - a Fairmount Line station. Where all of the stations are notoriously the same thing....