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Recent Posts from Miles on the MBTA

SRTA: NB 10 (Dartmouth Mall)

Yeah...Miles the "Transit Expert" screwed this one up. Guess who was looking at the weekday schedule instead of the Saturday schedule! Guess which route leaves fifteen minutes earlier on Saturdays! What did this little mistake mean? Basically skipping the NB 10's...

Riding the Last* RIPTA Bus of the Night

*Well, second-to-last RIPTA bus of the night. But still, that's pretty cool, right? Also, this happened last weekend. I have some explaining to do... Okay, the Penn Band was planning a trip up to Brown to play at a football game. Those who were of drinking age were...

SRTA: FR 10 (Rodman Street)

Our last SRTA route in Fall River is the other way of getting to Walmart, the 10. I'm pleased to report that it's not as stupid as the 6, although to be fair, that's not saying much. We looped around onto Rodman Street, which had a few blocks of houses, but there were...

SRTA: FR 6 (Pleasant Street)

I was very lucky to have taken the FR 6 in the outbound direction. Going outbound, it's just a nice straight shot to Walmart. Coming inbound, it has to do a strange jog to serve...Battleship Cove. Except Battleship Cove hasn't been directly served by the SRTA in a...

SRTA: FR 2 (North Main)

The 2 turned out to be a dastardly one to ride. Earlier in the day, Sam and I had tried to get it from its Shaw's terminus to ride it around its long terminus loop, but it had left Shaw's early. Surprise. I had to grab it later from the Fall River Terminal instead. We...

SRTA: FR 8 (BCC/Durfee HS)

Time for a short route that's not particularly noteworthy. Okay, it's the FR 8! We left the parking lot of Bristol Community College and turned onto Elsbree Street, which soon passed Durfee High School. There were some suburban businesses as we turned onto President...

SRTA: FR 14 (Swansea Mall)

It's time to go west! Leave the constraints of Fall River and escape to the idyllic countryside of Swansea! It's home to such wonderful points of interest as, and this is a direct quote from Wikipedia, "Swansea Motor Inn (featuring water beds)"! Featuring water beds?...

SRTA: FR 9 (Bedford Street)

What was my first impression of the 9? Well, I couldn't really form one...because the bus never showed up! Sam and I got to the first stop five minutes early, but I guess that was a little too late - the rascal left before we got there. All was lost. We weren't going...

SRTA: FR 7 (Bay Street)

Believe it or not, the SRTA route with the most legit terminus is also one of the least frequent routes on the system. Yes, the 7 ends at a proper turn around, probably a remnant from an old streetcar! Yet it's one of the few in-town routes that runs every hour on...

SRTA: FR 3 (Laurel)

The 3 ends right around where the 5 ends, so let's hop on that to get back into Fall River! I actually got the 3 from Stop & Shop, since it's an outbound-only deviation right near the terminus! It actually does another one just before the Stop & Shop to the Fall River...

SRTA: FR 5 (Stafford Road)

I didn't think the SRTA actually makes it to Rhode Island, but I was wrong - the FR 5 very much enters that friendly small state to the south. As for the rest of the route? It isn't all that interesting, alas. We did a little loopy-loop coming out of the terminal,...

SRTA: FR 4 (Robeson Street)

Sam and I had an ambitious plan to ride the entire rest of the SRTA in one day. How would we do that? He would drive me from route to route! We began this interesting and busy day with an early trip on the FR 4... The route began at the Catholic Memorial Home, a...

SRTA: New Bedford Terminal

Boy, that Fall River Terminal sure was nice, huh? Yeah. What a great terminal that was. Well, anyway, it's time to look at their other terminal. It's a lot worse. Yup, modern this terminal ain't. There are uncomfortable wooden benches that meander through the middle...

SRTA: NB 9 (New Bedford/Fall River)

Question 1: why is this considered a New Bedford route when it connects both Fall River and New Bedford? Question 2: why does it have to be called the 9 when there's also a Fall River 9 that boards from the Fall River terminal but does something completely different?...