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Recent Posts from Miles on the MBTA

Seaport/North Station Ferry

Seaport/North Station Ferry

Um, what? Has anyone else heard of this? I only discovered it by reading a recent CTPS report that gave it a passing reference on page 28. It said that the "Massachusetts Convention Center Authority" contracted Bay State Cruises to lease a few boats from New York and...

Riding the Entire Lexpress in a Morning

Riding the Entire Lexpress in a Morning

Well, we've done Burlington, now it's time to do Lexington. Lexpress is a system that I felt a little more familiar with going in, not only because I had been on it once before, but also because the system is just a heck of a lot more intuitive than B-Line. First of...

Canton Junction

Canton Junction

I've gotten a few social media comments on my critical look at Canton Center telling me that Canton Junction is the worse of the two. I guess the answer to which one is worse comes down to one question: do you prefer a tiny little nothing station, or do you prefer a...

Canton Center

Canton Center

The Stoughton Line has terrible stations, apparently. Stoughton was awful, and Canton Center isn't much better. Yeah...this is kind of it. A small platform with almost nothing but a single shelter and a few benches underneath. A parking lot with 215 spaces, as well as...

Stoughton

Stoughton

The poor Stoughton Line has been having a rough couple of weeks. No one has given it much thought in the wake of the crippling Red Line derailment, but it seems like there are delayed trains on the weekday-only line on a daily basis. Riders have even started a...

Sharon

Sharon

I always get amazed at how busy these Providence Line stations get. As a small town sandwiched by much bigger ones that also get Commuter Rail service, it feels like Sharon has no right to get the amount of ridership that it does. And yet here we are: the power of the...

GATRA: Foxborough MBTA Commuter Service

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

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

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

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)

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)

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...