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Bus Stop Blues in Southie

Good grief!  The bus situation is bananas!

For several years (yes, years), South Boston has been begging for a solution to our bus situation.  Yes, it’s a situation, folks.  Several times of month, Caught in Southie receives photos like the one above.  A line of nearly 100 people up the block of East Broadway between L and M waiting for the #7.

With lots more development on the rise, plus more people moving into the neighborhood, thanks to the creation of new office buildings in the Seaport, what’s a neighborhood to do?

There have been numerous MBTA bus meetings and statements from local politicians over the past several yes but there doesn’t seem to be a solution.  Could an express #7 help? Senator Nick Collins thinks soWhat about dedicated express bus/bike lane on L/Summer Street?  It would mean losing a lane of traffic but that could also discourage commuters from using L Street/Summer Street as a cut-through and help with speeding vehicles too. A pilot program could be worth a try.  The Better Bus Program was announced over a year ago – ironically the #7 was not even included the system-wide bus planning initiative. 

The neighborhood deserve a better bus system and we need it like yesterday.

What do you think?

Thank you to Donald for tweeting us the photo.

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.