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 so. What 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.
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.
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