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.