Come on, MBTA! Let’s do better!
Once again, the line at L + Broadway for the #7 bus is bananas. Friend of CIS Dave Shea sent us the above photo taken on Wednesday morning. It seems to be a weekly occurrence. Dozens and dozens of commuters waiting in line to get on the #7 to get downtown.
To add insult to injury, these poor #7 commuters will be no doubt stuck in traffic thanks to these jabronis blocking traffic as an environmental protest.
For several years (yes, years), South Boston residents have been asking for a solution to our bus “situation.” 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? Evidently, get in line and wait for the next bus you can board.
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 on the horizon. Could an express #7 help? Senator Nick Collins thinks so. A dedicated express bus/bike lane on L/Summer Street has also been thrown out there as a potential solution.
The Better Bus Program was announced by the MBTA over a year ago – ironically the #7 was not even included the system-wide bus planning initiative.
Back in May, officials from the MassDOT and the MBTA launched the MBTA’s new draft network map as part of Bus Network Redesign. It was revealed that there would be some changes to the #7, #10 and #11. And the neighborhood went nuts.
The neighborhood deserve a better bus system and we need it like yesterday. Enough is enough!
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.
Were the BLM protesters who blocked many roads during the summer 2020 “jabronis” too?
It’s “jabronis” merely depending on what’s being protested? Or it’s just safe to belittle these particular protesters because you feel it safe to do so, i.e. no risk of being called out as racist, sexist, etc?
…are frowned upon, James. Just ask the occupant of the 5th floor at City Hall (who actually PARTICIPATED in the takeover of the Congress St bridge in 2019. Nice, huh?).
Just make sure you wear a helmet. It’ll minimize the cleanup when your head explodes.
These young professionals pay exorbitant rent being housed in properties where owners pay massive property taxes, so one would think municipal services would reflect the massive tax contribution by southie residents. Nope, our Free The T Mayor wants everyone to ride bikes.
Listen–it doesn’t matter who the protesters are that are blocking traffic, especially at rush-hour, especially on a freeway with fast-moving traffic on it, such as the Southeast Expressway, for example. No matter who the protesters are, even among peaceful protests, a line must be drawn somewhere.