Nature is healing.
A sure sign that Southie residents are heading back to the office are the lines starting to form at our neighborhood bus stops. On Wednesday morning, a pre-pandemic-style-que was spotted at the corner of L + Broadway for the #7. We used to receive photos like this once a week but not since Covid-19 rocked our world.
For several years (yes, years), South Boston has been begging for a solution to our bus situation. Yes, it’s a situation, folks. 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 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.
The neighborhood deserve a better bus system and we need it like yesterday.
Upcoming meetings re: MBTA and Buses in the neighborhood:
MBTA Public Meeting – Capital Investment – March 31st – via zoom
Fort Point Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting will discuss BPDA South Boston Seaport Transit Plan
at the April 26th meeting. The express bus route is included in this plan.
A special thank you to Dave Shea for sending us the photo!