1.3 min readBy Published On: March 30th, 2022Categories: News5 Comments

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 soA 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! 

5 Comments

  1. Kevin B Conroy March 30, 2022 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Another meeting? What for?

  2. JC March 31, 2022 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    More buses ! Less bus stops !!!

  3. I MEAN…I “AM” KIDDING…(…right???) March 31, 2022 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    I hear the Chairwoman is considering a “waiting fee” for anyone “occupying the sidewalk” on the morning (but only between @certsin hours”., so…) Any prospective new residents should discuss this with your realtor. (They never lie🤥).
    “Omg, Becky!!! Can you EVEN IMAGINE how long these lines are gonna be when #MICHELLE makes the buses free for us?!?”

  4. Stephanie Morrison March 31, 2022 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    I’ve had it with this situation! There are numerous #9 ripping through the neighborhood in the morning with almost no boards. Why can’t you run more #7’s? We deserve a better plan. Do something about this!

  5. Susan Gailunas Gagnon April 1, 2022 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Great urban planning. Build more housing and office space with no realistic plan for parking or public transportation. Brilliant.

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