Twas announced a few months ago (https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/document-file-05-2019/p1_brighton_ave._bus_bike_lane_flyer_final.pdf) but nice to see it being implemented.Just announced in the FMCB meeting: All day bus lane, Brighton Ave (Eastbound only), Union Sq to Packard's Corner.
Ought to help the 57 and 66.
NETransit has the delivery range pegged at 6/2019 to 9/2020...a little more drawn-out than the brisk pace of the base-contract deliveries of this model 2 years ago. Since they're the same generic vehicle New Flyer may just be churning through a lot of orders right now and asked for a more relaxed delivery pace.So as the end of June 2019 approaches... Anyone heard the status of the 194 new New Flyer hybrids that were supposed to be delivered starting in June 2019? (FMCB PPT)
With the current mess I expect the MBTA would be happy to show off new buses if they were delivered so I presume there's a delay... They're supposed to replace all these (pictured below) 2004/5 buses and have new hybrid tech that allows 35% electric drive miles and less engine starts in traffic... Old bus:
Just to be clear, the "other end" is the eastern end, right? (As shown in this c.2000 image)I commute through Courthouse Station regularly, and I only noticed this morning that that swoopy, futuristic and completely unnecessary mezzanine doesn't even have an entrance at the other end of it. WTF?!
Because no one in their right mind would consider the glorified bus, 10 mph "Silver Line" joke a transit line?
My morning rush hour commute on the orange line averages 12 mph from Wellington Station to Chinatown.Granted it's kind of pathetic, but it IS one of the major ways people get to the airport.
How would you even show it without confusing the daylights out of people?My morning rush hour commute on the orange line averages 12 mph from Wellington Station to Chinatown.
The green line B branch averages 6 mph to get from Back Bay to Packards Corner.
And the red line... we're all fully aware of its condition at the moment.
Given Google Maps' ubiquitous adoption among commuters across all modes, I think it's important for people that use transit to see the transit lines available to them, no matter how 'pathetic' or 'shitty' the service is. This extends to bus service as well.