- Nov 13, 2021
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How about letting T39 take over the proposed 55 extension from LMA (Brookline Ave) to Kendall/MIT? Then run T47 exactly as you proposed.One alternative, if they want to keep the one-seat ride across the Charles, would be to stay on Huntington until Mass Ave and then head north from there. Terminate at Kendall or Central or maybe through-run, I don't know. But you'd maintain a one-seat ride pretty close to the Pru, a short walking transfer to the Orange Line, and equal connectivity to the Green Line (all 4 branches via Symphony and Hynes). You'd also be spending more time on Huntington and Mass Ave, both wide enough to be optimistic for bus lanes.
At the same time, you could keep a "T47" that runs Porter-Union-Central-BU Bridge-LMA-Nubian/Ruggles -- or even double up the T47 and T39 along South Huntington.
But I agree with @HenryAlan -- if they can make the proposed corridor viable, that would be a remarkable service.
I'm not sure if 55's route is suitable for articulated buses, and 55's current ridership in Fenway may not justify T39's capacity. But if feasible, this would maintain connections from Jamaica Plain to Mass Ave and Hynes Convention Center Station (with enough GL branches for good frequency, and close to Copley).