Monday, July 7, 2008

Post-4th Workday Commute

Today is "welcome back to work day," huh? I hope everyone had a great 4th of July holiday.

My first commute of the week was a good one. The P508 was right on time. We arrived to South Station at 8:19 a.m.

I know the Boston Business Journal published an article in Friday's edition related to public transportation in Boston. Unfortunately, most of this article is accessible online only if you have a subscription to the BBJ. Of interest to myself and others. . .
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s system of 12 rail lines stretching from Worcester to Haverhill to Kingston is lagging behind other system components when it comes to ridership growth despite the rising cost of gas, toll hikes and daily traffic jams on the highways.
The BBJ said that while the MBTA's bus lines and subway ridership has increased substantially over last year, the commuter rail's growth "was up a modest 2.6 percent this May compared to 2007, but year to date numbers are up 1.2 percent."

I'll be off the train for about 1 1/2 weeks. I'm headed off to Europe for a business meeting this week. Next week I'm on vacation. During my absence, please feel free to contact Commute-a-holic if you would like to contribute updates on your MBTA/MBCR commuter rail commutes. You can reach Commute-a-h0lic at commuteaholic AT

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope you have a great time in Europe! I haven't been there in years, but IIRC, their commuter rail and Metro systems are quite superior to what we have over here.

Maybe you'll be able to sample some of it in whatever European city you'll be going to!!!

bam in ri