Sure, maybe there are fewer recreational drivers, but the daily commute on the Commonwealth's only toll road is still heavy. Insane.
I feel for those who have to use the Pike every day to get to work. What a lousy, lousy commute.
For all you MBTA bus riders with mobile phones, there is a new app you might be interested in. Yesterday The BusRyda Crew sent me an email about the boston.busyrda.com mobile application. Here is the description they sent along:
BusRyda.com is a free service currently serving Boston-area MBTA bus riders who love using their mobile devices for as much as possible. BusRyda was recently updated with a significant new feature: Boston BusRydas can now get a short list of the next few upcoming buses from the exact minute they’ve made a search, right on their mobile phone.Below are screenshots of what the BusRyda updates look like. If you have questions about the BusRyda application, feel free to contact Eric of The BusRyda Crew at info AT busryda.com.
Say it’s 8:30 AM, and you’re up for some reason and want to go to Davis Square from Sullivan Square. Point your phone’s browser to boston.busryda.com — the secret shortcut for Bostonians — and plug in the bus you’ll likely take, so the 89 or the 90, Outbound, on a Weekday. Click ‘Display Route.’
Sha-BAM! The next few buses — about 1 hour’s worth — at your fingertips. No shuffling through paper schedules or scrolling to the right spot on the MBTA’s good-but-not-awesome mobile bus schedule offering.
If you need a schedule for later in the day, simply click on ‘Or see the full schedule’ at the bottom of the page.
BusRyda works on any mobile device such as Sidekicks or Blackberries, but is especially attractive on the iPhone.
BusRyda is not affiliated with the MBTA.