Friday, September 19, 2008

Problematic Silver Line Bus Rider

Good morning. Sorry the blog has been quiet over the past few days. Commute-a-holic is out of town for a few days, enjoying some R&R in NYC. I have been sick. In fact, I left work early on Wednesday and was home sick yesterday. Bleck.

This morning's commute on the P508 was fine. We arrived to South Station around 8:25 a.m. We had a problem on the Silver Line bus, though. A rider stumbled getting off at the courthouse station, I guess claiming that the driver was too far away from the curb? No one else seemed to have a problem though. Weird, huh?

Since I was home sick yesterday, I missed the train derailment at South Station yesterday. While I'm glad that I didn't have to deal with the delays or the cancelled trains, what an overall mess. Feel free to share your experiences yesterday by emailing us at either worctrainrider AT or commuteaholic AT We'll write a round-up over the weekend.

Today's The Boston Herald published a timely article this morning with MBTA riders voicing their concerns about our transit system. With more riders, the MBTA is seeing more complaints. From April 2008 to August 2008 there was a 13% increase in complaints - 14,355 bus, subway and commuter rail complaints were filed. Of course, when quoted, MBTA GM Dan Grabauskas sort of just glossed over the number of complaints.

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