Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Calm Before the (Snow) Storm

The p508 commute was back on track (no pun intended) this morning, we were on time to South Station, arriving at 8:21 AM. It's about time!

I have to say, one of my biggest pet peeves at the Grafton parking lot is the people who park in the first row, but have to back into the spot, thus causing all cars trying to enter the parking lot (because it's a one way entrance) to back up to Route 30. These are probably the same people who run to their cars at night so they can be first out of the lot. Please folks, have some common courtesy. Do you really need to perfectly align your car in the spot by pulling forward and back multiple times? Just pull in and go so the rest of us can park. Please.

In MBTA news, not everyone in New Hampshire is on board with funding a commuter rail service from Lowell to Manchester. Rep. Peter Leishman opines on that topic here.

6 comments:

AJ said...

That's what I'm talking about Rider! They are most definitely the same people who run to their car and almost run the rest of us over in a mad dash to be the 1st one out of the parking lot! It's not only insane, it's insanely rude. What makes you so much more important than the rest of us?

Framingham Rider said...

Are these the same people who sit in their cars with the engine running for a solid 10-15 minutes until the train gets there, then shove their way to the front of the line to get on the train?

Anonymous said...

the real problem is the poor design of the parking lot, one entrance/exit is inadequate for a parking lot of this size, on a another topic....why doesn't the MBTA just scrap the wireless that hardly ever works and put that money into getting basic services up to standard?

Anonymous said...

I agree, i cant count how many times i have almost been creamed by people in Ashland because they are in such a hurry.

I got to see a guy in a truck rip off the front of a car once in that same lot. he just cut the wheel and gunned it and never noticed the car that was next to him. Good stuff.

Richard said...

I'm so pissed off today that the P512 (7:35am from Worcester to Boston) was cancelled. I waited for 20 minutes before they announced it and then I decided to drive to Alewife Station from Worcester and pay $7 to park. This is just terrible and unacceptable. They need to fix these engines. I'm so mad at the MBTA right now. They ruin everyone's day!!

Anonymous said...

I'm pissed too. I missed the p508 this morning and waited and waited for the p512. So irritating that it was cancelled. I had to drive in and traffic was a nightmare on the Pike.

Really, I don't get how they can say that the # of cars travelling the Pike has decreased. Anytime I drive, it's at least 1 hour 40 minutes from Grafton to Boston.