Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 98%Local Culture
- 74%Green Travelers
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- Massachusetts Bay Transportation AuthorityMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7First to ReviewNov 11, 2013
I have a love hate affair with transit systems like this. Part of me really likes them, part of me realizes how unconvenient that they can be, and part of me thinks that the price (subsideized and otherwise) are not worth it.
I think that the parking situation for some of the stops on this route were beyond atrocious... Seriously the Malden station had a pay lot with at most 100 spaces whereas the Wellington Station had what could have been 750 or 1000! The station locations are somewhat sensical, however, if they had really wanted to increase ridership and lessen traffic, wouldnt they have bigger lots and built them to cruise alongside of the freeways?
Pro Tip: You purchase a round trip with each use at $2.50 ea direction. This is by far cheaper than parking in Boston itself.
Overall though its a pretty good system. It is about a million times cleaner than the NY Subway, its not half as unsightly as the Chicago El, runs with the efficiency of SF Bay Areas BART and it is much more userfriendly than the London Underground. So it is a plus in my opinion.
Pro Tip #2: Children under 12 are able to ride for free! Very nice perk!
Many of the elevators and escalators seemed to be under repair. I also noticed that they would randomly send cars to a siding or reroute them on the orange green and blue lines for no reason and out of nowhere. I have never understood that kinda thing, but what are ya gonna do other than take and move on?
Overall it wasnt a bad thing and helped on my trip there. I would definitely use it again if I was in the area.