|The bus at Alewife.|
|This, however, is Route 2. It is not especially nice.|
This is a deviation the route makes going outbound only. Going up a hill, we went by an assisted living building, then entered a development with identical houses. After looping around the development, we headed back down the hill and continued down Summer Street.
|A skyline view from the top of the hill! The Prudential is blocked by a sign, unfortunately.|
|You're looking into Winchester, my friends.|
|Have I ever mentioned that the Alewife busway is a dank place? Because it is.|
Ridership: On my ride, there was only one other person going out of Alewife, while on the way back, there were about six. Clearly not a very high ridership route in the late morning - or in general, in fact. The route only gets an average of 588 riders per weekday, which is low.
Pros: This is a north-south route that cuts right through central Arlington, and it's pretty much the only cross-Arlington MBTA route. It also has a large chunk of northern Arlington all to itself, and even southern Winchester, if people are willing to walk.
Cons: It's an Alewife route - thus, the schedule. The 67 runs weekdays only, every 27 minutes during rush hour and every 50 minutes during the day. I guess since it's mostly a commuter route, the fact that it even has midday service is good, but still. Also, this is a nitpick, but the route's map on the schedule card doesn't show the section on Symmes Road.
Nearby and Noteworthy: I've mentioned Arlington Center before, so that's out. Um...there was that ice skating rink...
Final Verdict: 6/10
Schedule-wise, the 67 reminds me of the 84, except the former gets the bonus of midday service. Infrequent midday service, sure, but midday service regardless. Also, the 67 certainly serves more, and that makes me wonder if limited Saturday service would do it well. Overall, the 67 is still pretty meh, but slightly less meh than the 84.
Latest MBTA News: Service Updates
Tomorrow the MBTA is getting rid of the "honor box" system at parking lots. Passengers will have to pay for parking with their phones now.