|The bus at Quincy Center.|
|A different bus on a different day, but still a nice picture.|
|Just to let you know, this route has some nice views, so it'll have a lot of pictures. This is from the bridge.|
|A skyline view from the bridge!|
|Well, that's industrial.|
|Some apartments where the bus ended.|
|Some more apartments further down the road.|
|The bus laying over for a bit.|
Ridership: Hahahahahahahaha! Yeah, right. This is the sixth least-used route on the MBTA, with only 123 riders per weekday. And the thing is, most of them just come from Washington Street! There are very few people that use the 221 for its independent portion. My ride had about 15 people one way and 8 coming back, and both times there were only 1-2 riders who didn't get on along Bridge Street/Washington Street.
Pros: Well...it serves Weymouthport. And the views are nice. But good views don't mean it's a good bus.
Cons: Right, so I understand this route being sort of a rush hour commuter trip from Fort Point. I guess that makes sense, but I was talking to the driver and he was saying that very few people come from the 221's independent portion in general. Sooooooooooo....why not terminate it at Bicknell Square and save some money? It could be run as a short-turn of the 220.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Well, there is that beach, which looks like it could be nice in the summer, and not very crowded. That said, taking the 220 as far as Neck Street and then just walking is significantly more reliable - and the walk isn't that bad.
Final Verdict: 3/10
Ehhhhhhhhhhh. You know...I get that this is mainly meant for rush hours. But...you know...it just doesn't seem necessary. I guess they shouldn't ditch this bus entirely, especially since it's pretty short so it's kind of cheap to run, but...you know. I hope the low score is understandable. You know.
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