|The bus downtown.|
|What's this? A pedestrian walkway? Just put a road in! Everyone knows that pedestrians don't matter in cities!|
|Boston has an alright skyline, but I would prefer a proper skyline. Like Fresno.|
|Near Assembly Square.|
|Now this is my kind of neighborhood.|
|Does that house have solar power??? Gosh, just use fossil fuels like everyone NORMAL.|
|Ugh...what the heck is this?|
|Some more houses.|
|Ah, beautiful pylons.|
|Ah, yes, this is a beautiful lot. Her name is "Brenda".|
|Apartment developments? I like 'em! They usually have big parking lots!|
|I wanted to do more parking lot pictures, but Miles made me do this stupid bus one instead.|
Ridership: Ugh, do I really have to do this? Miles made me find "ridership data" for this route...let's see, um...683 riders per weekday? Oh wait, that's the 236. I hate lists. Um...ah, okay, 728 riders per weekday. Not really sure what that means, but okay. Miles says that "most of those riders are probably residents of Woburn getting home or to work, with some reverse commuters coming from or going to office parks". I think there's a third, even larger ridership group, though: the ones who take joyrides to parking lots! You know, for those people who want to see lots of parking lots, but don't have cars.
Pros: Well, that's basically it, isn't it? This "bus" allows people to go up to Burlington and enjoy its breathtaking parking lots! Um...oh, Miles wanted me to add that "it's a good express route to Woburn and (to a lesser extent) Burlington that has a good amount of trips for an express bus. It runs as often as every 15 minutes in the evening rush! I also like how it takes over Chestnut Avenue service from the 352 once that stops running in the evening. It even provides reverse commute express service to Medford Square, serving it in the non-peak direction." Okay, I have no idea what any of that means, but I guess Miles seems to like it.
Cons: Yes, there's a very big con here: since it's a bus, it takes cars off the road! There are 728 people who could be in cars that instead take this so-called "354"! That's simply despicable. Miles also wanted to add that "Van de Graaff Drive is an odd place to end the route, though there aren't many other termini that would make sense. There could probably be more reverse commuting if it was extended to the Burlington Mall, though, as it would pass more offices along that route." Thanks for the "insight", Miles.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Parking lots! Office parks! Malls! Yes!!!! Can you believe that Miles wanted me to add "Woburn Square" to that list? Geez, Louise, who does he think he is? He must've been joking. All I can say is that if someone takes this bus to visit a parking lot, Brenda is MINE!
Final Verdict: -50/10 (8/10 from Miles)
The 354 is a bus. Therefore, it's horrible. I know I said that it can be useful for people wishing to visit parking lots, but seriously, guys, just get a car! These buses are clogging up our city streets and highways and making them inhospitable! Have you ever driven behind a bus? It's awful! Buses need to be burned and destroyed. Same with trains - they should be replaced with highways. There, all the country's transportation problems are solved!
Latest MBTA News: Eh.
Oh wait, Miles left one more note for me here..."April Fools". Huh. Not really sure what that's supposed to mean.