|The 9701 was right in front of the 9703, so the angle is a bit awkward.|
|Another shot of the bus.|
|Lots o' ridership.|
|What a great parking lot.|
|A wastebasket, a post, and a building...nice!|
Ridership: This time, it really was just me. I'm not sure what the deal was at Brighton High School that day, but yeah, it was an empty bus. I'm sure it would have been crowded had it been a proper school day!
Pros: This is yet another fast trip from Brighton High School, this time going a little further into Roxbury. Good stuff.
Cons: Yet again, the route has no morning trip, which continues to be an annoyance. Also, I thought it was weird that on my ride, the driver served the Ruggles busway. That may have been an error on the driver's part, but the route probably doesn't need to serve Ruggles in general - the two 9701 trips take care of that.
Nearby and Noteworthy: You're not a student, are you? No need to take this bus! If you really want to ride a 9700 route, stick with the 9702 - it's the most interesting one.
Final Verdict: 6/10
The 9703 is basically the middle of the three 9700 routes in terms of quality. Sure, it serves more than the 9701, but why did the driver serve the Ruggles busway? It's pretty much a waste of time, and the fact that the 9703 skipped the busway the previous day just showcased the loose attitude of these school routes. Also, they need morning trips! Please!
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