|The bus at the Attleboro Transit Center.|
|A side street.|
|A nice shelter at Oak Hill.|
Ridership: The 15 is the least-used route in Attleboro on weekdays, with about 35 total passengers, while on Saturdays, it's the least-used GATRA route in general, with only about 17 riders. My Saturday ride was surprisingly "busy," though, with about five other people for the total round trip. Perhaps the 2:30 Saturday trip always gets a surge of riders?
Pros: A GATRA route that doesn't make deviations? Well, that's a pro right there! I like the 15's simplicity in general - it's a short, straight route that gets the job done and gets it done quickly. As for its schedule, the route generally runs every 60-90 minutes on weekdays, while on Saturdays, it has two morning trips and three afternoon trips - it's not a lot of service, but it makes sense for the route.
Cons: The thing is, the weekday schedule has some odd quirks. You know how I said it "generally" runs every 60-90 minutes? Well, that's because there are a few places where it can have a headway as close as 25 minutes! Why? What's the point? Is it just something for the bus to do while it lays over? Seems like a waste of gasoline...
Nearby and Noteworthy: Mass Audubon reservations are always fun for hiking, while the LaSalette Shrine looks beautiful.
Final Verdict: 7/10
Well...it's a GATRA route, so I'm giving it a break. To be honest, the 15 is hovering at around a 6.5 for me, but I give the GATRA a lot of hate, so I figured I'd round it up. Don't get me wrong, this route has its problems, but it wins out with its simplicity and pretty sensible headways (aside for the weird tiny ones on weekdays).
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