|The bus (if you can call it that) at Union Station.|
|The inside of the vehicle.|
|Awwww yeah, rear-view shot!|
|A side street.|
|Goin' around a small rotary.|
|Some businesses in Tatnuck Square.|
|Blurry houses along Pleasant Street.|
|Woah, check out that lens flare!|
|Paxton Town Common.|
|The bus at the college.|
|Another shot at the college.|
Ridership: The driver gave some very showing statistics for this route's ridership: "I get five people per day - four students and one professor." So basically, this shuttle is utilized by the same five people from Anna Maria College every day, meaning one person per round trip (this held true for us, with one person going from Anna Maria to Worcester). And keep in mind that the route only runs Wednesdays and Fridays, so it's only about 40 people per month!
Pros: The route is very useful...for five people. The same five people. Twice a week. Hmm...
Cons: Oh come on, does this route really need to exist? Paxton is such a tiny town, and a bus that only runs twice a week, five trips per day, really isn't helping anyone. Except for...five people, I guess. I mean, if they really want to increase ridership on this thing, how about giving it consistent service, seven days a week? You know, like a normal bus route.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Paxton Center was nice enough, I guess, but I doubt it would be able to hold anyone's interest for more than half an hour...
Final Verdict: 1/10
It is a rather pleasant ride, don't get me wrong, but this bus just seems so useless. I mean, who would be affected if they cut it? Just...four students and one professor. Gosh...knowing who these people are gives me such a personal connection to them...maybe they should keep this route around!
Oh wait, a route with 5 riders per day is ridiculous. CUT IT!
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