|We thought this was the Cedarville Link. Long story...|
|What a great place to start!|
|Thanks, rear window!|
|The brook crossing is in the background there.|
|This was a very loud minibus. The jiggly wheelchair lift didn't help.|
Ridership: Okay, the ridership on this thing is so ridiculously low it's not even funny: 28 riders per weekday, and 23 per Saturday. That means that the route gets an incredible 1.4 passengers per weekday trip and 1.15 passengers per Saturday trip. BETTER NOT RIDE THIS ROUTE IF YOU HATE CROWDS, 'CAUSE IT'S A REAL BUSY ONE! THE 111? THE 28? HA! SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS COMPARED TO THE FREAKING MANOMET/CEDARVILLE DEVIATED LINK!
Pros: Um, gee, I dunno, uh, it runs every hour. There's something.
Cons: BUT IT SHOULDN'T BE RUNNING AT ALL! Okay, what does this route serve? A bunch of spaced-out houses and some random highway businesses near the end? Yeah, those places totally need a bus! A bus, might I add, that costs GATRA $18.68 per person to run! Sounds like money well-spent to me! Okay, also, there's the ridiculous transfer between this route and the Mayflower Link. They're actually the exact same bus, and to continue onto either one, you would just stay on at Stop & Shop. Does GATRA tell you this? Nope! This led to a very frustrating experience that I won't get into now...but stay tuned for the video review!
Nearby and Noteworthy: Uhh...Tedeschi's? Look, guys, I got nothin'. The few businesses at the terminus of this route are really boring.
Final Verdict: 1/10
Cut it. Cut it. Cut it. Cut it. Cut it. Oh, for goodness sake, cut it. This route barely serves anything, it gets no one, and it's ridiculously expensive to run. It's weird, I was actually rather positive about this route when I first rode it, and it has to be said that the ride itself is enjoyable. It's also one that shouldn't exist. I'll say it one more time: cut it!!!
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