|At least the side one was working!|
|Some more businesses.|
|This is eerie...|
|Not my best-ever picture, that's for sure.|
|Oh hey, it's that new Target!|
|Too bad that destination sign still isn't working.|
Ridership: Okay, I have to be honest, I wasn't expecting anyone on this route, but I was dead wrong. Our trip got over 30 people, and most of them did indeed get off along the independent section, even as far as Cambridgeport! Clearly there's a lot of demand for this strange, infrequent route.
Pros: Yeah, so, people actually use it! I really wasn't expecting that! But then again, when you give it a good look, it's hard to see why people wouldn't use it. It's by far the easiest way of getting from the LMA to the places it serves, since it offers a direct trip right down Longwood Ave to Coolidge Corner. (I didn't even know that was possible!) This is actually the only one-seat ride from the LMA to that area, so it beats the MBTA in that regard!
Cons: Aside from the fare system, which continues to be ridiculous, this route only has the wee little problem of never freaking running. This route has five departures: four northbound trips at 5:15, 6:25, 9:30, and 11:30; and one southbound trip at 10:00. Why the heck does it only have these trips, and why the heck does it only run at night? It got so many people!
Nearby and Noteworthy: I love Coolidge Corner, but it's very unlikely you'll ever actually use this route to get there. Maybe try a route that runs during the day, such as the Green Line or the 66. Just sayin'...
Final Verdict: 4/10
This is a great route, but it just doesn't live up to its potential. There's gotta be some way they can give this thing more service, at least a few trips in the morning rush to get people to the LMA. And just to drive the point home, the schedule is really the only thing wrong with this route, but it's just so terrible that it's worth all those lost points. Give it at least a little more service!
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