Tag: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

  • Commuter Rail Conundrum

    Anyone that rides the commuter has a strategy for getting the seat they want.  I’m lucky in that I go end to end Worcester to Boston (and vice-versa) so the selection is usually wide open.  In this regard, I have the pick of the liter. The daily conundrum I face is which car to pick. […]

  • MBTA mTicket Experience- Quick Tip for Commuters!

    After a much ballyhooed debut and trial at North Station routes, the MBTA mTicket app is available to me to get from South Station to Worcester! I downloaded it last night and tried it for the first time this morning and things went great!  Other than the downright abrasive nature of the ticket taker on […]

  • If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times….

    Now I’m starting to sound like my mom.  This was one of her favorite lines when I was growing but she usually had to say 1000 times before I would listen. I don’t want to/like to bitch and moan about the MBTA.  The fact remains that I don’t have a choice getting in and out […]

  • What Will it Cost For CarFreeBrad to Drive?

    Over the past few weeks the positive bike news, moves and articles that I’ve been able to attribute to the existence of CarFreeBrad.com have been flowing like the mighty Charles River. Well it appears the tide has turned.  I saw this article this morning and it just took the wind out my sails because with […]

  • It Must Be Spring!

    All signs point to spring, the good and the bad. The good are easy and very good.  The fact that it’s been 56 degrees at 530 am the last few days makes for a rather pleasant morning ride and topping off around 80 is just plain awesome.  A hidden “Good” is that I activated my […]

  • Dear MBTA,

    I understand that you are facing some huge deficit and need to make some very difficult decisions.  I don’t envy your position because no matter what you do some segment of the population is going to be upset with you. I have two requests that I ask you to consider.  First, Do not refer to […]

  • Hubway Stations: Good or Bad?

    This was my initial reaction to my first bike sharing rack in Boston by South Station. In the hustle and bustle of all the commuters scurrying to catch their rides, I could have easily walked right by and never even noticed it. I can’t decide if this is a good or bad thing, but my […]

  • HUGE NEWS DAY!!!!!!

    Today’s news was like watching your first-born getting drafted or win an olympic gold medal!  Ok, that’s way over dramatic but I need you to understand my enthusiasm.  I got out of bed this morning a bit tired and a little grumpy but all that changed as soon as I start to flip through the […]