Charlie is still riding the CTA in Chicago and if you think Boston has problems…..I’ll post more on that later but the situation in the Windy City concerning transit is not good.
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Umer is not happy with the 503 bus
For almost as long as I have been riding the 503 express bus (2 years), it
has always had an issue with being on-time. Recently, it has gotten to the
point where the scheduled bus doesn’t even show up which means I have to
wait for another half-hour for the next one. Even then, sometimes that one
is late 15 minutes and this reflects heavily on my tardiness to class. I go
to BU Medical School and I rely on this bus to be punctual since it serves
an area of Boston that is mostly employed by professionals (Copley area).
One of my major problems with the 503 is that it has an even shorter route
than the 501 yet the 501 comes (exactly as written on schedule) every 5
minutes during the morning. I do not see any reason for the 503 which runs
EVERY 20 MINUTES to not be on time.
I am really disappointed in this service.
I am not familiar with the 503 but one look at the inbound/outbound schedule shows that the T has no margin for error on that route. That maybe the root cause of your problems.
503 – EXPRESS BUS Brighton Center – Copley Sq. via Oak Sq. & Mass. Turnpike
Anne grumbles about the #39 bus
Does anybody know if the T has cut back on the number of buses on the #39 route inbound from Jamaica Plain? Many mornings I have waited 15-20 minutes for a bus that is scheduled to arrive every 5 minutes.
I was under the impression that the T added buses to that route on December 30th. Perhaps one of our bus gurus has the scoop.