Share your comments on Wednesday's snarly commute.
On the coldest morning of the season so far, hundreds of Boston commuters were forced to wait outside for bus shuttles after two separate issues closed down portions of both the Green and Red MBTA lines. Service had resumed by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, soon enough for the afternoon commuters, but not soon enough for those traveling in the morning. So Patch wants to know: Were you left out in the cold this morning? How did the breakdowns affect your morning commute? What did you see, what was the mood (we can guess) and what alternate plans did you take? What do you think the MBTA should have done differently? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Do more questions remain about the underpass or surface options, or are you ready to see the project move forward?
The Boston Transportation Department hosted a final public meeting last Thursday, Dec. 6 on the design options for the Rutherford Avenue and Austin Street intersection. Now city officials expect to make a decision—surface option or underpass reconstruction—within the next three months. So what do you think: Was the meeting productive? Do you feel that anything new was presented at the Dec. 6 meeting? Was anything said to change your mind? Or are there questions you feel still haven't been answered regarding either option for the project? Is it time to move on, or should the issue be further discussed? Take our poll below and then tell us your thoughts in the comments section.