PATransit Tuesday: Trickling in

Information is trickling in about the TDP.  A big change from last week’s post is that the ‘large’ proposed system map is now bigger, and is now encompassing the entire area the Port Authority covers.  From this, it looks like I’ll still have service to my neighborhood, but I don’t know for sure yet. 

However, a word of warning, the map shows the proposed routes, but with the old numbers (corresponding as best they can to the new lines), but with the new color scheme.  The trick is to not think about it too much.  Same with when you read the document outlining the new downtown routes.  There are colors, but not the ones that match up with the new color system (bonus point: look for the barge on the Mon!).

Speaking of the downtown routes, I found myself answering questions this morning better than some of the newspapers.  There will not be only 9 routes going into downtown; only nine different routes for the buses coming into downtown to stay on.  And unless you’re riding a bus from Oakland, you’ll be able to transfer to any other line at the Wood Street T Station.  That would be a good change to make, seems a bit strange why one set of buses isn’t able to connect with the rest.  Granted, the connection wouldn’t be far, maybe two blocks max depending on where the stops are, but it seems strange to me, that’s all.

So, as the information keeps coming in, I’ll be checking it out:

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