BU News Service
Two MBTA stops and several bus lines serve the South Boston neighborhood, so it makes sense that most residents use public transportation. The median age in Southie is 31 and young residents who use public transportation said this helps them save on parking and car insurance costs.
Pat Rakes, 25, said he takes the subway or bus to his job downtown and it only takes about 15 minutes. It costs $2.65 for the subway and $2.10 for the bus.
However, the Andrew and Broadway T stops on the Red Line are located at the western edge of South Boston, so residents who live further east have to factor in either a walk or bus connection into their commute. While Rakes likes to walk, he said it can be challenging.
“[Drivers] don’t stop for pedestrians. I’ll be walking and they’ll fly right by me. And when they do stop at a red light, they stop right in the crosswalk,” Rakes said.