Transportation in Southie Ideal for Young Workers

Maura Barrett looks into how accessible Southie is via public transportation.

Maura Barrett
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.

The Andrew and Broadway stops on the Red Line serve South Boston.

The Andrew and Broadway stops on the Red Line serve South Boston.

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.

 

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