The Bus Driver Means Business

Ok, for the past few weeks (I think) the bus drivers in the morning have been no nonsense. You get on the bus, they close the door before you pay, they are hitting the accelerator once they hear the beep of your CharlieCard being accepted. Good stuff.

The bus driver guy today was pretty intense. He was all about braking at the very last second. When he came to our stop, his speedy entry made for a nice splash of water, slush, and snow that my fellow travelers and I had to avoid.

By the next stop, he almost hit somebody crossing the street.

He was all about using the hydraulic lowering mechanism that all the new buses have. Usually it used only when an elderly passenger is getting on, but he was using it for every stop...no matter who was getting on.

When the bus got too full, he stood up (while the bus was stopped), turned around to face the passengers, and pleaded with everyone to please move back so that he could continue to drive because he could not proceed with people standing in front on the yellow line.

People moved back, but his methods were out of character of the typical MBTA bus driver.


Bus Departure Time: 6:57
Bus Arrival Time: 7:13
T Departure Time: 7:15
T Arrival Time: 7:37
Weather as I call it: Light snow
Level of commute annoyance (scale of 1 to 10): 2
Feared for my life: No

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