Tag Archives: Commuter rail

MBTA mTicket Experience- Quick Tip for Commuters!

After a much ballyhooed debut and trial at North Station routes, the MBTA mTicket app is available to me to get from South Station to Worcester! I downloaded it last night and tried it for the first time this morning … Continue reading

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An Overlooked Survival Tool: The Bicycle

I can’t say enough about bikes and biking.  Even at times when I hate bikes, I love them.  On its worst day, a bike still beats all other modes of transport in so many ways.  Just add one more to … Continue reading

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It’s a $3 charge, broken or not! Conspiracy Theory!

Ticket machine broken at union station but they only take cash on the train and the no name ATM charges $3 for cash. No matter how you cut it, my one way ticket to Boston costs $13. If I were … Continue reading

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Serenity on Shrewsbury St

This will be the last time I apologize for not posting more.  I’m busy and my computer screen only works about 46% of the time. Anyway, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of not having time or money to fix my … Continue reading

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If it ain’t fixed, don’t break it!

I’ve been known to rip on the MBTA especially the Worcester station for the ticket machine being out of order for 6 months but today all is right with the world. The ticket machine is fixed and even has a … Continue reading

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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times….

Now I’m starting to sound like my mom.  This was one of her favorite lines when I was growing but she usually had to say 1000 times before I would listen. I don’t want to/like to bitch and moan about … Continue reading

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2012 Boston Midnight Marathon Bike Ride

Now that the hoopla around Marathon Monday has died down and the weather is slightly more seasonal, I think it’s prudent to comment on one of the coolest parts of the Boston Marathon, the bike riders! Although I was unable … Continue reading

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Wellesley(Cougar/MILF) Rack of the Day!

Return of the Rack, return of the rack! It’s back ladies and gents.  CarFreeBrad’s RACK OF THE DAY! On my commute into Boston, I had the glorious misfortune of being stuck on “a bad piece of equipment” which is MBTA … Continue reading

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Dear MBTA,

I understand that you are facing some huge deficit and need to make some very difficult decisions.  I don’t envy your position because no matter what you do some segment of the population is going to be upset with you. … Continue reading

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From Running Late to Just Plain Running- Oh Sh*t! The train is moving!

So I needed a few days to collect my thoughts and decide exactly how to approach this CarFree event in my life.  It seems best to avoid building it up any more and just tell the story. It was Thursday … Continue reading

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