23 Sep

Tackling the Traffic on the South Boston Waterfront

The South Boston Waterfront has experienced unprecedented growth over recent years. The area now has about 10,800 people, and employs about 35,500 workers. Needless to say, there are a large number of people commuting to and from this area every day. Unfortunately, that has led to massive gridlock daily.  Employee and residential commuter shuttles connecting the North Shore and the city are in demand.

At BeDriven®, we’ve observed that there are several bottlenecks that contribute to the traffic congestion. One of the sure fire ways to ease the problem is to get individual cars off the road. That can be achieved Boston shuttle services connecting you to the city.

The Boston public transit is overcrowded. The Silver Line buses are crowded and the service is limited. There are no set plans to add more buses to the fleet as the city is moving to revamp the present fleet.  North Shore Shuttle BeDriven® can bridge the need for north shore and inner city shuttles.    

The Tendency of the Commuters

Workers that commute to and from this neighborhood seem to prefer driving. According to a survey conducted, about 53% of the workers in this district drive to work every day, whereas 31% opt for public transit. Some opt for Seaport Boston shuttle service.

This is largely because this area isn’t well served by public transit. Other neighborhoods like Back Bay and Chinatown have much better service and the people respond to it. About 55% of the people here commute via public services while 35% drive. Another contributing factor is the Big Dig, which has great access to Interstate 93 and Mass Pike.

Possible Solutions

There are several solutions proposed to ease the traffic. One suggestion is to open up the South Boston Bypass Road. This is restricted for trucks but could ease the traffic congestion easily. The other option would be to open Dorchester Avenue, which is restricted for Postal Office use.

While these solutions might not be acceptable to some, no one can deny that there’s a need for public transportation here. As there are no plans to expand Silver Lines routes, other options have to be considered. Private Fort Point shuttle buses work to a large extent but not everyone is using them at the moment.

North Shore Shuttle BeDriven® have been servicing North Shore and Boston residents with commuter shuttle services for nearly 40 years. If you have any questions or queries regarding our shuttle service and other residential, corporate and institutional commuter transportation, please complete the contact us form attached and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you require an immediate response, give us a call at 1 800 233 7483. We’ll be happy to assist you. 

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