deathtopumpkins wrote:Even if it was Zone 1A, very few Brighton residents would use it - the limited schedules, lack of free transfers, and fact that peak hour trains will be standing room only, means that it is still going to make more sense to take the bus to the Green Line, as is presently done. The B line is only half a mile to the south.
saulblum wrote:You could buy a zone 1A monthly pass for the same price as your current subway pass, so the lack of transfers is moot. And the 57 and B aren't already standing room only at rush hour?
And if the Framingham line is already standing room only by Newton, and the schedule is limited, that doesn't seem like much of an incentive for commuters from Framingham to switch from the Pike to the train.
BandA wrote:Here's a suggested rate structure...
Rbts Stn wrote:Insert Emily Litella "Never Mind" [HERE].
I guess the Zone 1 plan pissed off the wrong people?
dbperry wrote:The only thing I'll add to the discussion is that I think it was going to be grossly unfair for a worker at Boston Landing to get a huge discount vs. those of us working at Yawkey, BB, or SS.
Zone 5 to Zone 1A (SS, BB, Yawkey): $291.50
Zone 5 to Zone 1: (BL): $148
Or how about this comparison:
Zone 8 (Worcester) to Zone 1 (BL): $6.00
Zone 1 (BL) to Zone 1A: $6.25
None of that makes any sense. I'm much more comfortable with Boston Landing as Zone 1A.
The EGE wrote:If the MBTA was clever, they would give the station a special designation as both Zone 1 and 1A (similar to how London does zones). That would give cheap interzone fares for suburban commuters and cheap 1A fares from Allston-Brighton commuters, and make everyone happy.