In Science and Space: During the Orange Line shutdown, hundreds of shuttle buses from all over the country are ready to go for the first Monday morning commute.
Baker says she usually has a straight shot on the Orange Line from Revere to her work at Boston Medical Center, but she has already mapped out a new way to get to work this week.
“It’s like a train if you think about it, they line up like a train – about 6 to 8 buses, they all line up like train cars, they all keep taking off, it’s actually pretty good,” said Jammie Baker, who rides the Orange Line regularly.
“I take the T so I know my way around the T pretty well, but people who are just now starting to realize ‘oh crap I have to figure out something else,’ that’s the inconvenience you’re going to see,” said Baker.
“This is a necessary and significant amount of work we need to get done and it doesn’t come without inconvenience, but we believe at the end of this period of time, with everyone’s support, we’ll be better for it,” said Tesler.
Tesler says he knows the next few days may be tough, but MassDOT is open to making any changes if problems arise. “All of our customers do adapt and do learn, our riders and our drivers, we do adapt when changes happen, but we also make changes and we make changes as we go, so we do not see this as a final plan as opposed to an opportunity to continue to learn,” said Tesler.