SteveBikes yells: Happy Red Line shutdown day from Davis, because, of course, today is the first of ten days of all-day non-stop non-subway action between Alewife and Harvard, with the non-service extended to Park after 8:45 p.m., so the T can do one of those speed-run repair marathons.
Of course, the streets of Cambridge and Somerville weren't designed for bus after bus after bus, as Even Bauer reports:
The bus traffic through Cambridge was really bad. I spent about half an hour riding one stop to Porter, so I'll just be walking the rest of this week.
And what's still left of the Red Line isn't doing so well:
The operational segments of the MBTA Red Line (shutdown between Alewife and Harvard) are in shambles today. It is taking roughly twice the time to get from Andrew to MIT, with at least five "standing by" delays". I have heard one exasperated passenger curse out the operator.
Details on alternative travel methods for the duration.