We posted this item two days ago.
Take a look at the details provided below, and ask yourself how the new Metro Breez compares to the Downeaster in providing ‘public service.’ Check the fares, the schedule options, etc.
Anybody wanna bet that Brunswick, and especially the “All Aboard Brunswick” ensemble, won’t go to the mat to see that the service DOES NOT EXTEND TO BRUNSWICK? Their options for Razzle-Dazzle will be a bit more limited than in the past, we think, though they could contract with MSMT to come up with a new song and dance routine to fool the jury.
You should begin your study here: http://gpmetrobus.net/index.php/metro-news/yarmouth-freeport-bus-service
Here’s a preview:
That’s right, the public can ride from Freeport to Portland, including the PTC, for anywhere from $3.00 to $1.35.
You’ll find the route map and schedule here: http://gpmetrobus.net/images/stories/route-maps-pdf/Breez-REVISED.pdf
Take a look at these schedule options, and compare them to the Downeaster. The train, of course, is not capable of taking you anywhere convenient in Portland; it can only take you to the train/bus depot at the Thompson’s Point area (“A” in the below.)
And our betters and elected officials want us to believe the Downeaster is a wonder? It may turn out Brunswick area residents would be well advised to drive to Freeport and take the Metro south, whether to enjoy various points between Bean Town and Portland, or to connect to buses (or trains) to the Boston area, or both.
Talk about long shots! This may be your last chance to get rich!
Now that we think of it, Brunswick could become a bookie’s paradise. Besides the wager just mentioned, there’s the equally sure bet that the revaluation now underway won’t end up raising your property tax bill.