Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Holiday 2k7 Hours

Had too much eggnog at Grandma's Christmas party and need to sleep in your own bed tonight? Or you flew in to your hometown from across the country, getting a cab will be impossible in town, but you don't want to sacrifice a good time. Or, oh my God, if you deal with these people one more second you might scream and THANK GOD, the movie houses are open today...Maybe you rely on it everyday and already know the hours. If so, you're rolling your eyes at me right now and you know what? I'm sorry, I'm still on your team. Either way, you can guarantee on a few things to be open on Christmas: 711, the movies, and the doors to your waiting bus....

(schedules are listed in alphabetical order by call letters)

CTA had a HOLIDAY TRAIN. Why didn't I find this before? It started in November and ran through Saturday. Wow, and I thought Baltimore was special for flashing "HAPPY HOLIDAYS" on its bus marquees. The CTA is playing coy about tomorrow's services. Whether this is related to a fare and schedule change starting Jan. 20? ...Okay, everyone's fares are changing and that commentary was irrelevant.

LTD (Lane County, OR) will NOT operate tomorrow. No buses, no EmX (which despite its tree choppin' creation, finds itself the recepient of many amorous affections from myself), nada, nothing. Oh crap, call a cab. And save your receipt! LTD will allow up to $10 of your ride fare to go to future LTD rides. WHY OH WHY IS THE WEST COAST SO MUCH MORE ACCOMODATING THAN MTA?

MBTA is really long and complicated; service was extendeThis is a good sign, though, it sounds like MBTA is dedicated to its riders. I've never been to the area though, so I might be off-base.d to Logan Airport from Dec. 21-24 but after that all of the services were really boring. Sorry. Blue, orange, green, and red lines will join trackless trolleys, commuter trains, buses, and THE RIDE on a Sunday Schedule. Harbor Ferry, Commuter Boat, Fairmount Line, Needham Line, and Stoughton Line will not be operating.

MTA (MD) will operate on "Sunday" hours. This includes the bus, light rail, and subway; the MARC and Commuter Buses will NOT be operating.

MTA (NY)..has a holiday schedule that was implemented mid-November and is going to last through early 2k8. I have an inkling no one is blindly hopping onto a NYC train anyway, and God Bless you for trying in the overcrowded holiday city anyway.

SEPTA anticipates problems on Mummer's Day but strangely...not today. The route 101 trolley will interrupt its usual December mayhem for its previous regular schedule. The Chestbut Hill Train (R7) will, too! Huzzah!

SFMTA (MUNI, BART, ETC) will operate all services on a Sunday Schedule. It also expects delays on the 28th for Critical Mass. Hey, Baltimore! Get your bikes, suckers! We're not lookin' good. The 31st will operate on weekday service. Seriously, though, seeing the warning for the 28th makes me yearn for a rack on the MTA even more. SFMTA also offers Holiday Tips which includes the "best way" to get to popular destinations, parking, reduced fares, etc. The concern from this website for my convenience--whether it's shown or not--is overwhelming.

TriMet (Portland, OR--MAX, streetcar, bus, rail) will operate on a Sunday schedule. There will also be Sunday hours for New Year's Eve (and late hours implemented for New Year's Eve). Apparently some of these services are not offered on Sundays--so if it's not running on Sunday it won't be running tomorrow, either. There are also interruptions to several lines and services that you should check out if 1) you haven't adjusted or 2) aren't a regular rider.

WMATA (Washington, DC) has varying schedules for each of its services. Metrorail, Metrobus, MetroAccess, Ride On, and Fairfax Connector will run on a Sunday schedule. ART will operate on Sunday schedule for 41 and 51. THE BUS (I'm not sure what this is--I'll obviously have to investigate), PRTC/Omniride, Connect-A-Ride, Loudon Bus, MARC, VRE, MTA Services, CUE, and DASH will NOT be operating. The schedules for New Year's Eve/Day and Christmas Eve (surprise! nearly everything closed at midnight, 45 minutes ago!) are listed within these Christmas schedule ranks.

Those are all of the (U.S.) cities I could find. Did I leave out your town/city/home/service? Leave a comment or e-mail me. At the very least, I'd love to update my links section. Have a safe and happy holiday!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dude - I LOVE that you included Oregon in this.