July 20, 2006

For some reason...

...when I read this story: Boston commuters get pleasant surprise

By LING LIU, Associated Press Writer
Wed Jul 19, 5:53 PM ET

BOSTON - After part of a Big Dig tunnel collapsed last week, killing a motorist and forcing the closure of two connector tunnels, commuter Bob Jacobson was prepared for big-time traffic jams.

But Jacobson, who travels 60 miles each day into the city's downtown from his home in Westport, near the Rhode Island line, has been pleasantly surprised.

"It's gotten easier," Jacobson said. "It was bad the first day, but it's been progressively smooth since then."

Despite some detours and delays, many traveling through Boston via car, subway, train, bus and boat say it's not as bad as it could be. [...]

--I couldn't help but sing (and whistle!) Monty Python's Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at July 20, 2006 08:12 AM