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Monday, July 17, 2006

Route 9: express lane, commuter lots, ride shares

In response to the Gazette article:
Most of the traffic on Rt. 9 is related to student and faculty commutes. UMass and especially the wealthy colleges need to pool their money and purchase student/faculty commuter parking lots in Northampton and Amherst. These lots should be free to students and faculty to encourage them to use the free busses (and there need to be more of them) between schools. And you guys are right, those busses need an express lane.

Also, most of the cars that are causing all of these traffic jams on Rt 9 are only occupied by the driver... We need a ride share program.


  • At 2:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    They should invest in a solar/wind-powered gondola. Perhaps electric.
    If that doesn't work, why don't they build another bridge? I can't take THAT long... Maybe that way they could re-pave Rt 9 in less than 10 years...


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