A recent report released by the MBTA regarding train related statistics has shown that 72% of university students in the Boston area rely on the T for their transportation needs at least 3 days a week. Of those 72%, only 4% reported using the Blue Line during these times.
When asked about their T habits, Boston University students responded negatively towards the Blue Line.
“The what line?” exclaimed Yates Palmer (COM’17). “Blue? You’re making that up, right? There ain’t no blue line. Blue? I ride the T every day, ain’t never heard of no blue line.”
The Blue Line feels like a lot of people don’t really see its true colors.
“Uh, I don’t know,” said Stacy Hollmead (SAR’19). “This one time, when I first moved to Boston I got on the T drunk and accidentally got really lost and ended up at Brookline Hills and had to Uber back to campus, does that count? (nervous laughter).”
Many claim the Blue Line’s fall from grace could be attributed to the fact that the Blue Line has lost touch with younger generations.
“It’s mostly old people these days going to their jobs,” said the Blue Line after removing a cassette of “Tom Sawyer” from a walkman. “I used to be cool, man. Sure, Orient Heights might not be the most PC name for a stop, but at least I’m not riding the coattails of an already successful name like the Red Line with ‘Broadway.’”
The Blue Line was insistent on the fact that it still has more to give.
“I have fun! I have a stop named Aquarium for crying out loud!” continued the Blue Line, stifling a giggle. “What other lines can say that about themselves? None, because it would be weird if two lines had the same named stops!”
At press time, the Blue Line was seen loudly exclaiming to a group of teenagers, “Pull my finger, no seriously, just do it!” while sporting an “I’m with stupid” t-shirt and Sketchers Shape-ups.