Contrary to my last entry, the Silver Line of Boston's subway system (the T) is not operational so those attending Macworld Expo next month (or, I suppose, the Democratic convention the following week) can disregard my suggestion that any T line will take you to the door of the BCEC.
Thankfully, Boston residents and Macworld forum members PDrayton and JimTravis have piped in to tell me that there are other ways to get within reach of the convention center. One is to connect to the Red Line and exit at South Station. From there it's a 5 - 10 minute walk to the convention center.
If you'd rather not make the hike, there will be free shuttle bus service from South Station that follows this schedule:
Monday July 12, 2004 from 7:30am – 12:00pm and 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday July 13, 2004 from 7:30am – 7:00pm
Wednesday July 14, 2004 from 7:30am – 7:30pm
Thursday July 15, 2004 from 7:30am – 5:00pm
You can also take the #7 MBTA bus, City Point, which goes by the convention center on its way from Downtown Crossing via South Station to City Point in South Boston (cost: 90 cents).
And there's a water taxi from North Station to the World Trade Center Dock (next to the Seaport Hotel) that takes approximately 20 minutes and costs $1.50.
Finally, PDrayton reminds us to take advantage of the free wireless service along Newbury Street in the Back Bay area of Boston.