Marlborough, MA, May 16, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Peter Pan, the company that operates the new twice-daily City Shuttle from Marlborough to Boston, has made changes to the bus’ schedule and fare.
The two daily shuttles will now pick up passengers from downtown Boston half an hour earlier in the afternoon, at the cost of $7, instead of $6 per direction.
The new return trips to Marlborough will depart from South Station at 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., from the State House at 4:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., from Park Square at 4:50 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. and from Copley Square at 4:55 p.m. and 5:55 p.m, and arrive in Marlborough at 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
The bus will continue to depart daily at 6:30am and 7:30am from the corner of Granger Boulevard and Newton Street in Marlborough, stopping upon request at Copley Square, Park Square and the State House in Boston.
City Shuttle riders can continue to park for free at the Newton Street Parking Garage in Marlborough and enjoy free WiFi on board the bus.
Launched in October 2015 by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and operated by Peter Pan, the City Shuttle is an in-town transportation alternative to the out-of-town commuter rail. The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is hoping to encourage more local commuters to make use of the bus route by emphasizing its comfort, convenience and cost.
“There are number of Marlborough residents who commute to Boston for work,” said MEDC Executive Director Tim Cummings. “Until recently, these people had to drive to the Southborough commuter station, pay $4 for parking and another $9 or so for a one-hour train ride into Boston. The new City Shuttle daily service takes people—in comfort—directly from Marlborough to Boston in almost the same amount of time and at a little more than half the cost. It’s a no brainer!”
“Instead of worrying about the traffic to Boston or the unpredictable school-time traffic all the way to Ashland, I’m greeted by a bus driver in the center of town,” says Marlborough resident and City Shuttle rider, Brian Silver. “The bus picks me up promptly at 7:30 and I can take advantage of the WiFi that is good enough to hold Google Hangout chats, email, and anything else I need to conduct business as usual. Not only is having a driver to deal with the pains of Boston traffic convenient, but it feels great to use Public Transportation to show a smaller carbon footprint.”
For more information on the City Shuttle, go to http://marlboroughedc.com/live-work-play/city-shuttle/.
The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state chartered economic development corporation for the City of Marlborough, MA and represents a public-private partnership for planning. MEDC works with municipal and private investors to foster economic development, job growth and community revitalization and development.
For a complete overview of MEDC, visit www.MarlboroughEDC.com.