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Friday
Nov182016

MBTA Launches Survey for Late Night Service

In an effort to gain a better understanding of the public’s need for late night service, the MBTA has launched a survey this week. Late night MBTA service would have a huge impact on those who rely heavily on public transportation, so this survey is a great way for those who would benefit from such service to make their voices heard. It addresses important aspects of potential late night service to ensure it is as affordable and equitable as possible.

The more feedback MBTA receives on this survey, the better – please be sure to complete the survey as well as spread the word about it. The survey is available until Friday, December 16, 2016 at: www.mbta.com/nightbus. Additionally, it is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and will soon also be available in Chinese, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole and Cape Verdean Creole.

For more information or to obtain printed surveys from the City, contact Tegin Bennett at tbennett@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-4615.

Friday
Oct142016

EZR Farebox for Hurricane Relief Week of 10/17!

EZRide will operate fare free for the week of October 17-21.  

We request that you make a donation whenever you ride instead.  If you usually ride fare free with a pass sticker as a corporate benefit, please consider pitching in this week. 

We will send all farebox proceeds for the week to the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation.   SBHF is dedicated to providing essential health services to the people of Southern Haiti, especially the most vulnerable.  Founded in 1983, SBHF runs a Haitian-led full service hospital that is now the only fully functioning referral hospital on the southern peninsula of Haiti - the area most affected by Hurricane Matthew. 

Hard working Haitian-Americans are the backbone of EZRide service. Many of the our drivers and other staff are of Haitian descent, including two drivers who started with the service when Paul Revere took over in 2008.  

Please help us honor their service by providing hurricane relief.  Cash or checks payable to St. Boniface Haiti Foundation.   And you can always contribute directly via the SBHF website, haitihealth.org

Thanks for using EZRide, and for your generosity.

Jim Gascoigne
Executive Director

 


Thursday
Sep152016

PARK(ing) Day 2016 in Cambridge

Tomorrow PARK(ing) Day will raise awareness for the need for open space in urban areas, and for dialogue about how public space is allocated.

http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/News/2015/06/parkingday

The City of Cambridge and sponsoring organizations will be turning parking spaces to park places for the day. Residents, artists, and activists are welcome to come to these “PARK(ing)” spaces and see the 97 different organizations’ and City Department’s temporary parks.  

Charles River TMA and EZRide Shuttle are sponsoring the biggest little parklet, three spaces outside Abigails Restaurant 291 Third Street between Binney and Broadway.

Stop by tomorrow and let's talk about bus-bike safety from 8AM-6pm

Curate Snacks and Hint Water will provide the refreshments

Here at CRTMA and at our member businesses, we bike.  And we run a transit service.  We walk. And yes, we drive.  We think Parking Day is a great way to talk about complete streets, and safe use by all users.

Friday
Jul292016

All Kendall/Main St. changes end Monday 8/1

Starting Monday, August 1, all EZRide Shuttles will return to normal routes and stop in the Kendall area. Here's what to know:

  • "Commuter" Routes (Morning Outbound & Evening Inbound) will see no changes - they'll continue to stop in front of the MIT Coop on the westbound side of Main Street.
  • "MIT Student" Routes (Morning Inbound, Midday, and Evening Outbound) will move back to the eastbound (MIT) side of Main Street, to their old location in front of 292 Main Street (that's building E38 in MIT-speak).
  • The MIT Student Routes will also resume serving the Amherst St/Sloan and Ames St/Media Lab stops, which have been closed for much of this year.
  • The temporary stop on Ames Street southbound (between Amherst and Memorial Drive) will be closed.

For more information on stop locations, please see our Route Maps and Stops Guide.

This marks the end of Main Street Reconstruction detours in Kendall - thanks to all our riders for their patience during this project!

(posted 7/29/2016)

Friday
Jul292016

Longfellow Bridge - Weekend & Week Ahead Update for July 29th

Weekend and nightly closure: The Longfellow Bridge will be closed to all motor vehicle traffic from 11 PM on Friday 7/29 to 5 AM on Monday 8/1.  Bike and pedestrian access will be maintained, and there is no impact to Red Line service. This same closure (11 PM to 5 AM, motor vehicles only) will occur each night next week as well (Mon-Fri).

Photo by Todd GlickmanTraffic Shift: Following the rearrangement of Red Line tracks earlier this month, another major milestone is about to occur, this time for vehicular traffic. Starting Monday 8/1, all motor vehicles will shift to the upstream (normally Boston-bound) side of the bridge.  This will mark the first time drivers will be using a rebuilt section of the bridge.  There are no changes to the overall detour plan (all traffic will be Cambridge-to-Boston only), but the crossover on the Cambridge side will no longer be needed.  Please watch traffic patterns carefully when using the bridge next week! 

For more information on the Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation and detour routes, please visit MassDOT's project page.

(posted 7/29/2016)