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July 4th Holiday Weekend - EZRide Schedules

(Posted 6/24/2016)

With the July 4th holiday almost upon us, here's what you need to know for shuttle schedules.

Friday, July 1st:  We'll run our "Early Release" schedule in the afternoon.  Midday service will end at 2:00 PM, when full evening service begins one hour earlier.  Please note that the last trips of the evening will also be moved up by one full hour. The last inbound will depart Cambridgeport at 6:30 PM (Kendall inbound at 6;42 PM).  The last outbound shuttle will depart North Station at 6:10 PM (6:24 PM from Kendall outbound).

Monday, July 4th: Due to the Independence Day holiday, there will be no service on all EZRide routes. Normal service resumes Tuesday morning, July 5th.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!


Main Street update - Shuttle detours for one more week

(Posted 6/24/2016)

Last weekend, the final paving was completed on Main Street in Kendall Square, and in general, the project is very, very nearly complete.  However, there is still some considerable "punch list" work to be completed, not the least of which is completing much of the final sidewalk areas- street furniture, bike racks, and signage.  

As a result, Cambridge DPW has asked us to keep shuttle buses on their detour routes for one more week, even though the south side of Main Street is often open to limited traffic.  As of this point, we will continue to follow the existing detour routes during the week of June 27th. With luck, starting July 5th we will return to normal routings at Kendall.  Stay tuned for more updates next week.



Main Street Paving - Saturday, June 18th

If you're expecting to be around the Kendall Square area on Saturday, June 18th, be aware that the City's contractor will be doing the final paving on Main Street all day Saturday, from 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

From 5:00-8:00 AM, work will focus on the intersection of Broadway and Third Streets.  From 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, work will shift to Main Street between Wadsworth and Ames Street. During each phase, the impacted street(s) will be closed completely. 

For more details, see the DPW's project site.

We have been advised by the City that while this will be the final street paving, the current detours will remain in place the week of June 20th.  Main Street is tentatively expected to reopen to two-way traffic (ending EZRide Shuttle detours) on Monday, June 27th.  Stay tuned for more next week!


MIT Commencement: Friday, June 3rd

As MIT's class of 2016 prepares to graduate on Friday, shuttle riders and area commuters should be aware of increased traffic congestion, and possible delays to shuttles and buses in Kendall Square and along Mass Ave. on Thursday and Friday. 

On Friday, EZRide service will operate free of charge to help accomodate the families and guests of graduates.

Delays to shuttles will be most likely Friday morning, from 9-10:30 AM, and again on the Midday Shuttle between 12:30 and 1:30 PM.  Heavy traffic around the area is likely for most of the day on Friday due to the large number of visitors in the area. 

For more info, see the MIT Commencement site.

Thanks in advance for your patience commuting this week, and congratulations to MIT's class of 2016!


Bike Breakfasts this week

Just a quick reminder to join us for Bike Breakfasts this week in Cambridge. The weather looks cool and dry: perfect biking weather. And make sure you're signed up for the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge, too! We'll have coffee and pastries and bagels from 7:30 to 9:30 in the following locations:

Monday May 16 7:30-9:30
University Park 
Sidney St. behind Fire Station off of Mass Ave
Sponsored by Forest City

Tuesday May 17 7:30-9:30 
Minuteman Bikeway at Alewife Station
Sponsored by Charles River TMA

Thursday May 19 7:30-9:30
150 Broadway
Broadway inbound between Galileo and Ames
Sponsored by Boston Properties


We hope to see you there!


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