Reinstatement follows calls from Rep. Haggerty led effort to bring back service
WOBURN – Anticipating a gradual uptick in travel heading into summer, Massport announced that as of Tuesday, June 1st the Logan Express will resume hourly service at Anderson Regional Transportation Center in Woburn.
This announcement follows a May 11th inquiry to Massport by the office of Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn) to establish when normal shuttle service would return. Upon receiving no definitive timeline, the Representative and 26 of his colleagues in the State Legislature wrote a joint letter to Massport CEO Lisa Wieland requesting that Logan Express shuttle service be reinstated at all locations in the Commonwealth, following state vaccination goals and remaining COVID-19 restrictions that were set to be lifted on May 29th.
In the response letter sent to the State House delegation, Massport stated continued suspension of LEX services was due to the 55% decrease in Logan Airport passenger volume from pre-pandemic levels, with Boston lagging behind due to the reliance on business travel and international markets; many of which still have travel restrictions in place. As demand returns the agency will reassess the restoration of additional LEX services in the Back Bay and Peabody locations, actively seeking alternative solutions and possible partnerships with other coach providers servicing the north shore. Massport also plans to add eight additional daily frequencies at Braintree LEX and three additional daily frequencies at Framingham LEX to improve peak demand capacity.
Massport plans to continue monitoring and adding capacity as ridership returns with the eventual goal of providing service every 30 minutes the Woburn LEX at Anderson RTC.