ALL MBTA SERVICES SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE 8AM SUNDAY, AUGUST 28TH
Start Date: 08/27/2011
After a careful review of the most recent information from the National Weather Service, the MBTA has decided to suspend all modes of service effective 8am Sunday, August 28th.
At the request of health care institutions in Greater Boston, the MBTA has agreed to provide service – on all modes – until 8:00 a.m. Sunday so that medical professionals and support staff may get to their jobs before the worst of the storm batters the area.
For others considering using MBTA services tomorrow morning, please be advised that no service will be available after 8:00 a.m.
After 8:00 a.m., all modes of transit will be shut down for the remainder of the day and night.
For The RIDE, only trips of a necessary medical nature will be made. A RIDE customer, who meets this criteria, should contact his/her specific provider at the numbers provided below.
With severe winds, heavy rain, and flooding forecast for metropolitan Boston, this decision has been made with the safety of customers and employees being the MBTA’s top priority at all times.
The suspension of service will also allow MBTA and MBCR personnel to concentrate all of their efforts on making sure the transit system, from subway to bus to commuter rail, is up and running at the start of Monday morning’s commute.
As part of the T’s strong commitment to public safety, buses will be on stand by to assist in any evacuations that may be necessary throughout the region.
The MBTA apologizes for any inconvenience, and asks for the public’s patience and understanding as we combat the effects of this storm, and work hard toward restoring full service on all modes Monday morning.
For MBTA service updates or alerts, please visit MBTA.com or follow the MBTA on Twitter @MBTAGM. Customers interested in receiving text or e-mail updates may sign up for T-Alerts.
RIDE Service Provider Contact Numbers
North Area – Greater Lynn Senior Services: 888-319-7433
South Area – Joint Venture: 888-920-7433
Northwest Area – Veterans Transportation: 877-765-7433
Boston RIDE customers should contact the vendor they booked their trip with.