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CT2 bus to try rider incentive

Driving commuters who could leave their cars at home and use the MBTA's Crosstown 2 (CT2) bus, will be offered $20 a month to do so in a test program.

The Charles River Transportation Management Association (CRTMA) is offering a pilot project to eligible MIT employees and commuting students for up to four months as an incentive to leave their cars at home and commute to work using the CT2.

The CT2 runs between Kendall Square and Ruggles Station in Roxbury and provides connections with the Green, Red and Orange Lines. For residents of the southwestern suburbs who use commuter rail, it eliminates the need to go downtown to transfer to Cambridge.

The CT2 Incentive Program requires that participants must currently drive to work alone, agree to use the CT2 bus as a portion of the commute at least four days per week, and complete a follow-up survey. Incentive funds cannot be used as a subsidy for current transit users.

If you meet the requirements and would like to sign up, visit the MIT Parking and Transportation Office in Rm 16-539. For more information, call Jim Gascoigne of the CRTMA at 499-4514.

CRTMA is a nonprofit organization formed by MIT and seven other member businesses in Cambridgeport to help local organizations use transportation demand management policies and programs.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 20, 1996.

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