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New shuttle begins service

A new shuttle service, initiated by the Charles River Transportation Management Association (CRTMA) to serve MIT and several businesses in and around the campus area, put tires to pavement for its first run at 7am on Monday, August 11.

CRTMA hopes that the 28-passenger minibus, which will be operated by Paul Revere Transportation, will make it more convenient for MIT students and staff as well as employees of five Cambridge companies to access public transportation at Kendall Square, travel between different businesses and patronize local restaurants for lunch. The shuttle will serve MIT, Cambridge Technology Partners, Crimson Tech, Hybridon, Millennium and Modern Continental.

The service will run Monday through Friday from 7am-7pm between the Kendall Square/Tech Square area and Fort Washington Park, with stops along Vassar Street and Memorial Drive (see schedule below). The service is free, but passengers will be required to show identification -- either a student or company ID, or a driver's license with a special sticker affixed.

The shuttle is a CRTMA pilot project, and continuation will depend in part on ridership during the first four months. The initial schedule is subject to change after road testing, but CRTMA plans to print and distribute a wallet-sized, road-tested version in the next few weeks.

Anyone with questions or comments about the shuttle may contact Jim Gascoigne of CRTMA at .

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on August 13, 1997.

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