The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has selected a site on the North Shore for an additional Logan Express park-n-ride facility. The new service is expected to eliminate 200,000 car trips a year to and from Logan International Airport, reducing traffic and congestion on neighborhood streets and major roads. “A new Logan Express facility on the North Shore will help us provide first rate customer service while reducing the number of cars that pass through local streets,” said Massport Executive Director and CEO Virginia Buckingham. “We are setting the standard for environmentally-friendly access to air travel.” Massport’s fourth Logan Express facility will be located at 146 Newbury Street (Route 1) in Peabody at the site of the current Volcano Park indoor golf business. The site offers easy access to and from Route 1 and Interstate 95 and, if the deal is finalized by late April, will open in the fall of this year. Initially, the facility will operate with 200 parking spaces with plans to accommodate up to 700 spaces. Massport is committed to reducing traffic and congestion impacts for local residents and providing efficient and convenient airport access for passengers. In November 2000, the agency initiated the Logan Dart, a shuttle bus running between South Station and Logan. Additionally, Massport is regularly offering half-off discounts on roundtrip Logan Express services during peak travel weeks to encourage use. The first Logan Express opened in Braintree in 1986 as part of a mitigation agreement Massport made to increase HOV ridership. An additional Logan Express service opened in Framingham later that year and the Woburn Logan Express began in 1993. Last year, Logan Express carried an all-time high of 1.1 million passengers, an 8% increase over 1999.