Massport officials announced today that use of Logan Express services increased by over 26,100 passengers in 2003, a 2.1% increase from 2002. In total, 1.2 million travelers used the Logan Express services in 2003 breaking the previous all-time high set in 2002.
Use of the Braintree Logan Express totaled 517,778, an increase of 0.8%. Framingham provided service to 366,003 passengers, a 4.9% decrease. Woburn shuttled 268,943 passengers, an increase of 12.8%. And Peabody carried 55,743 passengers, an increase of 11.6%.
The growth rate in Logan Express ridership is higher than the growth in passenger volumes at Logan Airport. Passenger volumes at Logan Airport increased by 0.4% in 2003 and the outlook for continued growth in 2004 is positive. Massport brought in a new low-fare carrier and additional service to new destinations to increase the choices available to travelers at Logan Airport.
"At Massport, we are committed making every aspect of our customer's travel experience positive. From more non-stop destinations and low-fares to convenient transportation services like Logan Express, we want to provide a high level of customer satisfaction and make Logan the first choice for local travelers," said Massport CEO Craig P. Coy.
The first Logan Express was established in 1986 as part of a mitigation agreement by Massport to increase high occupancy vehicle ridership. Logan Express offers park and ride non-stop busing to and from Logan Airport with secure 24-hour parking. The service helps to reduce traffic congestion and improve convenience for passengers.
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