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Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland at 9:57 pm on August 29, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Come celebrate the launch of LIFT 9 at 11:00 a.m. at May Hall on the campus of Framingham State College. The celebration will include refreshments, live music, and remarks from some of the prominent local officials who made LIFT 9 a reality.

What’s the celebration about?

Beginning August 28, 2006 the Lift Public Transit System will begin providing direct service to the West Natick commuter rail station and the retail, residential and employment hubs along Route 9 in Framingham. LIFT 9 will offer bus service to places like the Natick Mall, Shoppers World, Framingham State College and the 9/90 Corporate Center. There are also changes to the current Lift routes. For more information, please call the LIFT office at (508) 532-5459 and visit:


New LIFT 9 Bus Service in Framingham

Filed under: Around Town by Deb Cleveland at 9:53 pm on August 20, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Beginning Monday, August 28, the LIFT Public Transit System will begin providing new service along Rt. 9. The new LIFT 9 bus will provide direct service between the West Natick Commuter Rail station and the retail, residential, and employment hubs along Route 9 in Framingham, including Framingham State College, Shoppers World, the Natick Mall, Technology Park, and the 9/90 Corporate Center.

New route covers from 9/90 Corporate Center to W. Natick Train Station

"After months of planning, the Framingham LIFT Public Transit System is very pleased to be able to offer the new LIFT 9 bus service to MetroWest residents,” comments Kathleen B. Bartolini, Director of Planning & Economic Development for Framingham. “This new service will provide convenient access to jobs, schools, shopping, and entertainment.”

LIFT 9 will operate between 6:10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. With the addition of the LIFT 9 bus, some existing LIFT routes will see changes in service. LIFT 5 will no longer be servicing Framingham State College and will be increasing service in Hopkinton. Also the LIFT 5 route will be shortened from an 80 minute round trip to an hour. LIFT 6 will operate on a different time schedule, and LIFT 7 will have a slightly different route around Framingham State College.

For more information on LIFT 9 and other service changes, please visit or call the LIFT at 508-532-5459.


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