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MWRTA Bus Collides with Car on Flutie Pass

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 8:08 am on October 19, 2011
MWRTA Bus Collides with Car at Natick Mall, (October 18, 2011)

Passenger side of compact car crushed from impact of MWRTA bus.

NATICK, MA - At approximately 4:20pm yesterday afternoon, (Tuesday, October 18, 2011), a bus operated by Framingham based MetroWest Regional Transit Authority, (MWRTA), collided with a BMW sedan behind the Natick Sears store.

The bus, (MWRTA #2), which was headed east on Flutie Pass struck the car as it was taking a left turn into Sears rear parking lot seriously injuring the car's driver and also injuring at least three others.

Ambulances from Framingham and Wayland, Natick Police, Natick Fire & Rescue, MWRTA supervisory personnel and Natick Mall security staff quickly responded to the scene.

The entire passenger side of the car was ...[read more]


MWRTA Now Accepts Charlie Card

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 1:52 am on September 17, 2011
MBTA Charlie Card now accepted on MWRTA buses.

MBTA Charlie Card now accepted on MWRTA buses!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The MWRTA, (Metrowest Regional Transit Authority), is Framingham's local bus service.

Riders may now pay fares for fixed route trips on the MWRTA bus system using the same Charlie Card used on MBTA busses and trains!

Former "LIFT", (Local Framingham Inter-Transit), bus routes are now part of the MWRTA as are several other area transportation systems including the former Natick Neighborhood Bus and other routes have added taking riders into Ashland, Holliston, Marlborough, Southborough, Hopkinton and ...[read more]


FREE LIFT Bus Service During Peak Shopping Days

Filed under: Around Town by Deb Cleveland at 8:17 pm on November 19, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Once Again the LIFT Public Transit System will be offering free bus service on select days during the holiday season. This year's days are: Friday and Saturday, November 24 and 25, and Friday December 22, 2006. Shoppers can avoid parking lot headaches by using the Lift bus, especially the Lift 9 bus.

The LIFT 9 bus provides 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. LIFT 9 operates between 6:10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

With funding from the MBTA, the Executive Office of Transportation, and appropriations from the Town of Framingham, the LIFT Public Transit System has been undergoing constant enhancements to better serve its customers. Visit website for updates, promotions, schedule changes, maps, and other information.

The LIFT office is located in Framingham's Town Hall and is staffed by several customer service representatives. LIFT Office hours are: 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday, and the phone number is (508) 532-5459.

If you have any questions or concerns and outside of office hours, please call: 1.800.649.6096 of visit the lift website at www.framinghamma.gov/lift

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LIFT 9 LAUNCH EVENT THURSDAY

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: http://www.framinghamma.gov/LIFT

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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 www.framinghamma.gov or call the LIFT at 508-532-5459.

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