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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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LIFT Bus Wrap Design Competition

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 4:08 am on March 10, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Town of Framingham Department of Planning & Economic Development has announced an art competition open to "...art students attending a school in Massachusetts enrolled in an art or design course".

The competition: Design a "bus wrap" for the Town's public transit system. Designs are sought for side panels, (below and above windows) and rear panel of the Town's LIFT bus vehicles.

The design should inform, entertain, and ultimately attract new users of public transit in Framingham.

There is one $1000.00 grand prize and four $50 prizes.

Student / artists are encouraged to submit designs that are "...creative, fun, surprising, even comic and promote the use of public transit by a wide range of people".

Selected designs will be hung at Framingham Town Hall April 12 to May 12. Artists will be invited to attend an opening reception April 17, Patriot's Day.

Deadline for the competition is Monday, April 3, 2006, so be sure to download and print out the General Information and Rules and Entry Form (PDF) files and start working on your entry now!

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