|For Immediate Release
August 21, 2012
Public Information Office
|Success of Bus Service Along the Everett Turnpike Recognized
So far in 2012, over 111,000 passengers have used Boston Express bus service along the Everett Turnpike corridor, including 72,000 passengers out of the Nashua Terminal at Exit 8. That's an increase of nearly 22% compared with the year-to-date figures from last year.
To highlight this transit success, Executive Councilor David Wheeler is hosting the August 22, 2012 Governor and Executive Council Breakfast Meeting at the Exit 8 terminal.
"When a public transportation system like Boston Express delivers exceptional service and virtually pays its own way through the fare box, I am honored to give them the recognition that they have earned," Councilor Wheeler said.
Boston Express, an inter-city bus service operating between Manchester and Boston along the Everett Turnpike and I-93, recently served its one-millionth customer. The bus company began service out of Nashua in November 2008.
"The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is proud of the state's role in providing this popular service that gives Granite Staters another transportation option to travel to Boston, either for work or for leisure," said NHDOT Commissioner Chris Clement. "This service supports the economy and benefits the environment by reducing the number of cars on our highways."
Jim Jalbert, Vice President of Boston Express said, "We are pleased that both Councilor Wheeler and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation chooses to recognize the important role in which intercity bus plays not only in the provision of transportation in the region but also the positive impact to our environment. The intercity bus industry is committed to working with New Hampshire as one of many stakeholders in the improvement of alternative transportation options for its citizens."