Cape Flyer Season Called Another Success

HYANNIS – The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority has wrapped up the 2018 season of their CapeFlyer service and officials are hailing the weekend commuter train’s sixth season as a success.

“Each year since its inception the ridership has increased,” said Tom Cahir, the Administrator for the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority.

According to Cahir this year just under 14,000 people took advantage of the seasonal service which ferries passengers from South Station in Boston to Hyannis with stops in the South Shore.

That marks a 1.6 percent increase for the Flyer over last year with officials already looking ahead to next year.

“We keep working on it,” said Cahir, “One thing that I think is very critical that we need to do next year is to get this mobile temporary platform onto the south side of the canal, right under the Bourne Bridge.”

“As the crow flies it will be about half a mile from the Buzzards Bay, it will it will shave like 45 to 50 minutes off the trip to woods hole on a Friday night.”

This season the Regional Transit Authority worked closely with the ferries out of Hyannis Harbor, taxi companies, Uber and CCRTA buses so that Cape-bound passengers have a means to their local destination once they step off the flyer.

There was also coordination between the CCRTA and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Cape Cod Baseball League, local towns and organizations to manage travel to popular area events.

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