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Sat Dec 31, 2011, 12:41 PM

Public Transit: A New Year's Eve lifesaver


CTA Continues its “Penny” Rides Tradition for New Year’s Eve Revelers

Customers Urged to Enjoy the Convenience and Ease of Public Transit

The Chicago Transit Authority is encouraging people headed out to holiday celebrations on New Year’s Eve to take advantage of the convenience of CTA bus and rail service. The agency will once again will provide rides on all CTA buses and trains for one penny, beginning at 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 31 until 4 a.m. Sunday, January 1.

The CTA is pleased to provide this convenience to its customers but is reminding them to not use their magnetic strip farecards or Chicago Card/Chicago Card+ farecards during this time to avoid being charged the value of a regular full-fare. No refunds will be issued if a full-fare is deducted from a farecard during the penny ride period. ..............(more)



December 19, 2011

On New Year’s Eve, the Toronto Transit Commission will offer free, extended service after midnight to 4 a.m. on January 1, 2012. Please don’t drink and drive.

Late night service on most routes will operate later than usual. Subway trains will arrive approximately every 5 minutes. Blue Night service will begin at 4 a.m. ..................(more)




The MBTA (Boston) is providing extra transit services throughout the First Night festivities and will be offering FREE service after 8:00 p.m. Extra MBTA Police will patrol the system to assist with crowd control and safety.

• Blue, Orange, Green, and Red Line trains will operate on a Saturday schedule. Additional trains will operate and provide rush-hour levels of service throughout the evening from 3:00 p.m. until approximately 2:00 a.m.
• Buses, Silver Line, and trackless trolleys will operate on a Saturday schedule.
• Commuter Rail Service on New Year’s Eve will operate on a Saturday schedule with extended extra service provided. .......(more)



MUNI (San Francisco)

New Year's Eve 2011

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Free service on New Year's Eve (details below)
Additional service: Metro Subway, L Owl, N Owl, 5, 14, 22, 24, 38, 90, 91.
Reroutes only if needed: F, 1, 5, 6, 8X, 9, 10, 12, 14, 21, 24, 31, 35, 38, 45, 71, L Owl, N, Owl, California Cable Car.
Bus substitution: F.
Dates: Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, through early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.
Time: overnight ...............(more)


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Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:07 PM

1. Trimet in Portland too!

New Year's EVE

All service is free after 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve, Saturday, December 31, so getting to your celebration—and home again—will be safe and easy. Buses, Portland Streetcar, and Portland Aerial Tram will run on regular Saturday schedules. MAX will run on regular Saturday schedules with extended late-night service. WES Commuter Rail will not be in service.

Buses will run on regular Saturday schedules.

MAX Blue, Green and Yellow trains will run on Saturday schedules with late-night service running approximately every 35 minutes until about 3:00 a.m.


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Sat Dec 31, 2011, 06:35 PM

2. Great move in all the locales. I'd support seeing the approach expanded.

"Ride free nights" geared to the city. Some have big Mardi Gras nights, some have big St. Patrick's day nights, etc. etc.

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