During the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend (May 27th) , the CapeFLYER will provide free service for active service members and veterans in partnership with the 14th Annual Troops in the Spotlight event led by Cape Cod Cares for the Troops.
Cape Cod RTA Administrator, Tom Cahir said, “Memorial Day is much more than the unofficial beginning of summer. It is an opportunity to recognize all of those who have served or do serve in our military for all that they do for our country. We are honored to play a small role by offering free train service from Boston and along the train route to bring veterans and active military to Troops in the Spotlight.” Cape Cod Cares for the Troop’s “Troops in the Spotlight” is a twenty-four hour event to celebrate our service members and veterans; there are various activities and opportunities to support our troops (http://www.capecod4thetroops.com/upcoming_events.html). It begins on Sunday, May 27th at 11:30AM and concludes on Monday, May 28th at 11:30AM. For tickets, service members and veterans are encouraged to register at https://2018vets.eventbrite.com.
“Cape Cod Cares for the Troops is so grateful to the CapeFLYER for giving so many veterans and military families the opportunity to participate in Troops in the Spotlight. Being able to take the train to the Cape on Memorial Day Weekend and avoid the traffic is awesome. Last year many Vietnam Veterans from off-Cape participated in the Honor/Welcome Home ceremony because transportation was not an issue. We really appreciate the partnership with the CapeFLYER in supporting our veterans.” said Cape Cod Cares for the Troops Organizer, Michelle DeSilva.
The CapeFLYER will operate out of South Station on Sunday at 8AM and stop in Braintree, Brockton, Middleboro, Wareham, Buzzards Bay and Hyannis.
In addition to a convenient trip to Cape Cod, the CapeFLYER works closely with the ferry operators to provide convenient connections to and from Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Cape Cod RTA buses are available at Buzzards Bay and Hyannis to bring passengers to the Cape communities. Finally, the CapeFLYER will again operate a café car that sells excellent food and drinks, including beer and wine, provided by Blonde on the Run Catering. The CapeFLYER is a unique partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. For additional information, including a complete schedule, fares and information about connections, please visit: www.CapeFLYER.com