FlyORH: Add Worcester to the Logan Express Route
Thursday, December 19, 2013
• Adult One-Way Fare: $12.00
• Adult Round Trip Fare: $22.00
• Senior (65+) One-Way Fare: $11.00
• Senior (65+) Round Trip Fare: $20.00
• Children (17 and under) ride free
If you leave your car in any of these lots, the parking is $7 per day. Sound familiar? The parking at ORH is also $7 per day ($42 per week). Why not add ORH to the Logan Express route map? Simply extend the Framingham route: Worcester-Framingham-Boston.
Two birds, one stone
There are many people around Worcester who fly out of Boston. Let them board a bus at Worcester Airport and get a ride to Boston. It would give Boston a competitive edge in Central Mass versus other airports that Boston competes with. It has done quite well for them out of New Hampshire with the Boston Express.
It would also give Worcester Airport exposure to people taking the bus to Boston. More importantly, it would give passengers an option to get to ORH! Avoid all the discussions of the lack of an access road. Between improved commuter service to Union Station and Logan Express to ORH, we can make ORH a very easy place to reach.
Lastly, as we all know fog has been a problem to date. If we had ground transportation in place, it would make it much easier for airlines and passengers to deal with diverted flights. Massport now owns Worcester Airport, let’s connect it Boston to benefit both airports.
Bill Randell is the President of Advantage Benefits, an insurance brokerage house specializing in employee benefits with an emphasis on health insurance, based in Worcester since 1992. He can be contacted at Bill@AdvantageBenefits.com or follow him on Twitter (@FlyORH).
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