Metro

MBTA to give free rides from airport

No Silver Line fare in test to cut Logan’s congestion

Passengers taking Silver Line buses from Logan Airport will ride for free starting Wednesday, a move that also means free transfers to the subway system at South Station and appears to make Logan the first major airport to provide free public transportation for travelers heading downtown.

Massport will underwrite the roughly $100,000 a month needed to subsidize the 90-day pilot project, part of an effort to promote public transportation that includes the recent installation of countdown clocks to demystify Silver Line arrivals.

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