The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority has announced that on Sunday, May 27, during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the CapeFLYER train will be free to all active military members and veterans.
The CCRTA stated that the free service is being provided in partnership with the 14th Annual Troops in the Spotlight event led by Cape Cod Cares for the Troops.
Cape Cod Cares for the Troop’s “Troops in the Spotlight” is a 24-hour event to celebrate service members and veterans. It begins on Sunday, May 27, at 11:30 AM and concludes on Monday, May 28, at 11:30 AM.
Cape Cod Cares for the Troops organizer Michelle DeSilva expressed the organization’s gratitude to the CCRTA for “giving so many veterans and military families the opportunity to participate in Troops in the Spotlight.” Ms. DeSilva recalled that last year the CCRTA offered the same free service on the CapeFLYER. Many Vietnam veterans from off-Cape were able to participate in ceremonies because transportation was not an issue, she said.
“We really appreciate the partnership with the CapeFLYER in supporting our veterans,” she said.
CCRTA Administrator Thomas S. Cahir said that Memorial Day is much more than the unofficial beginning of summer. He called the holiday weekend “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.”
The CapeFLYER will operate out of South Station on Sunday, May 27, at 8 AM and stop in Braintree, Brockton, Middleborough, Wareham, Buzzards Bay and Hyannis.