Lexpress Bus Service Coming to Arlington Heights
As of July 1, 2014 Arlington residents will have new options for travel between Arlington and Lexington via the Town of Lexington Lexpress bus. The new Lexpress Route 1 will be providing service between Lexington Center and Arlington Heights once per hour from 6:30AM (7:30AM during the summer) until 6:00PM on weekdays. Unlike the MBTA, Lexpress does not have any designated stops. Riders just need to wave the bus down as if hailing a cab and the driver will pull over in a safe location. Once on the bus, just ask the driver to let you off at your destination. At Depot Square in Lexington Center, riders can transfer to any of the other five Lexpress routes that travel throughout Lexington and to the Burlington Mall/Market Basket.
According to Jeanette Rebecchi, Lexington’s Transportation Manager, her office has received many requests for bus service to/from Arlington Heights and the new Lexington Community Farm. “Extending Lexpress Route 1 not only addresses community needs, but plays a bigger role in our effort to alleviate traffic and parking issues. I’m very excited that we are able to provide more access to shopping, recreation, and employment within both communities.”
New schedules can be obtained by going to www.lexpress.us, by emailing Lexpress@lexingtonma.gov, by calling 781-861-1210, or by writing to the Lexpress office at 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420.
The general fare (age 19 to 64) is $2.00 per ride. The student fare (age 6-18) is $1.75. Seniors (age 65+) and riders with special needs pay $0.75, but can also ride for FREE from 9am until 2pm. Transfers between Lexpress routes are $0.25. For frequent Lexpress riders, a bus pass is both convenient and economical. Passes can be purchased at the Lexpress office at Lexington Town Hall or via mail. Books of 14 one-way Lexpress tickets are also available for $20.
Contact: Jeanette Rebecchi, Transportation Manager