Passengers who take water transportation to Boston Logan International Airport will now get priority access at the airport security line. The new incentive, according to a press release, is part of Massport’s commitment to encourage more passengers to use High Occupancy Vehicles (HOVs) to the airport and reduce congestion.
Under the plan announced during the Massport Board of Directors’ monthly meeting, passengers who take the MBTA ferry or water taxi service to the Logan Airport Boat Dock will be given a “Ticket to Skip” pass when they board a free Logan Airport shuttle to the terminals. The orange ticket must be presented to the security checkpoint staff in order to get preferred lane access and move ahead of the line, the release says. The MBTA ferry and the water taxis run year round and serve the Boston waterfront as well as Hingham and Hull.
This new incentive program builds on the success of the Back Bay Logan Express (LEX), which was the first HOV service to provide the airport security priority access to passengers. Since the passenger perk began on May 1st, says the release, total ridership of Back Bay LEX has more than doubled to nearly 98,000, from more than 45,000 during the same 4-month period last year.