Transportation Information

We've compiled some hints to get you to your destinations during Brownfields 2006. This page is your source for information on public transportation options (including the "T" and bus), taxi (including hybrid options, meter rates and water taxi), regional transportation (train and bus), car rental facilities, and driving directions to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  Please note that most locations in Boston are easily reachable by public transportation, including the airport, hotels, and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Local Transportation

Silver Line bus rapid transit service  is available at Logan Airport  with scheduled trips every 15 minutes. An adult fare of $1.25, exact change only, is collected when you board. There are change machines in the terminal.

The Silver Line picks up and drops off in front of the airport terminals. The Silver Line is also the best service to and from:

  • Boston Convention and Exposition Center, Seaport World Trade Center (Seaport Hotel and Westin Hotel), Moakley Federal Court House, South Boston Waterfront, China Town, The Theatre District, The South End, Dudley Square, and South Station (Red line subway and South Shore/ Metro West commuter rail services).

MBTA Blue Line provides service to and from Airport Station with a free shuttle bus to all airport terminals. The Blue Line subway is your best connection to and from:

  •  The Orange Line (State Street), The Green Line (Government Center), North Station Commuter Rail Line (North Shore and points north), Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North End, Boston Waterfront Aquarium, Back Bay, Hynes Convention Center, and Prudential Center

MassRIDES is a free service of The Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation that assists visitors with their travel in the Boston Metro Area. For assistance with public transportation to or from the conference, including schedules, routes, and fees please contact MassRIDES online at www.commute.com or by telephone at 1-888-4COMMUTE (1-888-426-6688).

Public Transit ("T") fares are $1.25 for most trips. A Visitor Pass can be purchased at all MBTA stations and is a convenient way to ride the "T". The Visitor Pass gives you unlimited travel on the Boston Inner Harbor Ferry, the subway, and the local bus routes. This pass can be bought at all MBTA stations. A one day pass is less than $7.50, and a three day pass is about $18. If you are going to use public transportation these passes are very convenient. For more information and trip planner, visit the MBTA website at www.mbta.com.

PlanetTran is the nation's first and only public auto service to utilize ultra fuel efficient hybrid vehicles exclusively.  PlanetTran service is provided to and from Logan International Airport by reservation only.  PlanetTran is offering a 10% discount off their standard rates to Brownfields attendees.  All rates include the airport tolls and a 15% tip. Rate quotes and trip reservations are available online by clicking here. Once online, please enter “Brownfields2006” in the “Dept. Code” field to receive the 10% discount. 

Email notification confirms that they will pick you up at your scheduled time and location, and they will call you if any issue arises that would jeopardize the ability to reliably and punctually provide that service.  For reservations by telephone please call 1 877 ECO TAXI (1-877-326-8294).

PlanetTran’s discounted fees to the Brownfields 2006 Hotels are:

  • Boston Park Plaza, 64 Arlington - $34
  • Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Avenue - $37
  • Hyatt Regency Downtown, One Avenue de Lafayette - $33
  • Seaport Hotel, 200 Seaport Blvd. - $33
  • Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street - $35

Payment can be made using cash, check, VISA, MC, or AMEX, which can be entered in your online profile. When you disembark your trip, you will sign an electronic fare slip and PlanetTran will email you a receipt for either cash or credit card transactions (PlanetTran strives for paperless operations).

The Prius can seat 4 people in addition to the driver, which is comfortable for shorter trips. Typically, 3 adults with bags for a week is a very efficient arrangement. The Prius can carry skis, golf clubs, etc. by folding down one half of the back seat, but this reduces the person capacity to 2.

Cancellations:  Credit cards will be charged a $15 cancellation fee for cancellations received within an hour of the reservation time; a $30 fee will be charged for “no-shows”.

Boston taxis are available at Logan Airport terminals 24 hours a day and service to all of New England. All areas within a 12-mile radius of downtown Boston are charged a metered rate. Beyond the 12-mile radius the charge is a flat rate. All fares are based upon the occupancy of one to four passengers per taxi. Station wagons, accessible taxis for persons with disabilities, and credit card taxis are available upon request at Logan Airport. See a Massport Ground Transportation agent, located outside of each terminal on the arrival level, for further assistance. Station wagon and van taxicabs are entitled to an additional $5 fee if a passenger has excessive luggage, skis or boxes. Passengers needing a lift-equipped or ramp-equipped taxi to get to Logan Airport should call their local taxi company directly. These specially equipped taxis are available from Boston, Cambridge, and some other surrounding towns at no additional fee.

Passengers With Disabilities – All taxicab drivers are required to accept any passenger who has a disability, including their service animal. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available upon request at no additional charge. Call the Hackney Division of the Boston Police Department at 617-343-4475 for accessible taxi service.

Taxi rates- All fares leaving Logan Airport are charges a $2.00 airport fee. Travel through the harbor tunnels will cost an additional $4.50 toll fee. It is recommended that you ask the taxi driver for a receipt showing the driver's name, taxi company, amount paid, and the medallion number. Official flat rates are approved by the Boston Police Commissioner, and prices exceeding those listed will be considered over-charges by the Commissioner. The taxi driver shall be reimbursed for all tunnel, bridge, turnpike, and station wagon/van charges, if applicable.

Meter Rates:

Starting meter

$ 2.25

Each additional 1/8 mile

$  .30

Waiting time/hour

$24.00

Flat Rate/mile

$ 2.60

Logan Add ons (pass-through): To Logan: $2.25;  From Logan: $6.50

City Water Taxi-a popular fleet of ten boats that provide board-and-go water taxi service, linking the Logan dock with fifteen landings in the Boston Harbor, serving the following destinations:

  • Logan Airport and the nearby Hyatt Harborside Hotel
  • Long Wharf, serving State Street, Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall, and the North End
  • Marriott Residence Inn at Tudor Wharf
  • Bank of America Pavilion in South Boston
  • World Trade Center in South Boston, serving the Seaport Hotel and the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
  • Anthony's Pier 4 in the South Boston Waterfront

For more destinations, visit www.citywatertaxi.com

From Logan Airport, City Water Taxi operates at Logan Airport as a board-and-go water taxi service.  Take Massport's free courtesy bus, the number 66 route to the Logan dock.  At the top of the Logan dock, look down toward the water for the boats marked with the orange and white checkerboard.  Proceed to your right down the gangway to board the boat. Use the checkerboard call box at the Logan dock if a boat is not present. 

To Logan Airport: Call City Water Taxi as you would a land taxi at 617-442-0392 or see the doorman/concierge at your hotel (landings at the Seaport Hotel, Marriott Long Whart, and Residence Inn are all equipped with call boxes).  The standard adult fare is $10 per passenger one-way to/from Logan and $17 per passenger round trip.  Children 12 and under ride free with paying adults.  Tickets are sold on board the boat (major credit cards are accepted).

The service operates April 1-December 31, seven days per week. Water taxi boats are fully covered and heated in the winter. Hours of operation are 7:00 am-10:00 pm Monday - Saturday and 7:00 am-8:00 pm on Sunday.

Temporary luggage storage is available upon request. All fees/fares are subject to change without notice.

Regional Ground Transportation

Bus services include:

  • C & J Trailways
    Service for Northern New England Areas
    (800) 258-7111
    www.cjtrailways.com
  • Concord Trailways
    Service for Northern New England Areas
    (800) 639-3317
    www.concordtrailways.com
  • Greyhound
    Service for U.S. and Canada
    (800) 231-2222
    www.greyhound.com
  • Peter Pan /Bonanza Bus Line
    Service for Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island
    (888) 751-8800
    www.bonanzabus.com
  • Plymouth & Brockton Bus Lines
    Service for Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island
    (617) 773-9401
    www.p-b.com
  • Vermont Transit Bus Lines
    Service for destinations in Maine, NH, VT, & Canada
    (800) 552-8737
    www.vermonttransit.com

Amtrak: Boston is served by two train stations. Amtrak Downeaster trains arrive and depart from Boston's North Station. All other Amtrak services in Boston depart from South Station and Back Bay Station.

  • Acela Express, serving Boston-New York-Washington, DC
  • Downeaster, serving Boston (North Station)-Portland, ME
  • The Federal, serving Boston, MA-Washington, DC
  • Regional, serving Boston-NY-Washington, DC-Newport News, VA

For more departure cities, please check www.amtrak.com 

Automobile Rental Services

Please note that most locations in Boston are easily reachable by public transportation, including the airport, hotels, and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Currently, 8 rental car companies operate at Logan International Airport. They include:

Driving Directions to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

FROM Logan International Airport and Ted Williams Tunnel/I-90 Westbound:

  • Take Exit 25 "South Boston". At the top of the ramp, bear left towards "Seaport Boulevard". At the first set of lights, take a right onto Congress Street. Take the second right onto D Street. After the highway ramp, turn right onto Summer Street. Turn left at the first light (World Trade Center Avenue). You will immediately see the valet area on your right hand side. To access the self-parking lot, drive past the valet area, and continue straight along the side of the building. At the end of the building, make a right and go down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left and you will see the entrance to the South Parking Lot in front of you.
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FROM I-90 Eastbound:

  • Take Exit 25 "South Boston". At the top of the ramp, bear left towards "Seaport Boulevard". At the first set of lights, take a right onto Congress Street. Take the second right onto D Street. After the highway ramp, turn right onto Summer Street. Turn left at the first light (World Trade Center Avenue). You will immediately see the valet area on your right hand side. To access the self-parking lot, drive past the valet area, and continue straight along the side fot the building. At the end of the building, make a right and go down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left and you will see the entrance to the South Parking Lot in front of you.
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FROM I-93 Southbound:

  • Take Exit 23 "Purchase Street/South Station." At the end of the ramp, continue onto Purchase Street. Take a left onto Summer Street at South Station. Follow Summer St. fro approximately 1 mile, the BCEC will be on your right hand side. You will immediately see the valet area on your right hand side. To access the self-parking lot, drive past the valet area, and continue straight along the side ot the building. At the end of the building, make a right and go down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left and you will see the entrance to the South Parking lot in front of you.
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FROM I-93 Northbound:

  • Take Exit 20 "South Boston". Follow the signs to "I-90 East". Take the first tunnel exit to "South Boston". At the first set of lights, take a right onto Contress Street. Take the second right onto D Street. After the highway ramp, turn right onto Summer Street. Turn left at the first light (World Trade Center Avenue). You will immediately see the valet area on your right hand side. To access the self-parking lot, drive past the valet area, and continue straight along the side ot the building. At the end of the buildgin, make a right and go down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left and you will see the entrance to the South Parking lot in front of you.
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Questions?

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