Passengers who take water transportation to Boston Logan International Airport will now get priority access at the airport security line.
This new incentive is part of operator Massachusetts Port Authority’s (Massport) commitment to encourage more passengers to use high-occupancy vehicles (HOVs) to the airport, thereby reducing congestion.
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 to move ahead of the line. The MBTA ferry and the water taxis run all 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 offer airport security priority access to passengers. Since its launch on May 1, 2019, Back Bay LEX use has more than doubled to nearly 98,000 trips, from over 45,000 during the same four-month period last year.
Massport’s goal is to double overall HOV use to 4,000,000 trips annually.