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Public transportation and law enforcement

Hi there. Heading to Boston August 4th to the 8th. Very pumped. Does anyone know if police officers who show their badge get on for free? Thanks.

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Only on the silverline bus from Logan.

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Why?

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The Silver Line from Logan is free for everyone on a trial basis through the summer.

Law enforcement officials are not mentioned on the MBTA website under reduced fares.

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Nor would it ever be mentioned on the web site. Even when it was a common practice to do so, it was not something advertised.

Unless you're ready to arrest someone if the need arises, I would say to keep your badge home or in your pocket. But you can always call the mbta police.

Edited: 15 June 2012, 14:49
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He/she wouldn't have jurisdiction anyway.

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No, they do not.

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Not about jurisdiction... it is simply a courtesy thing that most transportation outfits offer.

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Things are changing and most public transportation systems across the country are running in a deficit. The mbta is even discussing making its retired employees, paying when riding.

Call the t police and let us know what they say.

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The MBTA Police aren't on all the trains, in fact they are rarely on them unless called for. You'd be "badging" and MBTA worker, who I assure you, could not care less that you're a member of law enforcement.

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