MBTA Announces Stepped Up Security, Free Rides Home For July 4th

BOSTON (CBS) – The MBTA says it is planning a large security increase on July 4.

Transit police say in response to the Boston Marathon bombings, people can expect to see a significant change in the number of officers patrolling the public transportation system.

Random bag inspections will also be a part of the security measures.

The Red, Green, Orange and Blue Lines will all be running at peak levels starting at 2 p.m., and rides will be free after 9:30 p.m.

The schedule for outbound commuter rail trains will be pushed back so passengers will be able to make the trains following the fireworks on the Esplanade.

More information is available at mbta.com.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

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