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All you need to know about 2019 Boston Marathon


“Our most important priority is safety, and we would like to remind members of the public to anticipate higher volumes of traffic than usual on the roadways, build additional time into schedules to reach destinations and account for any disruption associated with the marathon,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack.


The pass can be purchased electronically through the mTicket app Tuesday or at ticket windows in North, South and Back Bay stations starting Wednesday.


CharlieCards preloaded with $5 round-trip subway fare will also be available for purchase by credit or debit card only from Transit Ambassadors at Alewife, Back Bay, Braintree, Fenway, Quincy Adams or Riverside stations Monday.


Backpacks or any similar item carried over the shoulder Suitcases and rolling bags/rollers Coolers Glass containers or cans Flammable liquids, fuels, fireworks or explosives Any container capable of carrying more than 1 liter of liquid Handbags or packages or bulky items larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 6 inches Large blankets/comforters, duvets, sleeping bags Costumes covering the face or any non-form fitting, bulky outfits extending beyond the perimeter of the body Props (including sporting equipment and military and fire gear)In addition, public safety officials are asking the public to help in creating a “No-Drone Zone” along the entire course.


Traffic The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is asking the public to plan ahead for closures and restrictions that will be in place Marathon Monday and Patriots' Day.Monday is a holiday for some employees and school districts will have the week off for spring recess, MassDOT said.On Monday, state offices are closed, including Registry of Motor Vehicles customer service locations, and all MBTA services will be operating on weekday schedules with rush-hour service before and after the marathon.The high-occupancy vehicle lane on Interstate 93 between Boston and Quincy will have normal morning hours this week and will extend its afternoon hours Thursday to be open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday to be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.The HOV lane will not be in use Monday.


The pass can be purchased electronically through the mTicket app Tuesday or at ticket windows in North, South and Back Bay stations starting Wednesday.






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