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Car-free Sweepstakes Celebrates World Car-free Day

Posted on September 14, 2023

Commuter Rail invites passengers to go “car-free carefree” for back-to-school.

Celebrates World Car-Free Day September 22.

The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s operating partner for Commuter Rail, launched the “Car-Free Sweepstakes” to highlight how car-free is the carefree way to travel. The sweepstakes is part of the larger “Car-free = Carefree” campaign, which educates the public about how you can get to your destination the carefree, eco-friendly way by taking Commuter Rail versus driving. More information about the campaign can be found at or by following #carfree and #massbytrain on social media. Passengers can also use this back-to-school guide to find convenient stops and routes near Boston-area schools.

“World Car-free Day is a great time to remind people of all of the environmentally friendly alternatives to the automobile,” said MBTA General Manager and CEO Phillip Eng. “As the MBTA continues to make service improvements across the system, we encourage people to consider all of the mass transit options available to them and allow the T and Keolis to handle the driving.”

“For this back-to-school season and in recognition of World Car-Free Day, we want to encourage people to go car-free and enjoy a ride on the Commuter Rail, a reliable alternative to driving,” said Abdellah Chajai, CEO and General Manager of Keolis Commuter Services. “Our Car-Free Sweepstakes is a fun way for new and returning passengers to share why they are choosing to take public transportation and we encourage everyone to participate.”

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