Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July Message from Chief MacMillan

Tomorrow we celebrate the 236th year of our great nation’s independence. The Boston Pops Firework Spectacular is viewed by a national TV audience estimated to be in the millions. Several hundred thousand more patriotic Americans and spectators  from New England as well as the world descend on the Esplanade to get a first hand view and be a part of a rich tradition.

The vast majority of people heed the wise advice of public officials and utilize the MBTA in traveling to and from the show.  I would like to remind everyone this a family event for all to enjoy.  Please be courteous to one another and especially mindful of young children and the elderly while riding the MBTA.  Alcohol consumption and unruly behavior  will not be tolerated. We will increase the number of uniformed police officers to assist with the high volume of ridership and in addition we will have plainclothes officers patrolling to ensure a safe travel.

If you encounter any emergency please contact the Transit Police  at 617-222-1212 or if you want to report suspicious or unusual behavior download the If You See Something Say Something App in the App store at MBTA See Say. Watch for the Android version next week.

Thank you, and happy 4th of July.

Chief Paul MacMillan
MBTA Transit Police