SALEM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — City officials are urging tourists heading to Salem for weekend Halloween festivities to use public transportation to help ease traffic and parking congestion.
The City of Salem announced Friday that the MBTA would be providing extra forms of public transportation for the two remaining weekends of the Halloween season. This plan includes extra train times for the commuter rail and larger capacity vessels for the Salem Ferry.
They will also be providing free satellite parking with shuttle bus transportation. Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll said she expects both city garages in downtown Salem to be full around 10 a.m. or earlier.
“We are working closely with the MBTA and providing free satellite parking with shuttle bus service during the weekends so that we can help visitors and residents enjoy Salem Haunted Happenings with minimal parking issues," she said in a statement.
Masks will be required on all forms of public transportation to and from the city. The city also has an indoor mask and negative COVID test requirements for any indoor events.