Massive Manhunt Causes Transit Shutdown

By Dustin Wlodkowski 4-19-2013 

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Getting around Boston will be difficult today.  That’s because most transportation services have been shutdown.

Masaschusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino have ordered everyone to stay home and lock their doors and windows.  They are calling it a “shelter-in-place” status.

The MBTA has shut down its rapid transit system, bus system and commuter rail network.

All cabs have been ordered off the roads.

Amtrak is stopping all Boston-bound trains at the train station in Providence, Rhode Island.

All bus service to and from South Station has been suspended although service to Worcester and Framingham is continuing as scheduled.

By doing this, law enforcement officials hope they will be able to limit the Boston Marathon Bombing suspect’s ability to move around since he is still at large.

Getting to and from the city without a car has also been made difficult.

The only transit facility operating at full capacity is Logan Airport. Mass Port says the only change there is “heightened security.”

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