To thank local educators for their hard work, the South Shore Line created Teacher Appreciation Week, where educators are invited to ride the SSL for free through Sunday July 29th, on all off-peak weekday and all weekend trains. To ride, educators will need to present a valid school ID. In addition to free rides, during South Shore Line’s (SSL) Teacher Appreciation Week, essay applications will be accepted from educators for a chance to win free field trip transportation for their classes. For a chance to win free field trip transportation, educators are asked to submit an essay focusing on what they did on the day they utilized the free train service. All essays must be submitted by August 6, and the winner will be contacted via email and announced on social media. Email essays to with the subject “Teachers Ride Free Essay”. For more information on the contest visit: