The MBTA offers fare and pass discounts for seniors, persons with disabilities, passengers who are blind/visually impaired and junior-high and high school students, regardless of residency. Children 11 and under ride for free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Seniors 65 and over can ride local buses for $.40, inner express buses for $1.40, and outer express buses for $2.00. Seniors can also ride MBTA subway service for $.60 and commuter rail or boat services for 50% off the regular full fare. Seniors can purchase a monthly pass good for unlimited travel on local bus and subway for $20.
Discounted rides and passes require a Senior CharlieCard.
Find out how to get a Senior Card or other discounted fare opportunities by visiting the T web site here.
Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update posted on Aug 21
MassDOT next week will begin preparations to replace the Route 2 Bridges over I-95 in Lexington by implementing a traffic shift on Route 2 east and westbound. The work to prepare for the shift requires lane closures from 8:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update
Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase posted on Aug 20
Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement in principle allowing the Commonwealth to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. The 49-mile segment of rail is currently undergoing …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase
Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule posted on Aug 19
MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule