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.
Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel posted on May 24
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is observed during Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel
MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed posted on May 24
Effective immediately, hoverboards are prohibited on all MBTA property, including stations, buses, subways, trains, and commuter boats. MBTA subway and bus personnel, along with Keolis Commuter Rail staff have been informed that customers with hoverboards shall not be permitted to bring such devices into MBTA …Continue Reading MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed
MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement posted on May 24
Frank DePaola, P.E., who has served as General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) since February 2015, announced to staff that he plans to retire after his current appointment expires on June 30. Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack thanked DePaola in a letter …Continue Reading MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement