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MBTA LogoIn a partnership with the Cities of Boston, Chelsea, Malden, and Somerville, the MBTA today announced a Youth Pass Pilot program.

The Youth Pass is a LinkPass valid on local bus and subway and will be open to up to 1,500 eligible youth between the ages of 12 and 21 who live in the cities of Boston, Chelsea, Malden and Somerville.

“The Youth Pass Pilot demonstrates how MassDOT and the MBTA are building innovative relationships with cities and towns to meet the mobility needs of their residents,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack.

The Youth Pass will cost $26 a month or $7 for a 7-day pass (7-day pass availability depends on city partner).

Interested youth can apply to participate in the Youth Pass pilot and spots will be allocated based on a random lottery of eligible applicants.

Applications are due April 30, 2015. The pilot starts July 1, 2015 and will last for a year.

Passes will be sold at municipal partner offices in each city and participants will have to return each month or week to pay.

Boston: Department of Youth Engagement and Employment, 1483 Tremont Street
Chelsea: Chelsea Collaborative, 318 Broadway
Malden: Malden City Hall, 200 Pleasant Street
Somerville: Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue

Eligibility criteria

Individuals between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible if they live in Boston, Chelsea, Somerville or Malden. Twelve year olds will have to apply at their municipal partner office. Residents aged 19-21 will have to meet need based criteria by demonstrating enrollment in high school, a GED or other education program, job training program, or state or federal benefit program (like Mass Health, WIC, or living in public housing). For a full list of eligible programs or other information email: youthpass@mbta.com or call (617) 222-1513.

Apply Here by April 30, 2015!

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