Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, more commonly known as the T, is one of the oldest public transit systems in the United States. It’s also the largest transit system in Massachusetts.

As a division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the MBTA provides subway, bus, Commuter Rail, ferry, and paratransit service to eastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island.

Subway Lines: The Red, Orange, Blue, and Green subway lines provide fast, easy connections to and from Boston and surrounding cities, including Cambridge, Newton, Revere, and Quincy. View subway schedules and maps

Bus Routes: The MBTA operates 171 bus routes and 4 rapid transit routes in the Greater Boston area, with connections to the subway and commuter rail. View bus schedules and maps

Commuter Rail Lines: The Commuter Rail connects eastern Massachusetts with transit hubs in Boston, including subway, bus, and Amtrak services. View Commuter Rail schedules and maps

Ferry Routes: Boston’s commuter ferry service connects the inner and outer harbor with transport hubs in Boston at the Charlestown Navy Yard and Logan Airport. View ferry schedules and maps

The RIDE: The RIDE is the MBTA’s door-to-door paratransit service for customers who cannot easily use or access the T, whether they live in the Boston area or are visiting from out of town. Learn more about The RIDE




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Last updated November 2, 2021


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