On February 1, 2017, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) introduced the MBTA Youth Pass Program. This program provides affordable access to public transportation for low-income youth and young adults.
To be eligible for the Youth Pass, the client must:
be 12-18 years of age and not enrolled in middle school or high school (students in school are eligible for the Student Pass)
live in a participating city or town - currently in:
Purchase of half-price tickets for all Commuter Rail zones is available at this time.
Youth Pass cards can be updated at any MBTA fare vending machine or retail sales terminal. Cardholders’ photos will be displayed on their Youth Pass card.
TAFDC clients with an active EDP and an active ESP activity who have a Youth Pass are eligible for a transportation payment of $80. However, TAFDC clients participating only in community service are not eligible for a transportation payment.
Youth Pass riders should always keep their Youth Pass CharlieCard with them when they ride the T to present as proof of program membership.
MBTA YouthPass Flyer
Last Update: April 15, 2021