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Language Services

The MBTA offers various services to customers in a range of languages.

Translation Assistance and Interpretation

Customer Support

MBTA Customer Support representatives speak:

  • Spanish
  • Haitian French Creole
  • Cape Verdean Creole
  • Cantonese Chinese
  • Mandarin Chinese

Agents also have access to interpreter services in 240 languages.

Call 617-222-3200 for assistance.

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    Transit Police

    The Transit Police have 24-hour access to interpreter services in more than 240 languages.

    Call 617-222-1212 for assistance.

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    Transit Ambassadors

    You can find Transit Ambassadors in certain MBTA stations. They wear red shirts with black pants.

    They have:

    Translation Services


    Google Translate is available in more than 100 languages.

    On a desktop computer, scroll to the bottom of any page on the website and select your preferred language from the dropdown list in the right-hand corner.

    Meetings, Events, Documents

    You can request interpreter services for public meetings and events, as well as translations of documents, webpages, brochures, and more, in any language by calling 617-222-3200.

    Fare Vending Machines

    MBTA fare vending machines offer services in:

    • Spanish
    • Chinese

    Smartphone Apps

    A number of apps provide MBTA service, schedule, and trip planning information in multiple languages.

    Transit App is available in:

    • Spanish
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Portuguese

    Language Access Policy

    The MBTA’s language access requirements  are governed by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Learn more about your rights under Title VI and how to file a complaint.