Welcome to the MBTA
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.
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.
The MBTA operates 177 bus routes and 4 rapid transit routes in the Greater Boston area, with connections to the subway and commuter rail.
The Commuter Rail connects eastern Massachusetts with transit hubs in Boston, including subway, bus, and Amtrak services.
Boston’s commuter ferry service connects the inner and outer harbor with transport hubs in Boston at the Charlestown Navy Yard and Logan Airport.
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.
Please contact us with questions or concerns about our services, stations, or vehicles.
The Transit Police Department (TPD) has full police powers at all MBTA stations and properties, as well as on vehicles. Please contact them in case of emergency, or call 911.
The entire MBTA bus system is fully accessible. Most of the subway and Commuter Rail are, too. Please contact us if you need to make a reasonable modification request or want to learn more about The RIDE.
There are a variety of smartphone apps to help you plan trips on the MBTA, buy Commuter Rail tickets, pay for parking, and report safety concerns to the Transit Police.