Commuting the MITway

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Public Transportation

Senior T-Passes. This brochure provides information about the Senior discount and T.A.P. I.D. card.

Apply for a T-pass one month ahead of time and take advantage of the MIT subsidy by paying just 50% of the current T-pass rate up to zone 1. The MBTA offers various services: Subway (namely the Orange, Green, Red and Blue lines), Bus and Express Bus from vaious downtown Boston to local suburbs, the Commuter Rail (also known as the purple line) goes out from North and South Stations. North lines are Newburyport/Rockport; Haverhill/Reading; Lowell; Fitchburg
South lines are Kingston/Plymouth; Middleborough/Lakeville; Providence, RI; Franklin; Needham; Worcester. South Station also offers Amtrak service to points west and south. North Station currently offers one route, to Portland, Maine, and Boat ferries from several wharfs around Boston and north and south: ports include Lovejoy Wharf, the Charlestown Naval Yard, the Moakley Courthouse, World Trade Center, Long Wharf, to Logan, Quincy and Hull. Courtesy Massport bus service carries passengers between the Logan dock and all airport terminals.

Non-MBTA options also exist for the public. The EZRide Shuttle service connects Cambridgeport, Kendall Square and East Cambridge to Boston's North Station. This blue colored bus can be used during commute hours only. Funded by many sponsors, local businesses including MIT, sponsor employees, and students in MIT's case, receive a free ride through Cambridge. Either one shows the sponsor's id or sticker or the rider must pay the fare.

Caravan for Commuters is a service which links travelers to both public and private ride options, including rideshare programs, in all of Massachusetts.