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The Best Reason to Take the T is All Around You


MBTA T-riders' Guide to the T
New to the area? Or ready to learn more about the MBTA public transit system? Plan a trip, calculate a fare, or explore all your subway, bus, ferry, and commuter rail options with the official T-rider's guides, available here.

New MBTA option for commuters: MBTA 10-Ride Pass
Benefits-eligible Cambridge-based MIT employees participating in MIT’s T-pass subsidy program can purchase up to three 10-Ride Passes per month, with MIT subsidizing 60% of the cost.

  • Order the monthly 10-Ride Pass(es) on Atlas at least one month and one day in advance, like other MIT-subsidized MBTA passes
  • Each 10-Ride Pass is priced according to zone, is available for commuter rail zones 1A through 10, and renews monthly
  • More info

MBTA Commuter Rail and LinkPass distribution
For your convenience, any MBTA pass (commuter rail, semester, or LinkPass) can be mailed to your home address. Just choose “Mail to home” when you order your pass on Atlas. (In-person pickup at the Atlas Service Center is still available.)

How to cancel a Commuter Rail Pass or LinkPass

To cancel or suspend your MBTA public transit pass:

  • Visit Atlas by noon on the 15th day of the month before the month you want to suspend or cancel (i.e., by August 15 to suspend September, etc.)
  • Click “About Me” in the top navigation bar, and then click “Commuting Benefits” in the left-hand navigation
  • In the MBTA T-pass Subsidy block, click “Manage Account”
  • Choose Cancel or Suspend
  • If you wish to suspend your pass, click the “Suspended from” and “Resume on” drop-down boxes, enter the months and click “Save.”
  • If you wish to cancel your pass, click the “Cancel from” drop-down box, click on the month and click “Save.”
  • Note: The “suspend” option through Atlas can only be used for three months. If you suspect that you will not be returning to campus for three months or longer, consider canceling your LinkPass or Commuter Rail Pass. When you are ready to reactivate your pass, you will need to place the order at least one month and one day in advance of the month you need. You can also email Robynn Cruz-Walker for assistance.

Please note that the Access MIT chip embedded in most employee’s MIT IDs enables free, unrestricted use of the local bus and subway systems, and there is never any need to cancel it. However, if you are canceling or suspending a monthly T-pass, but you still want access to the local bus and subway systems, you will need to get a new MIT ID card with an activated Access MIT chip. See the T-pass FAQ for more details.

To resume your Commuter Rail pass or LinkPass
Note that the MBTA process to resume your T-pass enrollment requires you to place the order at least one month and one day in advance of the month you need.

Kendall Square is a flourishing innovation hub that attracts start-ups and global enterprises from around the world. Each year, new researchers, technologists, scientists, students and entrepreneurs join the ranks of these organizations to make profound new discoveries and build technologies that are changing the world. However, the vibrancy and changes within our community also have an impact on our environment, infrastructure and transportation systems.

The Institute's Access MIT program provides Cambridge employees with a variety of affordable, low-carbon transportation options designed to inspire a change in the way the MIT community thinks about commuting. By connecting programs, education, decision-making, and modes of transportation, Access MIT strives to create a new awareness and shared understanding of transportation choices and their impacts.

Public transit is a vital low-carbon mode of transportation, and Access MIT is just one of the ways MIT encourages its use through subsidies for students, faculty, and staff. Find out more about how you can save by taking the T:

MBTA information and pricing for students
MBTA information and pricing for Cambridge campus faculty and staff
MBTA information and pricing for Lincoln Lab employees

 Your Commuting Benefits (Atlas)
 T-pass Subsidy Terms & Conditions (pdf)
 Commuter Rail Zones


Department Directory

Parking & Transportation Office

Atlas Service Center
Street Address: 40 Ames Street
Building: E17-106
Hours: M - F, 8AM - 5PM

parking services

Tel: 617-258-6510

T-pass services

Tel: 617-253-9701

other commuter connections


Tom Giannino

Robynn Cruz-Walker
Commuter Program Administrator

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