Alternatives for Community and Environment

This winter, the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board released proposals to increase fares. Join us to support sustainable funding for public transportation and reject fare hikes!

  1. Come to a public hearing. We debuted our budget challengers at the Tuesday, February 2 Boston hearing and are holding a rematch on Wednesday, February 10, in Roxbury. Can our challengers knock out the fare hike with alternative solutions for funding and savings? Join us to find out!
  2. Sign and share the petition at We have over 400 signatures already! Add your voice to demand a moratorium on all fare increases and service cuts until our elected officials can sustainably fund the MBTA, restoration of the full $261 million as directed in the 2013 Transportation Act, and long-term investment for public transportation.

Thank you members!

Thank you for making our Annual Meeting such a blast! Check out photos from the event. 

Calling all members! Renew your membership with a donation of $5 or more. Not a member yet? Sign up today!

We're hiring!

ACE is accepting applications for two available positions: Development Director and part-time Transit Justice Organizer. Learn more and apply today!


Our Youth Pass pilot began on July 1!

On July 1, we gathered with MBTA and city officials to celebrate the first day of the Youth Pass pilot program. Youth and local leaders spoke about this important step towards an accessible transportation system and thanked everyone involved in the eight-year fight for a Youth Pass. See photos from the event.

You can still sign up for rolling registration! Find out if you're eligible to participate and apply today!

The Youth Pass pilot will make a $26 monthly pass and $7 weekly pass available to 1,500 eligible young people aged 12 to 21 for one year. Thank you members for all your help in achieving this major victory!


Victory for clean air!

ACE and Clean Water Action celebrate at the signing.

We're excited to share that in June, Mayor Marty Walsh signed into law An Ordinance to Protect Air Quality throughout the City Of Boston by Reducing Fuel Emissions, the final version of our Diesel Emissions Reduction Ordinance (DERO) that will reduce harmful pollution caused by diesel vehicles and idling. This comes after five years of organizing and working with our partners at Clean Water Action.


REEP: Roxbury Environmental Empowerment Project

REEP develops and supports youth leadership in our home neighborhood through a school-based environmental justice curriculum, an after-school youth leadership program, and youth-led organizing projects. Learn more about REEP

TRU: the T Riders Union

TRU organizes public transit riders to build a unified voice and movement for better public transportation in Greater Boston. TRU focuses our organizing on lower income riders and riders of color who must depend on public transit to reach their daily destinations. Learn more about TRU

EJLS: Environmental Justice Legal Services

EJLS provides legal and technical assistance and capacity building services to help strengthen and support grassroots groups working on environmental justice in our region. Learn more about EJLS