October 20, 2015
Are you a young person looking for more affordable transit options - or know someone who is? There's still time to sign up for a Youth Pass!
With the school year underway (and Student Pass program back up), space in our Youth Pass pilot has become available. This means more openings for youth who don't receive passes from school and still need a way to get to work, class, extracurricular activities and doctor's appointments.
The Youth Pass is a result of eight years of sustained, youth-led organizing, and is open to 1,500 riders ages 12 to 21 in Boston, Chelsea, Malden and Somerville.
Enrollment is rolling and participants may choose between weekly ($7) or monthly ($26) passes.
The pilot program also demonstrates the need for affordable transportation, and provides data on youth ridership that will be important when MBTA and MassDOT officials consider whether to implement a permanent Youth Pass.