By Transit

MBTA red line

Cambridge is well served by rapid transit, with 5 stops on the Red Line (Kendall, Central, Harvard, Porter, Alewife) and one stop on the Green Line (Lechmere), serving over 100,000 riders per day. In addition, 26 bus routes are in or pass through Cambridge carrying about 85,000 riders per typical weekday. Transfers from subway to bus are free, making it even easier to take transit for your entire trip.

Public transit is critical to maintaining the City of Cambridge as a livable city. The ability of our region’s economy to grow depends largely on the efficiency and effectiveness of our transportation system. Strong multi-modal transportation networks concentrate employment, making jobs more accessible and labor markets more flexible for companies seeking workers with specialized skills.

Click here for more information about our Transit Planning Program .

Cambridge Better Bus Outreach Initiative - Thank you!

Decorative logo for the Cambridge Better Bus Outreach Initiative

The MBTA is in the middle of a bus service planning process called the Better Bus Project and proposed changes to the bus network in January 2019. Check out those proposals by clicking over to the MBTA page here.

To supplement the MBTA’s public outreach, in 2018, the City sought feedback from the residents, workers, and visitors in the Cambridge community. We are using that feedback to respond to the MBTA's 2019 bus service proposals.

For more information on the MBTA's project, click here.

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For More Information

For more information, please contact Tegin Teich, at or 617/349-4615.