Cambridge is well served by rapid transit with 6 stations on the Red and Green Lines. In 2019, over 100,000 riders per day rode rapid transit in Cambridge. The MBTA also has 27 bus routes in Cambridge that carried 85,000 riders each working day in 2019. The MBTA makes trips by public transit easy with free transfers from rapid transit to bus using a CharlieCard.
Public transit is critical to making Cambridge a livable and sustainable city. To do this, the city depends on having high-quality transportation options. With a well-functioning transportation system, Cambridge residents can access work and opportunity. While, employers can find and keep workers with various specialized skills.
Below, you will find information about public transit in Cambridge and the city's plans for public transit.
More information about public transit in Cambridge
City of Cambridge Transit Information
Websites for transit service providers
Information on paying MBTA fares
Information on finding discounted/reduced fares - Senior/Youth/Blind Access Passes
Transit Bulletin newsletter
The City also sends a monthly e-mail newsletter with information on public transit. This newsletter has:
MBTA service and fare change information
Information on MBTA construction or planning projects
Upcoming city or MBTA events
Information on the Transit Advisory Committee
Click here to sign up for the Transit Bulletin newsletter.
Information about Cambridge's transit planning
The City takes action to improve public transit. We install benches, shelters, or other amenities at bus stops. We also make changes to give priority to buses on city streets. Bus priority means dedicated space on streets or more time at traffic signals for buses. Many of these changes also give priority to shuttles and emergency services vehicles.
For more information
For more information, please contact Andrew Reker by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 617-349-6959.