By Transit

MBTA red line

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.

Click here to learn more about the City's transit planning program (opens in a new window).

For more information

For more information, please contact Andrew Reker by sending an e-mail to areker@cambridgema.gov or calling 617-349-6959.