Youth T Pass Program

Youth T Pass poster

MBTA Youth Pass Program

The MBTA Youth Pass Program offers discounted MBTA passes to income-eligible Cambridge residents between the ages of 19-25. Applicants need to provide documents showing their age, Cambridge residency and participation in a program indicating that they meet the income requirement.

How much does a Youth Pass cost?

The cost of the pass is either $30/month for unlimited subway & bus rides, or pay for each ride with a 50% discount on your fare.

From July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, Youth Pass card holders can purchase commuter rail tickets with a 50% discount on board, at ticket windows, and via the mTicket smartphone application.

On the Fairmount Line, Youth Pass cardholders can tap their Youth Pass at the Fairmount Line validators, and pay a regular subway fare. Show your proof-of-purchase receipt from the validator to show conductors, if you're asked.

How long are passes good for?

Each personalized pass is active from the day you receive it until October 31, 2021. Participants must reapply every year with a new application.

How do I apply?

Young people must participate in a virtual meeting to verify their program availability, but, they can start the process online by filling out an online application to Cambridge staff will schedule a meeting with the applicant using online meeting software after the applicant fills out the online application.

What are the eligibility requirements?

Applicants must be income-eligible Cambridge residents between the ages of 19-25. As of November 1, 2020, discounted MBTA Youth Passes will be available to all young adults residing in Cambridge, aged 19-25 (born between October 31, 1995 and November 1, 2003) who receive at least one public benefit (e.g. MassHealth, fuel assistance, housing, SNAP, etc).

For more information

To ask someone for more information, call the Office of Workforce Development at 617-349-6234.

For more information on the Youth Pass, in general, visit the MBTA's Youth Pass website.