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How to enroll in the MBTA Youth Pass program

How to enroll in the MBTA Youth Pass program

The MBTA Youth Pass Program provides eligible youth with a reduced cost MBTA public transit pass.

Last updated: 1/30/18

Find out if you are eligible

To be eligible, you must:

  • not be enrolled in middle school or high school
  • be between the ages of 12-25, and
  • live in Boston.

If you are between the ages of 19-25, you must demonstrate means testing. This includes being enrolled in a GED or job training program, or taking part in a state or federal income-based program, such as Mass Health, WIC, food stamps, or Section 8.

We have more detailed information about eligibility guidelines.


Complete the intake form

If you are interested in the Youth Pass Program, you must complete the intake form.

Apply online

After you complete your application, you will receive an email confirming your residency eligibility with information on how to get a Youth Pass. In the email you will receive:


Prepare for your appointment

Before the appointment, you will be required to:

  • complete the application
  • sign up for an appointment time, and
  • gather the required documents for the appointment to receive a Youth Pass.
Please note:

We ONLY accept hard copies of documents. We do no accept screenshots or photo copies. You will not be able to receive a Youth Pass if you do not have all required documents at the time of your appointment.

Legal guardians, mentors, and supervisors cannot complete the process. Youth must come in on their own to complete the process.


Come to your appointment

You will come to the BCYF Administrative Office for your appointment.  BCYF Administrative Office is located at 1483 Tremont Street in Mission Hill. After you complete the process, you will receive a Youth Pass at the end of your appointment.

Have questions? Contact us:

1483 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120

Monday through Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.