Bus & Boat Subsidy

Express Yourself logoSwitch from a drive-alone commute to MBTA commuter boats, express buses or private bus carriers and we will pay you for trying out a transit alternative!

If you currently drive alone to work, A Better City TMA will provide you with three-months of FREE transit on any MBTA express bus, commuter boat, or private bus carrier. Don't know where the nearest station or dock is located? Check out the list of towns served below. 

 

Water Transit Month Promotion:

Sign up during July and get a FREE extra month of subsidies for your MBTA Commuter Ferry pass.

Who is eligible?

Any employee or tenant of an A Better City TMA member company currently driving alone the majority of the week is eligible. Participation is also extended to commuters who switched commuting modes within the last three months. Proof of driving alone (parking pass, receipt, etc.) and completion of an initial survey will be required prior to final registration.

How does the program work?

Participants receive monthly Commuter Checks from A Better City TMA. Commuter Checks can be used to purchase fare media for MBTA express buses/ boats or private bus carriers. The amount of the incentive is up to $100.00 per month for three months.* Participants are required to complete a monthly report in order to recieve the next month's checks. 

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What happens after three months?

Participants may continue to receive a discount through their workplace. Not sure if your employer offers a transit pass subsidy? Contact the A Better City TMA.  If your employer does not provide a subsidy, A Better City TMA will provide you with additional step down incentives for a fourth and fifth month.

What if I need to get home unexpectedly?

A Better City TMA gives you commuting piece of mind with the Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program. Need to leave work due to an unexpected event? No problem! Through GRH you receive up to six FREE rides per year.

 

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Express Bus & Commuter Boat Services and Towns Served

The following is a partial list of commuter bus companies and towns served. Additional opportunities may be available from where you live that may be eligible for participation in the Express Yourself program.

 

Express Buses 

A Yankee Line, Inc. Acton
  Concord
   
The Coach Company Amesbury
  Boxford
  Georgetown
  Groveland
  Haverhill
  Lynnfield
  Newburyport
  Peabody
  Topsfield
   
Plymouth and Brockton Bus Barnstable
  Duxbury
  Hyannis
  Kingston
  Marshfield
  Plymouth
  Rockland
  Sagamore
   
H & L Bloom Inc. Bridgewater
  Brockton
  Raynham
  Taunton
   
MBTA Express Bus 170 Waltham
   
MBTA Express Bus 325/326 Medford
   
MBTA Express Bus 351 Bedford/Burlington
   
MBTA Express Bus 352 Burlington
   
MBTA Express Bus 354 Woburn
   
MBTA Express Bus 424 Lynn
   
MBTA Express Bus 426/428 Lynn/Saugus/Wakefield/Revere
   
MBTA Express Bus 434 Peabody
   
MBTA Express Bus 448/449 Marblehead/ Swampscott/Lynn
   
MBTA Express Bus 450 Salem
   
MBTA Express Bus 501/503 Brighton
   
MBTA Express Bus 502/504 Newton
  Watertown
   
MBTA Express bus 505 Waltham
   
MBTA Express Bus 553/554 Belmont/Waltham/Newton
   
MBTA Express Bus 556/558 Waltham/Newton
   
   

 

Commuter Boats

BMTA Boat F1 Hingham
   
MBTA Boat F2/F2H Hull
  Quincy
   
MBTA Boat F4 Charlestown