Bus & Boat Subsidy
Switch 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.
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.
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.
|A Yankee Line, Inc.||Acton|
|The Coach Company||Amesbury|
|Plymouth and Brockton Bus||Barnstable|
|H & L Bloom Inc.||Bridgewater|
|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|
|MBTA Express bus 505||Waltham|
|MBTA Express Bus 553/554||Belmont/Waltham/Newton|
|MBTA Express Bus 556/558||Waltham/Newton|
|BMTA Boat F1||Hingham|
|MBTA Boat F2/F2H||Hull|
|MBTA Boat F4||Charlestown|