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. 

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 reimbursment in the form of a check from A Better City TMA for their monthly pass purchases. 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 reimbursment. 

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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
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


Commuter Boats

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