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City of Attleboro Joins MBTA Youth Pass Program

Posted on November 22, 2021

The MBTA, City of Attleboro, and State Representative James K. Hawkins are pleased to announce that Attleboro has joined the T’s Youth Pass program, which helps provide affordable transit access for young people with low-income. 

“We’re glad to see Attleboro partner with us on the Youth Pass program, and join a growing list of municipal partners offering the Youth Pass’s benefits to eligible young adults in their communities,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “The Youth Pass provides discounted transit fares to eligible young people with half-off one-way fares and monthly passes for just $30. We continue to be excited that broader access to jobs and education through better access to transit is being offered to so many young adults.”

“This is a great collaboration between the City and the state to help people meet their transportation needs,” said City of Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux. “I thank all who are involved in making this happen.”

“I am happy to see the MBTA partner with the City,” said State Representative James K. Hawkins. “This makes everything that Boston has to offer so easy to access for our youth.”

The Youth Pass is a card that can be used by eligible young adults with low incomes to purchase roughly 50% reduced one-way fares or $30 monthly LinkPasses for the bus, subway, and Fairmount Line Zone 1A stations at MBTA Fare Vending Machines, the CharlieCard Store, fare boxes on buses and trolleys at street-level stops, or at retail sales locations. Youth Pass cards can also be used to purchase half-price one-way fares for Commuter Rail, Express Bus, and ferry. 

Young people residing in Attleboro who are interested in applying to the reduced fare Youth Pass program should complete the MBTA’s Youth Pass online application. Approved applicants will receive their cards in the mail or can pick their card up at the City’s Health Department located at 77 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703. 

In order to qualify for the Youth Pass, a young person must live in a participating city or town and either: 

  • Be between 12 and 17 years old and not enrolled in middle or high school (students enrolled in middle or high school may receive a Student CharlieCard through their school);
  • Be between 18 and 25 years old and enrolled in at least one of the following  Youth Pass partner programs (college and university students may be eligible for Semester Passes):
    • Alternative education program (e.g., high school equivalency degree programs);
    • Job training or professional development program (e.g., Year Up, Roca);
    • State or federal benefit program (e.g., MassHealth, SNAP, fuel assistance).

The MBTA is excited for the City of Attleboro to join the growing list of municipalities and community partners participating in the Youth Pass program. Other participating communities include Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lexington, Malden, Medford, Melrose, the North Shore, Quincy, Revere, Somerville, Wakefield, Watertown, and Worcester. Cities or towns interested in joining the program are encouraged to email youthpass@mbta.com for information on how to begin the process.
 

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