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Automated Fare Collection 2.0 (AFC 2.0)

Updated on April 18, 2019

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Timeline: 2017 – 2021
Status: Design

AFC 2.0 tap everywhere icons

The MBTA's new fare payment system will make paying for transit easier and more convenient. With AFC 2.0, you'll be able to tap and board at any door with a fare card, smartphone, or contactless credit card. Reload using cash or credit card at vending machines at all stations and some bus stops, or go online to manage your account 24 hours a day.



  • One fare card for every route
  • Faster bus and train service
  • More places to buy fare cards
  • More ways to manage your account
  • Equal access for everyone
  • Integration with other transit
  • Flexible fare policy
  • Improved revenue accounting
  • Improved uptime and performance

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Contact Information

For all queries and comments related to Automated Fare Collection 2.0 (AFC 2.0), please contact MBTA Customer Technology at or 857-308-AFC2.

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