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Route 28 Free Fare Pilot

Route 28 bus enters Ruggles Station.

Service on Route 28 will be free for four months from Sunday, August 29 through Monday, December 31, 2021.

Route 28 travels through Roxbury and Dorchester, making stops between Mattapan and Ruggles stations.

Better Bus Project

Better Bus Project: Making transit better together

As part of the Better Bus Project, this route change allows us to better invest in long-term changes like adding more buses, more drivers, and more garages.

Learn about the Better Bus Project

Free ADA-Compliant RIDE Service

During the pilot period, The RIDE paratransit service will also be free for customers making trips that begin and end within 3/4 mile of Route 28 bus service. The RIDE Flex program is excluded from this free pilot.

Transfers to and from Other Routes

Transfers to and from other routes are not included in this pilot. Route 28 riders will need to pay a regular fare if they transfer to another bus or subway line.

Fare Calculator

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Tell Us What You Think

This pilot is a partnership between the MBTA and the City of Boston, which is sponsoring this project. They will collect and evaluate data such as participant survey responses and ridership information throughout the pilot.

To submit feedback, contact pilots@mbta.com.

Better Bus Project

Better Bus Project: Making transit better together

As part of the Better Bus Project, this route change allows us to better invest in long-term changes like adding more buses, more drivers, and more garages.

Learn about the Better Bus Project

Fare Calculator

Choose your origin and destination to calculate your fare with our Trip Planner.

There was a problem performing your search; please try again in a few minutes.