MBTA accessibility

Today, the MBTA is more accessible than ever. Discover what the Department of System-Wide Accessibility has in place to help seniors, the disabled, or folks with limited mobility get around Massachusetts.

THE RIDE, the T's Paratransit program

Even though your mobility may be restricted, disabled travel can be just as exciting as travel for anyone else. The Massachusetts subway system's THE RIDE program provides door-to-door paratransit service to 62 cites and towns, in lift-equipped vehicles. The service is for eligible customers who cannot use subways, buses, or trains due to a physical, mental, or cognitive disability.

Human Service Transportation

In Massachusetts, Human Service Transportation (HST) coordinates efforts to improve transportation services for persons with disabilities, older adults, and individuals with lower incomes by ensuring that communities coordinate transportation resources provided through multiple federal programs. This coordination enhances transportation access (getting people to important destinations, such as jobs and medical appointments), minimizes duplication of services, and makes possible the most appropriate cost-effective transportation possible with available resources. Learn about the state transportation programs currently managed by HST.

Apply for a disabled license plate or parking placard

 Download an application for a disabled parking placard/plate here and learn about ways to report handicap parking abuse. The Medical Affairs Branch of the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) issues handicapped placards and license plates to disabled Massachusetts residents. Find out how to document your disability and where to send your completed application form.