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Public transportation in Massachusetts

The MBTA and 15 Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) provide fixed route and paratransit service in communities across the state. Use this page to learn which municipalities are members of each transit authority. Then visit your transit authority's webpage - or contact them directly - to learn what specific services they may offer to your city or town.

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Map of transit authority coverage in Massachusetts; see below for a town-by-town listing
The map (and list below) show which cities and towns are within the service areas of each Regional Transit Authority, as well as which cities and towns are served by the MBTA.

MBTA services

MBTA fixed route service serves Eastern Massachusetts. Visit www.mbta.com for more information.

MBTA Commuter Rail

Website: www.mbta.com/schedules/commuter-rail

MBTA commuter rail lines serve Eastern Massachusetts north, south, and west of Boston, with lines running to Fitchburg, Franklin, Haverhill, Kingston, Lakeville, Lowell, Needham, Newburyport, Plymouth,  Rhode Island, Rockport, Scituate, Stoughton, and Worcester.

In addition, the Cape Flyer provides seasonal train service between Boston and Cape Cod.

THE RIDE (paratransit for the MBTA)

Website: www.mbta.com/accessibility/the-ride

Towns served:

  • Arlington
  • Bedford
  • Belmont
  • Beverly
  • Boston
  • Braintree
  • Brookline
  • Burlington
  • Cambridge
  • Canton
  • Chelsea
  • Cohasset
  • Concord
  • Danvers
  • Dedham
  • Everett
  • Hingham
  • Holbrook
  • Hull
  • Lexington
  • Lincoln
  • Lynn
  • Lynnfield
  • Malden
  • Marblehead
  • Medfield
  • Medford
  • Melrose
  • Middleton
  • Milton
  • Nahant
  • Needham
  • Newton
  • Norwood
  • Peabody
  • Quincy
  • Randolph
  • Reading
  • Revere
  • Salem
  • Saugus
  • Sharon
  • Somerville
  • Stoneham
  • Swampscott
  • Topsfield
  • Wakefield
  • Walpole
  • Waltham
  • Watertown
  • Wenham
  • Weston
  • Westwood
  • Weymouth
  • Wilmington
  • Winchester
  • Winthrop
  • Woburn

In addition, partial RIDE coverage is available in Abington, Avon, Billerica, Brockton, Stoughton, and Wellesley.

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA)

www.berkshirerta.com

Member towns:

  • Adams
  • Alford
  • Becket
  • Cheshire
  • Clarksburg
  • Dalton
  • Egremont
  • Florida
  • Great Barrington
  • Hinsdale
  • Lanesborough
  • Lee
  • Lenox
  • Monterey
  • Mount Washington
  • North Adams
  • Otis
  • Pittsfield
  • Richmond
  • Sheffield
  • Stockbridge
  • Washington
  • Williamstown
  • Windsor

Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT)

www.ridebat.com

Member Towns:

  • Abington
  • Avon
  • Bridgewater
  • Brockton
  • East Bridgewater
  • Easton
  • Hanson
  • Rockland
  • Stoughton
  • West Bridgewater
  • Whitman

Cape Ann Transit Authority (CATA)

www.canntran.com

Member towns:

  • Essex
  • Gloucester
  • Ipswich
  • Rockport

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA)

www.capecodrta.org

Member towns:

  • Barnstable
  • Bourne
  • Brewster
  • Chatham
  • Dennis
  • Eastham
  • Falmouth
  • Harwich
  • Mashpee
  • Orleans
  • Provincetown
  • Sandwich
  • Truro
  • Wellfleet
  • Yarmouth

Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA)

www.frta.org

Member towns:

  • Ashfield
  • Bernardston
  • Blandford
  • Buckland
  • Charlemont
  • Chester
  • Chesterfield
  • Colrain
  • Conway
  • Cummington
  • Deerfield
  • Erving
  • Gill
  • Goshen
  • Greenfield
  • Hatfield
  • Hawley
  • Heath
  • Huntington
  • Leyden
  • Middlefield
  • Montague
  • Montgomery
  • New Salem
  • Northfield
  • Orange
  • Petersham
  • Phillipston
  • Plainfield
  • Rowe
  • Russel
  • Shelburne
  • Shutesbury
  • Southampton
  • Southwick
  • Warwick
  • Wendell
  • Westhampton
  • Whately
  • Worthington

Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA)

www.gatra.org

Member towns:

  • Attleboro
  • Bellingham
  • Berkley
  • Carver
  • Dighton
  • Duxbury
  • Foxborough
  • Franklin
  • Hanover
  • Kingston
  • Lakeville
  • Mansfield
  • Marshfield
  • Medway
  • Middleborough
  • Norfolk
  • North Attleboro
  • Norton
  • Pembroke
  • Plainville
  • Plymouth
  • Raynham
  • Rehoboth
  • Scituate
  • Seekonk
  • Taunton
  • Wareham
  • Wrentham

Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA)

www.lrta.com

Member towns:

  • Acton
  • Billerica
  • Carlisle
  • Chelmsford
  • Dracut
  • Dunstable
  • Groton
  • Lowell
  • Maynard
  • Pepperell
  • Tewksbury
  • Townsend
  • Tyngsborough
  • Westford

Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA)

www.mvrta.com

Member towns:

  • Amesbury
  • Andover
  • Boxford
  • Georgetown
  • Groveland
  • Haverhill
  • Lawrence
  • Merrimac
  • Methuen
  • Newbury
  • Newburyport
  • North Andover
  • North Reading
  • Rowley
  • Salisbury
  • West Newbury

MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA)

www.mwrta.com

Member towns:

  • Ashland
  • Dover
  • Framingham
  • Holliston
  • Hopedale
  • Hopkinton
  • Hudson
  • Marlborough
  • Milford
  • Natick
  • Sherborn
  • Southborough
  • Sudbury
  • Wayland
  • Wellesley
  • Weston

Montachusett Regional Transit Authority (MART)

www.mrta.us

Member towns:

  • Ashburnham
  • Ashby
  • Athol
  • Ayer
  • Bolton
  • Boxborough
  • Fitchburg
  • Gardner
  • Hardwick
  • Harvard
  • Hubbardston
  • Lancaster
  • Leominster
  • Littleton
  • Lunenburg
  • Royalston
  • Shirley
  • Sterling
  • Stow
  • Templeton
  • Westminster
  • Winchendon

Nantucket Regional Transit Authority (NRTA)

www.nrtawave.com

Member town:

  • Nantucket

Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA)

www.pvta.com

Member towns:

  • Agawam
  • Amherst
  • Belchertown
  • Chicopee
  • East Longmeadow
  • Easthampton
  • Granby
  • Hadley
  • Hampden
  • Holyoke
  • Leverett
  • Longmeadow
  • Ludlow
  • Northampton
  • Palmer
  • Pelham
  • South Hadley
  • Springfield
  • Sunderland
  • Ware
  • West Springfield
  • Westfield
  • Wilbraham
  • Williamsburg

Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA)

www.srtabus.com

Member towns:

  • Acushnet
  • Dartmouth
  • Fairhaven
  • Fall River
  • Freetown
  • Mattapoisett
  • New Bedford
  • Somerset
  • Swansea
  • Westport

Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA)

www.vineyardtransit.com

Member towns:

  • Aquinnah
  • Chilmark
  • Edgartown
  • Oak Bluffs
  • Tisbury
  • West Tisbury

Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA)

www.therta.com

Member towns:

  • Auburn
  • Barre
  • Berlin
  • Boylston
  • Brimfield
  • Brookfield
  • Charlton
  • Clinton
  • Douglas
  • Dudley
  • East Brookfield
  • Grafton
  • Holden
  • Holland
  • Leicester
  • Millbury
  • New Braintree
  • North Brookfield
  • Northborough
  • Northbridge
  • Oakham
  • Oxford
  • Paxton
  • Princeton
  • Rutland
  • Shrewsbury
  • Southbridge
  • Spencer
  • Sturbridge
  • Sutton
  • Wales
  • Warren
  • Webster
  • West Boylston
  • West Brookfield
  • Westborough
  • Worcester
Last updated: July 5, 2018

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