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Getting Around Boston

Tips on tranportation in Boston

Driving in Boston can be a challenge as the streets were not built on a grid pattern. As such, many Boston residents and most students commute using the extensive public transit system, which includes bus service, subways, ferries, and light commuter rail. The Massachusetts Bay transportation authority (MBTA) oversees this system which is collectively known as the “T”. Students at MCPHS can purchase 20% discounted semester passes through the college. Applications are due at the beginning of each semester. For more information, email campus.life@mcphs.edu. 


For information about the public transportation available in Boston, check out the MBTA website at http://www.mbta.com/. For information about mobile apps for checking route information and/or schedules search MBTA in your mobile store or visit http://www.mbta.com/apps. 


Boston has an extensive network of bike lanes throughout the city, as well as more than 1,500 bicycle parking stations. For information about bicycling in Boston check out boston.gov/departments/boston-bikes. The MBTA also maintains “park & pedal” facilities for bicyclists. For information about taking bikes on the t, “park & pedal” facilities, and obtaining a bike CharlieCard, check out the MBTA websites bicycle section at www.mbta.com/bikes.  

Visit our website to learn more: https://www.mcphs.edu/mcphs-life/boston/campus-life/getting-around