Brockton Area Transit Joins MBTA Youth Pass Program
BROCKTON — Young people in the city of Brockton and communities in the greater Brockton area served by Brockton Area Transit will be paying less for public transportation.
Officials announced Monday that the BAT will join the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Youth Pass program to help provide affordable transit access for youths aged 18-25.
Communities that use the BAT are Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Hanson, Stoughton, Rockland, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.
MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said the youth pass will provide discounted fares — including half price one-way fares and monthly commuter rail passes — to eligible young people.
“We’re incredibly pleased that Brockton and our partners at BAT have helped facilitate access to the Youth Pass, increasing our growing list of participating municipal partners in providing the Youth Pass’s benefits to so many eligible young people,” Poftak said.
“Better access to transit is a critical component in increasing broad access to jobs and educational opportunities," he added.
“The pass is designed to not only help young people get to school, jobs, and around the city, but also to create future transit riders,” said BAT Administrator Michael Lambert. “BAT is pleased to be able to manage this program on behalf of all its member communities.”
Meanwhile Brockton Mayor Robert Sullivan commented: "The Youth Pass program is a winner for the City of Champions and I am very proud to partner with the MBTA and BAT to deliver these reduced rates to our young residents."
“With three commuter rail stations and regional bus service in Brockton, cutting these fares in half is a game changer for our young residents who rely on public transportation to get to work, visit family, go to restaurants, shops, hospitals, and travel," he added.
Young people living in Brockton and the BAT service area who are aged 18-25 and also enrolled in at least one benefit program can apply to get a Youth Pass online at mbta.com/youthpass/apply.
Approved applicants will get their cards in the mail, or they can pick them up at the BAT Centre at 155 Court Street in Brockton.
For more information and details on program eligibility, visit mbta.com/youthpass-eligibility.