Welcome to Boston!

Hi! Welcome to the Children's Public Transit Wallet Card page for Boston.

Boston on a world map

Boston is a city in the state of Massachusetts, in the United States of America.

Boston built America’s first subway, the Tremont Street Subway, back in 1897.

In Boston, locals call their transit system the "T". It is run by the MBTA or Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority.

MBTA subway map
photo credit: Chase Elliott Clark

photo credit: Chase Elliott Clark

The MBTA is the largest consumer of electricity in Massachusetts, and the second-largest land owner (after the Department of Conservation and Recreation).

The MBTA is one of only two U.S. transit agencies that operates all of the five major types of terrestrial mass transit vehicles:

• regional (commuter) rail trains
• "heavy" rapid transit (subway/elevated) trains
• light rail vehicles (trolleys)

• electric trolleybuses
• motor buses

 

PEOPLE

• Most Boston locals prefer Dunkin Donuts for coffee and doughnuts. The first Dunkin Doughnuts was built in Quincy Massachusetts.
• Celebrities Mark Wahlberg, Uma Thurman and Barbara Walters were all born in Boston.
• Boston people walk a lot! As of 2012 and according to U.S. Census Bureau data, 15.1% of Bostonians walked to work — the highest percentage among the major U.S. cities.
• Some really lovely portraits of Boston Locals

Boston Public Transit Cards

FUN STUFF

• The Boston Common is the oldest public park in the country, built in 1634. 
• Robert McCloskey's classic children's book, Make Way for Ducklings is about the duck family that takes up residence in Boston's Public Garden. 
• Fenway Park opened in 1912 and is the oldest original Major League Baseball stadium still in use.

Visiting Boston with Kids?

• Lego Land Discovery Center is now in Boston! It's pretty cool :-)
• Some fun things to do in Boston with Kids

THE TRANSIT CARD

The "T" gives 1.348 million passenger trips per weekday. Locals use their Charlie Cards or Charlie Tickets to ride the "T". 

photo credit Rhiannon McCalmont

photo credit Rhiannon McCalmont


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photo credit: Katie Haugland

photo credit: Katie Haugland

photo credit: Jeff Gunn

photo credit: Jeff Gunn

photo credit: David Ohmer

photo credit: David Ohmer

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photo credit: Oran Viriyincy

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photo credit: DVIDSHUB