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City of Revere launches MBTA Youth Pass program for young adults

November 28, 2017

Mayor Brian Arrigo announced on Tuesday that the City of Revere has partnered with the MBTA to launch a Youth Pass program, designed to help connect low- and moderate-income young adults to job and educational opportunities.

Riders between the ages of 18-25 who are enrolled in an accepted GED or job training program, or an income-based benefit program, can receive a Youth Pass at the reduced fare price of $30 a month. A monthly MBTA “LinkPass” typically costs $84.50.

The Youth Pass is a card that can be used at MBTA Fare Vending Machines or at retail sales terminals to purchase a reduced-price “LinkPass” for $30 a month. The card also allows users to add stored value and ride the MBTA's bus and subway systems at the reduced-fare rate. The Youth Pass covers unlimited rides on the subway and local buses, but does not include commuter rail travel.

In order to be eligible for the Youth Pass, the following criteria need to be met.

  • Must live in Revere
  • CAN NOT be enrolled in middle or high school
  • Must be born between October 31, 1992 and October 31, 1999
  • If you were born after October 31, 1992 but before October 31, 1999, you must also show that you are enrolled in one of the MBTA's accepted GED or job training programs, or state/federal income based- benefit programs

Acceptable age verifying documents:

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Photo ID (Mass ID, Passport, School ID) that includes date of birth
  • School record or other state record that includes date of birth
  • Visa, residency, or other immigration document with date of birth
  • Notarized Affidavit by legal guardian or parent with date of birth

The MBTA Youth Pass is available at the Revere Public Library, 179 Beach St. on Monday’s from 2-4pm, Friday’s 9:30-11:30am, and by appointment.

To join the Youth Pass program, young people must bring all required documentation to the Revere Public Library for verification. Youth Pass cards expire on November 1 and require re-enrollment each year.

The Revere MBTA Youth Pass program was made possible through a 2017 Revere on the Move mini-grant award to the Revere Youth Health Leadership Council to implement their idea on how they could improve our community. 

For more information contact RevereYouthPass@Gmail.com, or the Revere Public Library at 781-286-8380.

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