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MWRTA Now Accepts Charlie Card

September 17, 2011 (1:52 am EST)
Filed under: General Interest by News Staff
MBTA Charlie Card now accepted on MWRTA buses.

MBTA Charlie Card now accepted on MWRTA buses!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The MWRTA, (Metrowest Regional Transit Authority), is Framingham's local bus service.

Riders may now pay fares for fixed route trips on the MWRTA bus system using the same Charlie Card used on MBTA busses and trains!

Former "LIFT", (Local Framingham Inter-Transit), bus routes are now part of the MWRTA as are several other area transportation systems including the former Natick Neighborhood Bus and other routes have added taking riders into Ashland, Holliston, Marlborough, Southborough, Hopkinton and Milford. The system also connected with MBTA and Commuter Rail service.

The Charlie Card can be obtained at various MBTA locations and may also be obtained from the Framingham Treasurer's Office, (in Framingham Town Hall / Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street, in Downtown Framingham). Once you have a card, you can add additional funds to the card on all MWRTA fixed route buses.

Save money using the Charlie Card!

mwrta Bus Fares
Cash Price Charlie Card
Local Woodland Local Woodland
Adult: $1.50 $3.00 $1.10 $2.20
Senior/Disabled: $0.75 $1.50 $0.70 $1.40
Student: $1.00 $2.00
"Woodland" refers to the MBTA Green Line Station at 1940 Washington St., Newton, MA, (across from the Woodland Country Club).

 NOTE: With the introduction of Charlie Cards as a form of payment on MWRTA busses, the MWRTA will be phasing out 10-Ride ticket books, (existing tickets will be honored).  The MWRTA system will not be honoring"Charlie Tickets".  Seniors and disabled riders must obtain a Transportation Access Pass, ("TAP"), card. Other terms and conditions apply.

For additional information, contact the MWRTA by visiting the office (between 8:00am and 4:00pm, Mon-Fri), at 37 Waverly St., Framingham, MA 01702, or contact MWRTA Customer Service by phone at:  (508) 935-2222, or visit the MWRTA website at:


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