MBTA Youth Pass available due to City of Lynn and NSCC partnership

Youth Pass MOU signing Aug. 2017

John Krol, Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy’s Chief of Staff, Dr. Patricia A. Gentile, President, NSCC, Mayor Kennedy, and Dr. Jermaine Williams, NSCC Vice President of Student Affairs, sign a memo of understanding to locally activate the MBTA’s Youth Pass program.

The City of Lynn and North Shore Community College have partnered to make the MBTA Youth Pass available to eligible young people who are NSCC students or who reside on the North Shore. Youth passes are designed to help provide affordable transit access for low-income young people.

In order to qualify:

  • Individuals must be born after November 1, 1991
  • If you were born prior to November 1, 1998, you may qualify if you are enrolled in one of the MBTA’s accepted GED or job training program, or state/federal income-based benefit program. For a full list of programs that qualify, please go to: MBTA Youth Pass
  • Residents of Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Malden, Somerville, and Quincy should contact their city for more information about the MBTA Youth Pass.
  • Middle school and high school students do not qualify for the Youth Pass Program.

“We know that having access to education is key to our students attending and completing college. We want to make it as easy as possible for them, and this is one new strategy that we hope will help our Lynn and surrounding area students,” said Dr. Patricia A. Gentile, NSCC President. “We are pleased that Mayor Kennedy and the Lynn City Council saw the value in this program for area residents and worked with us to make it happen.”

The Youth Pass is a card which holders can use at MBTA Fare Vending Machines or Retail Sales Terminals to purchase a reduced price LinkPass for $30 a month. Holders can also add stored value onto the card and ride the MBTA bus and subway system at the reduced fare rate. The Youth Pass does not provide a reduced fare for the Commuter Rail.

To join the Youth Pass program participants will have to annually fill out an application and bring it along with required documentation to their city for verification.  Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to complete the brief intake form:  NSCC Youth Pass Intake Form

For more information on the Youth Pass program see: MBTA Youth Pass.

Any questions should be directed to North Shore Community College at youthpass@northshore.edu  or by calling 978-762-4189.

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