Salem, MA is a vibrant city located on the Massachusetts North Shore. It offers a wide variety of amenities to its residents, and transportation is no exception. Public transportation options in Salem include the MBTA Commuter Rail along with numerous bus lines operated by the MBTA, as well as local independent bus companies such as Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) and Salem Shuttle. The Commuter Rail provides access to Boston and other neighboring cities like Manchester-by-the-Sea, Gloucester, Beverly, Rockport, Cambridge and Woburn. Local buses are available throughout the city to provide easy access to downtown and other nearby areas. The MVRTA also operates express buses from Salem to Lawrence that offer commuters faster trips to their destinations. In addition to these public transportation options, there are also multiple rideshare services available in Salem that make it easy for people to get around town quickly and efficiently.
The typical American commute has been getting longer each year since 2010. The average one-way commute in Salem takes 30.3 minutes. That's longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
How people in Salem get to work:
- 65.8% drive their own car alone
- 7.1% carpool with others
- 5.9% work from home
- 10.3% take mass transit