Massachusetts State is well connected by public transportation, making it easy for residents to get around. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operates bus, subway, and commuter rail services throughout the state. The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) provides bus services in western Massachusetts. In addition to these two primary services, there are also regional transit authorities offering transportation options throughout the state. These include Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA), MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA), Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA), Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA), and Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA). These all offer affordable and reliable means of travel for those living in and visiting the state.
The typical American commute has been getting longer each year since 2010. The average one-way commute in Massachusetts takes 29.3 minutes. That's longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
How people in Massachusetts get to work:
- 70.7% drive their own car alone
- 7.5% carpool with others
- 4.9% work from home
- 10.2% take mass transit