Charlie Cards

The Needham Public Schools participates in the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) School Pass Program.   This program Boston area middle and high school students with provides reduced fare Charlie Cards for the bus, subway, Commuter Rail and ferry.

Students can obtain an S-card by contacting the METCO Program Office or by contacting the Transportation Office at 781-455-0400 x11242 or email [email protected].    

Students and families can add value to S-Cards for reduced fares, or purchase a $30.00 monthly pass for unlimited travel on the subway and Local or Express buses. S-Cards can also be used to buy half-price 1-way Commuter Rail and ferry tickets. S-Cards remain active from September 1 to August 31.


These cards are assigned to a particular student and are effective for the entire year, from September 1 to August 31.    Home school students can request a Charlie Card through the Transportation Office.

For more information about the MBTA’s Student Pass Program, click this link.
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