Boston Area Resources


MBTA Subway map

Subway & Buses

Boston has the proud distinction as the home of the world’s first subway system, a system that is, today, the nations fourth largest. The subway, called the “T”, is run by the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) who also runs a comprehensive system of buses, commuter rail lines, and ferries in addition to providing subway service. The T consists of four major train lines with corresponding color themes: red, green, blue, and orange, while an express bus silver line makes service to the airport more convenient. offers a complete listing of its public transportation services in the greater Boston area, where you can find detailed maps and schedules, purchase passes, plan trips, check route distances and durations, find sales locations, get service alerts, and find out about bike policies.

The Fletcher School is located near the Davis Square T stop on the red line in Somerville, from where it is a ten-minute train ride into downtown Boston. The campus is also served by a half dozen buses that traverse the neighborhoods where most Fletcher students live. Although Davis Square is a brief walk from campus, a Tufts operated shuttle service runs every 20 minutes from campus to Davis Square.


The greater Boston area is serviced by a number of safe and reliable taxi services 24-hours a day. A good source of information on the local taxi services can be found at the City of Boston taxi page. Although not the least expensive way to get around, the taxis in Boston are affordable and accurate.


Most students at The Fletcher School are not from Boston, Massachusetts, or even this side of the globe, so many students have to fly to Fletcher. Flying in and out of the northeast is very easy as there are several international airports close to Boston, as well as Boston’s own Logan International. The following is a short list of the major airports a Fletcher student might use.


Driving around Boston can be difficult for the first-timer, and the city is nationally infamous for its drivers. Downtown Boston, which still maintains roads built when Massachusetts was a colony, can be confusing to an urban driver used to grids and patterned street names. Regardless, due to the city’s size and its prevalence of drivers, Boston is a very drivable city.