The new Green Line Extension (GLX) opening on December 12, 2022 supports sustainability, equity, and access.

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The GLX connects areas to more accessible and reliable public transit spanning from Lechmere to College Avenue in Medford. Each new station is ADA accessibility compliant, and the extension is expected to increase ridership to more than 50,000 trips per day.

As Tufts works towards achieving carbon neutrality no later than 2050, this expanded access to public transportation will reduce Tufts carbon emissions from employees and students who commute and travel in the Boston area. Reducing the number of cars on the road also cuts down on air pollution, making Tufts campuses and local communities healthier places to live and learn.

With over 2,500 Tufts employees living in Green Line communities and thousands of students living near T stops – here are some tips for Tufts riders:

Photo courtesy of mbta

  • The Tufts Eco Map shows mbta stops near our four campuses. Locate your closest stop at
  • Check out our Instagram post to see restaurants, shopping, and places to visit along the new green line stops.
  • Employees and students can get mbta discounts for work and personal travel at For employees, funds are added directly to their ebpa card.
  • New to the T? A CharlieCard is a reusable card that you can load with money and use for the subway and bus. The Office of Sustainability has free CharlieCards at their office for students to take, fill, and travel. Email us at to get a card!

We hope that you’ll join fellow Jumbos in taking the GLX and discovering more that the Boston area has to offer. And remember, every time you take a ride on the Green Line instead of driving or taking an Uber, you’re doing good for people and the planet!