Welcome to Boston in Transit
Here, we celebrate the rich history of public transportation infrastructure in Boston.
This site is built aound Boston in Transit, the book.
We've also created a map documenting the history of the MBTA's colored lines.
Our collection contains hundreds of images, ephemera, and artifacts.
Check out our exhibit!
We are excited to have guest curated an exhibit at the Leventhal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library. Using maps, photos, and ephemera from the Boston in Transit collection, we'll tell the story of Boston's nearly four centuries of public transportation history!
Boston in Transit - The Book!
Boston in Transit: Mapping the History of Public Transportation in The Hub
Most Recent Additions to Our Site:
Starting in 2019, we began the process of digitizing images from various collections. Every month we add more content, including photographs, drawings, ephemera, and more.
Browse by Artifact Type:
Advertisements and Car Cards
Architecture and Engineering Drawings
Brochures and Pamphlets
Schedules and Timetables
Stock and Bond Certificates
Tickets and Tokens
Browse Images from Boston in Transit the book:
Images from the Book