The Boston Transportation Department's vision is for Boston's streets to be safe, inclusive, and vibrant.
Our mission is to plan, build, maintain, and operate our streets in a manner that increases access to opportunities, promotes safety and resilience, and fosters the highest quality of life for everyone living, working, and visiting our City.
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Room 721Boston, MA 02201-2026
Office hoursMonday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Boston Tow Lot
Our Tow Lot is located at 200 Frontage Road in South Boston. Call 617-635-3900 for info.
We're working to curb speeding, reduce crashes, and make neighborhoods more comfortable and safer for walking, biking, and driving.
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Street Upgrades to Enhance Mobility and Safety for Everyone
Go Boston 2030
The City of Boston initiative envisions a bold transportation future for the City for the next five, 10, and 15 years.
Programs and initiatives
Bluebikes is the City's publicly-owned bike share system with 330+ stations in the metro region.
We encourage bicycling by designing safer routes and providing access to public bike share across the City.
We're working on projects to improve MBTA services on Boston's streets.
We are making MBTA's CharlieCards more accessible.
GoHubs! offer our residents options to travel, meet up, and find your way.
Review regulations and route information for tour bus drivers in Boston.
Transportation demand management plans help employees get a better commute.
The City’s approach to comprehensive traffic-calming in residential areas.
New Mobility is transportation that is technology driven, on-demand, and shared.
We're making our streets safe and accessible for people walking, biking, riding transit, or driving vehicles.
We're transforming public streets and spaces through low-cost projects.
We're taking steps to make sure electric vehicle drivers have access to safe and convenient places to charge in Boston.
In some neighborhoods, Boston residents have preferential access to on-street parking spaces.
Our work informs and manages transportation impacts from large development projects.
Our policy goal is to eliminate fatal and serious injury from traffic crashes on City streets by 2030.
Street design guidelines and standardsDesign guidelines
You can find common Transportation Department permits and applications:
If eligible, you can apply to have an accessible parking spot on your street.
A permit for your moving truck is not required, but it guarantees you a parking spot to avoid parking tickets.
Permits for public events including road races, festivals, and parades.
Apply for a permit sticker through the Resident Permit Parking Program.
This permit for events like block parties and street festivals.
Restrict access to a section of a street or sidewalk in Boston for a certain amount of time.
With a permit, restaurants, hotels and hospitals can set aside curb space on a public street for valet parking.