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Mahlet Shiferaw of Roslindale displays her new Youth Pass after a celebratory launch event at Dudley Station on July 1.

Mahlet Shiferaw of Roslindale displays her new Youth Pass after a celebratory launch event at Dudley Station on July 1.

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Transit cost relief for Boston-area youth

Youth Pass pilot program serves ages 12-21 in 4 cities

Boston area youth transit activists joined city and state officials at Dudley Station July 1 to celebrate the much-anticipated launch of the MBTA Youth Pass. The one-year pilot pass program will sharply reduce the cost of bus and subway travel for 1,500 young people ages 12 to 21 in Boston, Chelsea, Malden and Somerville.