The MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) regulates the train system that runs from Boston to Fitchburg at the South Acton MBTA Commuter Rail Station. Use the schedule for the Fitchburg line, formerly called the Acton/Fitchburg line.
Complete Streets Program
The Town of Acton participates in the Complete Street Program. A Complete Street is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes—walking, biking, transit and vehicles—for people of all ages and abilities.
Designing streets with these principles contributes toward the safety, health, economic viability and quality of life in a community by improving the pedestrian and vehicular environments. Providing safer, more accessible and comfortable means of travel between home, school, work, recreation and retail destinations helps promote more livable communities. Find out about Acton's Complete Streets.
The Acton Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) coordinates local transportation planning efforts and makes recommendations to the Board of Selectmen and Planning Board regarding:
Traffic, including local roadway problems, planning, transportation infrastructure, parking, and traffic calming
Bicycling, including recreational and commuter bike-path planning, roadway bicycle use, and bicycle access issues
Pedestrians, including sidewalk planning and priorities, pedestrian-friendly areas, and neighborhood traffic calming
The MinuteVan Shuttle is a shared, call-oriented bus system for Acton, Boxborough, Littleton, Maynard, medical facilities in Concord plus other select locations. Call Dispatch (978) 844-6809 to see if the service goes to your destination. Book your trip at least 24 hours in advance. Services include:
MinuteVan Dial-a-Ride for all residents including students 12+
Council On Aging Van for seniors
Road Runner for veterans, seniors and disabled
Fixed Route Bus: The CAT
The Cross-Acton Transit (The CAT) is an hourly fixed-route bus service that links residential areas, businesses, and the South Acton Rail Station from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday with service to:
Great Road Condominiums
Acton Plaza 1&2 (Roche Bros)
S. Acton MBTA Rail Station
Kmart Parking Lot
You can flag down The CAT to stop anywhere along the fixed route.