UMass Lowell students and employees are able to use the LRTA and lines 01/41 on the MVRTA at no cost, by showing the UMass Lowell UCARD.
NOTE: If you're looking for information about our on-campus shuttle system, the River Hawk Roadster, follow the links to the Shuttle services in the navigation bar on the left. The information below is about the public transit agencies in the area which are not affiliated with the university.
- There is one central transit terminal in Lowell for the LRTA, MBTA, and MVRTA. The bus side of the terminal is called Kennedy Center, while the train side of the terminal is called Gallagher Terminal. There is a parking garage on site which has sheltered bicycle racks. All of the bus systems listed below arrive and depart at Kennedy Center. You can see the location of the transit terminal on this Google Map.
- All three public transit agencies are integrated with Google Maps. There you can get detailed directions and maps based on either desired departure or arrival time.
- The LRTA and the MVRTA have partnered with UMass Lowell, and you can now use your UCARD to access the LRTA and MVRTA line 01/41 at no charge. To ride the MBTA and other lines on the MVRTA you can get an unloaded CharlieCard for free at the Kennedy Center Terminal. The CharlieCard stores value which can be used to pay by the ride on the MVRTA, and MBTA subways and buses in Boston (but not the commuter rail, see below).