Rail transit in Boston can be traced back through the 1800's. This historic city is the site of the first transit subway in the United States. In 1947, the various private trolley and transit lines were consolidated and placed under government control in 1947. This led to the eventual creation of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in the 1960's This agency is currently in charge of rapid transit, bus, commuter boat, and commuter rail in the greater Boston area. The MBTA, or known locally as the "T", operates four rapid transit lines and numerous commuter rail lines in and around Boston.
Boston MBTA Transit Police FAQ states: Q: Do I need a permit to take pictures on the MBTA? A: A permit is not required to take pictures on the MBTA if it is for non-commercial use. For commercial-use photography on the MBTA, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Site - MBTA. Official site of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, including schedules, maps, fares, and more!
Boston Street Railway Association. The Boston Street Railway Association is a non-profit, 501(c)-3 educational organization, dedicated to exploring the history of all forms of public transportation in the greater Boston area, and preserving present-day activities for future generations.