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Sign Up for the Curb On-Demand Taxi Pilot

Get your next RIDE with Curb

Curb, the nation’s #1 taxi app, is proud to bring on-demand rides from licensed, professional taxi drivers to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) THE RIDE program.

Curb provides safe, reliable rides to customers when and where they need them, with flexible booking options. Request your ride, either a standard cab or wheelchair accessible vehicle, through the Curb app, Curb website, or over the phone.

Sign up here to join the Curb On-Demand Taxi Pilot Program. Once we verify your eligibility with the MBTA, you will receive an email or phone call with next steps to formally enroll.

About The Curb On-Demand Taxi Pilot

This is a pilot project that will initially last no longer than 12 months and is only available to eligible customers of THE RIDE. The MBTA reserves the right to limit, change or cancel this pilot at any time.

The MBTA is testing a subsidized taxi pilot as a transportation option for paratransit customers. Pilot service is different from The RIDE service. Participation in this pilot is voluntary, but provides benefits to customers in the forms of lower fares, and on-demand taxi service. Your RIDE eligibility must be active and it will not be affected by participation in this program.

Additional Details

This program is currently in a beta period, which means that we are testing our technology and ramping up driver participation. As a result, not all ride requests may be fulfilled and wait times may be longer than expected. We appreciate your patience and your feedback while we improve our service!

Customers will pay the first $2 and the MBTA will pay up to $40 for the trip. Customers are responsible for any additional fare over $42.

At this time, the Curb pilot has a limited service area. Curb taxis can only service pick-ups in the yellow area on the map below (Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville). If you take a Curb trip outside the service area, you will not be able to request another Curb ride back to your starting point.

Curb MBTA Pilot Service Area

The RIDE

For information, about The RIDE, please visit https://www.mbta.com/accessibility/the-ride.

Want to Drive for Curb?

If you’re a Boston taxi driver and would like to drive for the Curb On-Demand Taxi Pilot, please visit this page for more information.