Transportation

Bus

[MIT Shuttle]
Tech Shuttle
The Tech Shuttle operates Monday through Friday, from 6:15 AM to 7:10 PM. It does not operate on weekends and MIT holidays. The Tech Shuttle has a GPS device to track how soon the next shuttle will be arriving at a chosen stop.

Saferide
Safe Ride is one of MIT shuttles. These buses operate from 6:00PM to 2:30AM (Sun-Wed) and 3:30AM(Thur-Sat) and are a great way to ensure a safe journey home from a late night out. SafeRide shuttles switch from a fixed-route to an OnDemand mode at 11 PM each night.  “last call” for a ride will be 15 minutes before the end of service.

-OnDemand mode-
Instead of waiting at a shuttle stop, members of the MIT community who need a safe ride can use the TransLoc Rider mobile app or online service to request a pickup and drop-off at locations within the designated SafeRide zone.

Car

[Car Parking]
As a student or employee who lives on the MIT campus, you (and your spouse or partner) can request on-campus parking privileges online.
Monthly parking fee could find at parking rates.

Until you receive your permanent permit, temporary parking passes are available to new residents from the House Manager.
 
Any parker with a valid MIT parking permit can park his/her vehicle in any parking facility on campus after 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday and all day on weekends and MIT holidays.

[Visitor Parking]
For visits less than 2 hours, metered parking is available along Vassar Street. There is a daily rate for temporary parking which you will be charged. If your guest is unexpected or last-minute contact the Parking and Transportation Office at 617-258-6510 to arrange last-minute parking.

[Parking Around Cambridge]
When parking along Cambridge streets, there are two types of parking. Metered parking and Permit Only parking.

Metered parking has a parking meter along the street in which you deposit $0.25/15min you want to park there, with a maximum time of 2 hours. Not paying or letting your time run out without putting additional coins in could result in a parking ticket from the City of Cambridge.

Resident Permit Only parking is found along many streets, especially along residential areas of Cambridge. This means you have to obtain a City of Cambridge Parking Permit to park along that street. For information on how to obtain a permit visit http://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/rpp.cfm. Permits are only $25.00 per year.

[ZIPCAR]
Zipcar is a car rental service that allows you to rent a car for only an hour or a couple of days. They have pick-up locations around MIT & Cambridge which allow easy access to a car for those who do not own one There are pick-up locations around MIT, one is located in the Westgate Parking Lot. MIT community members receive a discount. There is an annual fee in addition to the hourly/daily rate.

Bike

[Bike Parking]
Bike racks are located outside of the Westgate buildings. You can register your bike with the police so that in the event that something happens to it, the police will already have the necessary information. More information regarding registration, regulations, and other pertinent bike information can be found here.
 
[Bluebikes]
MIT employees and students can buy subsidized annual Bluebikes memberships and ride at a discounted hourly rate. The subsidized annual membership for MIT employees and students is $35 (regularly $99). Follow these instructions to signup as a new member or renew your membership under MIT. An MIT certificate is required in order to register.

Train

[MBTA Pass]
The MBTA is Boston’s subway, bus, and commuter rail provider. For information about routes and schedules call 1-800-392-6100 or visit their comprehensive web site at http://www.mbta.com.
 
MIT provides subsidized passes for students and faculty. Apply online for a T-pass through Atlas.