We are committed to providing safe and reliable transportation and parking for the University community. This includes shuttle and van service, fleet management, parking, and our award winning CommuterChoice Program which offers a number of sustainable transportation options.


On demand van service

Effective Thursday June 11th we will be resuming our On Demand Van Service. It will run Monday – Friday from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Rides can be requested using the Harvard Evening Van App. Information can be found here. All other transit service remains suspended.

We strongly encourage all customers to adhere to social distancing guidelines and to wear facial coverings while on the van.  

Temporary No Charge Daily Parking Permits

Employees who extended their annual parking permits should continue using their current hang tag and designated parking locations. Your parking access will be extended into the fall. Please continue to properly display your permit. Click here for information about credits, extensions, and renewals.


If you cancelled your annual parking permit this spring, you will need to reapply when you return to campus. Click here for more details.


Employees who typically commute via transit or occasionally drive to campus are eligible for no charge daily parking through July 31, 2020 at select Harvard facilities in Cambridge and Allston. The program will be periodically reviewed and any extension will be based on future University occupancy. All Harvard I.D. holders will have access to the HBS Surface Lot, the Webster Lot (Athletics area), the Observatory Lot, 52 Oxford Street Garage, Littauer Lot, SEAS Lot, and William James Lot. No permit pre-ordering is required. Show your Harvard I.D. for garage access. Annual permit holders will be given priority access to facilities and availability may be limited at select locations.


Parking rules continue to apply and signage regarding reserved spaces, fire lanes, and disability parking much be observed. View a map of Harvard parking locations: printable map or interactive map. Please refer to the University's website for additional transportation guidance.

Getting Around

The CommuterChoice Program is committed to providing the best commuting information and planning services for Harvard affiliates who work in the Cambridge Allston/Brighton campuses.

Learn about transit options including Harvard’s 50% subsidy on monthly MBTA passes for benefits eligible faculty, staff, and postdocs.

Enjoy the environmental and monetary benefits of shared transportation.

Biking can offer a fast and efficient method of commuting to work or school and traveling around Harvard's campuses.

Walking is an important part of every commute and provides a healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around.

Employees who commute green can be reimbursed for up to four trips per year via taxi/ride hail, transit or rental car in the event of a personal or family emergency. 

Please find more details about the process here.

Want to try alternative transportation but not sure how to begin? CommuterChoice is here to help.

Awards and Distinctions
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