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.


November 2, 2020 Parking Announcements

Click here for important updates related to extended annual parking permits and renewals.


Harvard Transportation Services transitioned to the next phase of its plan to support those who commute to and from the University. Through the end of this academic year, most commuter parking permits will be offered at significantly  reduced rates. This temporary reduction from our typical rates will better align parking and public transportation costs, maintain our regulatory agreements with the City of Cambridge, and uphold Harvard’s commitment to sustainabilityPlease note that parking rates and policies are different in the Longwood area and information can be found on the Harvard Medical School parking website.


Online daily rates are reduced to $10 a day through the academic year. Point of sale transactions at the HBS and SFPG booths will be $10 a day. Click here to purchase online daily permits.


The new ZipBy parking app will be available to Harvard commuters utilizing the Allston Webster lot. It allows affiliates to book parking online. Printed permits are not required. Your cell phone Bluetooth technology will open the gates. The rate is $1.50 per hour. There are no time restrictions. A Cambridge location is coming this fall. More details will be available in November.


New multispacer meters have been installed in the Observatory and 2 Hague Street lots. No permit is necessary for this option however there is a strict 4-hour limit.

Fall 2020 Transit service begins on Monday the 24th. Information can be found here: https://www.transportation.harvard.edu/fall-2020-service

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.  

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.

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