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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.

Announcements

Oktober Fest Sunday October 10th 2021

On Sunday October 10th Fixed Route and Daytime Van Service will be impacted due to road closures associated with Oktober Fest in Harvard Square.  Crimson Cruiser will operate between the Quad and Memorial Hall only from 11am-7pm.  It will operate its normal route the rest of the day. The New Quad-SEC Weekend Pilot route will not operate on Sunday at all.  The Daytime Van service will not be able to stop on some parts of JFK, Brattle, & Mass Ave.  Please review with your Driver or call Dispatch at 50400 if you have concerns about your travel.  The App will prevent pickups and dropoffs in the closed area.  There will be no impact to the Evening Van Service.

 

Harvard’s ShuttleTracker Moves to the Passio Go App

Harvard’s ShuttleTracker Moves to the Passio Go App

 

ShuttleTracker, which allows real-time tracking of Harvard’s shuttles on campus, has moved to the Passio Go app. The new platform offers a number of improvements including more consistent real-time tracking and other useful tools so riders can better plan their travels. Download the Passio Go app from the App Store or Google Play. For more information visit www.shuttle.harvard.edu.

Harvard recently announced that it is targeting Monday, August 2, as the date when faculty and staff will be authorized to return to campus. While some may be returning full time, others may continue in hybrid work models or some combination of the two. With this in mind, Transportation Services is providing more flexible programs and services to meet the shifting commuting needs of the Harvard community. Please visit transportation.harvard.edu/flexible for program updates.

April 27, 2021 Parking Announcements

COVID-19 reduced commuter parking rates will be in effect through the end of August 2021.

  • Active commuting permits will be valid through the end of August 2021. Click here for important updates related to FY22 rates, commuting options and FY20 extended annual parking permits renewals.
  • If you cancelled your annual parking permit this year, you will need to reapply before you return to campus. Click here for more details.
  • Online $10 a day rates will be in place for faculty, staff, and students through December 31, 2021. Point of sale transactions at the HBS and SFPG booths will be $10 a day through the end of August 2021. Click here to purchase online daily permits. An updated online daily permit site (HOPPS) will be available this summer.
  • New multispacer meters have been installed in the Observatory and 2 Hague Street lots. The rate is $1.50 per hour. No permit is necessary for this option however there is a strict 4-hour limit.
  • The new ZipBy parking app will be available this summer to Harvard commuters utilizing the Webster surface lot, and the 52 Oxford Street & Soldiers Field Park garages. It allows affiliates to book parking online. Printed permits are not required. Your cell phone Bluetooth technology will open the gates and pedestrian doors. The rate is $1.50 per hour. There are no time limits. More details will be available soon.
  • To switch from transit to an annual parking permit, please review this tutorial. Cambridge/Allston employees are strongly encouraged to sign up for an annual parking permit online.

Harvard is taking a significant step towards eliminating the use of fossil fuel on campus. The University is purchasing four, battery-based electric buses, as part of an aggressive effort to advance solutions for climate change, improve public health, and support the University’s climate goals of becoming fossil fuel-free by 2050 and fossil fuel-neutral by 2026. The 100% electric buses from Proterra, which are expected to be on the road in the fall of 2021, will replace four, bio-diesel powered buses representing more than 30% of Harvard’s bus fleet. Harvard will also invest in the electric charging infrastructure needed to support the vehicles. In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the buses will also create less air and noise pollution, providing health benefits to the local community. Read more in the Harvard Gazette or read the press release here.

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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