Tech Shuttle expands to new all-day 12 stop route beginning Nov. 1
The Tech Shuttle expanded its route beginning Nov. 1 to provide more shuttle coverage on the east side of campus.
The new route includes 12 stops beginning at the Kendall Square MBTA station, circling around the Sloan School of Management, driving from the east to west side of campus via Memorial Drive and Amherst Street, and circling back to the MBTA station via Vassar Street.
Previously, the shuttle had 11 stops on its morning route, and the afternoon route did not circle the Sloan School. The shuttle will now run a single 12-stop route all-day.
The Shuttle Committee determined that it would expand the afternoon route following a student request.
MIT Parking and Transportation Office Operations Manager Tom Giannino wrote in an Oct. 28 email that “a change in traffic patterns established by the City of Cambridge” made it possible to restore the full route in the afternoon “without having traffic issues.”
The new all-day route will operate during the Tech Shuttle’s usual hours — Monday through Friday from 6:15 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. — and “will remain in place for the foreseeable future.”
Giannino added that while the new route will be slightly different from the Tech Shuttle’s previous route, riders “will experience few if any changes with the new route” and can still expect the shuttle to arrive at its usual times.
Community members may view the shuttle’s location on the MIT Mobile app and may contact the Parking and Transportation Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.