Frequently Asked Questions About Commuting Options
I'd like to join a carpool. How can I find out if there's one near me?
What is the MIT/VPSI Vanpool Subsidy Program?
Who is eligible for the MIT/VPSI Vanpool Subsidy Program?
How does the program's subsidy work?
How does billing work for MIT carpools?
I often work late. Can I call someone for a ride to my car?
Where can I find the Saferide schedule?
Where can I find the Tech Shuttle schedule?
The MIT/VPSI Vanpool Subsidy Program is a program designed to encourage employees to travel to MIT by van. The vans accommodate either 9 or 15 people.
A completed enrollment form must be received by the Parking and Transportation Office no later than the 1st of the month prior to the month in which enrollment is to begin.
To terminate enrollment, send written notice to the MIT Parking and Transportation Office no later than the 1st of the month prior to the month in which enrollment is to terminate.
MIT regular salaried and hourly employees are eligible to participate in the MIT/VPSI Vanpool Subsidy Program. Employees who are classified as temporary or casual are not eligible. Please note that employees may only participate in one MIT subsidized transportation program.
The maximum monthly vanpool benefit is $230. The benefit is composed of two components: a $75 MIT subsidy and up to a $155, pre tax payroll deduction. The monthly vanpool benefit cannot exceed the actual cost of the service.
Eligible employees will have up to $155/month withheld from their regular pay on a pre tax basis. Each month’s contribution will be withheld from the first weekly pay check of each month.
One member of the carpool must be identified as the primary member and is responsible for payment. The primary member may choose payroll deduction or pay by cash or check and is therefore responsible for the full amount. Other members reimburse the primary member for their shares.
The MIT Police will accommodate requests for after-hour safety rides until daylight. Please see the Saferide home page for more information on routes and times, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a brochure.
There is a link to the Saferide schedule from the Saferide home page.
There is a link to the Tech Shuttle schedule and route map from the Tech Shuttle home page.