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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/vRide Vanpool Subsidy Program?
Who is eligible for the MIT/vRide 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?

Carpool/Vanpool

I'd like to join a carpool. How can I find out if there's one near me?

Check out the website, MassRIDES, a statewide ride-matching and transportation information source. Also see the car and vanpool information on this site.

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What is the MIT/vRide Vanpool Subsidy Program?

The MIT/vRide 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.

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Who is eligible for the MIT/vRide Vanpool Subsidy Program?

MIT regular salaried and hourly employees are eligible to participate in the MIT/vRide 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.

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How does the program’s subsidy work?

The maximum monthly vanpool benefit is $130. The benefit is composed of two components: a $100 MIT subsidy and up to a $30, pre tax payroll deduction. The monthly vanpool benefit cannot exceed the actual cost of the service.

Eligible employees will have up to $30/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.

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How does billing work for MIT carpools?

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.

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Shuttles

I often work late. Can I call someone for a ride to my car?

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 mitparking@mit.edu for a brochure.

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Where can I find the Saferide schedule?

There is a link to the Saferide schedule from the Saferide home page.

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Where can I find the Tech Shuttle schedule?

There is a link to the Tech Shuttle schedule and route map from the Tech Shuttle home page.

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Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Phone: 617-258-6510
Phone (after hours): 617-253-2997
Fax: 617-258-6357
Building: W20-022
Email: mitparking@mit.edu

Larry Brutti
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Robynn Cruz-Walker
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