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Information Guide for Postdoctoral Scholars



Your unit headquarters and the MIT Department of Facilities website are your best starting points for learning about your options. Many postdocs choose housing near public transportation, particularly the “red line” of the “T” (subway). MIT subsidizes the purchase of monthly passes for the MBTA (subway, bus, and commuter rail) transportation system. This is an option only for employees (Postdoctoral Associates) who are eligible for payroll deduction and do not have a full parking permit. Parking on campus is limited, and your unit headquarters can tell you whether or not it is an option for you. The website listed above includes details on public transportation, parking, bicycling, a variety of on-campus and area shuttles, ride sharing, car sharing, short term “Zipcar” rentals, and more. The International Scholars Office has helpful information about Boston's Public Transportation System and Massachusetts Driver's Licenses, Identification Cards, and Cars.