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Parking at MIT


Paid parking has resumed
The program to provide free parking for all MIT ID cardholders during the COVID pandemic concluded on June 30, and paid parking has resumed as usual. A parking account is required. Visit the MIT parking portal to sign up for an account or confirm/update your information. Accounts do not expire and can be cancelled at any time. If you had an account prior to the pandemic, you still have an active account.

View a map of MIT parking locations: printable map or interactive map

Parking and Covid Pass 
Note that MIT parking account holders can access parking on campus before completing Covid Pass requirements. If you need to get tested and complete your attestation, you can park first, and then proceed with getting your test.

West Lot scheduled to close January 15, 2022
In January 2022, construction activities are scheduled to begin as MIT proceeds with the creation of a new graduate residence in West Campus at the site of the West Lot and the Police Station (Building W89). In preparation for demolition and foundation activities, the West Lot is scheduled to close permanently on Saturday, January 15. All vehicles in the West Lot must be moved by 7:00 PM on Friday, January 14; vehicles remaining in the West Lot after January 14 will be subject to towing. Parkers may relocate their vehicles to any lot within the Riverside area. Riverside parking account holders have been notified by email, and signs will be posted at the lot.

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MITs parking program enables the majority of MIT commuters to take advantage of our daily rate system and integrates efficient technologies such as License Plate Recognition (LPR). You do not need a physical sticker for your car, and your parking account is maintained continuously until you cancel it. Caps on annual charges will reset every September, but there is no need to renew your parking.

The parking program is one component of Access MIT, which encourages sustainable transit by providing MIT commuters with more options and greater flexibility. Switch it up by ditching the car when you can! Drive today, take the subway or bus tomorrow, and walk when the weather is nice. To apply for subsidy and reimbursement incentive programs or for a parking account, visit your Commuting Benefits page on Atlas.

If driving is your only commuting option, were here to help with information about parking accounts, parking locations, amenities, and regulations. If you have questions that are not answered by these pages, simply contact the Parking & Transportation Office.

Please note: MIT is committed to helping the City of Cambridge reduce atmospheric pollution and traffic congestion, and we work with the City to regulate and restrict the number of on-campus parking spaces per Cambridge Municipal Code 10.18.

 Your Commuting Benefits (Atlas)
 Current Boston traffic
 Parking Rates
 Parking Coordinators Meeting 2021 (pdf)
 Department Vehicle Renewal Instructions


Department Directory

Parking & Transportation Office

Atlas Service Center
Street Address: 40 Ames Street
Building: E17-106
Hours: M - F, 8AM - 5PM

parking services

Tel: 617-258-6510

t-pass services

Tel: 617-253-9701

other commuter connections


Tom Giannino

Robynn Cruz-Walker
Commuter Program Administrator

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