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The Best Reason to Take the T is All Around You


MBTA Commuter Rail and LinkPass distribution
During the Institute’s Winter Break, all commuter rail, semester, and LinkPasses typically picked up at the Atlas Service Center or distributed via interoffice mail will be mailed to home addresses.

  • The Atlas Service Center will reopen on January 3 for those who may need to purchase or retrieve any passes that were not mailed.

MBTA commuter and local lines update

  • The MBTA has adjusted its subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry services to support new travel patterns and behaviors. Review the details of these changes on their website.
  • In addition, be sure to check the MBTA schedules pages for day-to-day updates or alerts.
  • Learn about the Ride Safer program and explore links to real-time crowding data.
  • Face coverings are no longer required for MBTA riders except on The RIDE. The MBTA continues to follow CDC guidelines in encouraging people to wear face masks on public transit and asks that riders respect their fellow passengers’ decisions.
  • Full details are available at

How to cancel a Commuter Rail Pass or LinkPass

To cancel or suspend your MBTA public transit pass:

  • Visit Atlas by noon on the 15th day of the month before the month you want to suspend or cancel (i.e., by August 15 to suspend September, etc.)
  • Click “About Me” in the top navigation bar, and then click “Commuting Benefits” in the left-hand navigation
  • In the MBTA T-Pass Subsidy block, click “Manage Account”
  • Choose Cancel or Suspend
  • If you wish to suspend your pass, click the “Suspended from” and “Resume on” drop-down boxes, enter the months and click “Save.”
  • If you wish to cancel your pass, click the “Cancel from” drop-down box, click on the month and click “Save.”
  • Note: The “suspend” option through Atlas can only be used for three months. If you suspect that you will not be returning to campus for three months or longer, consider canceling your LinkPass or Commuter Rail Pass. When you are ready to reactivate your pass, you will need to place the order at least one month and one day in advance of the month you need. You can also email Robynn Cruz-Walker for assistance.

Please note that the Access MIT chip embedded in most employee’s MIT IDs enables free, unrestricted use of the local bus and subway systems, and there is never any need to cancel it. However, if you are canceling or suspending a monthly T-pass, but you still want access to the local bus and subway systems, you will need to get a new MIT ID card with an activated Access MIT chip. See the T-pass FAQ for more details.

To resume your Commuter Rail pass or LinkPass
Note that the MBTA process to resume your T-Pass enrollment requires you to place the order at least one month and one day in advance of the month you need.

Kendall Square is a flourishing innovation hub that attracts start-ups and global enterprises from around the world. Each year, new researchers, technologists, scientists, students and entrepreneurs join the ranks of these organizations to make profound new discoveries and build technologies that are changing the world. However, the vibrancy and changes within our community also have an impact on our environment, infrastructure and transportation systems.

The Institute's Access MIT program provides Cambridge employees with a variety of affordable, low-carbon transportation options designed to inspire a change in the way the MIT community thinks about commuting. By connecting programs, education, decision-making, and modes of transportation, Access MIT strives to create a new awareness and shared understanding of transportation choices and their impacts.

Public transit is a vital low-carbon mode of transportation, and Access MIT is just one of the ways MIT encourages its use through subsidies for students, faculty, and staff. Find out more about how you can save by taking the T:

MBTA information and pricing for students
MBTA information and pricing for Cambridge campus faculty and staff
MBTA information and pricing for Lincoln Lab employees

 Your Commuting Benefits (Atlas)
 T-pass Subsidy Terms & Conditions (pdf)
 Commuter Rail Zones


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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