For Your Safety

All transportation employees have attended the National Safety Council safe driver's course and are equipped with two-way radio communication with the Department of Public Safety.

Escort Service / Van and Shuttle Schedules

Under the direction of the director of public safety, the Office of Transportation employs two part-time drivers, some 60 student employees and contract bus services to provide safe and efficient transportation for all members of the community who need to travel from one point to another on campus or who need to commute to downtown Waltham, Cambridge or Boston.

Utilizing three vans, the campus service operates from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 am, and the Waltham service operates from 4 p.m. to 2:30 am, seven days a week throughout the academic year. Headquartered at the main entrance to campus, the vans maintain regular routes around campus and the city of Waltham.

The transportation office operates the following services:

Campus Van and Shuttle Service

  • Daytime Van — Operates from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the academic year, though on a limited basis during Thanksgiving, February, spring/Passover breaks and semester recess. The shuttle service travels a scheduled route throughout the campus. Schedules are available at the beginning of each academic year. For more information, contact the police dispatcher at (781) 736-5000. > Schedule
  • Daytime Joseph's Transportation Shuttle — Operates from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the academic year, on school days only (including study days and finals period). The shuttle follows a 15-minute route, making pick-ups along the loop road, Charles River Apartment complex and Charles River parking lot. Schedules are available at the beginning of each academic year. For more information, contact the police dispatcher at (781) 736-5000. > Schedule
  • Evening and Late Night Van — Operates from 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., seven days a week, throughout the academic year, with the exception of Thanksgiving, February, spring/Passover breaks and semester recess. The van leaves Rabb every 15 minutes, traveling throughout the main campus, Foster Apartments and the Charles River Apartment complex, making scheduled stops. Schedules are available at the beginning of each academic year. For more information, contact the escort safety service dispatcher at (781) 736-4999.

Waltham Van and Shuttle Service

  • Daytime Joseph's Transportation Shuttle — Operates from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the academic year, on school days only (including study days and finals period). The shuttle follows a 40-minute route starting from the rear of Spingold, then making scheduled pick-ups in the city of Waltham before dropping off at the Shapiro Campus Center. Schedules are available at the beginning of each academic year. For more information, contact the police dispatcher at (781) 736-5000. > Schedule
  • Evening and Late-night Van — Operates from 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., seven days a week, throughout the academic year, with the exception of Thanksgiving, February, spring/Passover breaks and semester recess. The van leaves from Rabb every half hour, traveling from the main campus to various scheduled stops throughout the city of Waltham. Schedules are available at the beginning of each academic year. For more information, contact the Escort Safety Service dispatcher at (781) 736-4999. > Schedule

Boston/Cambridge Shuttle Service

  • Cambridge/Boston Shuttle Service — Operating from 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Thursdays; 3:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; and 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays, throughout the academic year. This bus service travels from Usdan Student Center to Harvard Square in Cambridge to MIT, with a final stop at Commonwealth and Massachusetts Avenue outside Kenmore Square in Boston. Schedules are available at the beginning of each academic year. For more information, contact the escort safety service dispatcher at (781) 736-4999 or your student planner. > Schedule
Severe weather conditions may result in the escort safety service being unavailable due to safety concerns. Anyone requiring an escort when the service is unavailable or after 2:30 a.m. should contact the university police at (781) 736-5000.