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Pre-order Discounted MBTA Passes

*The deadline for the Fall MBTA Semester Pass is August 10, 2022. The Spring MBTA Semester Pass will be available to order soon.

Semester passes may be ordered prior to the start of each semester through Student Financial Services (SFS). There are several benefits to purchasing a MBTA Semester Pass, especially if you are utilizing the MBTA often.

  • 4 monthly passes at an 11% discount from the normal MBTA cost (for September, October, November, and December). Passes are activated September 1.
  • If you lose your LinkPass/Bus Pass (excluding zone passes), our office can request a replacement pass at no cost.

If you would like to purchase a semester pass, please select and pay through this link for the pass that best fits your commute.

You may also visit the MBTA FAQs for help in determining the pass that best suits your needs. Please make your selection carefully, as we will not be able to swap passes if you purchase the incorrect one.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Youth Pass Program

The City of Boston wants to ensure that all young people in the city have access to the transportation they need. The MBTA Youth Pass program provides thousands of qualified young people, ages 12-25, with affordable transportation.

Youth Pass cards can be used in two ways:

  • to buy roughly 50 percent reduced bus or train fares that can be added to the pass in the same way as a CharlieCard, or
  • to buy $30 Youth Link Monthly passes that can be used an unlimited number of times per month.

Learn more about the program and the application process on the City of Boston website.

Free Fare for Bus Routes 23, 28, & 29

Service on routes 23, 28, and 29 will be fare free for two years from March 1, 2022 through February 29, 2024. These routes travel through Roxbury and Dorchester, connecting riders to four stations: Ruggles, Jackson Square, Mattapan, and Ashmont. This is an expansion of the six month fare-free pilot for Route 28 that was set to end on February 28, 2022.

Transportation from Residence Campus to Academic Campus

Bus routes from Sports Center to Library:

  • #8 Harbor Point Via Ruggles
  • #19 Fields Corner Via Ruggles &
  • #47 Broadway Via Ruggles

Please do not take the CT2 to Ruggles, which goes directly to Huntington Avenue; it does not turn into Louis Pastor Avenue.

Accessibility: Bus drivers can lower bus entrances for passengers if needed. They can also unfold a platform for wheelchairs and strap the wheel of the wheelchair to the bus by lifting some of the seating in the front of the bus. (the bus driver will do this for the passenger) Anyone with crutches will have priority seating in the front of the bus.

Charlie Card Pickup Locations

  • Simmons REEF Center – Dix Scholar & Commuter Lounge
  • Star Market- 33 Kilmarnock St, Boston, MA 02215
  • 7-Eleven- 141 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115
  • Symphony Market- 291 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

CommuteWorks

As a member institution of MASCO, Simmons students can take advantage of CommuteWorks, a commuter benefits program. Email [email protected] with questions or to sign up. Check out some of the CommuteWorks programs available to Simmons students:

Personalized Commuting Assistance

Email [email protected] for general questions about getting around, or personalized help planning your trip to campus, or an off-campus internship or job.

CommuteFit – Monthly Prizes

If you walk, bike, or run to campus, or an off-campus internship or job, register online for this program. Simply register with GoMassCommute and log your miles for a chance to win our monthly raffle.

Ridesharing – Free Gas

The Carpool Incentive Program allows participants to receive up to $250 in free gas cards. Register with GoMassCommute to find other people commuting to the LMA from your home area.

Zipcar Discount – Save $60

Use the MASCO link for discount. Cars are available 24/7, 365 days a year — a great option for day trips outside of Boston or any off-campus errands. Use the Zipcar app to locate cars closest to you.

Getting Around Boston Car Free

Subway

  • D Line: Downtown and Faneuil Hall in 15 minutes
  • E Line: Prudential Center, restaurants and shopping in 10 minutes

Bus

  • 39 Bus: restaurants in Mission Hill or Jamaica Plain
  • CT2: Inman Square in Cambridge, or Union Square in Somerville in about 30 minutes

Commuter Rail

  • Landsdowne Station: Natick or Worcester in under 45 minutes
  • D Line/North Station: Visit historic Salem in under an hour via commuter rail

MASCO Shuttle

  • Fenway shuttle: Access Fenway in 5-10 comfortable minutes. Buses run every 8-10 minutes

NOTE: MASCO shuttles are free to students – must show student ID to board. The M2 shuttle requires either Harvard ID or ticket ($4 for single ride). The Chestnut Hill shuttle requires a registered parking pass at the Shops at Chestnut Hill parking garage.

BlueBikes

Bluebikes is the regional public bike share program owned by Boston, Cambridge, Everett, Somerville, and Brookline.