Commuting Options

UMass Boston’s Office of Transportation Services is committed to fostering our collective obligation toward environmental stewardship and sustainability by offering a host of sustainable transportation incentives, programs, and solutions to commuters at the university. We seek to provide safe and affordable multi-modal transportation options to all of our community members, to reduce traffic congestion and use of single occupancy vehicles (SOV) on campus, and to improve air pollution. As the campus engages in master planning and expands, UMass Boston looks forward to green transit, alternative commute options, bike paths around the harbor, and increased green space. Please see our MBTA and our Carpooling and other options pages to see what works best for you.

Climate Commitment Programs

UMass Boston works with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection “MassDEP” Rideshare Program to develop plans and set goals to reduce Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) usage on campus. Through its Rideshare Program, the MassDEP promotes transportation options that not only result in cleaner air, but also faster and easier commutes. UMass Boston is also a signatory to the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to help campuses better understand the scope of commuting-related emissions as well as explore alternative commuter options towards a goal to move towards carbon neutrality. 

In alignment with the MassDEP Rideshare Program, the university administers an anonymous survey every other year to our commuting population, and the Office of Transportation Services uses the results to gather information to support future planning regarding transportation issues. For your convenience, we have posted the most recent MassDEP Rideshare Report below.

Pick-up/Drop-off

There are several locations throughout campus available for picking up and dropping off passengers.  The location of these stops are marked on our Transportation Map by a red car. No parking is permitted at these locations, vehicles must keep moving and can never be left unoccupied.