Category: Transportation News

BUS service during Move-in 2023

August 22nd, 2023 in Transportation News

During Move-in, the BU Shuttle will be running its weekday summer service schedule on its 1BU route between the Charles River and Medical Campuses, with the exception of Labor Day, Monday, September 4.

Saturday 1BU service remains unchanged, and a Commonwealth Avenue loop route will be added for Charles River Campus travel on Sunday, September 3, and the next day, Labor Day.

Late night service will begin on Saturday, September 2. Full academic-year shuttle service will begin on Tuesday, September 5, along the 1BU, Comm Ave loop, and Fenway routes.

For more Move-in news, visit “Move-in 2023: What You Need to Know” on BU Today.


Airport to BU: MBTA or drive?

August 22nd, 2023 in Transportation News

Map of Sumner Tunnel closure

Sometimes it's faster to drive into town from Boston's Logan airport. Those times are not right now, when the Sumner Tunnel is closed for repairs causing big traffic backups around the airport.

Think twice before calling a Lyft or Uber. Until the tunnel reopens (hopefully on September 1st), your best bet for getting to BU from the airport is to take the MBTA’s Blue Line train and Silver Line and Logan Express buses.

For more about Move-in 2023, visit "Move-in 2023: What You Need to Know" on BU Today.


Learn what “Storrowed” means…the easy way!

August 22nd, 2023 in Transportation News

U-haul truck with the top torn off on Storrow Drive

It's not an uncommon occurrence in Boston -- particularly during Move-in: someone in a rental truck ignores all the "CARS ONLY" signs on Storrow Drive and they destroy the truck, ripping its top off. This is called "Storrowing" and you definitely don't want to do it.
Students using moving trucks, box trucks, and moving vans should avoid the following roads, which have height restrictions as low as nine feet: Storrow Drive and Soldiers Field Road in Boston and Memorial Drive in Cambridge.

For more about Move-in 2023, visit "Move-in 2023: What You Need to Know" on BU Today.


2023-2024 Parking Rates

July 27th, 2023 in Transportation News

Parking permit rates for 2023-2024 are as follows:

Student Flex $12.00/day
Student Commuter $36.00/week
Student Evening Commuter $12.50/week after 3pm
Campus Resident $62.65/week overnight parking
Employee Flex $9-10/day zone-based
Employee Off-Peak Commuter $12.50/week after 2:30pm
Employee Carpool $22.50/week split evenly
Visitor/Guest/Public $25.00/day conditions apply


No Shuttle Service – Independence Day (7/4)

June 30th, 2023 in Transportation News

Due to the Independence Day holiday, shuttle service will not operate on Tuesday, July 4th.


No BUS Service – Juneteenth 6/19

June 16th, 2023 in Transportation News

Due to the  Juneteenth holiday, there will be no BUS service on Monday, June 19th. 


CCDS Secure Bike Shelter to Open 5/1

April 27th, 2023 in Transportation News

You've been asking about it: the new secure bike shelter at the Center for Computing & Data Sciences at 665 Commonwealth Ave is officially opening on Monday, May 1st and you can apply for access now.

Just remember some of the key rules about Boston University's secure bike rooms:

  • Always lock your bike.
  • Bikes that are unlocked or appear to be abandoned may be removed.
  • All bike room access expires annually on 5/31.
  • Only those employed by Boston University or enrolled in classes over the summer may store bikes on campus between May 31st and August 20th.
  • Storage of gasoline-powered vehicles is prohibited.
  • Boston University is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.
  • Suspicious activity should be reported to BUPD immediately (617-353-2121).
  • Do not prop the doors open or allow others to follow you in to the bike shelter.
  • Registration of bicycles with Boston University is strongly recommended.

A few notes about the Data Sciences bike shelter:

  • It's got sheltered, secure space for 76 bikes.
  • Access for those who apply now will expire on 5/31/24
  • The"inverted-U"-style racks on either end are intended for folks whose bicycles do not fit on the two-tier racks. Please use the two-tier racks if possible.
  • The new shelter has a bike repair station with tools and soon there'll be a pump, too!
  • The two-tier racks have a "lift assist" so putting your bike up on the upper level is easy

How to use the upper level of two-tier racks:


Amory St. BUS Stop Change

April 21st, 2023 in Transportation News

The Amory stop is moving west on Monday!

From Monday, April 24 onward, the Commonwealth Ave @ Amory Street shuttle stop will move to the western corner of Amory St and Commonwealth Avenue (in front of Target) to improve user safety and accessibility.