Category: Transportation News

Parking & Transportation Services Office Extended Hours

January 17th, 2018 in Transportation News

In order to accommodate students and employees during the beginning of the Spring semester, the Parking & Transportation Services office will offer extended ours. The office is typically open weekdays from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. but will be open later on the following days.

Thursday, January 18 : 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Monday, January 22 : 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Tuesday, January 23 : 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Wednesday, January 24 : 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.


Holiday Break BUS Schedule (12/23/17 – 1/17/18)

January 11th, 2018 in Transportation News

holiday service

Beginning Saturday, December 23rd, BUS service will be suspended for the winter break.

Reduced weekday service will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd (buses arriving every 20 minutes at peak and every 30 minutes off-peak).

Regular weekday service, including the Comm Ave loop, will resume Thursday, January 18th.

Late night service will resume on January 12th.



Important Advisory for Quincy Center Commuters

December 19th, 2017 in Transportation News

Starting on Monday, January 8, 2018, Wollaston station on the Red Line in Quincy will be closed for renovations that are planned to last 20 months. Given the disruption to an existing Red Line station, the MBTA will be setting Quincy Center to Zone 1A and accepting monthly CharlieCard LINK passes on Commuter Rail for trips between Quincy Center and JFK/UMASS and South Station to give riders additional transit options.

The only change to Corporate Pass orders is for riders buying Zone 1 monthly passes to commute to/from South Station or JFK/UMASS to/from Quincy Center, as these passes need only be Zone 1A during the disruption.

Starting with February orders, riders commuting inbound from Quincy Center may change their order (via BUworks, under Campus Services) to Zone 1A passes instead of Zone 1 passes for the remainder of the mitigation. Changes can be made to the February orders up until January 10, 2018.

Wollaston Station Improvements


Protected Bike Lanes Are Coming to Comm Ave!

November 2nd, 2017 in Transportation News

Have you noticed a lot of construction on Comm Ave through west campus? Find out what it’s all about in this BU Today article about Comm Ave and protected bike lanes.


Lunchtime Bike Ride Nov. 17th

October 12th, 2017 in Transportation News


Enjoy bikes and pizza on your lunch break! Galen Mook of Landry’s Bicycles will lead a short ride around the BU campus followed by complementary pizza. The ride will highlight various low-stress ways of getting to, from, and around the Charles River Campus by bike. Believe it or not, you don’t always have to bike on Commonwealth Avenue!

Lunchtime Bike Ride
Friday, November 17th, 1pm
For details, RSVP to
(please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions and if you need to borrow a bicycle)

Tour courtesy of Allston-Brighton TMA. Lunch courtesy of BU Parking and Transportation Services.


Comm. Ave Loop Service Begins Tuesday, Sept. 5th!

September 5th, 2017 in Transportation News

Beginning Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Parking & Transportation Services will pilot an additional daytime shuttle bus known as the Comm. Ave. Loop to supplement the fall semester weekday service.

The Comm. Ave. Loop shuttle bus will operate Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and again from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  During these times, the bus will make 7 stops along the Charles River Campus.

Comm. Ave. Loop Stops (Click here for map)

  • Student Village 2
  • Amory Street
  • Mary’s Street
  • Blandford Street
  • Silber Way
  • Marsh Plaza
  • College of Fine Arts

The Comm. Ave. Loop bus will be displayed in green on the BU Mobile App to be easily differentiated from that of the normal weekday daytime shuttles which are currently displayed in red. Additionally, the bus itself will display the words “COMM AVE LOOP” on its front and rear electronic message boards. We look forward to continuing to improve our shuttle service and welcome your feedback as we roll out this new route.


Extended Hours Sept. 5, 6, 7, and 11

September 5th, 2017 in Transportation News

To accommodate the many BU community members picking up Transit Passes and Parking Permits at the beginning of the school year, the Parking and Transportation Services office at 1019 Commonwealth Avenue will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on the following days:

  • Tuesday, September 5th
  • Wednesday, September 6th
  • Thursday, September 7th
  • Monday, September 11th