Are you a Tufts student on the Medford/Somerville Campus? Don’t miss your chance to purchase a discounted spring semester MBTA pass from Student Services. You must order your pass by January 6th, 2017.
Beginning this fall, Tufts is launching a partnership with MyBusHome, a small private company which contracts with major coach fleets to provide buses on major school breaks, thereby reducing the need for hundreds of parents to make individual trips to pick up their kids.
The pilot run for the program will occur in October over the Indigenous People’s Day long weekend. Destinations will include Albany, NY; Portland, ME; Philadelphia, PA; and New York, NY. These cities were chosen through an analysis of the demographics of the student body in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
The partnership aims to fill gaps in availability, affordability, or convenience of mass transit options. The buses will have a lower carbon impact than if students were to be driven to and from school by their parents or guardians.
Buses are also scheduled for Thanksgiving, the winter break, and the spring break.
Tickets can be purchased at MyBusHome.com. MyBusHome will be processing all payments, ticketing, and questions.
Beginning this fall, the free campus shuttle which runs a loop along Boston Avenue on the Medford/Somerville campus will add a stop at the Whole Foods store on Mystic Valley Parkway.
Though there are several groceries stores near campus readily accessible by car, reaching them by foot or by bike — and returning with a load of groceries — can be difficult, inconvenient, and time-consuming. The new shuttle stop will provide students with another option for fresh produce and other healthy food and make doing errands simpler and more sustainable.
The revised schedule will also include a stop at the Mayer Campus Center, thereby linking the Boston Ave and Davis Square shuttles and making travel between the different sectors of campus and its surroundings more feasible.
Recycling interns Alex Cherry and Megan Mooney worked with Administrative Services to make the change possible. Cherry notes that Whole Foods offers a bottle and can return station and hopes students will use the shuttle for that service as well.
Administrative Services hosts information about shuttle schedules and the shuttle tracker app. The shuttles will begin operating once the school year starts, but the Boston Ave shuttle is available here.
There are just 4 days left ’til the 2016 MassCommute Bicycle Challenge!
Here’s how you can gear up:
Sign Up the new webinar: “Bike Commuting Decoded” (space is limited, we recommend signing up in advance)
Just in time for MCBC, we’ve partnered with our friends at MassBike to host a free webinar on Thursday, May 12th from 12:00-1:00 to explore the nuts & bolts of bike commuting. If you, or someone you know is part of the 60% of Americans who are interested in bike commuting but feel too concerned to start, this is the event for you.
Learn from the experts and ask questions about how you can make biking a part of your daily commute, during Bike Week and all year round!
Nominate Someone (or yourself!) for a Wheelie Award!
The Wheelie Awards are a special way to recognize and honor cyclists who ride with a unique level of dedication and excitement. For example, do you know someone who rides their bike like a minivan? Nominate them for the Pack Mule Award! Know someone who fell in love while cycling? Nominate them for the Bicycle Love Story Award! You get the idea.
One winner will be selected in each of the following categories to win a special prize provided by the sponsor of that award ($200+ value!). Award decisions are based on online written submissions, as well as accompanying photos and videos sent via email.
This year’s Wheelie Award Categories include:
…and last but not least…
Make Sure YOU (and/or your team) are Registered for the Challenge!
If you registered for the Challenge in 2015, we still have all of your information. Just log back in with your email and password or click on the “Returning Users Login” button, and you’re good to go! If you are a new participant, or if you missed us in 2015, you will need to register through the MCBC website.
*Be sure to select “Tufts University” as your institution!
**If applicable, please indicate your employer in your registration settings so that the miles you log count towards your company’s totals!
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