Local public transportation
Between Village Campus and Quissett; picks up in parking lot across from Redfield in the Village and at Clark in Quissett; it goes to Oyster Pond 3 times per day): Schedule: http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=9002. Remember: Peace in the village (leaves village parking lot at :00, :20, :40), Y Quissett (leaves Clark main entrance at :10, :30, :50).
Peter Pan Bus
Goes from Woods Hole to Boston South Station and Logan Airport. Tickets can be purchased in person (Woods Hole Steamship Authority, or Falmouth Bus Depot) or online. Tickets purchased in person can be used for any trip and expire a few months after purchase. Packs of 10 one-way tickets cost around $90 and are valid for 30 days, available in person only. Online tickets are a bit less expensive but are valid for a specific day and time only and are non-refundable. Schedule
Plymouth & Brockton Bus
Plymouth-Brockton runs from Hyannis to Boston, stopping at the Sagamore Bridge Park and Ride lot. In Sagamore, buy your ticket from the Shell gas station (open 24/7); tickets are valid for one year. Free overnight parking in the Sagamore lot. WHOI employees have left their car in the lot during a conference, etc. with no issues.
Cape Cod Transit (CCRTA)
CCRTA operates year-round bus service between Woods Hole and Hyannis (Sealine, runs once per hour Mon-Sat), as well as routes to Bourne, Sagamore, Orleans, and more. In the summer (mid-June through August), trolley service every 30 min is available between Woods Hole and Falmouth (WHOOSH trolley), MBTA Charlie Cards accepted on the bus. Limited fixed stops, but riders can get on and off anywhere along the route (wave the driver down for a pickup).
Steamship Authority Parking Shuttle
Technically, not “legal,” but if you happen to live in Falmouth near the Palmer Ave. ferry lot and find yourself in a bind: Try catching the white shuttle bus from the SSA parking lot to Woods Hole village.
The MBTA is greater Boston’s public transit system and includes buses, subway (“the T”) and commuter rail. Parking is available at some of the stations south of Boston on the commuter rail (e.g., Kingston) and red line (e.g., Quincy Adams).
Information for Joint Program Graduate students:
Runs between MIT and WHOI during the school year. Schedule : http://mit.whoi.edu/shuttle
Joint Program Car
A five-passenger station wagon is available for student and faculty use.
Parking Passes at MIT
Here’s an email from Valerie Caron dated Sep 03, 2013:
Parking passes for MIT may be requested for Joint Program-related business. Please be reminded that requests must be received no later than 5PM the business day prior to use. There are no exceptions.
Please make your request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Monday trips should be requested on the prior Thursday or Friday; please allow extra time if there is a holiday. Once the request is processed, the permit will be emailed to you.
- the date parking is needed
- arrival time
- departure time
- preferred parking lot, if desired (permit will be issued subject to availability)
- 139 Mass Ave
Requests should be made by whole hour between the hours of 8AM and 5PM on weekdays. Permits can not be issued for overnights or weekends.
Please keep in mind that the Joint Program pays for these passes (currently $20 each), so permits are issued only for trips connected with Joint Program business. Please be sure of your plans, as permits must be paid whether you use them or not, and changes will incur an additional $20 charge.
Longfellow Bridge Construction Project:
Work on the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project began on July 20, 2013. The bridge configuration will be one lane of traffic from Kendall Square into Boston and no traffic lanes from Boston to Cambridge. Cambridge bound traffic will be detoured onto Storrow Drive. Bicycle, Red Line and pedestrian traffic will be allowed over the bridge in both directions. The project is estimated to be completed in September 2016. A map of the depour Route is attached. Further informaiton is available at the project website: http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/charlesriverbridges/LongfellowBridge.aspx
For alternative transportation, you might consider parking at the Braintree or Quincy MBTA Stations to take the Red Line train directly to the Kendall Station at MIT. To check for locations and other information go to http://www.mbta.com/.
Joint Program Student Reimbursement forms
Request for payment forms may be found here: http://www.whoi.edu/procurement/page.do?pid=13623
The MBTA or T is the subway and bus system for the Boston area; MIT subsidizes the cost of T-pass (or Charlie Ticket).
MIT has an agreement with Zipcar: no application fee, no security deposit; $25 annual fee. Thirteen Zipcars are located on the MIT campus.
Reimbursement information and policy.
See the Google Spreadsheet here : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArV5CPIqr4ocdEtZLXdWSlJHNzZRU1p2MTZodFFpSVE#gid=1
New Initiative – Mailing List: If you DO want to be on a list of people who get e-mails about travel between MIT/WHOI, clickhttps://groups.mit.edu/webmoira/list/jp_student_commuting and add yourself to the list (may need your MIT certificate). You can also remove yourself if you decide you’ve made a horrible mistake.
If you ever need a ride, please e-mail email@example.com .