Shuttle Buses

College Shuttle Schedules, Apps & Information

Bus schedule changes were made in fall 2021 after reviewing ridership patterns. We looked to optimize bus routes by eliminating near-empty bus runs and supporting high-volume ridership hours. This should result in environmental benefits (per the AY ’21 student ballot question developed by the ECON 199 students) and operational cost savings while providing essential service to Wellesley students. Peter Eastment is available to engage with students in finding alternative solutions should the schedule changes pose a significant challenge.

  • MIT ExchangeThis shuttle runs between Wellesley and MIT weekdays for Wellesley & MIT students, faculty and staff
  • Senate BusThis shuttle runs between Wellesley and Cambridge from Friday evening through Sunday evening.
  • Babson Olin Wellesley Shuttle - This shuttle runs between Wellesley, Olin and Babson
  • Mall/MovieThis shuttle runs between Wellesley, Natick Mall, and Shoppers World

MASKS MUST BE WORN ON ALL BUSES AND SHUTTLES

Guests are not permitted on the Exchange Bus or Senate Bus

Only MIT or Wellesley community members may ride the MIT Exchange Bus and only Wellesley students may ride the Senate Bus. The College will revisit this policy if at a later date students are permitted to have guests indoors on campus.

 

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BUS TRACKER

To obtain real-time bus locations for the MIT Exchange & Senate Bus shuttles, download the mobile phone application RIDE SYSTEMS, and select Wellesley College (Local Motion) for your "transit agency"

IPHONE / APP STORE

ANDROID / GOOGLE PLAY

Frequently Asked Questions

I left something on a shuttle, what can I do?

There are four actions you can take to attempt to retrieve your left item:

  1. Check with Campus Police to see if anyone turned in your item.
  2. Post on the Lost and Found and Community Google groups to try and locate someone who may have picked up your item.
  3. Email Bob Bassill at Local Motion at bbassill@lmboston.com
  4. Call Suzanne at Local Motion, (781) 535-6357
Can off-campus students ride the bus?

As of the Fall 2021 semester, only MIT or Wellesley community members may ride the MIT Exchange Bus and only Wellesley students may ride the Senate Bus. The College will revisit this policy if at a later date students are permitted to have guests indoors on campus.

Are bicycles allowed on the MIT Exchange and Senate Buses?

Yes, drivers allow passengers with bicycles to store them in the underbelly of the bus along with other large items.  Passengers are expected to load and unload their bicycles themselves.

What transportation is available during holidays?

The buses usually run on a reduced schedule during major holidays such as Thanksgiving break, spring break and during Intersession. These reduced schedules are published in advance of the holiday on bulletins and posted in dorms.

Who should I contact with questions and comments?

Contact Peter Eastment at peastmen@wellesley.edu or by calling him at (781) 283-3433

 

Contact: Peter Eastment | Director of Faculty Housing & Transportation | 215 Schneider | peastment@wellesley.edu | 781.283.3433