FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where are tickets sold?
  2. I left something on the bus, what should I do?
  3. Can off-campus students ride the bus?
  4. What transportation is available during holidays?
  5. Who should I contact with questions and comments?
  6. Who should I contact if I want to charter a bus?
  7. How can I get to Brandeis via the MBTA?
  8. Are bicycles allowed on the Exchange and Senate Buses?
  9. Is there wifi on the buses?
  10. How can I get to Logan Airport?

 

1. Where are tickets sold?

Senate Bus token machines are located in the Wang Campus Center and Stone-Davis Hall.  Punch Passes are sold in the Bookstore and the Leaky Beaker in the Science Center.  LaVerde's Market in the Stratton Student Center at MIT and the Marlboro Market located at 45 Mass Ave. sell individual tickets. Tickets are required to board in each direction on the Senate Bus.  Tickets and tokens purchased at Wellesley College cost $3.00.  Tickets purchased off- campus are sold at a higher cost.
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2. I left something on the bus, 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. 
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3. Can off-campus students ride the bus?

The Exchange Bus is restricted to those with either a Wellesley College or MIT ID card. Guests of Wellesley students who wish to ride the Exchange Bus must present a ticket or token to the bus driver before boarding. The Senate Bus is available to all who have tickets.
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4. 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 Wintersession. These reduced schedules are published in advance of the holiday on bulletins and posted in dorms.
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5. Who should I contact with questions and comments?

 Contact Peter Eastment at peastmen@wellesley.edu or 781.283.3433.
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6. Who should I contact if I want to charter a bus?

Please contact Jessy Kolfalk at Local Motion.  Jessy can be reached at jkofalk@lmboston.com or (781) 535-6363.

7. How can I get to Brandeis via the MBTA?

Monday-Wednesday: Take the Exchange Bus to Kendall Square and get on the Redline going outbound. Get off at the Porter Square stop and get on the Fitchburg commuter rail going outbound. Get off at the Brandeis/Roberts stop. Make sure you check the commuter rail schedule first.

Thursday: Take the Exchange Bus to Kendall Square and get on the Redline going outbound. Get off at the Harvard Square stop and go to where the Senate Bus usually picks up/drops off on the weekends. This is where the Brandeis Shuttle picks up/drops off as well.

Friday-Sunday: Take the Senate Bus to Harvard Square changing to the Brandeis Shuttle at the same stop as Thursdays.
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8. Are bicycles allowed on the Exchange and Senate Buses?

Yes, the bus driver will open the baggage compartment and students are expected to load and unload their bicycles themselves.
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9.  Is there wifi on the buses?

Yes, all buses are equipped with wifi.
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10.  How can I get to Logan Airport?

The Logan Express offers bus service between Shoppers' World in Framingham and Logan Airport.  The fare is $12 one-way and $22 round trip.  Information is available by calling 800-23-LOGAN.  Another option is to take the Commuter Rail from Wellesley Square Station to South Station and connect to the Silver Line to Logan Airport.  The following local taxi companies offer transportation to Logan Airport:

* JFK Transportation:  (508) 653-4500 or JFKTrans@aol.com

*Wellesley Town Taxi:  (781) 237-2201 or www.wellesleytowntaxi.com
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