Navigating Boston


Academic


Transportation and Navigation


Public Transportation

 

Shuttles run by Masco in and out of Longwood (including the M2 to MIT and Harvard Square)

 

Shuttles run by Partners Healthcare to MGH, Prudential, Charlestown Navy Yards, and others

 

Mass Transit – all T and bus information

 

Bicycling

 

Bicycling is an inexpensive, flexible and fun way to get around town. It is the preferred mode of transport of the Program Director, Associate Director, and several other prominent members of the Neurobiology Department. While traditionally not considered a bicycle-friendly town, Boston has made improvements recently: Mayor Menino discovered the joys of bicycling and has named Nicole Freedman as the city's first "Bike Czar". Brookline and Cambridge have been more aggressive in adding bicycle lanes and bike-friendly signage reminding drivers to share the road, and HMS has installed a number of very nice sheltered, secure bike cages. To gain access to these cages, you must register your bike with Harvard.

 

Other Local Transportation

 

Zip cars – time sharing in a fleet of cars in and around Boston

 

U-Haul – moving truck rentals

 

Truck rentals from Home Depot – rental by the hour for moving large objects

 

Travel

 

Fungwah Bus – cheap transportation between Boston and New York

 

Lucky Star Bus – cheap transportation between Boston and New York

 

Bolt Bus – cheap transportation between Boston, New York, Washington, and Philadelphia (subsidiary of Greyhound)

 

Train – Amtrak occasionally offers deep-discounted seats; students get 15% discount on tickets

 

Student Universe - Air travel – cheap(er) rates for students

 

AAA of Southern New England – offers discounts for members