Alternative modes of transportation provide reduced commuting costs, reduced stress, improved health, and benefit the environment. Boston campus transportation options include walking, biking, public transportation, electric vehicles, and carpooling. Northeastern encourages alternative modes of transportation for convenient, healthy ways to lessen the environmental impact. Check below for helpful information on the transportation options and benefits available.
During the shutdown, riders will be allowed to use the Commuter Rail lines within the City of Boston, at no charge, by displaying a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket on board. This applies to all Zone 1, 1A, and 2 stops on Commuter Rail lines. The Commuter Rail stations closest to Northeastern are Ruggles and Back Bay.
The primary Orange Line route will be replaced by a shuttle service along the original Orange Line stops. These shuttle routes are still being finalized. The City is planning on making bus priority lanes available in key areas and pop-up “transit mobility hubs” at Government Center and Copley Square, which will help travelers navigate transfers to the Green Line, find their bus connections and access the Bluebikes.
Additionally, free passes are available for the Bluebikes, the city’s public bike share. These passes include an unlimited number of 45-minute rides during the shutdown.
Neighborhood Services will supply liaisons along the impacted Orange Line stops on the first day of the shutdown to aid travelers in finding alternative routes to their destinations.
The City of Boston has an informative landing page that they will continue to update as other resources become available, and we will remain in touch as new developments arise.
Northeastern University’s Boston campus is directly served by the MBTA’s Orange and Green subway lines, and multiple bus lines. Service to the Ruggles Commuter Rail station provides direct access to Boston’s southern suburbs.
Northeastern has 32 charging stations available to faculty, students, staff, and visitors in the Columbus, Renaissance Park, and Gainsborough garages. Visitors can use Renaissance Park or the Gainsborough garages.