Jump to content

Announcements

MASCO: Shuttle Service posted Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Other effect due to Other cause
Begins: 2020-03-18 11:05:00 (EDT)
Ends: 2020-06-30 12:05:00 (EDT)

UPDATE: 3/25/20 - In order to maximize social distancing and provide the safest environment both both drivers and passengers, effective 3/26/20 MASCO will be closing the Chestnut Hill Park & Ride and redeploying those shuttles onto other routes. If you have any questions about the shuttles, please feel free to reach out to MASCO. If you are a Chestnut Hill Parker and you have questions regarding your new parking assignment/location, please reach out to your Institution's Parking Office. UPDATE: 3/22/20 - In order to maximize social distancing and provide the safest environment both both drivers and passengers, MASCO will be implementing rear door boarding procedures for all shuttles, mirroring the policy of the MBTA. Passengers should still have ID's on hand to be presented upon request, and the front door and/or lift will be used upon specific need.  We understand how challenging the current circumstances are and are working hard to support the MASCO community especially the hospitals with reliable transportation. In that spirit, even with the reduction in ridership over the last two weeks, MASCO is maintaining regular levels of service. This effort allows for both regular schedules to be operated, as well as a reduction in average number of passengers per vehicle and trip. While there will still be some trips with a greater number of passengers than others, overall, the number of passengers per trip have been greatly reduced. We will continue to monitor ridership patterns. If it is necessary and possible giving staffing and equipment availability, we will make adjustments. Coupled with our additional cleaning efforts, this should help to provide the best service possible. Thank you all, and if there is anything we can help you with, feel free to reach out to us at https://shuttlesupport.masco.harvard.edu/

Harvard: i-lab stop moved posted Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Additional service due to Construction
Affects: Begins: 2020-02-25 15:03:00 (EST)
Ends: 2020-06-30 16:03:00 (EDT)

Due to construction the i-lab stop will be moved until early June. Buses will pick up and drop off farther back on Western Ave in front of the Business School parking lot, before the traffic light. We will not longer be able to stop at the old stop. We apologize for the inconvenience --Harvard Transit

MASCO: Masks on Shuttles posted Monday, May 04, 2020

Other effect due to Other cause
Begins: 2020-05-04 15:30:00 (EDT)
Ends: 2020-06-30 16:30:00 (EDT)

Effective Wednesday, May 6th Face Coverings/Masks Required on MASCO Shuttles Per Governor Baker’s order - Masks or Face coverings required when unable to be socially distant. MASCO shuttles will require all passengers and drivers wear masks while on the shuttles. If you have any questions about this new policy, please feel free to reach out to MASCO at https://shuttlesupport.masco.harvard.edu/.

MASCO: No Service - Chestnut Hill Shuttle (Urgent) posted Wednesday, March 25, 2020

No service due to Service change
Begins: 2020-03-25 22:00:00 (EDT)
Ends: 2020-06-30 23:00:00 (EDT)

In order to maximize social distancing and provide the safest environment both both drivers and passengers, effective 3/26/20 MASCO will be closing the Chestnut Hill Park & Ride and redeploying those shuttles onto other routes. If you have any questions about the shuttles, please feel free to reach out to MASCO. If you are a Chestnut Hill Parker and you have questions regarding your new parking assignment/location, please reach out to your Institution's Parking Office.

MASCO: M2 Service (Urgent) posted Thursday, April 09, 2020

Reduced service due to Service change
Affects: Begins: 2020-04-09 11:50:00 (EDT)
Ends: 2020-06-30 12:50:00 (EDT)

Effective Monday April 13th and until further notice, the M2 will be operating on a reduced schedule. The M2 will operate every 30 Minutes, from 6:45AM until 7:15PM. Buses will depart from both Vanderbilt Hall and Lamont Library every 30 minutes on the :15’s and :45’s. After 7:15PM, the normal hourly evening service will resume. The Coolidge Corner trips will remain normal at this time. Saturday service will remain normal at this time. Please make sure to check the TransLoc app for any updated information, and for real time updates on the routes. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out MASCO via our feedback form at https://shuttlesupport.masco.harvard.edu/

MASCO: Bus Cleanings posted Thursday, March 05, 2020

Other effect due to Other cause
Begins: 2020-03-05 11:10:00 (EST)
Ends: 2020-06-30 12:10:00 (EDT)

MASCO’s standard practices involve cleaning and sanitizing efforts that exceed industry standards, including cleaning the entire interior of each vehicle every night with a team of cleaners. This practice not only maintains the aesthetics of the vehicles, but also provides an industry best when it comes to cleanliness and the prevention of spreading infections. Beginning today, MASCO is increasing these efforts by having the interior of all vehicles cleaned and disinfected after the morning service before that vehicle returns to the road for the afternoon/evening service. If anyone has any questions, concerns or recommendations, please feel free to reach out to MASCO via our Shuttle Feedback Form at https://shuttlesupport.masco.harvard.edu/