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Harvard: Allston Loop Changes posted Friday, August 20, 2021

Additional service due to Service change
Affects: Begins: 2021-08-20 09:43:00 (EDT)
Ends: 2021-09-29 10:43:00 (EDT)

Allston Campus Express is now: Allston Loop We are rebranding the Allston Campus Express as the Allston Loop. The route is being adjusted to now service the SEC building instead of the i-Lab stop. Please review our website for precise schedules. The Barry's Corner stop has been moved to the new road: Academic Way North

Harvard: New Shuttle Tracker posted Thursday, August 19, 2021

Additional service due to Other cause
Affects: Begins: 2021-08-19 16:43:00 (EDT)
Ends: 2022-05-31 17:43:00 (EDT)

This summer we have switched our real time tracking software to Passio Go. This new tracker will provide more accurate next stop arrival predictions and is more reliable. To track our buses, download the Passio Go app or use www.shuttle.harvard.edu

MASCO: UPDATE: MASCO COVID Policies posted Thursday, June 11, 2020

Modified service due to Service change
Begins: 2020-06-11 11:46:00 (EDT)
Ends: 2021-12-31 12:46:00 (EST)

MASCO SHUTTLE CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION (EFFECTIVE 7/6/2021) It is MASCO’s priority to provide riders with high-quality and safe service during COVID-19. In addition to consulting regularly with its members, MASCO follows the updated guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the City of Boston. As of July 6, 2021: * All seats will be available for passengers on MASCO vehicles. Passengers will be allowed to stand when possible. * Masks will continue to be required for passengers and drivers while on MASCO vehicles. No eating or drinking is allowed. Ridership on MASCO shuttles is approximately 50% of pre-COVID ridership and it is being closely monitored each day. Should more passengers attempt to board than capacity allows, the driver may ask a rider to wait for the next vehicle. If a person has already boarded who exceeds capacity, the driver may ask that person to disembark and wait for the next shuttle. The following best practices will be continued on MASCO shuttles: * Hand sanitizer stations are mounted at the rear door of vehicles. * Mid-day cleaning of all high touchpoint areas on every vehicle before returning to PM service, in addition to the nightly deep clean of every vehicle. * Increased ventilation when weather permits allowing drivers to open windows and roof hatches to increase airflow in the vehicles. * Supervisors at high-traffic boarding locations to assist drivers and passengers, monitoring ridership, assisting with mask compliance, and helping drivers determine when capacity has been reached. We want to thank you for your continued compliance and support. For questions, concerns, or general feedback, please reach out to us: https://shuttlesupport.masco.harvard.edu/

Harvard: What's Changed posted Friday, August 20, 2021

Additional service due to Service change
Affects: Begins: 2021-08-20 13:14:00 (EDT)
Ends: 2021-11-30 14:14:00 (EST)

Harvard Transit Service Changes Harvard Transit is happy to welcome back students to campus, we look forward to providing safe, reliable, and efficient service to the entire Harvard Community. There have been several improvements to our service we would like to inform you about: The new Quad – SEC Direct We are excited to announce the creation of a new route which will provide transportation from the Quad and Yard to the Stadium Complex and the new SEC building and back. The route will operate roughly every 20 minutes from 7:00AM until 7:40 PM Monday - Friday. The departure times have been created to provide efficient transportation for class start times. Schedules can be found at Transportation.harvard.edu. This new service will be replacing our Barry’s Corner service during the academic year. We will continue to operate Barry’s Corner during Winter and Summer breaks. New and moved Bus Stops We are adding a new bus stop: Harvard Square Southbound. This stop will be at 6 Brattle Street near the Harvard COOP. The Barry’s Corner Bus stop will be moved a short distance to the new road, Academic Way North. It will also be renamed Barry’s Corner North Bound We are adding a new bus stop: Barry’s Corner South Bound which will be on Academic Way North. We are adding a new bus stop located at the SEC on Stadium Way. This will replace our old bus stop at the i-Lab. New Real Time Tracker This summer we have switched our real time tracking software to Passio Go. This new tracker will provide more accurate next stop arrival predictions and is more reliable. To track our buses, download the Passio Go app or use www.shuttle.harvard.edu Allston Campus Express is now: Allston Loop We are rebranding the Allston Campus Express as the Allston Loop. The route is being adjusted to now service the SEC building instead of the i-Lab stop. Please review our website for precise schedules. Face Covering Requirements and other Covid 19 Restrictions At present face coverings will still be required on all Harvard Transit vehicles. However we have lifted all capacity restrictions. We ask that passengers continue to be safe and adhere to any changes in guidelines as they arise. Harvard Evening Van App To access the Harvard Evening Van Service users can download the Harvard Evening Van app from the app store. This service is designed to supplement the fixed route service for people going places the fixed route buses do not go. We ask riders to take the bus when possible.

MASCO: Fenway Red Sox Gameday Detours posted Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Modified service due to Event
Affects: Begins: 2021-03-17 13:39:00 (EDT)
Ends: 2021-09-30 14:39:00 (EDT)

The Red Sox home opener is scheduled for next Thursday, April 1 at 2:10 PM. This season we will be using the same Fenway game day detours that we used in previous seasons with shuttles servicing Brookline Ave. and Boylston St. (Lansdowne St. & Jersey St. are closed to traffic before, during, and after games). We recommend all commuters plan some extra time for their trip home Thursday, April 1, and whenever a home game is scheduled. Red Sox Schedule: https://www.mlb.com/redsox/schedule All remaining day games on a weekday are listed below: July 1 Kansas City 1:10 PM August 3-6 Concerts 5:30 PM August 12 Tampa Bay 4:10 PM September 6 Tampa Bay 1:10 PM For more details on shuttle schedules and detour maps, please see our website at www.masco.org