Transportation Services

The Cambridge-Longwood Campus Shuttle Service

MASCO provides a shuttle bus service at no charge to all Harvard University officers, staff and students upon presentation of a valid H.U. ID card. Buses leave the Cambridge and the Longwood Campuses every ten to fiftteen minutes during peak periods and at least once during the rest of the day, from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Schedules and other information can be obtained online or from MASCO (2-2800).

Walking Escort Service

The Harvard Longwood Campus has an escort service available 24 hours a day. The security officer will escort faculty, staff or students on request to any of the Longwood Campus Area parking lots, buildings or local “T” stops. To use this service call (2-1379). It may take as long as fifteen minutes for your escort to arrive. Please wait for your escort once you have called.

Taxi Escort Service

Effective Monday, June 14, 2005, the Harvard Longwood Campus will initiate changes to the taxi shuttle escort service. The hours of operation will be 9 PM to 3 AM seven days a week.

Those eligible to use this service must have a valid Harvard University ID from the Medical/Dental or Harvard School of Public Health. The Medical/Dental School faculty, staff and students will continue to go to the Security Desk at Vanderbilt Hall, 107 Avenue Louis Pasteur; Harvard School of Public Health faculty, staff and students will continue to go to the FXB Security Desk, at 651 Huntington Avenue. Security will be responsible at both locations for distributing the vouchers and coordinating the taxi pick-up. You will only be given a voucher at the security desk location for your respective schools.

Taxi service is available at anytime during these hours on a first come first serve basis. You no longer have to wait for the top or bottom of the hour.

The taxi service is free within a one mile radius of the campus. (See maps highlighting the one mile radius at the Security Desk) Should your destination go beyond the one mile radius of the campus, the taxi meter will be turned on and you will be responsible for the additional fare beyond the one mile radius.

Each taxi will only go to one destination with up to four people.

Multiple riders going to different destinations will require separate taxis and vouchers.

Please be aware that traffic and weather conditions may affect the timeliness of the taxi service.

Safety and Security

Every major city has areas of high crime rates. There are, however, safety precautions that you can take to maintain a safer life-style. The university document “Playing it Safe” contains important information on crime prevention programs and services at Harvard. It also outlines federal and state laws and university policies on sexual offenses. For more information call Harvard University Police (2-1212).