Somerville Shuttle – Pilot Program

MIT Transportation and the GSC Transportation Subcommittee are happy to announce the launch of a new Shuttle Line this Fall. The line will serve Imman Square, Union Square and East Cambridge. It will run every 30 minutes on average on a daily basis. Hours of service will be 6 pm – 2:30 am on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and from 6 pm to 3:30 am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The routing and schedule of the line can be found below.

Service will start on Monday, September 2 and will continue until December 23.

At this point, this Shuttle Line is a pilot program. Its continuation in 2014 will depend on ridership numbers. So if you live in some of the areas served by the new line and if you are interested in using the line in the future, please consider using it as much as possible from September to December. We need you to use the Shuttle so we can advocate in its favor in the future!

The new MIT SafeRide Somerville Route - red indicates exact bus route.

Daily Shuttle Hours of Operation

Sun 6 pm-2:30 am
Mon 6 pm-2:30 am
Tue 6 pm-2:30 am
Wed 6 pm-2:30 am
Thu 6 pm-3:30 am
Fri 6 pm-3:30 am
Sat 6 pm-3:30 am


List of the Proposed Stops

The proposed line would serve the following stops, clockwise:

  1. Vassar Street & Massachusetts Avenue
  2. Windsor Street & Broadway
  3. Broadway & Tremont Street – before the intersection of Broadway & Prospect Street
  4. Prospect Street & Hampshire Street
  5. Prospect Street & Cambridge Street
  6. Prospect Street & Webster Street
  7. Prospect Street & Somerville Street
  8. Somerville Street & Medford Street
  9. 638 Cambridge Street
  10. Cambridge Street & Fifth Street
  11. First Street & Otis Street
  12. Third Street & Binney Street
  13. Stata Center