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MassBay Announces Expanded Transportation and Parking Options

Thursday, August 29, 2019

MassBay shuttle bus WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (August 29, 2019) — Starting on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 MassBay Community College will have additional transportation options for students commuting to the Wellesley Hills campus from Boston and a satellite parking lot with a shuttle for students commuting to the Framingham campus. The expanded choices are to help commuter students get to classes easier.

For students commuting from Boston, MassBay will continue to run a shuttle from the green line Riverside MBTA station in Newton. A new shuttle will pick up students at the MBTA Mattapan Station and MBTA Forest Hills Station and bring them to the Wellesley Hills campus. This shuttle will start at the Mattapan MBTA Station located at 500 River Street in Mattapan, continue on to the Forest Hills MBTA Station at the intersection of Washington Street and Hyde Park Avenue in Jamaica Plain, and then drop students at the Wellesley Hills campus before looping back to the Mattapan and Forest Hills stations. This additional transportation option for students will run 7:30am to 2:45pm Monday – Friday and was added in response to Boston residents asking for more transportation options from the city.

MassBay is also launching a pilot program with Uber for MassBay students living at the Framingham State University (FSU) residence halls, transporting them to their 8am classes on the Wellesley Hills campus, and for students taking evening classes on the Wellesley Hills campus that need to go to the Riverside T station. Students taking advantage of this free program can use this service Monday through Friday 6:30am – 7:30am from the FSU campus to the Wellesley Hills campus, and Monday through Friday 5:30pm – 10pm from the Wellesley Hills campus to the Riverside T station. MassBay students interested in signing up for the Uber program, must pre-register into the program using their MassBay email address.

Some students studying on MassBay’s Framingham campus will need to use an overflow parking location at the Brookdale Cushing Park located at 2 Dr. Harvey Cushing Way in Framingham and use a shuttle to the Flagg Drive campus. The Brookdale Cushing Park parking location is approximately a 7-minute drive from our Flagg Drive campus. A shuttle bus will run a continuous loop between the Framingham campus and the Brookdale Cushing Park Monday through Friday from 7:50am – 10pm to accommodate students taking classes. This satellite parking at Cushing Park will replace the parking spaces on the Flagg Drive side of the building that will be unavailable because of the on-going construction at the neighboring Fuller Middle School.

Students with transportation questions should call the MassBay Transportation line at 781-239-2480.

To learn more about transportation options at MassBay visit www.massbay.edu/shuttle.

MassBay Community College is ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for two-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England, and #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.