SMFA shuttle system adds new vans to SMFA, Beacon Street

The Department of Public and Environmental Safety’s Administrative Services office has expanded the transportation system between the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts and the Medford/Somerville campus this semester, according to Dean of the SMFA Nancy Bauer. Three new vans now travel between the Medford/Somerville campus and the SMFA’s campus in […]

Dual-degree students suggest improvements for SMFA shuttle service

Despite recent changes to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA)/New England Conservatory (NEC) shuttle, a number of Tufts-SMFA dual-degree students feel that the shuttle service between the SMFA and the Medford/Somerville campus, which also services the NEC, still has significant room for improvement. In particular, students say that service should be more frequent […]

Private company proposes new public late-night transit program

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is expected to decide within the next two years whether it will accept a new, late-night bus proposal that was presented by the private company Bridj on Oct. 24, according to MBTA Director of Communications Joe Pesaturo. The Fiscal and Management Control Board of the MBTA has already heard the proposal […]

Boston Avenue shuttle adds Whole Foods, Campus Center stops to route

The Boston Avenue shuttle has expanded its route to include stops at Whole Foods Market at 2151 Mystic Valley Parkway and the Mayer Campus Center this academic year. According to Tufts Fleet/Transportation Manager Andrea Breault, the Whole Foods stop was added to provide students with another accessible option for purchasing food in addition to those on campus and in Davis Square. Breault added […]

Public Safety’s SafeRide Services to utilize Uber-like mobile app

The Department of Public and Environmental Safety (DPES) is implementing a mobile application for its SafeRide Services program this April, which will allow students, faculty and staff members to request rides from a campus security officer or a police officer, using a smartphone. Kevin Maguire, director of the DPES, explained that users will be able to request a safe ride using iOS or Android mobile devices […]