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In order to promote sustainable commuting among students and employees, Tufts University offers various public transportation discounts and benefits.

charliecardHow to purchase a semester pass:

Students on all campuses can purchase a discounted MBTA semester pass through SIS. Log in to SIS, go to "Bills and Balances", then click on "Purchase MBTA Pass."

Tufts University, in partnership with Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions, has implemented an online storefront for the purchase of MBTA Passes. All discounted MBTA passes must be purchased through your SIS Portal. Along with hosting the site, Edenred will be offering customer service for all technical questions that may arise.

If there are difficulties with Edenred customer service, please contact:

Medford/Somerville/SMFA students: Student Services 617-627-2000; studentservices@tufts.edu

Boston/Grafton students: Health Sciences Bursar’s Office 617-636-6551; hsbursar@tufts.edu

Fall passes (September through December) must be purchased by August 8th. Spring passes (January through May) must be purchased by December 8th.

Visit the MBTA website to learn more about subway, bus, and commuter rail fares and routes.

Discounts by campus:

Boston Students: 35% discount

More information about discounted MBTA passes for health science students can be found here.

Grafton Students: 11% discount

Medford/Somerville Students: 11% discount

SMFA Students: 11% discount

Save money by using pre-tax funds to purchase MBTA passes or vanpool and commuter parking. With a quick online or phone order, you can have a pass or debit card delivered to your home every month.

Visit Access Tufts for more details on how to enroll in the employee commuter benefits program.

Boston and SMFA employees:

Faculty and staff receive a 35% subsidy, up to $50 per employee per month, toward the purchase of bus, train, or commuter rail MBTA passes. The subsidy is reflected in your payroll deduction and applied to the pre-tax amount of your commuter transit election.

Medford/Somerville and Grafton employees:

Faculty and staff receive a 35% subsidy, up to $40 per employee per month, toward the purchase of bus, train, or commuter rail MBTA passes. The subsidy is reflected in your payroll deduction and applied to the pre-tax amount of your commuter transit election.