Tufts is part of the miles2share network to connect riders and drivers on all of our campuses. miles2share connects people with overlapping routes and enables users to share rides to and from campus, meetings, daily commutes, and more. You’ll save money, reduce your carbon footprint, and help make Tufts more sustainable. Learn more and help build the Tufts carpool community here!
RideAmigos and A Better City Transportation Management Association (ABC TMA) is another great place to start looking for a carpool network! Tufts Boston and SMFA campuses are a member of ABC TMA, a private, nonprofit organization made up of employers, institutions, and building owners working together to advance employee transportation options, improve air quality, and reduce traffic congestion. ABC TMA provides incentives and programs that encourage employees to take public transit, carpool, vanpool, bike and/or walk to work. Boston/SMFA employees receive an even cheaper Zipcar membership through the ABC-TMA membership, with this Zipcar will only cost $25 per year. Learn more on our Commuter Benefits Program page!
Need to make a trip to the grocery store, move stuff, or just want to get away for a weekend with friends? Zipcar is the perfect solution. Zipcar is an on-campus, on-demand car rental service which lets you use cars (including cargo and 7-passenger vans!) when you need them by the hour or by the day, with the price of gas and insurance included. The cars are conveniently located on and off campus and start at the price of $8.25 per hour. Memberships are available to everyone 18 or older, including staff, faculty and students (including international students) from all Tufts University schools and programs.
Students can join for just $15* for a one year membership and faculty and staff can join for $35* (with discounted Mon-Fri driving rates). There is no application fee, monthly minimum, or membership deposit. Daily and overnight rates are also available. For more information or to sign-up, go to www.zipcar.com/tufts.
Zipcar can help to solve parking problems in urban areas while also providing a way for people to get around without owning a car.
Medford Zipcar locations:
Aidekman Parking Lot
Lower Campus Road (first parking spot)
Cousens Gym Parking Lot
Boston Zipcar locations:
Stuart St/Charles St S
300 Harrison Ave (Ink Block Apartments)
LaGrange St/Tamworth St
665 Washington Street
660 Washington Street St Apts
Beach St/Lincoln St
Turo (formerly RelayRides) is a neighbor-to-neighbor car sharing company connecting people who need a car with vehicle owners whose rides would otherwise just be sitting unused. Rent one for as little as $10/day. Borrowers as young as 21 can use this service. Learn more at www.Turo.com.