Schrafft's city center transportation

Flatley proudly offers transportation services & commuting solutions for tenants and their employees!

  • Shuttle

  • Bicycling/walking

  • Zipcar

  • ERH

  • Vanpool/carpool

Schrafft’s City Center currently runs two, FREE shuttles that employees can board in front of the 529 or 465 Building entrances.  You can track the shuttles here or on the City Center campus TransitScreens feed.  Beginning Monday, February 4th through Friday, May 3rd, Flatley Management will be testing a special shuttle schedule.  This pilot period came out of a survey process from the fall soliciting feedback from the community on how to improve transit access to campus.  This will only affect the South Station route and the Sullivan Square Shuttle will maintain a regular schedule.


Sullivan Square MBTA Shuttle:

Hours of Operation: 6 am-8:30pm, Monday through Friday with continuous service between Sullivan Square MBTA station, and both the 529 and 465 buildings front lobby doors.

 


South Station Shuttle:

The Schraff’ts City Center will be running a temporary pilot beginning Monday, February 4th through Friday, May 3rd.  The schedule for 3/4/19 -5/4/19 is:

 

 


Schrafft’s City Center wants to make bike commuting second nature!  We offer a FREE, in-house, bike share program for tenants and employees, (bikes are parked in 529 Building Exit Lobby), have four bike parking locations (both inside and out), provide discounted shower-access-only memberships to FIT gym, (located in the 529 Building), and offer annual bike tune up clinics free of charge to campus employees.

Public Outdoor and Indoor Bike parking: there are covered shelters near the cafeteria door of the 529 Building and in front of the 465 Building.  There are also indoor bike parking areas in the 465 and 529 Buildings.  The 529 bike room has a tune up station, space saving vertical racks and lockers.  Lockers and racks are first come first serve and employees are responsible for both bringing your own locks and securing any/ all valuables.  Schrafft’s is not responsible for damaged or stolen items.

Discounted FIT gym membership: bike commuters can sign up for a shower-only membership at $12 a month by contact gym manager, Matt Pimentel directly by email: mpimental@firstfitmgt.com


City Center Bike Share Program:  We have 4 complimentary bicycles, (3 medium and 1 large Specialized Alibi), parked in the Exit Hallway located next to the Flatley Management office on the 1st floor of the 529 Building.  These high-comfort bicycles are PERFECT for client meetings around town or quick trips through Charlestown.  Participation is FREE and open to all City Center tenants and employees.  Bikes come equipped with lights, a bell, a U-Lock, fenders and a sturdy basket.


How does the bike program work?:  Our closed network is accessed through the Bloom Bikes app for Android/ Apple phone; you’ll need the program code, S2XjOC.  Simply download the app, pick up a key from the management office and use your phone to scan the handle bar mounted QR code to unlock the smart-lock to begin your reservation.  Bikes must be returned to the Exit Hallway by the end of business day!  Watch our quick video below to learn more!

Click on the picture to begin the video

Join zipcar for workplace driving and leave your personal car at home!

The Schrafft’s City Center has one zipcar available for employees to use for personal or workplace purposes.  The car is located across from the Powerhouse building and can be rented by the hour or by the day.  You must be a zipcar member to access vehicles and below are two ways you can sign up for an account.


Join through Schrafft’s:


Join or start a business account:

  • Join/ start a business account for:
    • $0 to set up for Business Account
      • normally $75
    • $25 driver application fee
    • %50 discount on 1st annual fee
      • you pay $50 for 1st year
    • $25 free driving credit
    • 10% off Mon – Fri driving rates

Current members can contact zipcar directly to be added to a corporate account and users can easily toggle back and forth between business and personal usage.


PLEASE NOTE, according to a January 2019 MassDOT decision, the Emergency Ride Home Program as currently established, will be ending at the end of June 2019.  All emergency ride home eligible trips taken before April 30, 2019 can be submitted for reimbursement until May 15, 2019. 


Qualifying emergencies include:

  • Unexpected illness or emergency for yourself or someone you care for (parent, child, etc…)
  • Illness or emergency for your car/vanpool driver and their leaving early leaves you without a convenient way to get home.
  • Unscheduled, mandatory over time and don’t have a way home.

The program shall not be used for: 

  • Pre-scheduled surgery for yourself or dependents
  • Working overtime or attending after work events and therefore missing scheduled transit or carpool/ vanpool
  • Bicycle equipment failure
  • Problems or system failures associated with your carpool/ vanpool, including driver being impaired due to alcohol
  • Problems associated with public transit delays, included those related to weather

Try carpooling and vanpooling for when you want the convenience of public transit without the constraints of a train schedule!  Do you feel like public transit isn’t an option but looking for a happy medium between driving alone and taking the commuter rail?  How about joining or starting a carpool or vanpool?  Both commuting options can give you a little more flexibility than the train and you travel in the comfort of your own car or a shared vehicle.


Carpooling

Did you know carpooling has gone high tech?  It’s no longer just a sign up sheet in the office break room.  Search for flexible carpool partners by using the Waze carpooling app on your phone.  It’s easy and you can decide the moment of or days in advance if you want to add people to your work commute or join someone in their car who works close by your office!  Also, Waze makes it easy to chip in towards the ride or collect money from your passengers through the app.


Vanpooling

Check out this list of vanpools currently traveling to Boston daily.  If you see one that fits your schedule, contact the vendor, Enterprise Vanpool, directly to connect with the driver and see if there is space in the van.  Schrafft’s is also available to help you reach out to other employees in the building to see who might be interested in forming a vanpool.



 

Schrafft’s City Center Campus

The Flatley Company

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Dorothy Fennell
dfennell@flatleyco.com
857-523-8896

529 Main Street, Charlestown

BUILDING MAIN OFFICE
Lisa Hogan
lhogan@flatleyco.com
617-242-2700

529 Main Street, Charlestown