The Emergency Ride Home, (ERH), program gives commuters piece of mind knowing you have a way to get home quickly in the event of an illness or emergency for yourself or someone you care for. It’s simple, if you are a City Center employee taking an alternative to a drive-alone commute 2 or more days a week, your taxi, Lyft or Uber will be covered up to $100. Participants must register in advance by joining their employer account. And when something comes up, schedule your ride, save the receipt and submit it online. Your reimbursement will be issued to you shortly after! City Center tenants can create their workplace accounts here.
Qualifying emergencies include:
The program shall not be used for:
Join zipcar for workplace driving and leave your personal car at home!
The Schrafft’s City Center now has two zipcars available for employees to use for personal or workplace purposes. Cars are 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:
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.
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.
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.
You can also search for a carpool partner on on the Bay State Commute page.
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.
Biking to work is a great way to squeeze in some exercise, it’s also a convenient and quick option for many employees! Schrafft’s City Center is here to help make your commute a little easier by supplying 4 bike parking locations (both inside and out), discounted memberships to FIT gym (located in the 529 building) and offering annual bike tune up clinics free of charge to campus employees.
Bike parking: there are covered outside parking shelters near the cafeteria door of the 529 building and in front of the 465 entrance. There are also indoor bike parking areas in the 465 and 529 buildings. The 529 building parking area has a bike 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schrafft’s City Center currently runs two, free shuttles that employees can board in front of the 529 or 465 lobby entrances. You can track the shuttles here or on the City Center campus TransitScreens feed.
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:
There is a stop at Rowes Wharf, more info here:
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Annual Holiday Party. If you haven’t seen them already, check out the party pics! All downloads are free and complimentary. Feel free to use them for personal or workplace uses!