The Schrafft’s Center operates two, FREE shuttles for tenants and their employees. One shuttle runs continuously between campus and the MBTA Sullivan Square Station while the other shuttle offers morning and afternoon service between campus and South Station and North Station (with a brief stop at Rowes Wharf). Shuttle service is first come first serve and members of the Schrafft’s Center community can board shuttles at the front entrance of the 529 and 465 Bldgs. Because shuttle service times are approximate and subject to traffic, we strongly encourage riders to track the shuttles: online, via the Ride Systems app (for Apple/ Android) or via the Schrafft’s Center TransitScreen feed. In addition, live TransitScreens are located in the 465 Bldg. lobby as well as the 529 Bldg. cafeteria and outside the 529 Bldg. main entrance.
Sullivan Square MBTA Shuttle:
Hours of Operation: 6am-8:30pm, Monday through Friday with continuous service between the Sullivan Square MBTA station and both the 529 bldg. and 465 bldg. front lobby doors. Two shuttles are in operation during peak morning and evening commuting hours and one shuttle is in service mid-day.
South and North Station Shuttle:
The Schrafft’s Center has expanded service to the South Station shuttle route so that it now includes a stop at North Station during morning and evening commuting hours. Shuttle times are approximate and we encourage riders to track the shuttles online or via the Ride Systems app. Service is first come first serve. A copy of the schedule is available below.
Schrafft’s Center wants to make bike commuting second nature! We offer a FREE, in-house, bike share program, have four bike parking locations around campus (both inside and out), have complimentary day-use lockers in the 529 bldg. indoor bike parking room, provide FREE shower-only memberships to the FIT gym and offer a FREE annual bike tune up clinic for employees of tenants.
Public outdoor and indoor bike parking: There are covered bike parking shelters near the cafeteria door of the 529 bldg. and in front of the 465 bldg. There are also indoor bike parking areas in the 465 and 529 bldgs. 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 lock and securing any/ all valuables. Schrafft’s is not responsible for damaged or stolen items.
FREE, shower-only gym membership: Bike commuters can sign up for a shower-only membership by contacting gym manager, Matt Pimentel directly by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schrafft’s Center Bike Share Program: There are 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 Bldg. 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!
Join zipcar for workplace driving and leave your personal car at home!
As a zipper member, you can reserve cars by the hour or by the day! The closest zipcars to the Schrafft’s Center are located right across Rutherford Avenue at 32 Cambridge Street in the Graphic Lofts building or along 6 Spice Street. 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.
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.
NEW Shuttle Schedule for the South & North Station Shuttle
In September 2019 The Schrafft Center officially announced our new shuttle schedule which now serves two local commuter rail stations; South Station and North Station! This updated schedule grew out of a request from the employees of tenants to not only improve shuttle times but also expand shuttle service. Now members of The Schrafft Center community can expect FREE morning and evening service between the stations and the Schrafft’s campus that is approximately every 30 mins, is shifted to earlier pick up times and alternates afternoon priority boarding between the 529 and 465 buildings. Please note that the morning pick up at South Station is along Dorchester Avenue between Summer Street and Congress Street and pick up at North Station is along Haverhill Street between Valenti Way and Causeway Street. View the schedule for further information.