Getting from there to here
Studies show that faculty, staff and student commuting is the major contributor to the University Campus’s carbon footprint, accounting for more than half of the total CO2 emissions. To help reduce individual daily vehicle trips to the campus, we promote several options including:
Electric Vehicle Charging
Electric vehicle charging stations are located in the West Garage. Level II chargers (2) Eaton and (3) Telsa chargers are located on the 1st floor. Level I charging outlets are located on the 1st floor by the charging stations and on floors 2-5 near the elevators. Charging at Level II chagers (Eaton and Tesla) is limited to 4 hours, Level I outlets can be used for a maximum of 8 hours. All vehicles parked at EV charging stations/outlets must be charging and once charging is complete or the maximum time has expired, the vehicle must be moved to designed parking locations as indicated by the parking tag. Please review the EV charging guidelines prior to using to chargers.
WRTA Bus Routes
The campus is served by the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) with connections to all major routes and the Commuter Rail.
Bay State Commute is a free service offered through MassRIDES, the statewide travel options program of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The web-based tool and mobile app tracks greener trips like walking, bike riding, and carpooling, taking public transportation or even telecommuting. Any activity that avoids a solo trip in a car earns points that can be redeemed for rewards. Sign up for free at:
Through MassRIDES, UMMS or UMass Memorial personnel are also eligible for the state’s Emergency Ride Home program (ERH). If you walk, bicycle, carpool, vanpool or take public transportation to work at least twice per week, MassRIDES will reimburse you for a taxi or rental car ride home up to four times per year if you have an emergency. You can learn more and enroll for ERH at