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Sustainability

Commuting Choices

Learn about initiatives for faculty, staff, and students to reduce the greenhouse gases generated from transportation on and to our campus. 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

There are three Chargepoint electric vehicle charging stations installed across campus, two on College Drive behind the LaCava Center and one in the lot directly adjacent to the Bentley Arena located on Beaver Street. Each station has capacity for two cars to charge at one time. The parking spaces at these locations are marked with green paint and an electric vehicle symbol. The arena station is reserved for the Bentley community only and we ask that you do not park in these spaces if you are not actively charging a car.

Visit the ChargePoint website to sign up for EV charging.

Charging costs drivers 16 cents per kWh (Bentley's base electricity rate) for three hours of charging. Be careful -- the price will automatically jump to $5 per hour after the four-hour charging period.

Thinking about switching to an electric vehicle? Use the US Department of Energy's Vehicle Cost Calculator to find out how much you can save!

​​​​​​​Join or Start a Carpool/Vanpool

Bentley provides seven strategically located carpool parking spots throughout campus which can be utilized by commuters who carpool. To park in these spots, please visit the Card Office in the Police Building with your carpool buddy, Bentley IDs and vehicle registrations to receive a hangtag for use when you carpool.

The carpooling spots are located in:

  • Parking lot 3 -- In the corner closest to the Rauch Administration Center
  • Parking lot 2 -- In front of the LaCava Center, next to the Admissions visitor parking spots
  • Parking lot 17 -- Behind the Kresge Hall near the Student Center
  • Parking lot 1 -- Student Commuter Lot (2 spots)
  • Parking lot 9 -- Near Morison Hall and the Adamian Academic Center (2 spots)

Bay State Commute is a free service that provides a tool for Bentley faculty, staff and students to find carpooling buddies. Bay State Commute members can earn points for each trip recorded to redeem for rewards such as coupons for local attractions and retailers. The site also calculates the money saved and carbon impact of alternative commuting decisions. There are currently 13,562 Bay State Commute members in Massachusetts who have taken 4,684,623 reduced-carbon trips. Sign up today and find a buddy.

Take a Bike

Bentley offers many opportunities for bicycle commuters and leisure riders. Bentley was awarded a Bronze Bicycle friendly designation by the League of American Bicyclists!

Biking reduces greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution by eliminating the exhaust that would have been emitted from a car. Biking is good for you too! It is a fun way to get in shape, possibly make some friends and become more immersed in your community.

Click here to learn more!

Bicycle Friendly University Bronze

Shuttle Information

The Bentley Shuttle system provides options for inter-campus travel and connections to the Greater Boston Area. Click here for more information.

Public Transportation 

Commuter Rail

A commuter rail stop on the Fitchburg Line is located approximately one mile from Bentley on Moody Street. This commuter rail line runs from Fitchburg to Boston's North Station. For more information and train schedules visit MBTA Fitchburg Line.

Bus Stop 

An MBTA bus stop is located on Beaver Street. Bus number 554 stops on Beaver Street (between Forest Street and College Drive) and connects the Bentley campus to Newton Corner where riders can connect to the MBTA 504 "Copley Express" bus to downtown Boston.