Transportation Fund

This Harvard-HUCTW Transportation Fund is a reimbursement for every 6 month cycle (ie. Jan-June and July-Dec). It provides assistance with significant commuting and/or parking costs and attempts to equalize commuting costs among members in different areas of the University.

Application Deadline

The transportation fund runs in two cycles and has two deadlines during the year.
For expenses incurred between:

  • January to June, the application deadline is July 15th
  • July to December, the application deadline is January 15th


In order to receive assistance from the Transportation Fund you must be a member of HUCTW and:

  • Commute to Harvard each day via the commuter rail (zone 5 or above);
  • Park in a MBTA parking lot or in the Longwood Medical Area or School of Public Health;
  • Use a private commuter bus or a non-MBTA train; or
  • Accrue non-subsidized commuting expenses to and from work higher than $120/month or $1440/calendar year.

Not Eligible
At this time, expenses incurred parking in a Cambridge garage owned by Harvard University, purchasing a T-pass for zones below zone 5, and for gasoline/tolls/wear of a privately owned vehicle are not eligible for this fund.

Award Amount

The awards are calculated based on your transportation cost and the total transportation costs of all the applicants. All applicants will receive the same % of transportation cost reimbursement, but your specific award is based on your costs. Your award will vary somewhat from year to year depending on the number of applicants in any given year. All eligible applicants who apply on time will receive a reimbursement.

Award Notification

You will be notified of your award through an email from the Transportation Fund email address within a few weeks of the deadline.

Award Delivery

Your reimbursement will be processed by the HUCTW office through your paycheck.

How to Apply

  • Fill out your Transportation Fund application. Be sure to include:
    • Completed application
    • A brief description of your commute
    • Receipts/Proof of expense of your transportation costs
  • Scan and email, fax or mail to the below address:

HUCTW Transportation Fund
15 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge MA 02138
Fax: 617-661-9617

Please use the application below (online or PDF) to apply for the 2015 Fellowship:


For more information please contact Lynn or Alex at the HUCTW Office at 617-661-8289 or email with any questions.