Safety Transportation Program

Valet Park of America (VPA) operates a safety transportation program to help WPI community members get safely to and from Campus. This program is available to students and employees and is free-of-charge. VPA operates clearly marked seven passenger shuttle vans equipped with the latest technology and campus police radio communication. To access this safety program, you must download the TransLoc app to order the shuttle. The app allows users to enter their pick-up location, select a drop-off destination, and then request the safety transport. The app also provides real-time updates on the shuttle’s estimated arrival time to your pick-up location.

Valet Park of America operates all services using clearly marked passenger vans. 

Valet Park 7- Passenger Vehicle

Guidelines for use:

  • When boarding shuttles, riders must present their WPI ID.
  • Service is available for use within a one-mile radius of 100 Institute Road.
  • Services are provided for use to/from:
    • campus and off-campus housing.
    • campus and campus locations.
    • CVS, located at 44 West Boylston Street, during business hours only.
    • Price Chopper, located at 221-222 Park Ave, during business hours only.
    • Union Station, located at 2 Washington Square, for the purposes of travel during business hours only.
  • Service is not provided for transportation to / from restaurants, bars, commercial, properties, shopping centers, etc.
  • Service is not provided for transportation to / from an off-campus residence to another off-campus residence.
  • Transportation of drugs or alcohol on Valet Park shuttles is strictly prohibited. Riders will be denied entry to the shuttle and Campus Police will be summonsed to assist.

Changes to Valet Park service for Academic Year 23-24

There are several changes to VPA shuttle services for Academic year 23-24. The Price Chopper grocery store shuttle and the Gateway and South Village scheduled-stop shuttles have been discontinued.

Valet Park will provide two shuttle services:

  • a nighttime shuttle service, commonly referred to as SNAP and,
  • a daytime shuttle service, which will only operate during colder weeks.

Both of these Valet Park shuttle services will utilize “On Demand Shuttle Stops” which are strategically located across Campus, and at three off-campus locations. These locations are programmed into the TransLoc app and available for your selection. Either, or both of your “pick-up” or “drop off” location(s) must be from one of these “On Demand Shuttle Stop” locations; you will not be able to order the shuttle without choosing at least one of these locations.

Nighttime shuttle (SNAP) hours of operation

• Beginning Sunday, August 20 and ending Saturday, December 16

• Resuming Sunday, January 7 and ending Saturday, May 4

• Operates seven nights a week.

• TransLoc app will open for ride requests beginning at 6 p.m.

• TransLoc app will close for ride requests at 2 a.m., service ends at 2:30 a.m.

Daytime shuttle (Winter) hours of operation.

• Beginning Monday, November 27 and ending Friday, December 15

• Resuming Monday, January 8 and ending Friday, March 29

• Operates Monday through Friday only.

• TransLoc app will open for ride requests beginning at 8 a.m.

• TransLoc app will close for ride requests at 4 p.m., service ends at 4:30 p.m.

No service dates:

• Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving)

• Winter Break (December 17 through January 6)

• Monday, January 15 (no service for daytime shuttle only, nighttime will operate)

Valet Park "On Demand Shuttle Stops"


Bartlett Center

174 West Street


Counseling Center

16 Einhorn Road


Dean Street Parking Lot

22 Dean Street 


Faraday Hall

10 Faraday Street


Elbridge House

16 Elbridge Street


Gateway Garage

12 Washburn Way


Goddard Hall

210 West Street @ Corner of Goddard Hall and Olin Hall


Gordon Library

209 West Street


H. Carr Throws Facility

51 Massachusetts Avenue, across from Alumni Stadium


Mass Academy & 85 Prescott St.

85 Prescott Street Main Entrance


Morgan Square

90 Institute Road, across from Stoddard B


Rec Center Rotary@ Park Ave Garage

151 Park Avenue / 151 Salisbury Street


15 Sagamore Road

15 Sagamore Road


WPI Townhouses

79-81 Park Avenue


Unity Hall

Lower entrance at 27 Boynton Street


West Street Parking Lot

160 West Street, corner of West and Institute Streets

South Village


6 Oak House

6 Oak Street


48 Sever Street

Sever Street by Marston Way


South Village Campus Center

44 West Street


William Street parking lot

62 Williams Street

Off- Campus    


CVS Pharmacy

*business hours only

44 West Boylston Street


Price Chopper Grocery Store

*business hours only

211 Park Ave


Union Station

*business hours only

2 Washington Square

Any questions and/or concerns please contact:

WPI Police

Lt. Karen Confer

VPA Safety Transportation Program Liaison