Don't Pollute! Change the Way You Commute
The Transportation Services Office provides faculty, staff and students with an extensive Rideshare Program. The following programs are available to assist you in your commute to Cal State LA.
The Transportation Services Office is located in The Public Safety Building and is open Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm. For more information contact Transportation Services via email or call (323) 343-5277.
Faculty and Staff Commuting Options
Cal State LA has many commuting options available to its Faculty and Staff. Whether you want to go green or just find an alternative to driving in traffic, we offer subsidies and incentives to help you find a better way to commute.
Cal State LA Transit Center
The Cal State LA Transit Center hosts many local and express buses operated by both the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Foothill Transit. The Transit Center also features its very own Metrolink station, a first for a Southern California college campus. Metrolink's San Bernardino line travel east toward San Bernardino Station and west to Union Station via a single platform. Additionally, there are close to 18 bus lines that serve the Cal State LA campus and are operated by both the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Foothill Transit. Both local and express bus lines serve the campus and offer college students a monthly discounts. Cal State LA Transportation Services offers subsidies for monthly bus and Metrolink passes.
Off-Site Parking and Park and Ride Shuttle Service for Faculty and Staff
Additional parking is available at The Alhambra office complex near the University. The parking lot is located at Date Avenue between Orange Street and Mission Road (one block east of Fremont Avenue) in Alhambra. Semester permits for the No Hassle Off-Site Lot are available at no cost to Faculty and Staff who do not posses an on-campus permit. For more information please visit www.calstatela.edu/parkandride.
There are close to 18 bus lines that serve the Cal State LA campus and are operated by both the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Foothill Transit. Cal State LA Transportation Services provides a monthly bus subsidy to University employees (some restrictions apply), full-time or part-time arriving to campus before 11:00 am and use public transit as an alternate mode of transportation to the University at least four (4) or more days per week. For more information visit our Public Bus Subsidy Page or contact Transportation Services at (323)343-5277.
NOTE: SUBSIDIZED BUS PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE 1st TO THE 20th OF THE MONTH.
The Cal State LA Metrolink Station is located at the south end of the campus below the Metro busway. Cal State LA is the only university in Southern California to have a Metrolink train station on the campus. The Metrolink line that serves Cal State LA is the San Bernardino line, with stations in San Bernardino, Rialto, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Montclair, Claremont, Pomona North, Covina, Baldwin Park and El Monte. Cal State LA Transportation Services provides a monthly rail subsidy to University employees (some restrictions apply), full-time or part-time arriving to campus before 11:00 am and use public transit as an alternate mode of transportation to the University at least four (4) or more days per week. For more information visit our Faculty and Staff Metrolink Page or contact Transportation Services at (323)343-5277. For help planning your trip on Metrolink visit the Parking & Transportation Service Center located in Lot 3 or the Commuter Services Office located in the Public Safety building. For schedules and information, visit Metrolink at metrolinktrains.com.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Waze Carpool, Lyft Line, and Rideamigos are some of the ridesharing apps availible to help you find alternative ways to get to campus. To learn more, visit our Ridesharing Apps Page.
WaiveCar is the world’s first zero emission, zero cost car-sharing program. WaiveCar makes money from ads on the cars, so users get to drive the cars for free for 2 hours, then just $5.99 p/hr after that. WaiveCar works through a smart phone app. Download the app, sign-up and start your ride. Program starts Spring 2019. For more information visit our WaiveCar information page or contact Transportation Services via email or call (323) 343-5277.
Employees, including student employees, who carpool and arrive at work before 11:00 am, may be eligible to receive free and preferred parking on campus. Employees who bring children to a licensed childcare facility within one mile from the campus may be eligible for carpool parking. Contact Commuter Services for details on the carpool program and program eligibility. The Transportation Services office also provides match lists to University members who are looking for potential rideshare partners.
Bike or Walk
Employees who walk or bike to campus are encouraged to sign-up in the Bicycle/Walker program. Participants in the Bicycle/Walker program can receive complimentary parking passes during inclement weather and receive incentives each semester
The Commuter Services office also has bicycle lockers available for rent for $10 for current students per quarter and $20 for faculty or staff. Those not currently enrolled or affiliated with Cal State L.A. may rent a locker for $20, but priority is given to students and faculty/staff of Cal State L.A. Please contact Commuter Services for bicycle locker availability.
Free Bicycle Registration: Bring your bicycle to the department of Public Safety along with your driver's license or Cal State L.A. ID and register your bicycle.
Employees, who do not drive to the campus but are dropped off by a non-campus member, may be eligible to receive incentives each semester for helping to reduce the pollutants emitted by vehicles arriving to the campus during the morning peak hours.
Commuter Vehicle Loan Program
Transportation Services knows that a concern of our program participants is the ability to run errands or get lunch during the business day. To assist with this we developed The Commuter Vehicle Loan Program. The Commuter Vehicle Loan Program allows participants to borrow one of our 2 zero emission hydrogen fueled Hyundai Tucsons. For more information visit our Commuter Vehicle Loan Program page or contact Transportation Services at (323) 343-5277.
There are several community-based shuttles that serve the Cal State LA campus. Currently Alhambra Community Transit (ACT), East Los Angeles Shuttle (El Sol), the Monterey Park Shuttle (Spirit), the Edelman’s Children’s Court Shuttle all stop on the south end of the campus during peak transit periods.
Guaranteed Return Trip Home Program
Concerned about getting home because of an unplanned event? In the event of an emergency, unplanned overtime, and/or family illness, the Guaranteed Return Trip Home Program offers employee participants a guaranteed ride home or to where their car is parked, at no cost to them. For more information visit the Guaranteed Return Trip Home Program page or contact Transportation Services at (323) 343-5277.
No car on campus? No problem!
Rent vehicles on campus by the hour. Cal State LA Transportation Services has teamed up with Zipcar, the nation's largest provider of carsharing services, to give students access to vehicles parked for mobility when needed. Pay only for the hours used, and the hourly fee covers the cost of the car rental, mileage, insurance, parking, gas and maintenance. Register to become a Zipcar member at zipcar.com/calstatela. Once registered a Zipcard is mailed that will grant access to this innovative program.
For more information contact Transportation Services via email or call (323) 343-5277.
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