Employee Public Bus Subsidy

Don't Pollute! Change the Way You Commute

The Commuter Services Office is committed to providing faculty, staff, and students with an extensive Rideshare Program. The Rideshare Program promotes alternative modes of transportation to campus with the goal of reducing the number of single rider cars on the road, thereby easing traffic and reducing environmental pollution.


Employee Public Bus Subsidy

Cal State LA Transportation Services provides a monthly bus subsidy* to University employees (some restrictions apply), full-time or part-time scheduled for start work on campus before 11:00 am and use public transit as an alternative mode of transportation to the University at least four (4) or more days per week. The subsidy will be approximately 25% of the cost of a monthly pass for employees who do not own a parking permit; These employees may also obtain up to four (4) parking permits per month from calstatela.aimsparking.com. For employees who chose to also own a parking permit, the monthly subsidy will be 15%; of the cost of a monthly pass.  For these employees, there will be no monthly allocation for parking permits.  To see if you qualify, complete an Application Online or call (323) 343-5277.

  • SUBSIDIZED BUS PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE 1st TO THE 20th OF THE MONTH.
  • Participants may qualify for Payroll Deduction and have their passes automatically loaded monthly. 
  • Participants not on Payroll Deduction need to load their TAP cards or pick up their passes monthly at the One Stop Office Student Services Building Room 2380.
  • Only one subsidy can be given per month. 
  • Passes cannot be refunded or replaced by Cal State LA if lost.

Want to try it for free?

Cal State LA Commuter Services has a complimentary seven-day pass for Faculty/Staff by request.  Please contact the Commuter Services office at 323-343-5277 for more information.

Cal State LA Transit Center

The Cal State LA Transit Center hosts close to 18 bus lines that serve the Cal State LA campus.  These local and express buses are 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.

For Metro maps, schedules, and the Cal State LA Metro pocket guide, visit metro.net.

Guaranteed Return Trip Home Program

Concerned about getting home because of an unplanned event?  Find out about our Guaranteed Return Trip Home Program.

*All incentives are based on eligibility requirements and availability of funds.  Subsidies may change without notice. 

For more information contact Transportation Services via email or call (323) 343-5277.

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