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 arriving to 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 the Information Kiosk or Welcome Center during business hours. 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 allocation for parking permits from the Information Kiosk or Welcome Center.  To see if you qualify, complete an Application Online or in person at the Transportation Service CenterFor more information contact Transportation Services via email or call (323) 343-5277.

  • Participants may qualify for Payroll Deduction and have there passes automatically loaded monthly. 
  • Participants not on Payroll Deduction need to load their TAP cards or pick up their passes monthly at the Transportation Service Center.
  • 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 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 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.

Commuter Vehicle Loan Program and our Guaranteed Return Trip Home Program

Concerned about running personal errands as a Metrolink rider or getting home because of an unplanned event?  Find out about our Commuter Vehicle Loan Program and 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.

The Transporation Service Center is located in Lot 3, and is open Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm.  For more information contact The Transporation Service Center via email or call (323) 343-6118.

 Cal State LA has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters

Cal State LA Voted One of the Best Workplaces for Commuters 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020


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