Faculty/Staff Commute Options
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More than 15 Miles Away
Transportation Services manages many programs to promote alternatives to driving to campus alone. Parking can be difficult to find. Commute by foot, bicycle, bus, carpool, vanpool, train or get dropped off and reduce traffic congestion, traffic emissions, and the demand for on campus parking.
For help planning your commute, please contact Transportation Services at (951) 827-8277 or email email@example.com.
Biking & Walking
Riding a bike or walking is a fun, healthy, and environmentally friendly commute mode. There are over 3,000 bike rack spaces located throughout campus. There are also four locked bike cages available at no cost for those that have registered their bikes on campus.
Bike amenities: UCR has several self-fix-it stations for do-it-yourself light repairs. Pedals bike shop is also conveniently located on campus every Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in Lot 19, offering repairs, parts, and accessories. Transportation Services provides free bike registration and issues bike licenses daily between the hours of 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
If you are a UCR campus employee or graduate student, you may want to explore incentives for biking or walking to campus. Visit our Biking/Walking page.
RTA / U-PASS Program
UCR subsidizes 100% of your RTA bus pass through RTA’s U-PASS Program. Just swipe your UCR ID card on board for unlimited, FREE rides on any RTA fixed route. All RTA buses come equipped with free Wi-Fi and USB charging ports. Current RTA schedules are available online or at Transportation Services.
If you are a UCR campus employee or graduate student, you may want to explore incentives for taking the bus to campus. Visit our Learn About Taking the Bus page.
Find a carpool buddy!
UC Riverside has partnered with Zimride and Waze Carpool. Choose to drive or ride, and match with people based on route and time of day.
Zimride can help you share the seats in your car or catch a ride into work. Visit UC Riverside's network on Zimride.
Waze Carpool can also help you find someone to share the ride with to campus. Download the Waze Carpool app (iOS/Android) and be sure to add your campus email address to your profile so that you are matched with others in the UCR community.
Find a carpool partner and share the ride to save money on parking and gas.
If you are a UCR campus employee or graduate student, you may want to explore incentives for carpooling to campus. Visit our Learn About Carpooling page.
Vanpooling is a cost effective option available to all members of the UCR community. Routes operate Monday-Friday, traveling between common pickup locations and UCR’s campus. They run once per day, usually arriving before 8:00 AM and leaving the campus by 5:00 PM. Prices vary depending on the distance of the route and number of riders. A monthly charge is assessed to all vanpool riders regardless of the number of days they ride. Start by adding your name to the waitlist using your NetID.
If you are a UCR campus employee or graduate student, you may want to explore incentives for vanpooling to campus. Visit our Learn About Vanpooling page.
If you are a UCR campus employee or graduate student and carpool to campus with another working adult, you may want to explore the Drop Off Program.
What distinguishes a Drop Off participant from a Carpool participant is their driving partner’s place of employment. Drop Off program participants share a ride with another person not working on campus and the Drop Off participant does not park a vehicle on campus.