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Commuting Alternatives: More Options, Better Access

Transportation Services provides faculty, staff, and students. cost-efficient, eco-friendly alternatives to driving. Each program offers unique incentives.

Transportation Alternatives cycling shuttles Transit carpools vanpools

News & events

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ECO Pass for Faculty and Staff

ECO Pass is a MTS program that allows UC San Diego faculty and staff who enroll through payroll deduction to get 25% off a regional transit pass for access to all regular MTS and NCTD buses and the San Diego Trolley. Learn more

Triton U-Pass Rolls Out for Students This Fall

The new universal transit pass program offers unlimited ridership to eligible undergraduate and graduate students during fall, winter and spring quarters on bus and trolley/light rail routes.

Gilman Transit Center Becomes Operational

The new transit center serves the campus community with an enhanced network of buses. Learn more.

NEW Rapid 237 Route

MTS Rapid 237 service operates weekdays, during rush hour periods from 5:30–10:30 a.m. and from 2‒7 p.m. Rapid FAQ

Zipcar Expands Student Services

Students 18+ can now use any car in Zipcar’s global network, not just cars on campus. Join Zipcar.

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Cars

Carpool Club
Two or more commuters can register their carpool and receive incentives.

Zimride Ride-Matching Network
Faculty, staff, and students 18 and older with single sign-on access can form carpools and vanpools or find one-time rides using Zimride, UCSD’s free, online ride-matching service.

Zipcar Car-Sharing
If you bike, hike, carpool, or take public transportation to UCSD, you can join Zipcar to use campus Zipcars for short personal or business-related trips.

Cycling

Pedal Club
Commuters who regularly cycle to campus or medical centers can join to receive incentives.

Triton Bikes Program
Reserve a free, refurbished bike for yourself or your department to get around campus.

Resources for Bicyclists
Safety information, rules, regulations, maps, and more

Transit

Public Transit
Several regional transit routes serve UCSD.

Coaster Club
Reduced-fare passes and other incentives are available to commuters who take public transportation to UCSD

Vanpools

Vanpool Club
UCSD faculty, staff, and students are eligible to join campus or medical center vanpools at a subsidized rate.

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Tell us how we're doing. If you have ideas for improving Transportation Services, please e-mail them to TellTPS@ucsd.edu.