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Commute Solutions helps faculty, staff and students find cost-efficient, eco-friendly alternatives to driving.

Transportation Alternatives cycling shuttles Transit carpools vanpools

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Bus Zone Stickers and Pilot Compass Cards

  • Students:
    • The hexagonal gold stickers with 7/31/2014 expiration date must be replaced with new round blue and gold stickers, valid through 10/15/2014. Note: Secure stickers will become VOID if peeled, removed, or repositioned.
    • With student approval of a transit fee referendum last May, a regional transit UPass will be implemented during Fall Quarter 2014.
  • Faculty and Staff: The pilot MTS Compass Card for Bus Zone test program will be extended through summer 2014. Cards will update automatically; no office visit is required. (Cards valid during active employment status only.)
  • Affiliates: Current affiliates who are not faculty or staff are eligible for a new Bus Zone sticker.
  • Stickers and pilot Compass Cards are available at the campus parking office. Hillcrest employees may obtain a pilot Compass Card at the Bachman parking office. UC San Diego photo ID card required.

Gilman Transit Center Construction

As part of the SuperLoop project plan, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) are building a new Transit Center on the UC San Diego campus. Shuttle and bus stops are temporarily relocated during construction. Get details

Ride Your Bike Safely

Always yield right-of-way to pedestrians on campus. Review campus Bicycle and Skateboard Guidelines.

Transportation Services Transitions

Transportation Services is continuing to work with university leadership on refining the proposed transitions. For current information, please visit moveucsandiego.ucsd.edu.

Share a Ride

Try UCSD Zimride, the new, easier ride-matching service.

Commute Solutions programs and incentives

Each Commute Solutions program offers unique incentives. These are common to all programs:

Learn more about Commute Solutions programs:

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Carpool Club

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

Learn more about the Carpool Club.

Pedal Club

The Pedal Club offers incentives to commuters who cycle to campus or medical center. Also see Resources for Bicyclists.

Learn more about the Pedal Club.

Transit/ Coaster Club

Reduced-fare passes and other incentives are available to commuters who take public transportation to campus. Also see UCSD bus zone and public transit.

Learn more about the Transit/ Coaster Club.


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

Learn more about the Vanpool Club.

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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.