Transportation Services provides support for all campus transportation needs. Our transportation demand management (TDM) programs and policies are geared toward reducing single-occupancy vehicles traveling to and from campus. A recent campus study found constructing and maintaining a new parking garage could cost over $38,000 per parking space. We believe that investing in TDM programs will improve transportation efficiency for all Santa Clara University students, faculty, and staff. We are constantly exploring new incentives and programs to help the University avoid additional costs while reducing our transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. For more information about Santa Clara's sustainability programs, please visit the Center for Sustainability's website at https://www.scu.edu/sustainability/operations/transportation
- ACE - Altamont Corridor Express
Free Airport Flyer
VTA offers a complimentary shuttle service from the Santa Clara Transit Center to the Metro Airport LRT Station via SJC (San Jose International Airport).
Please visit vta.org to view the timetables and learn more.
Caltrain Seeks Volunteers for Citizens Advisory Committee
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, the entity that manages Caltrain, is seeking volunteers from San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to apply for its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).
The CAC is composed of nine community members who serve in an advisory capacity to the Caltrain board of directors, providing input on the needs of current and potential rail customers. Applicants for the CAC should represent the demographics of Caltrain’s ridership.
The CAC currently has openings for three seats, one each for representatives from San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
Residents interested in joining the advisory body can find an application on the CAC website here, or by calling 650.508.6279. Applications for the CAC are due by Friday, May 26.
The CAC meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:40 p.m. at the Caltrain headquarters at 1250 San Carlos Avenue, about one block from the San Carlos Caltrain Station. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit www.caltrain.com/cacapplication.
- Register all participants in the carpool at the Campus Safety office. There is no fee associated with the Carpool Programs.
- Receive a Carpool sticker that must be visible on the vehicle of use.
- Upon arrival, the carpool participants must be verified by Campus Safety at the Main Gate.
- Once verified, the vehicle will be issued a daily parking pass to be coupled with the Carpool sticker.
- Each Carpool will receive 5 daily parking passes per month for participant's use during the month of issuance and must be validated on the day of use by Campus Safety at the Main Gate.
To apply for the program, fill out the Carpool Program Form.
Coming soon: New rideshare programs
Does your bike need fixing? To support University staff, faculty, and student bicyclists, Transportation Services recently installed four Dero Bike Fixit stations around campus. Check out this page for more Derozap information.
Zagster - Bicycle Sharing Program
Zagster is a new bicycle sharing program where those registered can have access to a bicycle for a designated period of time. This efficient and sustainable strategy allows Santa Clara University affiliates to have the ease and convenience of a bicycle when they need one without the hassles of maintenance. To register for the program, click here!
All programs are open for staff and faculty to take advantage of! If you have any questions please feel free to email or stop by.
The Electric Shuttles (SCUttle) will provide a means of transportation to those needing assistance between parking locations and event venues. The program's policies and procedures are being developed and will be introduced soon. Stay tuned for more information on how the program will work and how you can get involved.
Santa Clara University has partnered with Zipcar to expand transportation opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community members. After enrolling in the program on Zipcar's web site, participants can choose to reserve a Toyota Prius, Scion xB, or Honda Insight. Most vehicles are available for use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are five vehicles located in the Mission lot and eight located in the Accolti lot. SCU ZipCar
All programs are open for staff and faculty to take advantage of! If you have any questions please feel free to email, call, or stop by.