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Transportation Services

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

SCU is very fortunate to be located directly across the street from the Santa Clara CalTrain/VTA Transit Station. There is excellent bus and rail service to the area, including a free shuttle to the airport that leaves every 15 minutes.  To encourage employee use of public transportation, Santa Clara University offers transit tickets at substantially reduced rates for faculty and staff.
 
Discount Program for Faculty & Staff
 
Mass Transit Discount offers deals on mass transit tickets. Purchase a monthly mass transit ticket and receive 5 free daily parking passes per month. Parking passes are only for use during the month of issuance and must be validated on the day of use by Campus Safety at the University's Main Gate.
 
Modes of public transportation that provide service to the campus include:

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.

Faculty, Staff, and Student Parking Incentives
 
SCU encourages carpooling by offering free parking passes for carpools which are vehicles that arrive on campus with 2 or more persons. To participate in the Carpool Program you must:
  • 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.

SCOOP & SCU

SCU has partnered with Scoop to bring easy, custom carpooling to SCU faculty/staff and students. SCU affiliates get $2 towards every Scoop trip for a limited time, thanks to SCU. On average, Drivers get reimbursed $7-$12 per trip. Riders get a door-to-door ride for as low as $1.

30,000+ commuters already use Scoop to get to work and school. With Scoop, you can save an average of $2,000 a year, save time in the carpool lane, make new connections with co-workers, neighbors, fellow students, all while helping the environment. The app works around your schedule - use it once a week or every day.

Download now on Android or iOS.

 

Derozap - Bicycle Commuter Program & Dero Fixit Stations
 
Derozap is a campus bicycle commuter program to encourage individuals that work at the University to commute to campus in a more sustainable manner. For each day that a commuter rides their bike, they will receive a point. These points are then redeemable by the commuter for parking in the future. 

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.

If you are interested in renting a SCUttle for your event, please reach out to us via email transportation@scu.edu for additional information. 

SCU provides public electric vehicle charging stations on campus.  These stations are free or reduced price for campus parking permit holders or cost $2.00 per hour for all other users with a maximum charge of $6.00.  
 
The stations were installed as part of a grant, and they fill a gap as the nearest stations are at the SJC airport, downtown San Jose, and along the peninsula.  
 
Users registered with the ChargePoint Network can see available charging stations online. 
 
Please see additional information here on ChargePoint and Tesla Charging Stations on campus. 

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.