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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. 

 Looking to plan a trip? Try using 511 Bay Area to find transit options that best suit you with LIVE traffic updates!

SCU is very fortunate to be located directly across the street from the Santa Clara CalTrain/VTA Transit Station. There are excellent bus and rail service to the area, including a free shuttle to the airport that leaves every 15 minutes. 
Altamont Corridor Express Discount Program for SCU student and employees 
The ACE and SCU partnership offers a discount program of 50% on fares for 20-Ride tickets and monthly passes. The discounted tickets are only available at Parking & Transportation Services located in the Main Parking Structure next to Campus Safety. 
20-Trip tickets are valid for any 20 one-way trips without an expiration date. 
Note: The 20-Ride tickets must be validated at the station Ticket Validator before boarding the train. 
Monthly passes are valid for unlimited trips in the calendar month. 
To learn more about our partnership with ACE, eligibility, prices, terms, and conditions, visit this page. 
Benefits 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:

FSA - Commuter Spending Program

Benefits-eligible employees may enroll in a flexible spending account (FSA) within 30 days of your hire date or during annual enrollment. At that time, you must establish an annual contribution amount within the maximum limit. Once enrolled, you will have online access to view your FSA balance.

This program can be used to cover transit passes, payments for transportation in a commuter highway vehicle. 

Transit maximum contribution for 2018 is $260 per month. 

To enroll in this FSA, please visit HR's website to learn more. 

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 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 2021-2022 program, fill out the Carpool Program Form.


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 the Derozap page for more information.


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 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 view additional information on ChargePoint and Tesla Charging Stations on campus. 

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. 

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