The University of San Francisco provides a number of commuter incentive programs and services to the University community. These programs have been implemented in order to comply with the State of California's Clean Air Quality Act, American Disabilities Act and in a constant effort to better manage University parking resources.
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The Transit Pass Subsidy Program is available to all full-time faculty and staff that do not have a University parking permit. The program provides a monthly $50.00 subsidy towards any public transit pass.
Effective July 1, 2009, the USF monthly commuter check contribution will be $60. Please contact Miguel Yrure in Human Resources at (415) 422-6707 for additional information on the program.
The Guaranteed Trip Home Program is available to faculty and staff whom either carpool or take public transit to work. The program is intended for those employees who live within the City of San Francisco and are forced with an emergency that requires an immediate departure from campus to home.
Zimride, University of San Francisco’s private social network for ride-sharing, is an online ride-sharing community where USF faculty, staff, and students can find one another and carpool together. It empowers you to create social, sustainable and convenient transportation. Sign up today to start logging your commute!!!
USF has a number of bike racks throughout campus, growing its number of bike stalls over the years from 15 to 60. The location of the bike racks can be found on our transportation map. It is prohibited to secure a bicycle to anything other than a bicycle rack or to anything in an area that isn't designated by a proper bicycle parking sign. Please review the bicycle parking policy for more information regarding bicycle parking.
Save time and money with carpooling or vanpooling! Visit http://rideshare.511.org for more information on commuting alternatives.
Sign up with Ridematch Service (http://rideshare.511.org/ridematch/) and you will be able to contact people in your area that share similar commuting schedules to and from San Francisco. The service is FREE for users! Possible commuting rewards and incentives include free bridge tolls during peak commute hours and use of carpool lanes.
NEW! The City of San Francisco's Department of Environment has created an updated service from the 511 system, which allows users to have a local San Francisco contact regarding the rideshare program. Visit http://sfenvironment.org/ridesharematch to sign up today! Questions? Call 415-355-3727 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of San Francisco is known for its amazing public transportation system. SF Muni offers a wide variety transit vehicles such as cable cars, historic streetcars, buses, metro, lightrail vehicles, streetcars. Undergraduate students have a semester pass for all SF Muni lines incorporated into their tuition. Undegraduate students may pick up the SF Muni pass at the Office of Public Safety located on the third level of the University Center building. Passes are available during the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. Student must have the USF One Card in order to pick up their SF Muni pass.
SF Muni bus lines, 5 Fulton and 31 Balboa, run parallel to the University of San Francisco on Fulton and Turk Streets and stop directly at the Kendrick School of Law, Main Campus and the Lone Mountain Campus. Please visit the SF Muni website at http://www.sfmuni.org for more information. BART--Bay Area Rapid Transit--is separate from the SF Muni system.
For BART information please visit their website at http://www.bart.gov .
To start receiving the great benefits as a USF Zipcar member, you will need to use your USF email address at the time of joining. Various membership plans are available to fit your rental and driving needs
- Occasional Driving Plan - $25 annual membership, great day and hourly rates
- Extra Value Plans - Membership plans range from $50-$250 monthly commitments, 10%-15% rental discounts, and rollover benefit
Zipcars are located in the PAN 3 Koret Center upper lot on the main campus and PAN 3 Loyola lot on the Lone Mountain campus
For more information or to become a USF Zipcar member, visit Zipcar @ USF today!
Questions about Zipcar? Contact Zipcar San Francisco (located 191 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA) at (415) 495-7478.