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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations


USD installed Electric Vehicle charging stations across campus to accommodate the growing market for electric and hybrid vehicles. The charging stations are located in the Main Parking Structure, the IPJ Parking Structure, Manchester Garage, and the Vistas Parking Lot.




USD has partnered with SANDAG to bring iCommute to students, faculty, and staff. Want to see if there are USD community members in your area to carpool to campus? Or want a bike buddy? Visit the iCommute page for information on how to sign up and all the wonderful benefits of iCommute!




Zipcar is a car-sharing program that allows students or staff to have the freedom of transportation when they need it. The Zipcars are on USD campus, available for use at any time, making it easy for people to get around town without every person having a vehicle. Reserve your Zipcar here.




From a student led initiative and study, tram routes at the university have now been restructured for higher efficiency. The routes have been altered to cut down on gas consumed and carbon emitted. Check out the new tram routes here!


Super Shuttle


Flying home for a break? Use Super Shuttle to catch a ride to the airport at a special USD rate at following these directions at USD Parking Services here.




Want to take the trolley downtown? Check out where the trolley goes at the SDMTS website. Don’t feel like walking down Linda Vista? From campus, you can take the tram to Old Town from West Campus that will take you to the trolley stop.


Fresh Air Permits


To encourage the use of alternate transportation, Parking Services has Fresh Air Permits available to staff for free. These permits allow up to sixteen days per semester of free parking on campus for those who otherwise use alternative transportation (carpool, bike, bus, train or trolley). Click here for more transportation options.




For those employees who commute from North County, a vanpool has been started through Parking Services. This vanpool program cuts down the amount of carbon emitted from multiple vehicles commuting to the same location. Interested in joining? Email to join the vanpool here.


Bike Racks


The university worked with Park-a-Bike to install new bike racks as a two phase upgrade to increase bike parking and bike safety on campus. The increase in bike parking spaces is to encourage students and staff to commute to campus through cycling and alternative transportation. Make sure you review these important bike safety tips here.