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Take Transit and Commute to Campus with Confidence

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Riding the bus or rail to UCLA is more affordable than ever this fall with UCLA Transportation’s free transit pass program and negotiated special discounts.

As campus operations continue to ramp up and more Bruins return to the university, consider letting someone else take the wheel before reaching for the car keys. To welcome everyone back, UCLA Transportation will be offering new promotions on their public transit programs

UCLA Transportation supports environmentally-friendly commuting by offering sustainable transportation options such as subsidized passes for several transit agencies, including local and commuter lines. Participation in these programs also provides access to discounted daily parking on occasions when you may need to drive in. 

An introductory offer for new riders is the Bruin Commuter Transit Benefit Program that offers eligible employees and students one free quarterly transit pass. Program participants get unlimited rides at no cost on LA Metro bus and rail lines, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, and Culver CityBus. An added bonus this fall is the choice to pick between LADOT Commuter Express, Santa Clarita Transit, Antelope Valley Transit Authority, and Long Beach Transit commuter lines. The offer saves riders hundreds of dollars in transit costs.  

As an incentive for regular riders to hop back on the bus this fall, UCLA has reduced prices on their Go Metro pass— and is extending that discount to the commuter line passes as well. 

Besides being the more affordable alternative, saving thousands of dollars each year in car-related costs, taking transit has additional benefits. Public transportation helps relieve traffic congestion, reduce air pollution, and is linked to a healthier lifestyle, particularly by alleviating the stress related to driving.   

Although ridership was down last year, public transportation remains a reliable way to get around. Transit agencies are restoring service to pre-pandemic levels and making route and schedule change improvements.  

Enhanced cleaning measures and mask requirements make this a safer option for commuters. Traveling by public transportation is actually 10 times safer per mile than traveling by automobile.  

Join the ride and put driving aside!