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Summer Rideshare Rewards

COOL RIDES BRING REWARDING SUMMER VIBES WITH IE COMMUTER! All summer long, UCR employees have a chance to earn rideshare rewards. IE Commuter is kicking off the summer with their Cool Rides, Summer Vibes campaign. This exciting ridesharing promotion spreads summer joy while encouraging environmentally friendly transportation choices throughout the season. Employees have a chance...

Undergrad Summer Quarter Parking Permits – On Sale June 5th

Undergrad commuter parking permits for summer quarter go on sale Wednesday, June 5th, 2024, at 12:01am. Parking permits are sold online only and can be purchased with a credit card or billed to your Student Business Account. Prices reflected in the chart below are for the entire summer quarter. Gold and Gold Plus permits will...

UC Discounted E-Bike Program

Considering an E-Bike? Now’s your chance to find a great deal! Through the UC E-Bike Purchase Program, UC students, staff, and faculty are eligible for discounted pricing on multiple styles of bikes through four nationally recognized vendors. The program offers an affordable and eco-friendly transportation alternative to all UC campuses. Available styles include commuter bikes...
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AQMD 2024 Annual Commute Survey

To comply with local air quality regulations, UCR is required to conduct an annual commute survey and submit an employee commute reduction plan to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). All employees (including student employees) are obligated to report on how they travelled to work the week of April 22-26, 2024. The survey...
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The Angels Express Train is Back!

After a five-year hiatus, Metrolink has brought back their Angels Express Train. For just $10, you can catch a round-trip ride on Metrolink’s Inland Empire-Orange County Line from Riverside to Anaheim or the Orange County line that runs from Los Angeles to Anaheim. Up to three children ages 17 and under can ride free per...
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New Parking Pay Stations

You may have noticed the new parking self-service pay stations that were recently installed on campus in 8 parking lots and the two information kiosks. Transportation Services has purchased new T2 “Luke Cosmo” parking systems which have been installed in lots offering daily and/or hourly parking. These pay stations will be an additional way to...

Earth Day 2024 Drive Less. Smile More.

IE Commuter Earth Day Promotion

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, IE Commuter is offering a chance to win prizes including an Apple Watch, Dana Wharf Whale Watching Tickets, or gift cards to Macy’s or Target when you log your sustainable transportation commute trips at IECommuter.org throughout the month. Sustainable trips include carpool, vanpool, transit, walk, bike or...
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Two Ways to Travel on RTA!

Effective immediately, UCR students, faculty, and staff now have two options to board the bus. RTA’s new electronic fareboxes can once again accept your UCR ID card (R’Card) as a bus pass. Just swipe your card in the farebox and go! Or you can still use RTA’s Go Mobile app if you prefer to use...
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Undergrad Spring Quarter Parking Permits – On Sale February 26th

Spring quarter parking permits go on sale at midnight February 26, 2024. Undergraduate commuter parking permits are sold online only and can be purchased with a credit card or billed to your Student Business Account. Gold Plus permits (for Big Springs Structure 2) are sold at a limited quantity and could sell out so be...
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New Year’s Resolutions for a Greener 2024!

The new year is here, so it’s time to set and commit to New Year’s Resolutions! Here’s some ideas you can add to your resolutions to help reduce air pollution. Take Public Transportation and Rideshare More people using public transit means fewer cars on the road. When taking an Uber or Lyft ride, opt for...
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Wheels when you want them!

Need a car over the holiday? You can instantly book cars on UCR’s campus for roundtrips using Zipcar. Zipcar is the world’s leading car-sharing network, providing on-demand access to cars. The program is simple to use. Watch the video to see how it works. UCR students, faculty, and staff qualify for the discounted $20 annual...
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Undergrad Winter Quarter Parking Permits – On Sale November 20th

Winter quarter parking permits go on sale at midnight November 20, 2023. Undergraduate commuter parking permits are sold online only and can be purchased with a credit card or billed to your Student Business Account. Gold Plus permits (for Big Springs Structure 2) are sold at a limited quantity and could sell out so be...

Ride Free on Metrolink

UCR students and select employees can take advantage of free Metrolink tickets. Read on for further details: Student Program Metrolink has launched a pilot program that allows any student with valid school identification to obtain a pass at no charge and ride anywhere on the Metrolink system for free. To get your free ticket, download...
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Drive Less, Smile More during Rideshare Month!

October is Rideshare Month and UCR employees are encouraged to use alternatives to driving alone. By logging your rideshare trips with IE Commuter during the month of October, you will automatically be entered into a prize drawing. Ridesharing includes telework or commuting by carpool, vanpool, bus, train, walk, or bicycle. Not only will you save...

New Online Bike Registration Available

Registering your bike is now even easier with Transportation Services’ (TAPS) new online process. All that’s required is to simply fill out the online registration form and then you can pick up your California bike license and registration stickers after five business days at TAPS. Bike registration remains free for all students, faculty, and staff...

Undergrad Commuter Fall Parking Permits – On Sale August 21st

Fall quarter parking permits will be available for purchase August 21, 2023, beginning at midnight. Undergraduate commuter parking permits are sold online only and can be paid with a credit card or billed to your Student Business Account. Orange and Gold Plus permits are sold at a limited quantity so be sure to go online...

Student Sustainable Transportation Options

First-year students attending Highlander Orientation should be sure to stop by Transportation Services’ booth during the Involvement Fairs this summer. Staff will be on hand to provide information on everything parking and transportation related at UCR. Some of the offered resources are: RTA UPASS Program: All students can register for a free bus pass which...
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Undergrad Summer Quarter Parking Permits – On Sale May 22nd

Summer quarter parking permits go on sale at midnight May 22, 2023. Undergraduate commuter parking permits are sold online only and can be purchased with a credit card or billed to your Student Business Account. Gold Plus permits are sold at a limited quantity and could sell out so be sure to go online early...
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Recycle Your Bicycle

Transportation Services and Campus Business Services are holding their Recycle Your Bicycle event from May 29 – June 16, 2023. This effort promotes reuse and recycling, while encouraging mobility on campus. Usable bikes will be refurbished and sold at low cost to the campus community through the ScotSurplus Warehouse. Non-salvageable bicycles will be donated to...
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Bike Month Event – Learn How to Use the RTA Bike Racks!

If you ever wanted to take your bike on the bus but didn’t know how to use the bike racks, now is your chance to learn! RTA will be doing live demonstrations and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. You don’t need to bring your own bike as there will...