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Rideshare Incentives

Rideshare Program Incentives




  • Preferred parking
  • Discount on parking permit based on number of carpoolers
  • 3 days of free parking per month per carpoooler *


  • Free Reserved parking
  • $50.00 monthly subsidy per participant
  • 3 days of free parking per month per vanpoooler *
  • Discount gas

Public Transit

  • $25.00 subsidy for monthly bus pass **
  • $50.00 subsidy for monthly Metrolink pass **
  • Purchase $20.00 worth of rides for $15.00 on TAP card at bookstore
  • On-site sales of monthly TAP and 30 Day TAP available at the Bookstore
  • Student U-pass available for purchase at the Commuter Services office and activated at the Bookstore
  • Metrolink tickets are not sold at the Bookstore. Metrolink Tickets can be purchased at Union Station and Metrolink Stations
  • 3 days of free parking per month per bus/train rider *

Guaranteed Ride Home

  • Provides free taxi in the event of an emergency
    (available once every three months)


  • 3 days of free parking per month per registered cyclist *


  • 3 days of free parking per month per registered walker *

* Daily parking passes offered through these incentive programs are available for pick-up at the parking office on a month-to-month basis.

** All monthly transit passes being submitted to the Parking Office for a subsidy payment must be submitted within 30 days of the expiration of the pass, i.e. a METRO monthly pass for October must be submitted by November 30 to qualify for the subsidy.

Program incentives available to staff, students, faculty, post-docs, and campus affiliates (campus affiliates not eligible for cash incentives only access to the programs) who are actively engaged in alternative forms of transportation as their primary means of commuting to campus.  Individuals that have purchased a Caltech parking permit are not qualified for the biker or walker incentive programs.