Seattle University offers several programs that were created and/or modified specifically to encourage SU community members to use alternative transportation. The University's CTR program has been recognized by King County Metro as a Diamond Award Winner for its strong contribution to commute trip reduction.
The university offers a few incentives to employees who are registered bicyclist. These benefits include a secure commuter bike storage, access to shower and locker space, as well as a set of complimentary parking cards, which allow for five (5) days of free campus parking per month. Click here for more information.
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Employees pay $10/month for a university-subsidized ORCA Transit Pass. This pass includes bus and train travel across four counties, van pools and van sharing subsidies and an emergency taxi ride home if needed. ORCA Transit Pass holders also receive a complementary parking card for up to five days of parking each month. A 75% subsidy is offered to employees using walk-on ferry service. Car ferry service is not eligible for subsidy.
Students pay $100/quarter for a subsidized ORCA Transit Pass. This includes bus and train travel across four counties. A 30% subsidy is available by reimbursment for walk-on ferry service. Car ferry service is not eligible for subsidy. Click here for more information.
Employees and students have access to a wealth of benefits and resources for reducing the impact their commute has on their wallets and the environment, including carpooling, ridesharing and local vehicle rentals. Click here for more information.
Employees who are registered walkers receive a complementary parking card for five days of parking each month should they need to park on campus. There is a $10 charge for enrollment in this program. Click here for more information.
The university pays for a cab ride home in case of an emergency for employees who do not take their car to work. Click here for more information.