Transportation and Parking Services
Commuting

Rideshare

  • Carpool

    Employees and students who enroll in a carpool are guaranteed to only pay 25% of the cost of a Single Occupancy Vehicle Parking Permit and enjoy premium parking spaces. To learn more and apply for a permit, visit the carpool permit page.

    Employees and students who want to find groups to ride share with should register using their Seattle University email at RideshareOnline.com.

    Maxi Pool

    The on campus parking fee is waived for groups of four or more students or employees who drive to campus. Permits are issued the same day the Maxipool arrives to campus. 

    Vanpool and Van Share

    King County Metro supplies a van for a group of employees and students to commute together, or provides access to other institution's vanpools commuting between similar locations. The group shares Metro's van use fee and SU waives the on campus parking fee for vans parked on campus. In a vanpool, one group member keeps the vehicle at their home. In a van share, the van is kept at a train station, ferry dock, or park and ride where the groups meet.
    Find out more information here.

    Employees

    To join an existing Vanpool, SU employees needs to give the Vanpool booker/ leader (who ever collects the money and submits to the vanpool agency) a copy of their ORCA cards and fill out a simple form. The amount allotted is $100 per month per employee on Community Transit, Kitsap Transit, Metro Transit, and Pierce Transit Vanpool vans. If employee’s portion of the fare is over $100 then the employee would pay the difference out of pocket.
    For more information starting one’s own Vanpool, click here.  

    Zipcar

    Zipcar, the world’s largest car sharing network, lets you access a diverse fleet of cars parked where you study/live/play as a perfect complement to your walk/bus/bike lifestyle. Simply join and book cars for approximately $10/hr, and gas, insurance and mileage are included with every reservation. And the best part is 18+ S.U. students/faculty/staff join with an exclusive discount! Find Zipcars near campus HERE.

    Employees

    Leave your car at home and use the Zipcar for business related trips with your supervisor's approval. The Zipcar annual fee and business approved travel will be billed to your department.

    Zipcar for Employees (Billed to the Employee)
    Zipcar for Employees (Billed to the Employee's Department)

    Students

    Walk, bus, bike & zip! Zipcar is a great compliment to your current transportation lifestyle, available to you for only $15/yr ($70 savings) plus you receive discounted driving rates on all Ford Zipcars near campus! Students aged 18+ join with access to vehicles parked near campus and are granted permission to every Zipcar in the world upon turning 21.

    Zipcar for Students (Billed to the Student)

  • Statistics

    Register at RideshareOnline to find carpool partners, explore commute options, track your own impact and more.

    By utilizing alternative commute options such as buses, bikes and carpool, our campus community has achieved: