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Transit Ridership is Up at UCLA!

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Transportation Services - Hybrid Bus shoot for BrochureThe number of Bruins taking public transit reached a high this past year.

More than 4,000 students and employees used the BruinGO! Flash Pass for the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Culver CityBus, an estimated 32% increase from last year, according to recent data. Go Metro riders similarly increased by nearly 32%.

The hike in ridership is part and parcel to the many programs and promotions UCLA Transportation has launched since last year. Among them include our "Buy Metro, Get a Free Flash Pass" offer and the Transit Incentive Program, which has now been re-imagined into the new Bruin Commuter Transit Benefit.

The Bruin Commuter Transit Benefit now provides free transit passes to any new student, new employee and anyone new to public transit at UCLA.

Taking transit can be the most convenient and cost-effective way to get around the Westwood area and to commute to campus, especially as Southern California continues to grow its transit network (think Purple Line Subway!). Along with the continued expansion of UCLA Transportation's public transit programs, we hope more people decide to try transit every year. 

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Get a Free Quarterly Transit Pass!

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Blog 700x240Interested in trying transit for free? With our new Bruin Commuter Transit Benefit, all new students, new employees and anyone new to transit can ride all quarter for free!

Eligible participants can receive a free Go Metro pass and/or BruinGO! Flash Pass. Those who live in areas near Metro stations and stops may qualify for both passes. That means those Bruins will be able to ride on any Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, Culver CityBus and Metro rail or bus line all quarter—on us!

In order to get your free pass, you must not have held a UCLA-subsidized transit pass or joined any other transit promotion within the last two years. Current UCLA vanpoolers only qualify for a free BruinGO! Flash Pass.

For more information about this new program, or to register for your free transit pass, click here.

 

 

New to UCLA? Here Are Some Transit-Friendly Neighborhoods

"Los Angeles, USA - June 30, 2011: The Metro Gold Line train bound for Sierra Madre Villa station and east Los Angeles County departs the Chinatown Station."

UCLA Transit Map 2017With the Expo Line extension opening last year and the ongoing Purple Line extension project, taking transit to UCLA has been never easier.

Whether you're a new student or new employee looking to move closer to campus, we've created a map to show what areas around Westwood are most accessible to bus or rail stations. From the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus (BBB) to Culver City Bus (CCB) to several Metro bus and rail lines, there are many direct transit routes coming into campus every day. As an added bonus, we've also included the median rent prices for one-bedroom, one-bathroom units to further guide you.

Plus, UCLA Transportation subsidizes transit passes for six different agencies. The BruinGO! Flash Pass for BBB and CCB, for example, only costs $33 per quarter. And as a public transit rider, you'll be able to join the Bruin Commuter Club for even more benefits, like discounted daily parking for when you need to drive in and four hours of free Zipcar usage every month.

Need help planning your commute? Contact our Bruin Commuter Services team at transportation@ts.ucla.edu or (310) 794-7433.

 

Buy Go Metro, Get a Free Flash Pass!

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BruinTAP_BlogWe're giving away free BruinGO! Flash Passes to any UCLA student, staff or faculty member who purchases a Go Metro pass for spring quarter!

BruinTAP for Transit sales start March 13, 2017, through May 5, 2017.

Purchase your Go Metro pass online here, and both your Metro and free BruinGO! pass will be automatically loaded onto your TAP card within four business days.

Spring quarter passes are valid from Monday, March 27, 2017, to Sunday, June 18, 2017.

With Go Metro and BruinGO!, you'll be able to ride on any Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, Culver CityBus, and Metro bus or rail line, including the new Expo Line Extension.

 

We’re Offering Free Transit Passes!

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TIP_700x240In honor of transit week during our Rideshare Month celebration, we're offering free BruinGO! Flash Passes or Go Metro passes to eligible UCLA employees through our Transit Incentive Program (TIP).

Choose to join either Try Transit or Permit Buy Back for some awesome perks and savings.

BruinGO! Flash Passes provide unlimited rides on any Santa Monica Big Blue Bus or Culver CityBus. With your Go Metro pass, you can ride on any Metro bus or rail line, including the new Expo Line to UCLA.

Plus, you may be eligible to join the Bruin Commuter Club (BCC), which offers benefits such as unlimited discounted daily parking and four hours of Zipcar rentals every month.

For more information about TIP and to register for your free pass, click here.