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UCLA Transportation Awarded Energy Champions


etaward_nov2016Sunday night's basketball game against Long Beach State at Pauley Pavilion was dedicated to UCLA Transportation and its efforts in promoting sustainable transportation.

Along with a Bruin victory, Energy Upgrade California—a state initiative aimed at saving energy and conserving natural resources—presented Renee Fortier, executive director of UCLA Event & Transportation; Penny Menton, director of communications, organizational development & commuter services; and Dave Karwaski, senior associate director of planning, policy & traffic systems, with the Energy Champion award.

The award recognizes UCLA Transportation's "leadership in making UCLA and California a model of clean energy and sustainability" by providing sustainable transportation options designed to encourage the entire UCLA community to carpool, bike, walk, vanpool and use public transit. UCLA Transportation has dramatically reduced traffic generated by single occupancy vehicles and the corresponding greenhouse gas emissions.

Congratulations for being Energy Champions!

Buy Go Metro, Get a Free Flash Pass!


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!


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.



New Culver CityBus Rapid 6 Short Line

Culver City Bus

Culver City BusExciting news! The Culver CityBus Rapid 6 has returned to Gateway Plaza (formerly known as Ackerman turnaround). They've also implemented additional service—with a new mid-day service between 10:12 a.m. and 2:42 p.m. that picks up every 30 minutes and additional evening service.

To top it all off, there's a new all-day Rapid 6 Short Line! The Short Line has 8 stops instead of the regular Rapid's 15, from Westwood Plaza/Strathmore Place to Sepulveda Boulevard/Palms Boulevard.

UCLA faculty, staff and students can ride any Culver CityBus for a 50-cent copay per ride, or by purchasing a BruinGO! Flash Pass for only $33 per quarter. This fall, as part of our new BruinTAP for Transit promotion, if you buy a Go Metro pass, you'll get a Flash Pass for free!



Metro Unveils Brand New Website


beta-metro-blogMetro rolled out its new-and-improved website yesterday, equipped with a completely redesigned trip planner. And they're letting the public test the beta version before launching the official site in January.

Screen capture of Trip Planner on the new Metro website, currently in beta-testing.From now through the end of the year, you can preview and try their trip planner, which has been re-engineered to include multi-modal options and up-to-date service alerts. That means users can now choose from rail, bus, bike or pedestrian routes.

Also included are both scheduled and real-time arrivals for Metro, as well as service data from 24 carriers until the end of the year.
The new site has been especially redesigned as a "mobile-first experience." According to Metro, more than 65% of customers Mobile screen capture of new Metro website, currently in beta-testing.access their site using a mobile device. About 30% use desktop computers, and 5% use tablets.

Submit any comments or suggestions you may have about the new site. Metro's tech team will take all submissions into consideration before the website's official launch next year.