a quick route to Sacramento State and, subsequently, a parking spot on campus
is proving to be a challenge for faculty, staff and students again this semester.
However, there are practical, cost-saving solutions to the commute and parking
headaches the campus community has had to deal with the past few semesters.
The wide variety of options ensures a choice that can work for just about any
commuter, no matter what their transportation preference may be. And using alternate
transportation even one day a week can provide significant benefits to, parking
conditions and the wallet.
the newest option Sacramento State commuters have to arrange a carpool community.
Exclusive to Sacramento State students, faculty and staff, AlterNetRides provides
a website where a commuter may sign up as a one-day-a-week or semester-long
carpooler. AlterNetRides will then automatically find potential carpool partners
based on the location information provided.
is done via “blind e-mail,” meaning the person being contacted will,
in the beginning, not have access to a name, phone number, address, or e-mail
until both parties feel comfortable. Options include signing up as a driver
only, passenger only, or shared driving. Faculty/staff carpool parking spaces
are located in Lots 1, 2, 4 and Parking Structure I, and permits may be obtained
at the University Transportation and Parking Services office in Foley Hall.
website also provides a Commuter Savings Calculator. By simply inputting a few
facts about a prospective user’s commute and car, it is possible to see
the cost savings carpooling or alternate transportation can provide.
In addition to
carpooling, vanpooling is another effective commute option. For information
on vanpools, contact Freddy Orozco, employee transportation coordinator, at
278-7527 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also
several transit link options available to Sacramento State commuters, including
the Sacramento Regional Transit bus and light rail system, Roseville Transit,
El Dorado Transit, the Elk Grove e-Tram, and Hornet Express Shuttle, among others.
for transit option information.
near the campus can use bicycling or walking as a healthy, inexpensive transportation
option. Walking at three miles an hour burns 60-80 calories per mile—a
great way to get that daily dose of exercise. There are many pedestrian pathways
to and throughout the campus. Bicycling is also a good way to commute to campus,
and there is a free bicycle compound located adjacent to the Guy West Bridge.
Faculty, staff and students can park their bikes at the compound as well as
many other bike rack locations across the campus.
campus will get easier as well, thanks to construction of a comprehensive system
that will extend the bicycle path along State University Drive West by 4,000
feet. The project began over the summer and will be completed by the end of
For more information
about Sacramento State commute choices, visit University Transportation and
Parking Services at www.csus.edu/utaps.
California State University, Sacramento Public
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156