Unique transportation benefits available for employees

Employees who don’t buy an annual parking permit are eligible for some unique transportation benefits through the university, designed to encourage the use of alternative transportation.keys in car door

Flexible parking pass options

Employees who don’t purchase an annual permit have several options.

Employees without an annual permit get a discounted rate on daily scratch off parking passes. The Commuter Pack is comprised of ten scratch off passes and is available for $90 (buy 9, get one free). Even if you usually bike, bus, or carpool, you still might need to park a few times per year. Purchase a 10-pack of daily hangtag parking passes to cover your drive. For more information, call Parking Services at 970-491-7041.

Monthly parking passes are also available, and can be especially handy in winter months for employees who may otherwise ride a bike or transit. These permits are $61 a month.

Emergency Ride Home

Emergency Ride Home is your assurance that you can get a ride home if you have taken alternative transportation to Colorado State University. Emergency Ride Home is funded by Parking and Transportation Services. It’s available to employees who need to get home and:

  • Do not have a parking permit with Parking and Transportation Services.
  • Use alternative transportation other than their personal vehicle the day of the Emergency Ride Home request.

An employee can use this service two times per fiscal year. It provides a free taxi ride home or the free check-out a Zipcar (free membership required) to get home in an emergency.

Short term rental cars on campus

Need to run an errand at lunch? Colorado State University has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area. Zipcars are available to students and employees, and are parked across campus for pick up; once you’re done with the Zipcar, you return it to the same spot.

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