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Let us help you plan your commute to and from work. Not only do we offer various subsidies to encourage the use of alternative transportation, but we'll help you customize your route. Complete the CTR Participation form to begin earning your subsidies or contact the Security Office at 206-281-2922 or email SecurityInfo@spu.edu for assistance.

Forms and Information

2015-16 Commute Alternatives Information (PDF)

2015-16 Employee ORCA Agreement (PDF)

2015-16 Commute Trip Reduction Participation Form (PDF)
2015-16 Bike Registration Form (PDF)


2015-2016 Employee ORCA Card

2015-16 ORCA Cards are now available for eligible employees to renew and to pick up at Safety and Security.

Low Emitting, Fuel Efficient Vehicle Discount

Faculty and staff who drive low emitting, fuel efficient vehicles are eligible for a 20% parking discount. To qualify, your vehicle must be rated 50 or higher in the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) Green Book. Ratings are awarded based on tailpipe emissions, fuel economy, vehicle mass, and (if hybrid or electric) battery mass and composition. To determine if your vehicle qualifies, please select this included link. If your vehicle qualifies, please contact the Security Office to receive the discount.

SPU Zipcar Program

Zipcar is a car-sharing company which rents cars by the hour. SPU faculty and staff that routinely bicycle, walk, bus, or carpool to work may use the two campus Zipcars for free for up to 12 hours per month to run personal errands of 2 hours or less during the workday.

SPU Zipcar Policy (PDF)


Students, age 18 and over, can use Zipcar on a personal account (personal account users are subject to Zipcar's fees and rates. Zipcar has specific eligibility criteria for personal accounts. Learn more by clicking HERE


SPU Employee ORCA Card
Employees are eligible for a SPU ORCA Card. This bus pass is good anywhere Metro, Sound, Community, Everett, Kitsap, and Pierce Transit travel, as well as the Sounder Train and the Link Light Rail.
Carpoolers can receive discounted or free parking on campus. The ORCA card covers 100% of the monthly Metro Vanshare fare and $75 of the monthly Vanpool fare.  To find Vanshare, Vanpool, and carpooling commuting partners, search http://www.rideshareonline.com/.

Bike / Walk
Many University employees live within easy bicycling or walking distance of campus. The University offers free lockers and access to showers at Brougham for those biking or walking at least 3 days per week.

Having trouble finding a bike rack? Find the closest one on this map.

WA State Ferries
Additional subsidies are available if you combine transit, biking, walking, carpooling or vanpooling with your Ferry ride. 


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