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ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINE

Employee Public Transit Benefits

Guideline Contents

  • Responsible University Officer:
    Director of Parking, Transportation, and Support Services
  • Primary Guideline Contact:
    Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

CSULB is committed to supporting sustainable transportation options for our campus community. This is in accordance with the South Coast Air Quality Management District requirement for all companies with over 250 employees in the South Coast Air Basin to have an employee commute reduction program in place. The purpose of this guideline is to support sustainable transportation choices and reduce single occupancy vehicle commutes by providing University employees with transit subsidies to encourage their use of public transportation.

GUIDELINE STATEMENT

Employee public transit benefit eligibility and limitations

Long Beach Transit

CSULB Parking and Transportation Services encourages our campus community to use public transit as a form of sustainable transportation that reduces the University’s carbon footprint. CSULB has partnered with Long Beach Transit to offer the U-PASS TAP Card Program, which provides free boardings on all Long Beach Transit busses to the following employees:

  • Current faculty, including lecturers
  • Current staff employees, including CCPE, Housing, and Parking, excluding the casual worker classification
  • Currently benefitted auxiliary organization employees (ASI, 49er Shops, 49er Foundation, Research Foundation)

Eligible employees who wish to ride Long Beach Transit to campus may obtain a TAP Card from the Cashier’s Office, located on the first floor of Brotman Hall.

LA County Metro – MTA

CSULB faculty or staff who live outside of the LBT service area but within LA County may purchase MTA transit fare for their own commute to and from CSULB and receive reimbursement, by direct deposit only, of:

  • 100% of actuals paid, up to the approved limit, for employees who do not have a CSULB parking permit
  • 50% of actuals paid, up to the approved limit, for employees who do have a CSULB parking permit

OCTA

CSULB faculty or staff who live outside of the LBT service area but within Orange County may purchase OCTA transit fare for their own commute to and from CSULB and receive reimbursement, by direct deposit only, of:

  • 100% of actuals paid, up to the approved limit, for employees who do not have a CSULB parking permit
  • 50% of actuals paid, up to the approved limit for employees who do have a CSULB parking permit

Transit Subsidy Recipients

Employees who receive a transit subsidy, including the U-PASS TAP Card Program, are not eligible for any additional benefits, such as Rideshare Rewards Points.

Please contact the Sustainable Transportation Coordinator at (562) 985-4091 or sustainabletransportation@csulb.edu if you have any questions.

PROCEDURES

Long Beach Transit

Eligible employees may obtain a TAP Card from the Cashier’s Office in Brotman Hall and may ride Long Beach Transit for free by tapping this card upon boarding any Long Beach Transit bus.

For MTA or OCTA, eligible employees must:

  • Complete and sign a CSULB Authorization for Public Transit Reimbursement form annually, each fiscal year, and submit the completed form to the Sustainable Transportation Coordinator at the Parking Office.
  • Sign up for Employee Reimbursement Direct Deposit Enrollment Authorization to receive any and all reimbursements.
  • During each fiscal year, scan and email a copy of both the monthly transit pass and the receipt to sustainabletransprotation@csulb.edu. Hard copies may also be submitted in lieu of scanned copies, and should be sent to the Sustainable Transportation Coordinator at the Parking Office or at Mail Stop 0757.

FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS

Subject Contact Phone Email
Guideline Contact Ellie Christov (562) 985-8328 Ellie.Christov@csulb.edu
Subject Matter Expert Elissa Thomas (562) 985-4091 Elissa.Thomas@csulb.edu

APPENDICES AND RELATED INFORMATION

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FAQ

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HISTORY

Issue Date: July 17, 2012

Last Review Date: July 17, 2012

Amended Date: August 12, 2014

Amended Description: U-PASS changed from ID Card to TAP Card and eligibility defined