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Employee Transportation Programs

Employee transportation programs support sustainable transportation choices and reduce single occupancy vehicle commutes to the campus by providing university employees with public transit subsidies and fringe benefit incentives.

Employee Public Transit Subsidies

CSULB has partnered with Long Beach Transit to offer the U-PASS TAP Card Program, which provides free boardings on all Long Beach Transit buses 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, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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

Employee Rideshare Rewards

As an incentive to choose a commute alternative to driving alone to work, CSULB Parking and Transportation Services offers university employees one point for each day they walk, bike, carpool, ride a motorcycle, or do not come to campus as a result of having already worked a 4/40 or a 3/36 workweek. Each point is worth $1 cash value.

Employees who walk, bike, carpool, ride a motorcycle, or work a compressed work week must complete the online Rideshare registration and record their commute on the online monthly Rideshare record. Points from the previous month must be recorded on the Rideshare record by the fifth day of the following month. Points may be accrued and saved up to a limit of 250, and they may be withdrawn in increments of $25 gift cards to available vendors. Any employee who accrues more than 250 points will receive a reminder email to withdraw points above 250 within 30 days, or any points above 250 will be forfeited at the end of the fiscal year on June 30. It is the employee’s responsibility to withdraw all accrued points upon separation from the university or points will be forfeited after separation.

The IRS considers these sustainable transportation incentives to be taxable fringe benefits. The total redeemed incentives will be taxed at current state and federal rates. These taxes will be taken out of the following month’s paycheck.


  • Beach Bucks can be requested to be placed on your CSULB ID card, which may then be used as payment at select campus locations.
  • JAX Bicycles Gift Cards
  • Lowe's Gift Cards
  • Sprouts Farmers Market Gift Cards

Employee Rideshare Guaranteed Ride Home

CSULB faculty and staff who are registered members of the CSULB Rideshare Program and who carpool or vanpool may contact Sustainable Transportation at (562) 985-RIDE or Parking and Transportation Services at (562) 985-4146 to request a ride home in the event of a qualified emergency. There is a maximum of two emergency rides per ridesharing employee in a 12-month period.

Please review these administrative guidelines for what qualifies as a valid emergency as well as allowed destinations.

South Coast Air Quality Management District Annual Survey

Members of the Employee Rideshare Program are required to complete a brief Air Quality Management District commute survey once each year. The survey asks how you traveled to campus each day during a work week. Failure to complete the annual AQMD Survey may result in the termination of Rideshare benefits.


For questions about the Employee Rideshare Program, contact the Sustainable Transportation Coordinator at (562) 985-RIDE.

Cashier's Office

Brotman Hall, first floor
(562) 985-8280
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.