Faculty and Staff Commuters

Faculty and staff: Let us help you plan your commute to and from work. We’ll help you take advantage of subsidies that encourage the use of alternative transportation, and we’ll help you customize your route.

Complete the CTR Participation form to begin earning your subsidies. Contact the Security Office at 206-281-2922 or email SecurityInfo@spu.edu for assistance.

Forms and Information

Commute trip reduction incentives

SPU Employee ORCA Card

Full-time employees (at least 0.8 FTE or 32 hours a week) 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. Download the above ORCA Agreement form and email to eideh@spu.edu.


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, contact eideh@spu.edu.


Some University employees live within bicycling or walking distance of campus. The University offers free lockers and shower access at Brougham for full-time employees biking or walking at least three days per week.

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

Washington State Ferries

A subsidy of $35/month is available if you combine transit, biking, walking, carpooling, or vanpooling with your ferry ride.

SPU Zipcar Program

Zipcar is a car-sharing company which rents cars by the hour. Full-time SPU faculty and staff who 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. Zipcar has specific eligibility criteria for personal accounts, and personal account users are subject to Zipcar’s fees and rates. Learn more.

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