USC Transportation uses multiple strategies to meet campus transportation needs without further compromising our city’s air quality. While we continually seek new ways of minimizing our environmental impact, the following methods are currently employed by USC Transportation:
USC has a fleet of Shuttles and Buses that include gasoline, bio-diesel, CNG and propane fuels. Biodiesel and propane are considered safer than gasoline because they are non-toxic. Biodiesel reduces toxin compounds by 75-85%, while the use of propane reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 18%. The shuttle schedule can be found here.
USC purchases vehicles with a high green rating, including five hybrids, to provide escort services for students and staff. Hybrids produce 80% less greenhouse gases than regular gasoline vehicles.
Maven is a car sharing amenity designed specifically for the USC community. This service provides our constituents with 24/7 access to more than 17 fuel efficient vehicles in and around the campuses. The Mobile App allows for ease of use with a pay-as-you-go feature that includes fuel and insurance costs.
The university offers B20 Biodiesel fuel at the fuel station located by the Parking Center. B20 Biodiesel is not a fossil fuel, so its use reduces the greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by normal vehicle use.
Ride Amigos – Coming soon!
RideAmigos is the premiere Commuter Management & Ridesharing Software in the world. It is considered the most comprehensive commuter management platform that is available to the Transportation industry. The program features an all-in-one dashboard with multi-modal trip planning, intelligent rideshare matching, automatic trip logging, incentives and competitions through gamification campaigns, transportation surveys, biking, and car rentals. RideAmigos will help USC Transportation evaluate USC commuter behavior patterns to help reduce traffic from single-occupancy vehicles, save money on employee parking costs, and increase health and wellness outreach programs.
The Exposition Light Rail Transit Line (Expo Line) travels between Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica with multiple stations at USC’s University Park Campus.
Bicycling to USC is easy. Bike lanes lead to the UPC campus from the North on Hoover and McClintock, from the South-West on Exposition, and soon from the East on Jefferson and Figueroa. You can also bring your bike on the Metro Expo train or on the front racks of Metro buses. When on campus, ride on designated bike lanes. Go slowly and be considerate of pedestrians, who have the right of way.