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Go to the Sustainable Transportation webpage for more info and resources!


Traveling to/from Campus? These services offer more Sustainable Commutes 

See the article HERE


Amtrak Train & Bus Services

Save time, gas and money by taking the bus and train. Amtrak buses depart and arrive on campus, with connections to train service. Student discounts available, with comfortable seating and free Wi-Fi! For more information, routes and schedules, Check out Amtrak/San Joaquins.

Homeward Bound Bus Charter

Going home for breaks and holidays? 

Click HERE to learn about our Homeward Bound Bus Charter


JackPass program allows you to use the public transit system for free using your student ID Card. During the Fall and Spring semesters, all Humboldt students will have unlimited free ride access on the Redwood Transit System (RTS) buses, which serve the Route 101 corridor from Trinidad to Scotia, including Valley East and Valley West in Arcata, the Eureka Transit System (ETS) buses which serve the city of Eureka and Arcata & Mad River Transit System (A&MRTS) which serves the Arcata area, and Willow Creek/Arcata Route which is operated by Humboldt Transit Authority and travels between the communities of Arcata and Willow Creek.

JackPass Dates > Click HERE

Fall 2023 Green & Gold Bus Route Information 

Green & Gold Bus Route Map 

Bus schedules can be found right outside the bus stops and online

For real-time updates on the bus schedule, download the Transit app.


Zipcar is car sharing, an alternative to car rental and car ownership that gives you the freedom to take a car when you want it, and put it back when you’re done. Get off campus for errands, entertainment, even road trips! Plus avoid the hassles and expenses of owning a car and finding parking on campus. Cal Poly Humboldt has partnered with Zipcar to have five cars on campus available on-demand 24/7 that can be reserved by the hour or day.

Membership information includes

  • Free gas for all trips
  • Secondary insurance included
  • Maintenance and 24/7 roadside assistance
  • 180 miles per day ($0.58 per mile after that)

Click link HERE for more information


Students and employees can now utilize the Cal Poly Humboldt Ride Match Service to connect with others interested in sharing rides to/from campus. By carpooling you will enjoy an easier commute, save money on gas and parking, meet new people and even gain access to carpool-only parking! There are separate Ride Match sign-ups for students and for faculty/staff.  Check out this Ride Match Info for details, and see below to sign up.

Click HERE for more information


Bicycle Riding

Bicycles are one of the most useful and economical alternatives to motor vehicles because they are relatively inexpensive to buy and need only minor repairs. For students living in Arcata, the campus is only a short ride away. The University provides bike racks throughout the campus. Be sure to lock your bicycle properly with a good lock.

Got a bike? Get FREE help fixing your bike at the BICYCLE LEARNING CENTER

No Bike? No Problem. Rent a bike HERE

The Humboldt Bay Area Bike Map is mobile friendly and interactive. 

  • Find bike routes
  • Connector routes, bike shops and other bicycling services. 


Dial-A-Ride Service is an ADA Paratransit, shared-ride service for those who are unable to use our local public transportation due to a documented disability. Registered riders can schedule trips to be driven from their origin to their destination and back. To register for these services, call the Humboldt Transit Authority at (707) 443-0826 or fill out the Dial-a-Ride Application

Click HERE for more information