Alternate Transportation

The concept of transportation alternatives is not a new one; it is, very simply, finding an alternative to one-car, one-driver commuting. The alternative may be in the form of a carpool, transit bus, bicycle, moped/motorcycle, or as a pedestrian. Each of these alternatives offers benefits to the user as well as to the University and the community including:

  • Saving money

  • Saving vehicle wear and tear

  • Saving gas and reducing energy consumption

  • Reducing traffic and parking congestion

  • Providing an environment to meet new friends, and it is better for the environment. 


Looking for a ride home?

Amtrak San Joaquins Route 7 – Students save 15% on Travel!

The Route 7 Amtrak Thruway Bus transports passengers from Arcata down to Martinez where it connects to the San Joaquins train line. The bus picks passengers up in Arcata at 925 E Street and departs at 5:25am and 10:20am daily. The bus features free Wi-Fi, outlets, restrooms, and reclining seats. You can purchase tickets at

Students get a 15% discount when they choose “Adult” as their ticket type and use the promo code V353.

Humboldt Transit Authority Announces Old Arcata Road Service

Call ahead to schedule a ride between the designated pick-up locations shown on the map. Either the pick-up or drop-off location must include one of the blue stops along Old Arcata Rd between Sunny Brae and Freshwater Corners.  A blue stop to a blue stop and a blue to purple stop is permitted, but a purple to purple is not.

You will be picked up by a “Dial-a-Ride” mini-bus or a City Cab, depending on route optimizations.

Visit their website for full details: 


Explore the Options!

And, check out this film about alternative transportation options at HSU, made by students in FILM 477 in Fall 2017 [Note: Zagster Bike Share went out of business in 2020 and removed their bikes and stations from campus].

Below are links describing the variety of transportation alternatives available to the campus community. Try a new form of transportation today!