Alternative Transportation To and From Campus
California State University Channel Islands Alternative Transportation Program is a tremendous resource for students, faculty and staff looking for alternate ways to commute to and from campus. We support the Ventura County Transportation Commission's initiatives which promote alternatives to driving alone including carpooling, taking local transit, car sharing, bicycling and walking. In addition, we can provide simple and accessible resources for ride matching for students, faculty and staff. Each of these alternatives offers wonderful benefits to the user, as well as our campus community and our environment!
CATCH THE VISTA BUS
WHO: All students, faculty and staff of CSU Channel Islands are welcome to enjoy the benefits of public transportation via the Vista Bus.
WHEN: The Vista Bus Shuttle Service is available Monday through Friday 7:00am to 10:30pm. The bus is also scheduled Saturdays from 7:00am to 5:30pm to and from Oxnard and 7:30am to 5:20pm to and from the Camarillo Metrolink Station.
WHERE: The Vista Bus Shuttle stop on the CI campus is located on San Luis Street between the Broome Library and Sage Hall across from the A-2 parking lot.The shuttle card is a county-wide bus pass which can be used with other Ventura County area bus services which transfer to the CSU Channel Islands shuttles. Or, riders are welcome to park for free at one of the sites and ride the shuttle to campus.
COST: The cost of the shuttle card is $25.00 per academic semester, summer session is $21.87 for students, faculty and staff. Shuttle cards are available for purchase at Police and Parking Services customer service. located in Placer Hall, Monday- Thursday 8AM to 430PM Fridays 8AM to 3PM
TO PURCHASE: To utilize this service and purchase your photo shuttle card, stop by Police and Parking Services to complete an application and have your photo taken. Please allow 15 minutes to process your card.
Vista Bus Shuttle Service: There are three satellite Vista Bus shuttle sites:
1- Oxnard "C" Street Transfer Center - (Adjacent to the back of the Centerpoint Mall)
2- Near Oxnard College - (SW Bard Road & Simpson Drive)
3- Camarillo Metrolink Station - (Lewis Road & Ventura Blvd.)
CLICK HERE FOR VISTA BUS ROUTES AND SCHEDULES: or call 1(800) 438-1112.
CARPOOL WITH CLASSMATES AND COLLEAGUES
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to form carpools to and from campus for their daily commute. Parking for carpoolers is made easier with the option to purchase one parking permit for two up to four vehicles being used in the carpool each semester.
PERMITS: Carpoolers must purchase their permit from Police and Parking Services Customer Service in Placer Hall. When completing the permit application, each member of the carpool will provide their vehicle information which ties one permit number to each of the vehicles listed. Think about it . . . up to four commuters, up to four vehicles, with one permit. The only requirement is that the permit must be properly displayed at all times on the carpool vehicle being driven to and parked on campus or it is subject to citation.
MEETING LOCATIONS: Carpoolers are encouraged to find a common meeting location if they do not live within reasonable proximity of one another. Great places to meet and ride together are the Park and Ride lots located on Las Posas Road and Ventura Boulevard (across from the Target shopping center) and on Santa Rosa Road near the southbound 101 freeway entrance (across from the Mobil gas station).
CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER:
NEED A CAR? BORROW OURS!
Honk, Honk! Zipcar is an innovative car-sharing program available to all CSU Channel Islands students 18+, faculty, staff and University Glen residents. Zipcar is wheels when you want them, literally. With Zipcars parked on campus, all you have to do is decide where you want to go and when.
Fuel, insurance, maintenance, roadside assistance and reserved parking are all included for a $35 annual membership fee and low hourly and daily rates - as low as $7.50hr/$69.00 day weekdays and $8.50hr/$77.00day weekends. CI has two vehicles in these locations: one (Bilski Insight) in Town Center and on (Furtado Focus) between Anacapa and Santa Cruz Villages in the A-5 parking lot.
BICYCLE TO CAMPUS
Did you know . . .
CSU Channel Islands has bicycle racks in 15 campus locations including:
- A2 parking lot on the south side of Sage Hall
- A1 parking lot outside the entry of Placer Hall
- South Side of the main entry of Broome Library
- A/E lot to the north of Malibu Hall
- Main entry of the Bell Tower from the South Quad
- In the center of Anacapa Village
- Southeast corners of the Recreation Center in the A5 parking lot
- Northeast corners of the Recreation Center in the A5 parking lot
- South side of Aliso Hall between Aliso and Arroyo Halls
- Parking lot between the Student Union and Bell Tower West
- D-1 parking lot between Ojai Hall and Bell Tower East
- Between Manzanita and Solano Halls
- South side of Napa Halls between Napa and Solano Halls
- A4 parking lot nearest El Dorado Hall
- A11 parking lot nearest Modoc Hall
- With the opening of the new entry road, bike lanes on major streets surrounding the campus will be more accessible and safer than ever before. The new campus entry and the completion of widening Lewis Road will help provide a safe commute from the Camarillo Metrolink Station to campus.
- There are shower and changing facilities available at the Campus Recreation Gym during the center's regular business hours. For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 437-3266.
- All VISTA buses are equipped to carry bicycles. Students, faculty and staff can purchase a VISTA shuttle card for only $25.00 per academic semester, summer sessions $21.87 or $1.25 a ride each way – an extreme savings of over the price of a monthly pass for other Ventura County residents.
- More information about safe bicycle routes to and from campus is always available by visiting the 511 website – or visiting Police and Parking Services in Placer Hall
- Campus Recreation has an air compressor available to all students, faculty and staff to re-inflate tires. And, the Bicycle Kitchen Club helps members of our campus community fix bicycles on Friday afternoons.
- The Cove Bookstore in the Town Center currently sells bicycle lights and locks.
WALK TO CAMPUS
Walking is good for your brain. In a study on walking and cognitive function, researchers found that those who walked the equivalent of an easy pace at least 1.5 hours per week had significantly better cognitive function and less cognitive decline than people who walked less than 40 minutes per week. It's good for your health. It's great for the environment, and you never have to look for a parking space. Walking to campus from the Residence Halls or the University Glen Community not only improves your health – all of your friends and colleagues will envy your ten minute commute!
CONSIDER A TRANSIT MIX
Walk to your garage or covered parking, then ride your bicycle or take your vehicle to one of the three Vista Shuttle sites connecting to CI – and take the Vista Shuttle the rest of the way in! The Vista Shuttle can transport your bicycle, as each bus is equipped with racks for this very purpose! Or – if you live a bit further away from campus, take the Metrolink Train to the Camarillo Station and take the Vista Shuttle to campus. There are so many ways to mix it up!
You can SAVE MONEY, REDUCE STRESS, AIR POLLUTION AND TRAFFIC CONGESTION
For more information about our Alternative Transportation Program, please contact Transportation Lead Danny Haws at email@example.com or visit Police and Parking Services in Placer Hall adjacent to the A-1 parking lot on Camarillo St., or call 805-437-8476.