Mustang Shuttle: your free on-campus shuttle service.

  • As of Fall 2023 Mustang Shuttle will run both day and nighttime service. This on-campus shuttle service is free for Cal Poly students, staff, and faculty with the swipe of your Cal Poly ID when boarding.
  • Catching a ride on the shuttle is even easier with the Mustang Shuttle app that allows riders to track the location of the shuttle and see accurate arrival times. Find the Mustang Shuttle app on the Apple App Store, or Google Play.
  • The daytime shuttle starts a loop through campus every 30-45 minutes and the nighttime shuttle runs every 10-20 minutes for student needs.

Zipcarprovides a self-service, on-demand car sharing program to Cal Poly students for personal, quick, and business needs that students might encounter while here at school.

SLO Transit: all faculty, staff and students can ride for free with their Cal Poly ID. 

The SLO Transit is the bus system that connects the city of San Luis Obispo to the campus directly.

  • SLO Transit stops at two separate locations on campus - one stop is located on Grand Avenue in front of Sequioa Hall. The other bus stop is located where North Perimeter meets University Drive next to Kennedy Library. These buses will take you anywhere you need to go within the city of San Luis Obispo.
  • Find the bus route you need by checking out the SLO Transit Schedule.
  • Use the Bus Tracker App to find where the bus is, locate the closest stop to your present location, and get Rider Alert information. Get it on your computer, from Apple App Store or Google Play.

RTA Bus Service: the multi-city transportation connection.

  • The San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA) provides inter-community public transpiration. RTA's service area includes all of San Luis Obispo County and extends into Santa Barbara County to the south.
  • Many of the routes include stops at Cal Poly and at the transit hub in downtown San Luis Obispo to accommodate any transfers you may need.
  • Bus passes can be found on the Token Transit app, available on your computer, from Apple App Store, or Google Play.
  • Enrolled and qualifying commuters can become eligible for a discounted 30-day RTA bus pass through the iRideShare platform.  

Van Poollike carpool except it holds more people, typically a group of 5 to 15 people who commute together in a van or SUV.

  • There are three vendors that provide services in San Luis Obispo County. To start a vanpool, you will need to gather a group of students/staff/faculty who live in a similar region, contact a vendor to start the vanpool, and don’t forget to email Rideshare to sign up for subsidies and incentives.
  • Additionally, TAPS will pay 100% of fuel costs and allow the vanpool free parking in designated vanpool spaces. Check out more about vanpool programs at your one stop shop for networking and connecting with others commuting to Cal Poly.

  • Join the Cal Poly Student Network to check out the different alternative commute options that are available. You can create a trip on iRideShare and invite other Cal Poly students to join, or you can join another student's trip!
  • Students who utilize the iRideShare platform can become eligible for discounted bus passes, commuter incentives, and more!

Other Resources: Commuter services is coordinated by Transportation & Parking Services with a focus on reducing the use of single occupant vehicles coming to campus.

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