Alternative commute options


WSU Vancouver offers carpool permits that allow you to park in reserved spaces. When you register your carpool or vanpool of two or more people with Parking Services, your parking permit will be marked with an indicator allowing you to use Carpool Reserved spaces. You will also receive some Orange daily parking permits to use in case you need to drive alone occasionally. (Semester carpools receive three daily permits, and Annual carpools receive six.)

WSU Vancouver employees who are members of a registered carpool or vanpool are eligible for an Emergency Ride Home voucher in case of an emergency.

Contact Parking Services for more information and for the current locations of the carpool reserved parking spaces. To find a carpool or vanpool in your area, visit Clark County Commute.

Public Transportation

WSU Vancouver themed C-Tran busC-Tran’s #19 Salmon Creek bus route offers service to the WSU Vancouver campus during the week. Visit C-Tran for the most up-to-date bus schedule.

Lower Columbia CAP offers a Rural Public Transportation service between Longview and Vancouver Monday through Friday, six times a day. Visit its website for program eligibility and schedules.

TriMet provides public transportation in the Portland, Oregon, area.

Students, staff and faculty of WSU Vancouver are eligible for the C-Tran BackPASS, allowing unlimited access to C-Tran local and limited bus service (not valid on Express or C-VAN services). The BackPASS program is subject to discontinuation at C-Tran’s discretion. Contact the cashier in the Student Services Center at WSU Vancouver for more information.


WSU Vancouver offers bicycle racks, clothes lockers and shower facilities. Covered bicycle racks are available for use outside the Library building and Firstenburg Student Commons.

Maps of the bicycle routes in the Greater Vancouver area are available free of charge in the Parking Services office.  For more information, see the following: