Sonoma County has a variety of transit options to get residents where they need to go without a personal vehicle. 28% of SRJC students get to campus by alternative modes. They know that a bus, train, carpool, bike, scooter or walking trip saves money and reduces the stress of commuting and parking.
Tip: If you must drive to the Santa Rosa Campus, we recommend you head straight to the parking garage located at 521 7th St. From there, use your valid Cub Card for a free ride to school on the Santa Rosa City bus (routes 1, 20, 48, or 60) at Cherry St. without the hassle and expense of on-campus lots. Just swing by the student affairs office in Bertolini for a parking voucher to leave the garage before you head home.
Students and staff can use 511.org to find the best way to get to campus.
Commute by Carpool
Find an SRJC rider or driver at 511.org or pick a neighbor or friend from class to share a ride!
Waze Carpool matches drivers and riders who are commuting from the same location to the same destination at the same time. Waze is where drivers can post their route, and Waze Carpool is a separate app that is used for riders to locate drivers. Since this carpool ride-matching app is new in Sonoma County, we need your help to establish a pool of both drivers and riders in order to get the most out of this alternative mobility service. As a driver, you will make the standard IRS rate of $0.54 per mile, which can help cover your fuel and maintenance costs. *Rides must be set up the day before to ensure it gets matched and confirmed.
3 Steps to Carpool:
1. See who’s on your route: With Waze Carpool, YOU CHOOSE who you carpool with based on detailed profiles, star ratings, and connections — shared interests, same workplace, and more — as well as price and distance off route.
2. Offer/request a ride: Found someone? Simply offer a ride (drivers) or request a ride (riders), and wait for a reply. You’re notified as soon as the ride is confirmed.
3. Enjoy your commute! Drivers are guided by Waze on the fastest route, while riders can follow their progress on the map in real-time. When the ride is over, payment is transferred from rider to driver automatically.
Use code 511WAZE for a free ride!
Scoop is another carpool service that brings together co-workers, students, and neighbors who are going the same way. Enter your trip information by 9 p.m. the night before your morning commute, and 3:30 p.m. for your afternoon commute. Scoop automatically provides you with your match and trip itinerary.
Register with Promo Code SCOOPME05 for a free first trip.
ECO-Pass Student Carpool Parking
Tired of circling endlessly to find a parking spot and get to class on time? The ECO-Pass carpool permit is your way out of that stress!
- A limited number of ECO-Pass Spring 2019 permits are available for $30 at Bailey Hall accounting office
- 20 designated ECO-Pass parking spaces: 10 in Bech and 10 in Emeritus lots
- ECO-Pass parking spaces are conveniently located close to classrooms
- ECO-Pass parking spaces are first come, first served
- 2 student ECO-Pass holders must ride together
- 2 ECO-Pass permits must be displayed on the vehicle dash
- ECO-Pass permits valid in any student parking space at each SRJC campus
- Spring parking permits may be returned through 2/8
Save money, save time, save the planet - one ride at a time.
Commute by Transit
Plan your trip HERE
With the start of SMART rail service, Sonoma County Transit’s Route 44 will be a “free” link to and from the Petaluma SMART Depot for SRJC students with their current CubCard. There are also SMART Connectors and Shuttles available through Sonoma County Transit. Get off at the Santa Rosa North or Downtown station and walk or cycle to campus (Between 1 to 2 miles)
In our continuing efforts to provide sustainable transportation alternatives for our students, SRJC has partnered with SMART on a special Eco-Pass program. Student transportation fees will help to subsidize the cost, reducing the fare to only $260 for a semester pass, January 14 – May 24, 2019. The regular cost for this type of pass would be $517.50, which is already a discounted price. This pass will provide you unlimited ridership, any time the train is running, for the course of the spring semester.
To purchase a pass, please visit one of the following locations on either campus; in Bailey Hall on the Santa Rosa Campus, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or the First Stop Center, Jacobs Hall, PC109 on the Petaluma Campus. You can call (707) 527-4424 for more information. Here are some more details of the program:
* This Eco-Pass is for my use only, as a student of Santa Rosa Junior College. The Eco-Pass is non-transferable, cannot be sold, transferred or duplicated, and may not be provided to or used by anyone else other than the participating student to whom it is issued, including family and friends. If someone other than myself is found using this Eco-Pass on SMART, that person may be subject to a fine.
* Students must tag their Eco-Passes on the Clipper reader at the SMART station platform each time they embark and disembark the train.
* SMART, in its sole discretion, may replace damaged, lost or stolen Eco-Passes.
Commute by Bike
Sonoma County is bike friendly. Bike paths can be found throughout various cities. You should plan to wear a helmet when biking and always lock your bike when you arrive at your destination. No permit is required to park your bike on campus. Bicycles must be parked in racks or BikeLink lockers located around campus. Any bicycle parked in a hazardous manner or chained to a ramp, pole, tree, etc., may be impounded by District Police. Bicycles are NOT allowed anywhere inside buildings by order of the Fire Department. Bicycles can be taken on the SMART train and buses but must be walked on pedestrian pathways for the safety of the rider and pedestrians. Bicycle riding is allowed only on roadways and parking lots.
Bike Theft Prevention Tips:
- Know your bike's serial number
- Register your bike with the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition
- Register your bike with the Bike Index
- Use a U-Lock with a key. Cable locks can be easily cut - expect to spend over $35 for a good lock.
- Learn how to properly lock your bike. Watch a video.
- Take photos of your bike in case it goes missing
- Keep the receipt of purchase for your bike
- Tweet the serial number of a used bike you're purchasing to @isitstolen to find out if it has been reported as stolen
Air Quality Index: Click HERE for today's air quality.
Bicycle Repair Station Santa Rosa & Petaluma Campus
Want to bike to campus but afraid of a bike breakdown? No worries! SRJC has you covered at both the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campus. The bicycle repair station features common repair tools as well as a tire pump. Tire patches are available for purchase in the SRJC Bookstore.
Walk to School
Walking to school is by far the most affordable commute option. It allows for some exercise, helps reduce commuter congestion, and contributes no greenhouse gas emissions.
Walkable Housing Tool
Walk Score is a website as well as a smartphone app for Android and Apple devices that helps users find apartments and rentals and see the Walk Score of any address. Walk Score calculates the walkability of any location and shows you a map of nearby restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, schools, and more.
Driving alone, according to the 2016 US Census, ranks as the second highest expense after housing. Maintaining a private vehicle can be costly and driving alone contributes to traffic, parking, and smog. We understand for some, driving alone seems like the only option. We hope you might consider walking or biking, carpooling, or taking public transportation once a week to lessen your dependency on a single-occupancy vehicle.