Transportation Options

Supporting Sustainable Travel

Gas prices rising again? We're here to help you find ways to leave your car at home and bike, carpool, bus, or roll (scooter/unicycle/OneWheel) to campus. 

Need a little incentive? Earn parking credits or gift cards when you leave your car at home. 

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Want to save money and reduce your impact on the environment? 
Share rides, bikes and cars!

Parking Credits Now Offered as Incentives

We will begin offering Passport Parking App credits to be used toward daily permit purchase for those who participate in our Incentive program, Get There. Your first 5 days of commuting to campus by bike/foot/bus earns $10 in parking credit. 

Free Carpool Parking

Sharing a ride with a friend, co-worker, or neighbor can save wear and tear on your vehicle, reduce emissions, cut your gas costs, and save on parking permit fees.

OSU-Cascades offers a free carpool parking permit valid only when actively carpooling to campus. To apply for a free carpool parking permit, complete this form and upload with your permit application at Carpool permits are issued for those who can carpool for the majority of trips to campus, but is only valid on days that you carpool to campus. If you have a carpool permit, but need to drive alone, you must purchase a daily permit in the Passport Parking app or at the kiosk. 

Interested in sharing a ride with other students, staff or faculty, but don't know anyone that lives near you? Create an account at Get There. Get There is an easy-to-use carpool matching tool and trip planner that facilitates communication over a secure network.


OSU-Cascades and the Associated Students of Cascades Campus (ASCC) provide free bus passes to enrolled students and employees. Your OSU ID card serves as a free bus pass for all Bend routes. Two CET bus routes serve the campus, and the Graduate & Research Center.  


Uber provides ride hailing services in Bend and throughout Central Oregon. 

Bike or Scooter Share

Bird Rides, LLC operates a fleet of shared electric bikes in Bend. More information on rates and a live map showing available bikes is available in the Bird app or at


We recognize that commuting is a personal choice. Commuters are encouraged to assess and select the option(s) that best meet their needs. Information we provide about commute options is provided as a courtesy for those who want to save money, reduce their carbon footprint, get some exercise during their commute, or for other personal reasons.