Alternative Transportation



The Department of Campus Safety & Transportation supports the campus community in being responsible caretakers of Creation by providing transportation programs to reduce single-occupancy vehicle traffic, enhance the campus sustainability efforts, and improve the commuter parking experience on campus. We encourage you to consider alternative modes of transportation to work/school as often as possible to help SMC with its goal of lowering the single-occupancy vehicles (SOVs) coming onto campus.

Saint Mary's has a partnership for shared ride subsidies with Lyft ride-hailing service. You can use your existing Lyft account by adding your Saint Mary's email address to it or by accepting the Lyft Pass invitation sent to your Saint Mary’s email account.



  • Students Without Permits
    • 22 rides per month – $13 per ride
  • Students With Permits 
    • 14 rides per month – $10 per ride
  • Employees Without Permits 
    • 18 rides per month – $10 per ride
  • Employees With Permits 
    • 10 rides per month – $10 per ride



  • Saint Mary's College
  • Rheem Campus
  • Moraga Safeway
  • Lafayette BART
  • Orinda Bart

Students and employees can ride BART to school/work and take the CCCTA Bus Line 6 for FREE from Lafayette or Orinda to SMC simply by showing your SMC ID. 


County Connection Route 6 

The 7.65-mile Lafayette-Moraga Regional biking and walking trail parallels St. Mary's Road through Lafayette and Moraga. Get the details on safe routes and incentives here.

The 511 San Francisco/Bay Area Carpool & Vanpool program and other commuting options:

511 SF/Bay Area Carpool & Vanpool is another way to find rides to SMC. Carpool & Vanpool matches can be made by applying online. Visit the 511 Contra Costa site here for details.