Parking and Transportation Programs

The Department of Public Safety & Transportation actively works with members of the campus community and the Town of Moraga to implement effective 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.

  • Form your own carpool with friends and/or co-workers
  • Visit the 511 Contra Costa Commuting Options system to find car/vanpool matches and learn about incentives for doing so.
  • 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. Schedule information here.
  • Bike to school/work. Get the details on safe routes and incentives here.
  • Other modes of transportation, including LYFT here.


For information on the 2019 parking permit program, click here, or find the parking permit portal to purchase your permit.