CARPOOLING PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Carpooling with at least one other person can cut your commuting costs. The more people in your carpool, the lower your expense! To find out how much you are currently spending by driving alone and how much you can save by carpooling, click here.
PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE CARPOOL PROGRAM
Need help finding someone to carpool with? Want to know what options are available to you? Palm Beach State College, Boca Raton Campus, has teamed up with South Florida Commuter Services (SFCS) to offer carpool matching services that can help you find someone to share the ride with.
Complete a simple profile and you will receive a FREE list of possible carpool partners. Sign up now to provide SFCS with information about your current commute. SFCS will then provide you with your customized list of names and contact information.
*All information is kept confidential and is only used for ridematching purposes.
What is vanpooling?
A vanpool is made up of five to fifteen people who commute together in a passenger van. One or more members of the group volunteer to drive, with the cost of operating the van split evenly among the group.
Vanpooling is ideal for people with longer commutes, with usual distances from work of at least 15 miles one way. The longer your commute, the more economical a vanpool tends to be. Likewise, the more riders in the van, the less each rider pays, since costs are shared evenly.
For additional information about vanpooling, visit the South Florida Vanpool website.
Palm Tran is the regional bus service for Palm Beach County. Palm Tran offers convenient service from the Palm Beach State College Boca Raton campus.
Palm Tran services the Boca Raton campus with Route 91 and Route 94.
Palm Tran Go. Click. Plan. Ride.
Plan your trip and get real-time bus information online in two ways:
Google Transit – Get trip plans, maps, fares, and connections to other Florida transit systems.
Infopoint – Select a route and bus stop to find the next three scheduled trips, actual bus locations and on-time status.
Discounted student fare passes are available. Click here to view Palm Tran’s fare policy.
Routes are subject to changes so it is always recommended to check current schedules. For more detailed route information and current schedules, click here and select from the Palm Tran directory or call 1-877-930-4287.
Bicycles on Palm Tran Buses
If you are thinking about riding a bicycle to catch the bus, Palm Tran has installed bicycle racks on the front of each bus. For more information, click here.
Tri-Rail is a tri-county commuter rail servicing Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Tri-Rail runs 7 days a week to the Boca Raton station.
For detailed Palm Tran connections, call 1-877-930-4287 or go to www.palmtran.org.
For detailed Tri-Rail schedules and fares, call 1-800-874-7245 or go to www.tri-rail.com.
PARK & RIDE
Whether carpooling or vanpooling, using a park and ride lot can
enhance your ride sharing by expanding the geographical area in which you can find matches and saving time with a central meeting place.
To find a park and ride lot throughout South Florida, click here.
COMMUTING BY BICYCLE
Bicycling is a healthy, clean, economical and fun way to commute to school. Palm Beach County has some roads with bicycle lanes to accommodate bicyclists. Bicycles may also be an alternative connectivity from transit to campus. Commuters can take bicycles on both Palm Tran buses and Tri-Rail trains. Click on the transit agency below for details and policies.
Bicycle Commuting Info
Your source for live traffic updates.
COMMUTER COST CALCULATOR
How much money could you save by sharing the ride?
Calculate your personal carbon emissions.
Visit South Florida Commuter Services at www.1800234r1800234ride.com/testing
or call 1-800-234-RIDE for more information.