At Western Washington University we encourage everybody to use alternatives to driving alone to campus. The Sustainable Transportation Office supports active transportation by coordinating student and employee bus passes and by providing bicycling support and education, commute trip reduction information, and trip planning assistance.
Driving less is a significant way to save money, reduce stress, increase your physical activity, and reduce your impact on the planet. Not sure how to get started? Contact Sustainable Transportation today!
News and Events
The AS Student Late Night Shuttle has been cancelled until further notice.
WTA is moving to a Saturday level of service five days a week (Monday through Friday), and a Sunday level of service on Saturdays and Sundays. Find more information from WTA's website.
The spring quarter Alternative Transportation Fee will not be charged to students. This means that students will not automatically have a student Whatcom Transit Authority (WTA) bus pass.
All WTA buses are temporarily fare free. When WTA does begin charging a fare again students’ Western ID cards will not work as a bus pass.
May 2020 is the earliest that WTA will begin charging a fare to ride the bus again. Students who want a bus pass for the remainder of spring quarter may purchase a bus pass directly from WTA. Use the following online resources to learn more and to purchase a bus pass:
More information is available on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
This notice is from Zipcar:
To maintain a safe Zipcar environment and address member concerns, we are taking the following measures:
- Enhanced cleaning protocols and products: We upgraded our car-cleaning with antiviral and antimicrobial solutions and have deployed incremental sanitizing procedures. We’ve also promoted additional healthy hygiene and safety practices within the team that works behind the scenes to care for our vehicles.
- Employee safety education: We have educated our employees on basic health and hygiene to protect for their safety and the safety of our members. This includes basics of hand washing and proper cleaning of work surfaces. We have ordered additional supplies, including cleaning solutions and protective equipment, should they be required. We have also created protocols for managing employee health, including processes for implementing quarantines and social distancing should they be required.
- Waiving cancellation fees: We are waiving our cancellation fees through April 30, 2020 should our members feel it necessary to change their driving plans, particularly in markets that have issued recommendations for social distancing. To learn more, visit our Help Center.
We also have provisions in place to ensure continuity of business operations and do not expect service disruptions as a result of the virus at this time.
For on-going external updates, we will be updating our Zipcar newsroom (https://www.zipcar.com/press/newsroom/covid19). As always, we strive to create a safe and enjoyable driving experience for our Zipcar members.