Transportation Safety Net

Leave your car at home with confidence!

Pay-by-Day Parking or Commuter Coupon Code

Employees who normally walk, bike, bus or carpool to campus or work remotely some days each week can purchase a Pay-by-Day parking permit or a Commuter Coupon Code.

The cost of a Pay-by-Day parking permit is similar to the daily parking rate when using a quarterly or annual permit or the commuter coupon code. The Pay-by-Day parking permit uses the ParkMobile parking app and is available for all employee campus parking lots. To sign up for the Pay-by-Day parking permit, email

The Commuter Coupon Code is good for 10 single-day parking permits per quarter. This Commuter Coupon Code is available via the Parking Portal.

Emergency Ride Home

In the event of illness, family emergency or unexpected overtime, employees who have a carpool permit, bus pass or are members of Smart Trips can get a free taxi ride home.

When you need an emergency ride:

  • Call WTA (360) 676-RIDE (7433) to receive an authorization number. WTA will book your taxi ride at the time of your phone call, or you may request your taxi to arrive at a later time.

Inclement Weather Policy

Classified staff should refer to the appropriate collective bargaining unit for specific inclement weather policies. Generally, classified staff employees arriving less than two hours late or leaving less than two hours early shall not have their pay reduced as a result. Administrative Professional Staff employees reporting to work less than four hours late due to inclement weather, shall be granted pay for that period. Employees should communicate with their supervisors regarding specific departmental policies.

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