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Transit for Employees

Portland Streetcar is FREE for all PSU Employees!

All PSU Students and Employees are allowed to ride the Portland Streetcar system for free. You must have a valid PSU ID card in order to ride, and be currently employed at PSU. Click here for a map of the Portland Streecar network.

PSU Employee Passport Program

Faculty and staff members may purchase a TriMet or C-Tran annual Passport, a discounted year-long transit pass. Benefits-eligible employees may request the cost of the Passport be deducted directly from their monthly pay. To enroll in the Passport program, visit our office in person with your PSU photo ID.

TriMet Passport

  • Valid Sept 2013 - August 2014
  • Total cost is $517; cost pro-rates beginning October 1
  • Payroll deduction is $47 /month for 11 months (Oct-Aug)
  • Valid for use on TriMet buses, TriMet light rail, Portland Streetcar, OHSU aerial tram
  • You must agree to the terms and conditions (DOC)

C-TRAN Express Passport

  • Valid Sept 2013 - August 2014
  • Total cost is $902; cost pro-rates beginning October 1
  • Payroll deduction is $82/month for 11 months (Oct-Aug)
  • Valid for use on C-Tran Express buses, TriMet buses, TriMet light rail, Portland Streetcar, OHSU aerial tram
  • You must agree to the C-TRAN terms and conditions (DOC)

Emergency Ride Home Program

PSU faculty and staff are eligible for Emergency Ride Home services at no charge. In the event of an emergency involving you or a close family member, we will arrange for a taxi ride to either your home address or a local medical facility. In order to be eligible, you must have traveled to work that day by non-single occupancy vehicle (transit, bike, walk, carpool).

How to request an emergency ride home:

  • Contact Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS) during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or Campus Public Safety Office (CPSO) at all other hours.
  • TAPS or CPSO must authorize all emergency ride home services prior to each use
  • TAPS or CPSO will contact the taxi company to arrange the emergency ride home
  • Present emergency ride home voucher to the cab driver at the beginning of the ride in place of payment
  • Taxi driver fills out voucher, employee signs voucher and retains a copy
  • Deliver voucher copy to TAPS