Ways to Commute to Work

Reducing your commute to work just one day a week can save you time and money, increase productivity, and reduce your environmental footprint. Teleworking and alternative work week schedules can save you a round-trip commute to work.

Start by opting to change your commute once a week and see if you enjoy it enough to make it a regular habit. You can feel good about getting active, reclaiming time spent on the road, having more flexibility, and saving money on auto and parking expenses.

Try Transit (Bus or Train)

Catching transit to work can save you money and reclaim your time spent commuting. Local and regional commuter buses are available with service to main County of Santa Barbara campus (Downtown Santa Barbara, Calle Real, and Betteravia Center in Santa Maria).

For bus and train schedule and information please click on Clean Commute Resources.

To enroll for Bus Transit

To enroll for Train Transit


Share a Ride (Carpool or Vanpool)

Carpooling is an easy way to reduce a vehicle trip to work. Find a carpool buddy in your area and coordinate a ride to work, while saving on gas and parking. Carpooling is one of the most popular ways for County employees to get to work, especially if transit is not convenient for you. smartride.org has a carpool board that allows you to post and find rideshares to work. Site includes incentives, events, and Challenges.

For information regarding vanpooling visit: Calvans.org

For more information and to sign up for Carpool

To enroll for Vanpool

Get Active:

Walk, Run, Skate, Bike, E-bike,  ride a Motorcycle or scooter!

For more information and to sign up for TDM Benefits

Drive Clean (ZEV's)

Driving a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV), like an electric car, allows you to drive while reducing air quality impacts from traditional combustion engines. If you are interested in Electric vehicles, be sure to check out in the County's fleet of motor pool vehicles by taking the EV Driver's Training and exploring where County EV chargers are located. 

For more information on  Drive Clean