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Welcome to TAP


The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) serves those who commute to UCSB by foot, skateboard, bicycle, bus, carpool, vanpool or train. By reducing traffic congestion, traffic emissions and the demand for parking on campus, we conserve energy and contribute to a better UCSB.


Join TAP!
Stop paying high prices for gasoline. Give up your parking permit and join the Transportation Alternatives Program. Click here to join.


TAP membership entitles you to …
  • Up to 57 hours complimentary campus parking per quarter
  • Discounted 30-day MTD bus passes and other monthly transit passes
  • Emergency Ride Home program [more info...]
NewNew UNLIMITED EV BATTERY CHARGING. With a prepaid UCSB-EV power permit, charging your electric vehicle just got easier. Learn about the permit here. Charging station instructions are here. If you want to keep up with what’s happening in the EV community, check out the links we provide on our Alternative Transportation news page.


EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2013, RESERVATIONS WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE BIKES ON BOARD THE PACIFIC SURFLINER®

For a $5 fee, you are guaranteed a space for your bicycle for an entire Surfliner® trip. Reserve the space when you book your trip at an Amtrak station or at Amtrak California. Just click “Add Bike to Trip” after you select a departure station and class of service. Please note, boxed bikes are NOT accepted on the Surfliner®. Amtrak advises, reserve your bike space early!

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Last Update: 2/21/2014.


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