Benefits of carpooling…

  • Save $ on gas!
  • It's good for the environment!
  • Networking time!
  • Less parking hassles!
  • Companionship!

CATA - Capital Area Transit Authority provides the bus lines for campus and the community as well as a “Clean Commute Options” program. CATA now has three Hybrid buses that offer cleaner air, noise reduction, fuel efficiency, fewer delays, and smoother performance. You may contact CATA’s Clean Commute Program by calling the general telephone number (517) 393-RIDE (7433) or by emailing

Michigan Rideshare - Local Rideshare Offices (LRO) help commuters find vacancies in existing vanpools, or match people who are interested in forming a new carpool or vanpool group. For more information on MichiVan Commuter Vapools, please contact VPSI at 800-VAN-RIDE or visit their website.

Parking for Commuters - Car pool permits are available for MSU employees that allow the same parking privileges as individual permits but at a reduced cost.

For more information on parking, please contact the Department of Police and Public Safety Parking Office at 517-355-8440.

MSU Bike Project - Check this out for information on getting a 1-year bike lease for personal or general office use to get around campus! The Bike Project also provides bike repair services to the campus community and is responsible for the canoe rental service as well.