Carnegie Mellon University


Carnegie Mellon encourages our students, faculty, staff, and visitors to use more sustainable and active transportation options to commute to and navigate campus and to get around town. The university has committed to an appropriate balance of mobility options, based on our community’s needs, our sustainability goals, and what best supports our neighbors and region. 

Visit this Transportation FAQ to learn more about the university’s overall philosophy on campus mobility.

Here are ways CMU supports these options:

Visit the Transportation Services' Bikes and Wheels at CMU page for information.

All CMU students and employees can ride Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) for free using a CMU ID card. Upon entering a bus, just tap your ID! This works on PRT buses, light rail cars, and inclines. 

Visit the Transportation Services' FAQ page for additional information.

Those that need to get to Oakland, Squirrel Hill, and Shadyside can use CMU's shuttles and evening escort service, as well the University of Pittsburgh's shuttle services, to get around campus and neighboring areas. 

Shuttles are free to students and employees – just show your CMU ID upon boarding. For details on CMU routes visit the Transportation Services' Shuttle Schedule page. 

Zipcar is the world’s largest car-sharing program, offering self-service, on-demand rental cars by the hour or day. Learn more by visiting the Transportation Services' Zipcar information page. 

Carnegie Mellon has several electric vehicle charging stations on our Pittsburgh campus. Download the ChargePoint app to use the stations. There is a four-hour charging limit per vehicle, per day. 

Please visit CMU's Transportation Services website for details on EV charging station locations.

Sharing a ride to work with a colleague is a great way to reduce cost, wear and tear on a vehicle, and reduce emissions.

CMU encourages parking permit holders to share a ride or carpool with other members of the campus community by offering a discount on the monthly parking permit rate. Visit the parking permits pages for more information.