Carnegie Mellon University

Parking & Transportation Services is pleased to announce the addition of Parking & Transportation Services OPTIONS. The OPTIONS plan is just another avenue of information for the Carnegie Mellon community to find alternative ways to travel to campus. It is your choice about the way you commute to campus, but we would like to offer you a few other options –biking, bussing, carpooling, shuttle/escort service, vanpooling or walking.

Explore Your OPTIONs


Do you remember how fun riding your bike was as a kid? You can still receive the same rush, but only now we’re grown up and going to campus for work and class. Biking is a joyride for your mind and body—the perfect infusion of fun and healthy energy to get you where you need to be. Tune up your body and your budget every day.

We have bike racks available throughout the campus for bike storage. If your bike is not registered you may register for free with the Campus Police Department located in 300 S. Craig Street.


FREE - Carnegie Mellon and Port Authority Transit (PAT) have an agreement under which benefits-eligible faculty, staff and students may ride any PAT vehicle, for either business or personal travel, without charge. Use of this option by the Carnegie Mellon community has increased tremendously since the program was introduced in the late 90s. The rider will be required to tap their valid CMU SMART Card on the PAT card reader to gain access. Please visit The HUB’s ID Card Services website for more details. This OPTION is convenient and less stressful than driving. Sound good? Get on the bus and rest your mind. Maps and schedules to help you plan your best route are available at the Port Authority website. Paper copies of schedules are also available in the University Center, and there are various Smartphone Apps for finding routes and schedules. No worries — just time and space to enjoy your journey.