Commuting Resources

Don't let getting to work be a stressful part of your day. There are several resources for making your commute to and from campus easier. Getting around the East Lansing campus is also made easier with CATA and the MSU Bikes Service Center. Find the option that works best for you and go "Spartan Green!"

CATA (Capital Area Transit Authority) offers many transportation resources and supports. But did you know that the on-campus bus lines provides free rides around campus with your employee ID? If you're tired of trying to find parking when you have to attend a meeting, try the campus CATA routes.

MSU Bikes Service Center offers bike rentals and repairs. Biking is a "green" way of getting around and getting to work. MSU Bikes provides many resources and support for bike commuting. MSU Bikes also published the first Green Transportation Map for the University, which includes a section on Bicycling Laws & Safety Tips. 


Michivan Ride Share - this service is available across the state of Michigan for long-distance commuters. or call 1(800)VAN-RIDE (1-800-826-7433).

CATA Clean Commute - CATA provides a matching program to help you find carpoolers in your area. or email

Emergency Ride Home - If you are a carpooler, ride the Michivan, or ride your bike at least three days a week to get to work, you can get a free Enterprise car rental voucher if you need to leave campus early unexpectedly.

MSU Parking fees are reduced with a carpool permit.


If you would like more information about commuting options, contact the WorkLife Office by calling (517) 353-1635 or emailing