The University already has several alternatives in place to lessen the impact of the construction.
The Parking and Transportation Office’s Web site (transportation.wustl.edu) provides information about other transportation alternatives available to employees and students as well as a link to Metro’s TripFinder feature (tripfinder.metrostlouis.org), which allows users to enter their start and end points and find a public transportation route that conforms to their schedules.
Full-time students and benefits-eligible faculty, staff, postdoctoral students and fellows have free access to the MetroBus and MetroLink through the Metro Universal Pass. To obtain a pass, visit parking.wustl.edu/upass.htm.
MetroBus provides service for three routes designed specifically for the WUSTL community.
• No. 1 Gold provides service connecting the Medical School with the Danforth Campus. This route also serves downtown Clayton and various shopping plazas.
• No. 2 Red has stops near the South 40 residential halls and provides service to neighborhoods south of campus and nearby grocery and retail stores. This route also connects WUSTL’s North Campus facility with the Mallinckrodt Center on the Danforth Campus.
• The Green Line connects the Danforth Campus with the 560 Building, University City and surrounding neighborhoods that have University-owned apartment buildings.
Routes and schedules are available at parking.wustl.edu/around.htm.
The University also provides a “Danforth Campus/South 40 Circulator” that provides shuttle services from the MetroLink stations at Skinker Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway and Big Bend Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway to various locations around the Danforth Campus and the South 40.
RideFinders and car pooling
RideFinders is a regional rideshare program that helps commuters find other commuters for car pools or van pools. RideFinders assists commuters working in St. Louis City; St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson and St. Charles counties in Missouri; and Madison, St. Clair and Monroe counties in Illinois. Visit ridefinders.org for information. Employees also can set up their own car pools with neighbors or friends who work at the University.
WeCar car-sharing program
With car sharing, you can have a vehicle when you need one if you take alternate transportation to campus. Registration is free and required to participate in the program. To reserve a car, visit wecar.com/wustl. The program is available to current WUSTL students, faculty, staff or qualified service providers age 18 and older with a valid driver’s license and credit card. The hourly rate to use the car is $10.
Guaranteed Ride Home
WUSTL participates in the Guaranteed Ride Home Program through Citizens for Modern Transit. The program enables employees who carpool, take Metro or ride their bicycle to work to take a discounted taxi ride home if they or an immediate family member becomes sick or if they have unexpected, unscheduled overtime. Citizens for Modern Transit covers 80 percent of the trip’s cost up to $60 per emergency ride home. Visit cmt-stl.org for more information.
Bicycling to work
Bicycle racks are located around the campuses near many buildings for the convenience of employees who choose to ride their bikes. There also are shower facilities at the Danforth University Center and the Athletic Complex on the Danforth Campus.