Our Alternative Transportation program provides convenient, cost effective and environmentally-friendly options to help you get to campus. With all of these options, there's no need to bring a car.

Campus Shuttle

Whether you are faculty, staff or a student, your commute impacts the campus carbon footprint. Roughly one third of the campus's greenhouse gas total is made up of commuting emissions. (Yeah, we track that.) Research has shown that shorter commutes reduce stress levels. So live on or close-to campus, it might make you happier and healthier.

Towson offers several alternative commuting options.  Students, faculty and staff who do not bring a car to campus can sign up for the Alternative Transportation Program, which provides parking permits for emergencies and a guaranteed ride home. Students can rent a bicycle for free from Campus Recreational Services or they can rent a car by the hour from ZipCar, Towson’s official car share partner.  On-campus and off-campus shuttles are available with no charge. 

All Towson University faculty and staff are eligible to receive a discount on monthly passes for the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) bus, light rail and subway, as well as the MARC Train. Faculty and Staff are also eligible to purchase transit passes with a pre-tax payroll deduction.

New for this year, Parking and Transportation Services is offering a discounted parking permit for certified SmartWay Elite vehicles. Eligible faculty, staff, and students who drive SmartWay Elite vehicles can obtain an annual parking permit at a discounted rate.