Transportation and Parking Services
1812 SW 6th Ave, in the Academic & Student Recreation Center (ASRC)
Whether you travel by bike, bus, car, train, skateboard or your own two legs, our mission is the same: Get you where you need to go on campus in the most efficient, affordable, and sustainable manner possible.
PSU has three light-rail lines, two streetcar lines and over 20 bus routes converging on campus, so it should come as no surprise that public transit is the most popular and convenient option for students. Discounted transit passes, called FlexPasses, are available to current students at approximately 40% less than the standard TriMet fare. These passes can be purchased in person at PSU Transportation & Parking Services with a valid PSU photo ID card.
PSU is also an award-winning bicycle friendly campus. Bicycle parking racks are available outside all buildings on campus as a convenient, short-term parking option for riders. PSU also provides a variety of indoor bike parking facilities, which allow you to park your bike in a space that’s safe and dry. Best of all, you can keep your bike running smoothly with a visit to the PSU Bike Hub, an on-campus bike shop at the ASRC. At the Bike Hub, students can rent or buy a bike, drop off a bike for professional repair or learn to service it themselves, and purchase discounted gear to make the commute simple and enjoyable.
Need a car once in a while, but don't want the hassle of bringing one with you? Zipcar, Portland’s largest carsharing company, has over 25 vehicles available in the university district. PSU students and employees can join this service at a discount. Also be sure to check out Car2Go, which offers one-way car trips in convenient smart cars located all over the central city, or ReachNow, where you can travel around town in the luxury BMW vehicles.
Parking on campus is very limited. For those who need to drive to campus, a variety of parking permits are available by the academic term and the academic year. Parking permits should be purchased in advance, prior to the term start, as they frequently sell out. Permits can be purchased online at pdx.edu/transportation approximately 4 weeks before the start of each term. Permits purchased online are sent by mail or held at will call. Be sure to print a temporary permit until your permit arrives or you can pick it up. Daily and hourly parking is also available for those who prefer to drive infrequently.
If you have any questions regarding your transportation options at PSU, please call Transportation & Parking Services at 503-725-3442 or visit www.pdx.edu/transportation. Or you can stop by the Transportation & Parking Services office at the ASRC.