Parking and Transportation
Vehicles parked in the blue disabled/handicapped parking spaces on campus must display both a valid CSUMB parking permit and a valid DMV-issued Disabled Person Parking Placard or plates.
For permit options, consult CSUMB Parking website.
Wheelchair accessible cart
CSUMB’s wheelchair accessible cart is only available to University Departments/Groups for tours, campus-wide orientations, and events such as Commencement. CSUMB does not provide a cart service for travel between buildings.
If your department or group needs a wheelchair accessible cart, please call (831) 582-3807 at least one week in advance for full consideration of your needs.
On-campus and local transportation
Transportation is free with your valid CSUMB I.D. card on MST buses, On Call, and MST RIDES.
Paratransit is available for passengers who cannot use fixed-route transit due to disability limitations. Paratransit is provided by Monterey-Salinas Transit under the RIDES program. Students and visitors may need this to travel from one campus building to another. First year and upper division students may need to rely on the local bus and/or RIDES travel to and from service learning sites and other activities off campus. Even if you have a car, plan for when it needs service. You may need public transportation.
RIDES paratransit on campus operates the same hours as MST fixed-route transit.
RIDES paratransit eligibility determination and service on or off campus is handled by Monterey Salinas Transit - Mobility services. Consult MST to request an application for RIDES paratransit services, travel training, vouchers for taxi fare, special medical trips, and more.
For best results, contact MST at least 30 – 90 days prior to the semester in order to establish eligibility and set up your rides. Eligibility determination requires the passenger’s medical provider to complete a form and the passenger to meet for an interview with the MST eligibility specialist.
Call: 888.MST.BUS1 | (888) 678-2871
For an appointment to complete the RIDES paratransit eligibility medical form, contact Campus Health Center at (831) 582-3965, Health and Wellness Services (Bldg. 80).
MST on call
MST On Call is wheelchair accessible and offers MST On Call Marina from bus stops on
campus. To request MST On Call Marina call (866) 663-3278 the morning of the day that you want a ride.
CSUMB maintains a list of vendors who rent wheelchair accessible vans. Availability varies and usually requires that the driver be able to use a standard seat, gas and brake pedals. Please contact SDR for more information.
Wheelchair accessible taxi
Wheelchair accessible taxi or “on demand” service is available for Monterey County. Please check with:
Coastal Yellow Cab (831) 333-0533
Salinas Yellow Cab (831) 424-1234
Associated Taxi (831) 277-8294
Additionally, taxi vouchers for these companies are available for those who are part of the MST RIDES program or those who are 65 years of age and older. Please visit MST Taxi Vouchers page for more details.
Wheelchair accessible taxis are also available in Santa Cruz County. For a list of vendors consult yellow pages, check with the Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission or Access Santa Cruz County.