Transit Information

Your OtterCard allows you to board Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) buses for FREE! After boarding a transit vehicle, simply swipe your ID card and take a seat. It’s that easy!

Monterey-Salinas Transit

Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) is the Monterey Bay's for regional public transit provider. Regular service extends throughout Monterey County and as far as Santa Cruz, San Jose, and Paso Robles. MST.org is the best resource for up-to-date route maps, schedules, and trip planning information. MST Rider's Guides booklets are available in various locations around campus.

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Regular service lines

Line 16 | Marina ⇄ The Dunes

Integrated Health | The Dunes Shopping Center | CSUMB | Schoonover Park | Abrams Park |Preston Park | Walmart | Marina Transit Exchange

Line 16 Map and Schedule

Line 18 | Monterey ⇄ The Dunes

Del Monte Shopping Center | Monterey Transit Plaza | Monterey Peninsula College | Sand City Station | Commissary/PX | VA Clinic | CSUMB | Integrated Health | The Dunes Shopping Center

Line 18 Map and Schedule

Line 19 | Del Monte Center ⇄ CSUMB East Campus

Del Monte Center | Monterey Transit Plaza | CSUMB | East Campus Housing

Line 19 Map and Schedule

Line 25 | CSUMB ⇄ Salinas

Salinas Transit Center | Hartnell College | East Campus Housing | Tanimura & Antle Library | CSUMB | Otter Sports Center

Line 25 Map and Schedule

Line 26 | CSUMB ⇄ East Campus Express

CSUMB | East Campus Housing

Line 26 Map and Schedule

Limited service lines

Line 12 | Monterey ⇄ The Dunes

Via NPS

Monterey Transit Plaza | Naval Postgraduate School | Fitch Park | DOD/POM Annex | The Dunes Shopping Center

Line 12 Map and Schedule

Line 67 | Presidio ⇄ Marina

Price Fitness Center | Rifle Range & Bldg 627 | Monterey Transit Plaza | Sand City Station | Gigling Rd & 7th Division PX/Commissary | 2nd Ave & The Dunes | Reservation & Beach

Line 67 Map and Schedule

Line 74 | Presidio ⇄ Toro Park

via Schoonover Park

Toro Park | Preston Park/Abrams Park | Schoonover Park | Gigling Rd | DOD/POM Annex | General Jim Moore Blvd | Naval Postgraduate School | Downtown Monterey | Presidio of Monterey

Line 74 Map and Schedule

Accessibility

MST Rides Bus driving along the beach.

MST Rides and MST On-Call are free at boarding with your Student ID!

MST Rides

MST Rides provides fully accessible door-to-door transit. Riders must qualify and scheduled each ride ahead of time. Learn more about MST's ADA Paratransit service.

MST On-Call

MST On-Call will take you anywhere in the Marina zone or to a timed transfer with one of MST’s nearby bus routes at the Marina Transit Exchange. Learn more about MST On-Call.

How it works

  1. Call 1-866-663-3278 at least one hour before you wish to leave.
  2. Schedule a pick-up time daily or weekly standing appointments for regular pick-ups for work, school or other travel needs.
  3. Meet us at the stop Simply board and swipe your student ID.

Emergency Ride Home Program

What is the Emergency Ride Home program?

The Emergency Ride Home Program is for commuters who use alternative transportation to get to or from work or school, but worry about being stranded if there is a family emergency or if they are asked to work late. The program offers “peace of mind” to commuters by providing cost reimbursement for a taxi or rental car utilized in a work-related emergency situation.

How to enroll

Review Emergency Ride Home program guidelines and FAQ's

Complete program application

Submit your completed application to transportation staff at transportation@csumb.edu

Your application will be forwarded to TAMC staff for processing, and a confirmation email will be shared once the process is complete. Upon receiving confirmation, please notify your direct supervisor of your enrollment in the program.

Program Guidelines_TAMC_ERH

Application_TAMC_ERH

Request travel reimbursement

On their next working day after an emergency, participants are expected to submit an Emergency Ride Home reimbursement request (below) along with a copy of a travel receipt to transportation@csumb.edu.

The signed form and receipt will be forwarded to the Transportation Agency of Monterey County for authorization. Within two weeks, the commuter will be reimbursed up to $60 for any authorized expense. Commuters are allowed one reimbursement per month while enrolled in the program.

Reimbursement Form_TAMC_ERH

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Emergency Ride Home Program?

The Emergency Ride Home Program is for commuters who use alternative transportation to get to or from work or school, but worry about being stranded if there is a family emergency or if they are asked to work late. The program offers “peace of mind” to commuters by providing cost reimbursement for a taxi or rental car utilized in a work-related emergency situation.

Who is eligible to participate?

Commuters who live, work or go to school in Monterey County and use an alternative mode of transportation at least once a week are eligible to participate in the Emergency Ride Home program.

How do I request travel reimbursement through the program?

Should an emergency occur due to an illness, crisis or unexpected overtime required by one's employer on a day one uses an alternative mode of transportation, they may can call a taxi service for a cab, Uber or Lyft car or rent a vehicle to get home.

On their next working day, a participant must submit an Emergency Ride Home reimbursement request and copy of a travel receipt to transportation@csumb.edu. The signed form and receipt will be forwarded to the Transportation Agency of Monterey County for authorization. Within two weeks, the commuter will be reimbursed up to $60 for any authorized expense. Commuters are allowed one reimbursement per month while enrolled in the program.

What does the program recognize as "alternative transportation"?

Forms of "alternative transportation" which qualify for the program include: bicycling, public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, walking, wheelchair use and boarding, or any combination thereof.

What uses are not permitted under the program?

Participants may not use the Emergency Ride Home program for any of the following reasons: personal errands, medical or dental appointments, business travel, job related injuries, a natural disaster, missed ride home, or other reasons that may be deemed an invalid use of the program, as determined by the program administrator.

Is this program at all associated with the university's Enterprise Rent-a-Car agreement?

No. The university's Enterprise Rent-a-Car agreement may never be utilized for personal travel, and therefore is not compatible with the Emergency Ride Home program.

Who administers the Emergency Ride Home program?

The program is administered and funded by the Transportation Agency for Monterey County. The campus has elected to participate in the program, and has designated staff in the Campus Planning & Development Department to monitor participation and assure a quality experience.