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Stanford Parking & Transportation Services’ (P&TS) facilitates travel to, from and within the campus in an environmentally sustainable and efficient way. P&TS seeks to reduce transportation-related pollution and emissions, as well as traffic-related impacts on land use and our neighboring communities.

Stanford’s Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program is one of the most comprehensive in the country. Led by Parking and Transportation Services (P&TS), the program aims to reduce university-related traffic impacts, emissions, and parking demand. Stanford developed the program to meet peak-trip reduction goals outlined in the General Use Permit issued by the County of Santa Clara, which governs campus growth and development. 

Since the beginning of Stanford's TDM program in 2002, the percentage of Stanford employees driving alone to campus has dropped from 72% to 50%, and allowed Stanford to consistently meet its goals of “no new net commute trips.” Learn more about ongoing initiatives.


View the 2017-18 Sustainability Year in Review for more information on transportation demand management progress.  


  • Ridership of the Marguerite free shuttle is 3.1 million passengers annually.
  • 2,033 riders participated in this year’s Bike to Work Day. The 882 riders who reported their mileage logged an average ride of 9.6 miles each, for a total of 8,317 miles ridden. By biking instead of driving, these commuters eliminated an estimated 6,711 pounds of CO2 emissions.
  • Stanford vanpools, which are 100% subsidized and come with free parking,  grew from 13 to 18 in 2018. Vanpools ridership averages six people per van. 
  • 1,015 carpool members contributed to reduced traffic and emjoyed free, premium, reserved parking.
  • Free and discounted transit offerings include the Caltrain Go Pass, VTA Smart Pass, and Line U East Bay Express. Pre-tax payroll deductions can cover parking at transit and passes for all other Bay Area transit services. This year, employees at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory received the Caltrain Go Pass and VTA Smart Pass for the first time, bringing total Go Pass usership to 24,408.
  • Stanford's free Marguerite shuttle fleet has increased from 23 to 41 all-electric buses in 2018, and includes 5 diesel-electric hybrid buses. All Marguerite vehicles are equipped with bicycle racks.
  • The Marguerite shuttle introduced a new live map and app this year, and has an average of over 6,000 visitors to the web page each month.
  • Stanford continue to be recognized as a North American leader with two consecutive Platinum Bicycle Friendly University designations from the League of American Bicyclists.
  • Stanford expanded its Zipcar fleet to more than 70 cars at 30 locations in 2017-18, maintaining the distinction of being the largest university Zipcar fleet in the United States.
  • In 2017,  membership in the Commute Club, an incentive program for sustainable commuters, grew to over 12,000.