Sustainable Transportation

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Ride UMBC Transit Shuttles

Try UMBC’s free shuttle system with green features including a newly upgraded low-emissions fleet, easy-load bike racks, and solar powered bus shelters!

  • UMBC Transit Shuttles: Connects UMBC with train stations, satellite parking,  BWI airport, and the shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations in the neighborhoods surrounding campus: Catonsville and Arbutus.

Take Public Transit

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Visit MTA, the Maryland Transportation Authority to find how to travel to and from campus, with tips including:

  • Save: Save $25 on your monthly fare with the MTA college pass, available through Off Campus Student Services
  • Bus: Routes #35, 77, and 99 connect UMBC with Baltimore City and the surrounding area.
  • Train: Many trains serve the area, including MARC, a commuter train connecting the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Areas with student-friendly fares.
  • Light Rail & Metro: Connecting Baltimore County & City, the metro travels east and west while the light rail north to south.

Carpool Together

UMBC helps to match faculty, staff or students with ride-shares to and from campus

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  • With bike racks, bike lockers, and even bike racks on the UMBC Transit buses, we have array of options to stay active on two wheels!
  • Bicycles should be parked at racks or in lockers, and registered with the campus police to protect against theft.
  • The UMBC Cycling club organizes casual rides, road rides and mountain bike rides: long and short, near and far.
  • Patapsco State Park offers a safe route to Ellicott City, and the nearby Gwynn’s Falls Trail and Jones Falls Trail offer scenic and safe routes to access Baltimore city. Learn more about biking in Maryland.

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Borrow a Bicycle

  • Students can check out a bike for free for daily use at the Retriever Activity Center
  • UMBC’s first Bike Share began in October 2013 with 6 hybrid road bicycles. They are available to sign out for free at the RAC (Retriever Activity Center) using a red UMBC ID Card
  • The bike share was made possible by the SGA, the Climate Change Task Force, the Hub in Catonsville, UMBC Cycling Club and the RAC

Charge an Electric Vehicle

  • Two Electric vehicle charging stations are located in the Stadium Lot.

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  • Free to use for the campus community as well as visitors with no registration necessary.
  • The Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations were installed on campus in 2011 thanks to the efforts of the Climate Change Task Force’s Transportation Work Group
  • The UMBC fleet includes 16 electric vehicles.

Borrow a Zip Car

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Zip car is a convenient and accessible car share program available on campus.

  • Two zip cars are at UMBC and located on Center Road by Student Success Center.
  • You can rent a vehicle for the hour or for the day, as long as you are over 18. Gas & insurance included.
  • Visit http://zipcar.com/umbc to get started, and get $10 as a bonus!