Welcome to TAP

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) serves those who primarily commute between their residence and UC Santa Barbara's main campus by foot, skateboard, human-powered kick scooter, bicycle, bus, carpool, vanpool or train. By reducing traffic congestion, traffic emissions and the demand for parking on campus, we conserve energy and contribute to a better UCSB. While motorcycle and remote work may reduce greenhouse gas emissions, traffic, and parking demand, these modes are explicitly not included in the Transportation Alternatives Program's complimentary parking benefit.


Join TAP!

Stop paying high prices for gasoline. Give up your parking permit and join the Transportation Alternatives Program. Click here to join.

TAP Membership Entitles You To …

  • Up to 6-days of complimentary campus parking per quarter
  • Discounted 30-day MTD bus passes and other monthly transit passes
  • Emergency Ride Home program [more info …]


Vanpools at Your Service

Are you commuting from Buellton, Lompoc, Santa Maria, Solvang or Ventura? Sign up with our UCSB Vanpool program for easy long-distance travel and money-saving fares. More info here.

Great Escapes

Ridesharing & regional transportation options for those going home or just getting away. Check out the many ways to get there: Ridesharing and Regional Transportation.


Green Your Ride: North County


Green Your Ride: Nearby


Green Your Ride: From the South