Commuting Alternatives

Looking for ways to cut down your commuting time, reduce wear and tear on your vehicle, get some additional exercise or score a front-row parking spot? We can help. Consider biking to work, taking a bus or joining a carpool or vanpool. 


It's cool to carpool! To get started, just follow these easy steps:

  • Find your carpool match. Post on bulletin boards or create an account in ShareTheRide. If you use your or e-mail address, Valley Metro's ride matching system will quickly and securely look for a carpool match within GCC. You can also choose to expand your search outside the campus. Send an e-mail to if you need assistance.
  • Fill in either the form for students or employees.
  • Submit the completed form to TRP Coordinator: Stefanie Macias, Public Safety Building.

See the campus map for specific locations of preferred carpool parking at GCC for students and employees.


Why vanpool?

  • Riders pay very low fares.
  • More rider capacity means less cars on the road and less carbon monoxide emissions.
  • Van driver receives benefits such as free commute and personal-use miles monthly.

Here's how to get started:

  • Log in to the matching system, ShareTheRide to find vanpool riders who share similar locations, destination and schedules.
  • You can also contact Valley Metro if you would like to join a vanpool or create one: (602) 523-6062 or

Bus Tickets

  • A limited number of discount forms are issued to students and employees on a first-come, first-served basis for the purchase of a semester-long or monthly bus pass. Interested students should come with photo ID to the Enrollment Center's Welcome Desk. The actual pass may be purchased at the GCC Bookstore.
  • Contact Valley Metro to purchase regularly priced bus passes and to learn about fare options: local full, local reduced (such as youth, disability, senior, Medicare card holder) and semester pass.

Metro Bus routes along GCC campus are:

  • Route 90 runs East and West past the college on Olive Ave (Dunlap)
  • Route 59 runs North and South on 59th Avenue
  • Find schedules for all other bus routes (local, express, RAPID, neighborhood circulators)
  • Find the latest information about bus fares and bus routes in the new Transit Book.
  • Don't know your bus route? Use the Trip Planner or Google Maps
  • Receive NextRidebus or light rail ride information by text.


Why ride a bicycle?

  • Lowest cost per mile, next to walking
  • Good exercise
  • Fun and restorative

Here's how to get started:

  1. See our recommended gear list (.pdf)
  2. Choose a bike route:
  3. Learn about bike safety by getting familiar with some Arizona Bike Laws.
  4. If you bike to campus at least once a week, send an e-mail to GCC TRP Coordinator at to get your name in a drawing of prizes.

Park & Ride and Transit Center

Find your nearest park & ride locations where you can:

  • Meet your carpool or vanpool partners and ride together to your destination.
  • Connect with transit or light rail where you can secure your bicycle and ride along for the rest of the way.



Room: A-110
Phone: (623) 845-3524