Looking for ways to cut down your commuting time, reduce wear on your vehicle, get some additional exercise or score a front-row parking spot? We can help. Consider biking to work, take a bus or join a carpool or van pool.
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 @gccaz.edu 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 email@example.com 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- A limited number of discount forms are issued to students and employees on a first-come, first-served basis at the Enrollment Center Welcome Desk for the purchase of a semester-long or monthly bus pass. Interested students should come to the Enrollment Center with photo ID. The actual pass may be purchased at the GCC Bookstore.
- Contact GCC Bookstore (email@example.com) or (623) 845-3545 or 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 train 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:
- See our recommended gear list (.pdf)
- Choose a bike route:
- Learn about bike safety by getting familiar with some Arizona Bike Laws.
- If you bike to campus at least once a week, send an e-mail to GCC TRP Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.