Parking and Transportation

Transportation Services

USU Shuttle Stop Elimination

As the campus moves forward to limit vehicular traffic through inner campus, and in conjunction with the closure of Lindley Avenue, the Metrolink Shuttle stop located on Lindley at Cleary Walk (USU Stop) has been eliminated. Passengers needing to go to the Northridge Metrolink Station should use the CSUN Transit Station on Vincennes between Darby and Etiwanda.  Thank you.  


Changes to Metro Bus Routes


The Metro Rapid Line 741 has been REPLACED with Metro Line 744, which uses a “U-shaped” route between Northridge and Pacoima via the following boulevards:

  • Reseda Blvd.
  • Ventura Blvd.
  • Van Nuys Blvd.

This service operates Monday through Friday. 


In addition to the service change for the Metro Rapid 741, a new service was introduced on December 14th.  The “Valley-Westside Express” operates between Arleta and Westwood, using Van Nuys Blvd and Sepulveda Blvd.  Buses travel on the new I-405 Freeway HOV lanes between Wilshire Blvd. and Victory Blvd.  Service operates in both directions Monday through Friday, peak hours only.  This line also serves the Metro Orange Line at the Sepulveda and Van Nuys Stations. 

All changes above were effective December 14, 2014.

For more information, please refer to the Metro website at:


Transportation Services provides the campus community with Rideshare options that include Carpools and Vanpools for Employees, Public Transit subsidies on Metrolink train and a variety of bus systems, complimentary campus shuttles, and a Paratransit service for Persons with Disabilities.  CSUN also offers free charging of electric vehicles at 12 charging stations on campus.  In addition, CSUN students who are looking for a carpool arrangement have the convenience of an on-line ride-matching service that is exclusive to CSUN students.  

Rideshare Program for Employees

The Rideshare Program for Employees provides assistance and information for employees who want to commute to the campus using an alternate commute mode.  The most popular choices of alternate commute modes include carpools, vanpools, and public transit.  Also available are "people-powered" modes of transportation.  Those are walking to work or using a bicycle to commute to the campus.  

Please refer to the Rideshare Program for Employees webpage for more information.

CSUN Shuttle Services

There are three CSUN Shuttle Systems that serve the campus.  They are:  the Housing Shuttle, Metrolink Shuttle and VPAC Shuttle.  in addition, campus departments can make arrangements to hire the shuttle contractor to provide shuttle services for special events they are sponsoring.  

More information is available on the CSUN Shuttle Services webpage.

Transportation for Persons with Disabilities (Pre-screening required)

Transportation services are provided to eligible members of the campus community.  Pre-screening is required before persons are scheduled for pick-up.  This service is a "fixed" schedule service that transports persons within a 5-mile radius to and from the campus to attend class.  Additional transportation-related questions are answered on the Persons with Disabilities webpage.  

Full information is available on the Disability Resources and Educational Services web page.   

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are located on the CSUN campus.  

Additional information is available on the Electric Vehicle Charging Station webpage.

Student Carpool Services

The Associated Students of CSUN provides a service exclusively for students who are searching for a carpool arrangement.  Students looking to register to find a carpool partner may can go to the Associated Students web page to begin their search.  

CSUN Transit Station

The CSUN Transit Station is an excellent example of the University's commitment to encourage the campus community to use transit as a commute mode to access the campus.  The three bus lines that use the CSUN Transit Station offer easy travel solutions from 4 directions (north, south, east, and west).  The bus lines that serve the CSUN Transit Station are:

o Metro Bus Line 167 (accessing Plummer Street) 
o Metro Bus Line 744 (Rapid) (accessing Reseda, Ventura, and Sepulveda Boulevards) 
o AVTA Express Line 787 (accessing Palmdale/Lancaster) 
o CSUN Metrolink Shuttle (accessing the Northridge Metrolink Station)

All bus services operating at the CSUN Transit Station run Monday through Friday, except Metro Line 167). The CSUN Transit Station 
is not open on weekends. Metro Line 167 stops at Reseda/Plummer, 7 days a week.

Use Metro's Next Trip to Determine Bus Arrival Time

To find out when the next Metro bus is arriving at the CSUN Transit Station, it's very easy to use Metro's Next Trip feature.  

  • 30018 is the CSUN Transit Station stop number
  • Select the route number (167 for the east- westbound bus; or 744 for the north- southbound bus)
  • Select the direction of travel you need for the bus line you have selected

The Next Trip feature will display the number of minutes until the next arrival of the bus, and show a few subsequent arrival intervals so that you can plan your trip as efficiently as possible.  

Additional Local Transit Agencies

The primary transit agencies that serve the CSUN campus are:  

  • Metro Bus
  • Metrolink Train
  • AVTA Express Bus

Information about these services can be accessed on this page to the right of this reading panel under the section labeled, "Transportation Assistance."  

We have provided a link here to get information on Additional Local Transit Agencies.  If you do not see the local agency you are searching for, please send an email to the Transportation Coordinator, and we can include information about that agency on the list, as well.  

Commute by Metrolink Train