Earth Month: Alternative Transportation Week Contest is Closed
April 22 - April 26th - Winner to be Announced
Thanks to staff and students who participated in our Alternative
Transportation contest. We had just about an even split
between staff and students with most folks riding the bus and biking
& walking were neck and neck as the 2nd most popular options. We
clocked in about 175.2 miles in alternative transportation for the
week. Nice work! Look for winners of the contest later this week.
Transportation options for students and employees
Bus pass (Community Transit)
$10 one-time fee for the new EdPass/ORCA card
$15 quarterly bus pass
Get it in three easy steps:
- Register for “ORCC,” the bus pass class, along with your other classes
- Pay for your classes (and bus pass) online or at the Cashier’s Office in Lynnwood Hall
- Get the new EdPass plus ORCA bus benefits at the bookstore. Bring your old EdPass, if you’ve got one. Your balance will be transferred to your new card.
Get your card early to avoid long lines. Questions? Call 425.640.1143. Go to www.edcc.edu/edpass
Staff and Faculty
Get three months for the price of one when they purchase a quarterly bus sticker for $45. Once your have your updated EdPass validation sticker, just go to the Cashier’s Office to purchase the bus sticker. And don’t worry about getting stuck at work if you have an emergency or unexpected late night. Community Transit offers college employees participating in the campus Commute Trip Reduction program a free “guaranteed ride home” taxi ride in those situations. Forms are available at Security or the College Store.
Parking is free, but limited, at Edmonds Community College. Allow time to find a parking space and consider using the less popular off-campus college parking lots. Students may park in any lot except those marked for staff (lots A, K, and P) or visitors and carpool spaces (in lot L). Tickets are issued for parking and vehicle violations. Parking enforcement hours are 6 a.m.-4 p.m., weekdays. To see the parking lots go to the Parking Map.
New for 2012: Parking stickers will be issued to be displayed on student vehicles. This will be enforced beginning Winter 2012. Parking remains free and there is no cost for the stickers.
Students and employees traveling to Edmonds Community College in a vehicle with two or more people are eligible to sign up for a carpool-parking permit. There are two specially designated carpool parking areas, one located near the Woodway Hall and Lynnwood Hall, and the other south of Snohomish Hall. The permits may be obtained each new quarter from the Security Office on a first-come, first-served basis. Carpool spaces are limited.
The college offers the services of a transportation coordinator to students and employees to answer general questions about bus routes, rideshare matching services, carpool information, or other transportation services that might help students commute to campus. For more information, call 425.640-1143.
Bike locker storage units are located on the west side of Brier Hall and in the Courtyard in the center of campus, and can be reserved on a quarterly basis. Cost: $15 per quarter. First-come, first served. To get a locker, go to the Cashier's Office in Lynnwood Hall. Then, bring your receipt to Security in Woodway Hall 214 to have your EdPass encoded with door lock access.
Alternative work schedules and tele-work options
Edmonds Community College makes provisions for alternative work schedules and tele-work options as allowed by the constraints of an employee's position and as approved by their supervisor.
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