Commuter Info

It's a good feeling when we know we're doing something good for our environment and congestion problems. Learn more about commuting and clean air by checking our Commuter Info section before leaving home or the office. The following links can help you find daily traffic reports, the locations of regional Park & Ride lots, driving directions, and more. And don’t forget to use the Cost of Driving Alone Calculator to discover the true cost of driving alone.

Electric Vehicles

There are two commonly available electric vehicle designs for automobiles: Battery Electric Vehicles, or BEVs, which convert chemical energy to electrical energy in batteries; and Hybrid Vehicles, which convert chemical energy to electrical energy via an internal combustion engine and a generator. A third, less established form, is the Plug-In Hybrid, which attempts to combine the benefits of both these designs. It allows the moderate capacity batteries of a hybrid vehicle to be recharged not only from the internal combustion engine and generator, but alternatively from an external source of electricity (such as a domestic electricity supply).

CSUDH employee who travel to work in a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) or Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) can join the Rideshare Program and park in a reserved carpool space.

EV Charging Stations are located in parking lot 2 and 3. (campus map)

  • There is a 3-hour charging limit at the EV Charging Stations
  • Google Maps: Find a business, get directions, images of satellite and hybrid maps anywhere in the United States
  • Public Transportation Trip Planner
  • Commute Smart: Get fast, online bus or rail routing information—including times, transfers and fees—to anywhere you need to go in Southern California. Simply plug in your start and end locations and what time you want to arrive.
Park and Ride Lots

Park and Ride Lots allow commuters, particularly those who live in more remote areas, to park their vehicles at a convenient location in order to finish their commute using alternative transportation, such as meeting their carpool partners or catching a vanpool to campus. Most Park and Ride Lots in the Southern California region are free.

How can I find a Park & Ride Lot near my home?
If you need help finding a Park & Ride lot location, check out the Park and Ride Lot Directory at

What are the hours?
Most Park & Ride lots are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Traffic Report

Check Southern California traffic before you commute! Let these websites help:

  • Real-time local traffic on the web, which you can have sent to you by email or phone - FREE!
  • Live Freeway Traffic Maps. Get free real-time speed & accident reports for Los Angeles and more.
  • County and regional views in real-time
  • Real-time, crowd-sourced traffic maps for Southern California freeways and roads