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Transportation, Parking and Fleet Services (TAPS) is committed to the University of California’s vision concerning sustainability. The department has short- and long-term goals to incorporate alternative means of transportation to, from and within the campus in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The department is also upgrading its fleet with low- or zero-emission vehicles, and working to keep the fleet properly maintained to further campus sustainability goals.

Sustainable Transportation

TAPS offers bicycle racks in strategic locations throughout campus, and storage facilities at Housing and Residential Life.

UC Merced partners with local transit authorities to provide scheduled transportation support for students, staff and faculty throughout Merced and to all major housing locations off-campus.

Visit the Transportation and Parking Services website for more information.


Help the planet and your wallet by taking advantage our CatTracks resource on campus! These busses are free to use for all UC Merced students and connects from campus to several hot-spots in the city including Target, Amtrak, Merced College, Downtown, and many popular residential neighborhoods in Merced.

Need help understanding bus scheduling? No problem! A comprehensive route schedule is available for these busses online in PDF form here

Another helpful resource to track these busses is our CatTracks Ridesystems Tracker! This resource lists every bus route including the expected time of departure for each bus stop. Every bus has their location updated regularly to make tracking rides easier than ever before!

Learn more about this resource by clicking here!


Discover one of UC Merced's wonderful resources for transportation. Our university has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service on demand car sharing to the area! Each car comes with gas, insurance, and up to 180 miles/day! Enjoy this service alone, or become a member to receive even more savings and benefits!

Intereseted in Zipcar? Click here to learn more!

Bicycle Program

Choose a fun and sustainable mode of transportation around campus by biking! UC Merced has wonderful resouces to encourage and enhance the use of bicycles on campus. From bike storage, registration, trails, and pathways, UC Merced was buiilt with biking in mind!


Our campus features many bicylce storage areas near classes and other important areas on campus. These are great resources to take advantage of when biking to class or other on campus events.

Don't forget to register your bike on campus to ehance relocation after potential loss or theft. 

To learn more about our bicycle program and the variety of bicycle related resources on campus, click here!