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Hooley Pedestrian Bridge at Gibbs St

For employees commuting to work sites in the Portland metro area, OHSU offers Guaranteed Ride Home, loaner bikes and subsidies, discounted bus and light rail, free streetcar and aerial tram, cash incentive and more rewards.

Explore OHSU's resources by travel mode below.

Custom trip plans

Let us do the research on how you can save time and money on the road. Compare time, cost, rewards, and directions among a variety of options. The request takes less than a minute. 

Commute options

Planning your trip

OHSU is connected by over a dozen bus lines. The Tram offers a five minute transfer to more lines including, light rail, and streetcar. All Portland public transit is ADA accessible. Park and rides offer free parking at over 60 locations.

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Rewards and resources

For anyone with a badge, OHSU’s TriMet and C-TRAN transit passes are subsidized up to 95%.

MyCommute members earn a $1.50 a day for eligible transit trips.

Streetcar is free with an OHSU ID badge. 

Log trips on MyCommute to earn rewards.

 Log trips on MyCommute.

Planning your trip

Split the cost by sharing a ride. Any OHSU parking permit can be split into a carpool. Find your own carpool partner here

Discover your best experience with carpools and ride hail.

Planning your trip

OHSU is among the most popular biking destinations in any American city. With bike share, you don't need to even own a bike to ride to campus.

You can take the bike lanes up Marquam Hill or save some sweat by biking to Portland Aerial Tram, where valet is offered free to the public. Unless you valet your bike, U-locks are strongly recommended.

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Rewards and resources

Options for finding a bike include loaner bikes, bike share, an e-bike showroom and subsidized purchase of your own bike.

OHSU pays $3 a day for eligible biking or scooter trips.

Free bike valet at the South Waterfront Tram Terminal.

Employee Discounts often offers deals on active apparel.

Planning your trip

OHSU's two main campuses are just one mile from downtown Portland and accessible by sidewalks, off-street paths, elevators and aerial trams.

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Rewards and resources

OHSU pays $1.50 a day for eligible walking trips.

Discounts often offers deals on active apparel.

Showers, lockers, and towel service in some locations.

OHSU encourages people to work virtually when possible and for departments to accommodate people working offsite. Even if you're onsite, it is strongly recommended that you become acquainted with OHSU resources for telework, telemedicine and distance learning to best collaborate with your colleagues. 

Telework part time or full time can help solve commuting challenges as well as help people achieve better work life balance.

People with an OHSU login can get started on working virtually at or connect now from off campus at

Don't have a login yet? Learn more about OHSU's telework resources here.

Planning your trip

OHSU has a variety of facilities. We strongly recommend getting to know campus and reviewing your options before commuting to campus for work or education.

Who needs a permit? Anyone not here as a patient or patient’s personal visitor, 8am-5pm weekdays. Restricted Zones, enforced 24/7, include patient, special reserved, emergency, and Public Safety spaces. Visiting for personal reasons? Give us a call at 503-494-8283 and have your license plate information ready.

Planning a trip
Daily and hourly parking are purchased online or at onsite pay stations. Annual permits for daytime parking are on wait lists. Due to a City cap on parking, OHSU does not directly control supply or demand; annual permits are thus very limited. Parking is free at over 60 park and rides around the region.

Learn more about driving to OHSU at

Guaranteed Ride Home

Guaranteed Ride Home via the Luum smartphone app
Ride hail program for MyCommute members' personal emergencies.

Weather resources

The Tram rises over a snowman and snow covered trees
Real time updates and tips for when weather may impact campus access.

Night access

Marquam Hill skybridge at sunset
Resources for commuters traveling in the evening and early morning.