West Campus Circle opens on Nov. 21 (Bus Service)
Effective Nov. 21, 2017, all Long Beach Transit southbound detours will end and bus service will resume through the center of campus. Buses previously detouring to Earl Warren Drive will now enter campus onto Beach Dr. from Bellflower Blvd. and proceed to exit campus onto 7th St. from West Campus Dr. The temporary stop located at Earl Warren Drive/Beach Drive will also be removed.
Due to ongoing construction operations continuing on adjacent sidewalks, northbound Long Beach Transit buses and CSULB Shuttles will continue to use the temporary stop just east of the West Campus Circle for pick-up and drop-off. Pedestrian drop-off by personal vehicles within the West Campus Circle is strictly prohibited until all construction operations on adjacent sidewalks has been completed (Jan 18, 2017).
Please visit www.lbtransit.com for the most current bus schedule and detour information.
U-Pass TAP Program
CSULB has partnered with Long Beach Transit to offer the U-Pass TAP Program, which provides free transit on all Long Beach Transit buses to eligible students, faculty and staff. Direct bus routes to campus are routes: 81, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 171, 173 and Passport D. Plan your trip by visiting www.lbtransit.com/Services/
Obtaining TAP Stickers
To obtain your U-Pass TAP sticker, please visit the Cashiers Office located on the 1st floor of Brotman Hall, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. U-Pass TAP stickers are available to all enrolled students and staff/faculty members who are currently employed by the university or auxiliary organizations. Please bring a valid CSULB ID. An initial fee of $5 will be charged for the cost of the physical sticker.
Student TAP services are not active during times that they are not enrolled in classes; this includes summer break. Students who are not enrolled in the summer session courses, but are employed by the university during these months still enjoy active TAP services.
Replacing TAP Stickers
Save your TAP sticker for future semesters if planning to attend more classes in the future. A $5 fee will be charged to replace discarded TAP stickers. Replacement TAP stickers can be obtained at the Cashiers Office in Brotman Hall 148, Monday- Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
New TAP sticker (summer 2017)
The previous TAP card system is now being replaced by a smaller TAP sticker that is placed on the back of the CSULB ID card. TAP stickers will be issued in lieu of the physical TAP cards starting on June 19, 2017. Current TAP card holders can opt to purchase a new TAP sticker for their ID, but will not be required to do so at this time.
All existing TAP cards will remain valid, but no new TAP Cards will be issued after June 19, 2017. This transition will eliminate the need for CSULB individuals to maintain and carry two separate cards. The TAP sticker will cost $5, the same fee as the previous TAP card.
Travel from Los Angeles and Orange County
Coming to Campus from Los Angeles: Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
The MTA 577 Express comes directly to the campus, and the Metro Blue Line train comes to downtown Long Beach, where riders can transfer to a Long Beach Transit bus to complete their trip to campus. CSULB faculty and staff may receive a reimbursement for the purchase of MTA transit fare by following these administrative guidelines. CSULB students taking 12 units or more may apply for a discounted TAP card by downloading an application and following the instructions provided on the MTA website. Plan your trip by calling 800.COMMUTE or by visiting www.metro.net.
Coming to campus from Orange County: Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA)
OCTA Routes 50, 60 and 560 come directly to campus. Route 1 offers a beautiful and relaxing ride down Pacific Coast Highway from Dana Point to CSULB. Route 50 will take you from campus directly to Disneyland, Anaheim Stadium, or The Honda Center. Route 60 and 560 provide a direct connection from Leisure World to campus. CSULB faculty and staff may receive a reimbursement for the purchase of OCTA transit fare by following these administrative guidelines. Plan your trip by calling 714.636.RIDE or visit www.octa.net/busbook/.