COVID Campus Commute

Temporary Uber Program

The Uber COVID-19 Commute Program will be discontinued at midnight on September 30, 2020.

We are proud to have been able to support our valued staff during the height of the pandemic crisis. To date, UCSF has assisted with almost 28,000 rides and supported more than 900 employees since early April.  We extended the program, which was originally scheduled to end on May 6, and hope that this has been a great resource for you.

We do understand that this may be inconvenient for some of you who have come to rely on Uber to get to/from work, and in an effort to support you, we encourage you to explore the many options available to you.

Start here: MyCommute.UCSF.edu
Discover transportation options custom tailored to you. Enter your starting location and destination to see all your options – public transit, UCSF shuttles, UCSF vanpool, carpool, biking and driving routes and more.

Muni and UCSF shuttle service increased in late August. Learn more and view current schedules at:
Muni’s Core Service Plan
UCSF Shuttle routes

The City of San Francisco has an Essential Worker Ride Home Program. The program will reimburse participants for the cost of taxi rides home up to 10 rides per month and up to $70 per ride. Please carefully review the eligibility requirements as you must meet both the eligible participant and eligible trip requirements to qualify. If interested, please apply here.

If you are concerned about your ability to get to work during your scheduled shift, please discuss this with your manager/supervisor.

Program Details:

Program details are on this flyer and also included below.

The staff member’s department will cover 75% of the cost of two fares a day (one round trip) until the conclusion of the program. Maximum subsidy will not exceed $50. All driver tips will be paid by the rider, not UCSF.

Eligible workers include UCSF staff who must be physically present on-site and:
    - Normally utilize public transportation
    - Are impacted by the reduction in services
    - Are commuting to/from their residence within the Bay Area

One of the following UCSF campuses must be listed as either the pick-up or drop-off location: Parnassus, Mission Bay, Mount Zion, China Basin, Brisbane, Laurel Heights and ZSFG.

How it works:

Step 1.
Staff requests access and approval to the temporary program from manager

Step 2.
Manager submits request on our webpage (requests will be processed within 24 hours)

Step 3.
Staff receives an email invite from “Uber for Business” with the subject line to “join your team”

Step 4.
Staff follows activation instructions and enjoys subsidized rides (for best results complete this process on your mobile phone)

* Due to the changing nature of this pandemic, criteria and availability of this program may change.

Managers, get started here:

To approve employees for the Uber program, please visit our webpage to submit employee information. Submitting information via our webpage, is preferred. However, if you need to submit multiple employee requests at a time, you can use the UCSF COVID-19 Campus Commuting Program Template and then email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Uber riders, get started here:

Activating and Using the Uber Pilot Program


Frequently Asked Questions:

UCSF Campus COVID-19 Commuting Program FAQs

For questions, please email Georgina Arias at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).