COVID Campus Commute

Temporary Uber Program

As public transit and UCSF shuttle service has returned to some extent, rather than terminating the current program, UCSF has decided to modify the UCSF Campus COVID-19 Commuting Program.

In an effort to continue to support those UCSF staff commuting late at night or early in the morning, the commuting program will now only be available between 8:30 PM and 7 AM.  For those users who normally commute during the day (between 7 AM and 8:30 PM), the COVID-19 Campus Commute Program will no longer be available, and you should utilize your normal public transportation options.

We will communicate the status of this modified extension on a week to week basis, until termination.  This modified extension is only applicable to those already in the program.  No new applicants will be admitted.

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).