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FIU is working hard to provide many alternative methods of commuting to campus than in a single occupancy vehicle. Check out all the ways you can get to campus below and green your commute!


FIU's Carpool Program through RideFlag is an on demand mobile application that supports sustainable transportation by reducing the times Florida International University members choose to drive alone to campus. The app works by connecting commuters through overlapping routes to and from campus for an immediate ride selection or by allowing FIU students, faculty and staff to schedule future rides depending on your specific timetable. Take advantage of the RideFlag app as a fun and easy way to share the seats in your car as a driver or to catch a ride to campus.


rfCarpooling to  FIU is now easier than ever with the new Rideflag on demand mobile app.

  • Just enter your destination and get instant carpool matches. It is that easy!
  • You decide who to ride or drive with!
  • And you still can park in the preferred carpool spots.

FIU will automatically provide you with a carpool permit as long as both driver and rider keep their phones on as they entered the campus.Download the RideFlag app on the App Store or Google Play.

Miami Dade Transit

The University offers half price student transit passes for Miami-Dade Transit. Promoting public transportation will ease the commute as the South Florida population continues to grow, and reduce the number of cars on the road. The University is discussing possible future partnership with Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, Miami-Dade Transit Authority, Florida Department of Transportation, The City of Sweetwater, and Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation which would significantly reduce emissions from transportation. Go to to see the routes that come to FIU and to use MDT's Trip planner. 

Emergency Ride Home Program

The Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program provides commuters in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and Saint Lucie Counties that carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bike, or walk, three or more days a week with six free taxi cab vouchers a year to use in the event of an unexpected emergency or unscheduled overtime. To register, click here.

Other FIU Transportation Initiatives

FIU Bike Shop

The FIU Bike Shop by Recreation Services opened in Fall 2012. Recreation Services encourages safe and healthy bicycling, and has partnered with other FIU departments to provide the FIU Bike Shop. More than just a repair shop, the FIU Bike Shop can be the central location for "all things "bike" on campus - from providing a central location to learn more about safe biking, to finding out about local rides and events, and directing you to local and national resources on bicycling. The FIU Bike Shop evolved from a student project by Brandt Absolu funded by the FIU Sustainability Committee. 


Many departments on campus are working on promoting and expanding biking on campus. The Office of University Sustainability and the Department of Parking and Transportation are working on painting "sharrows" on the campus roads also. Sharrows are a symbol depicting bicyclists have shared use of a roadway with cars. In areas where the roadway is being expanded, a bike lane will be put in. Portions of Campus Loop Road already have bike lanes installed. Bike Racks for you to lock up your bike are located all around campus including outside garages, housing buildings, and even Outside of the Graham. 

FIU Bike Matching 

Don’t want to bike to campus alone? No problem, FIU now has a bike matching program through South Florida Commuter Services! Choose your location, schedule, and biking level to be matched with another FIU Biker.

Bikes on the Bay

Available daily during the fall, spring and summer semesters, Bikes on the Bay is a student bike sharing program that provides a fun and easy way to get around campus. This no-charge, no-cost service is available at the Wellness and Recreation Center Membership Desk. Just bring your valid student ID card and you'll be supplied with everything you need, including a helmet, safety vest and bike lock. 

Shuttle Buses

FIU offers shuttle buses between the three main campuses; the CATS Shuttle and the Golden Panther Express Shuttle. They provide students, faculty, and staff with an alternative to driving, and help lessen the burden of parking on the campuses. Paper tickets are no longer required to ride The Golden Panther Express. Fare will be deducted from your Panther Card debit account when it is swiped on the bus.

Ticket-less Bus System

All the FIU Shuttle buses have now moved to a ticket-less system. All you need to ride is your Panther ID Card. Simply add money to your panther card debit plan and your fare will be automatically deducted.


Florida International University has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area. Low hourly and daily rates always include gas and insurance. Also, check out Zipcar’s Students With Drive program to earn free driving for your club or organization. Join today!

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FIU and RedCoach are paving the way for students and local community to enjoy traveling to popular destinations in Florida. Every ride is an escape to your destination with RedCoach's daily departures from FIU's Modesto Campus. Enjoy luxury transportation and receive 10% off as an FIU community member with a valid FIU ID. Red COach provides services to Tampa, Orlando, Tallahassee, and more! Learn more about FIU's partnership with RedCoach

Transportation Safety

Here at FIU, your safety is our priority. Whether you are walking, biking, driving, or taking public transportation, it's important to follow the rules of the road. The Office of University Sustainability has partnered with the Department of Parking and Transportation, FIU Police, External Relations, and South Florida Commuter Services to highlight the importance of getting safely from point A to point B with help from Roary.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Most campus garages are now equipped with electric vehicle charging stations so you can charge your electric vehicles while at work or in class! To charge download the Semma Connect app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. You can also call 1-800-663-5633 and follow the prompts to start charging by phone. The parking spots are only to be used by electric vehicles WHILE they are charging. 


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Paper Reduction

The Department of Parking and Transportation has made huge strides to reduce its amount of paper waste.

  • All parking permits are now virtual so they are associated with a vehicle's license plate. 
  • All parking meters on campus have the option to print receipts so visitors do not have to throw away their unwanted parking payment receipts. 
  • All parking notifications, citations, and warnings are sent through the email associated with the vehicles.

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