Eco-friendly transit options1 min read

Phelan O’Bryan
A student uses her Eco Pass to ride VTA transit for free. Eco pass fees are included in student fees

Phelan O'Bryan, Staff Writer

De Anza College has many different transportation options to help keep your wallet fat and the environment green.

One way is the VTA bus line offering rides all over Santa Clara County and it’s free with an Eco Pass. After receiving a new DASB ID card, sign up for the Eco Pass on my portal and it allows you free VTA bus and light rail for the remainder of the quarter.

Routes 23 and 25 start off at Alum Rock in the east side San Jose. For those living downtown, route 323 is a direct shot from Second Street all the way to De Anza.

Local routes include Route 54 starting at Lockheed and Route 55 starting at Great America.

Route 51 takes commuters to the Mountain View Transit Center and Route 53 ends at the Sunnyvale Caltrain station.

VTA is not the only free transportation. Another useful option is the DASB bicycle program.

The program allows college students to rent a bike free of charge, if they pay DASB fees and take a minimum of six units. The arrangement is pretty straightforward – use it for school purposes only and you are held responsible for any damage, lost, or broken parts.

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