What is Clean Commuting?

Taking the Bus

Ingham County: Riding CATA is a great alternative to driving your own vehicle, and CATA offers a variety of bus services. Use CATA’s online trip planning tool to find bus route information. 

If you’re a Michigan State University employee than you ride for free using your Employee ID card on Routes 30 through 39, Lot Link and Night Owl.

Eaton County: The Eaton County Transportation Authority offers many bus routes and services. Take the Downtown Lansing Express from Charlotte, Grand Ledge or Delta Township during rush hours and arrive in Downtown Lansing in time to start your work day. Learn more here.

Clinton County: Clinton Transit offers demand response services to riders who request a ride. There are no bus stops or regular routes. Learn more here.

Biking

Thousands of residents use bicycles to travel in the Greater Lansing area. Bicycling can contribute to a healthier and more active you while cutting down on emissions and congestion. To find a Bike Buddy to bicycle commute with, sign up for Clean Commute Options now! For information on how you can ride and bike using CATA, visit the Using Bike Racks & Lockers page or link to these other great resources.

Walking

Try walking for a healthy and environmentally-friendly form of clean commuting.

Use our online trip planner to map your next walk commute! The tool will provide you directions, the distance and time required to complete the trip, and how many calories you'll burn. 

Carpool

A carpool typically consists of two to four people who share the ride. Carpool participants decide on their own if they will all share in the driving, if there is a primary driver, their commuting schedule and route. Any cost sharing agreements are also made amongst the pool members. If you’re interested in joining a carpool or would like to start a carpool, enter your starting point and destination in our trip planner.  

Vanpool

A vanpool is a group of seven to fifteen people who commute on a regular basis in a MichiVan. All participants in the vanpool pay a monthly fee, except for the driver who normally rides for free. The vanpool monthly fee is based on the number of riders and the one-way commuting mileage. All vanpoolers share the cost of the fuel, and as a group they determine their normal daily schedule and route. Search our trip planner to see if there are any vanpools that meet your commuting needs. 

Who Vanpools?
  • People who have at least a 30 minute commute, or travel more than 10 miles one-way
  • People with a fairly consistent schedule
  • People who live near or along the route of at least five to fifteen other people who are willing to share the ride in the same vanpool