Cache Valley is beautiful, surrounded by mountains and endless recreation opportunities.
- Logan frequently tops lists of safest metropolitan areas in the US.
- In 2014, Livability.com ranked Logan as the second best college town.
- In 2017, League of American Cyclists awarded Logan City and USU silver ratings for being bike friendly.
Luckily, you can enjoy and preserve these opportunities even in your daily commute. For days and sometimes weeks each winter, our lovely mountains contribute to inversions, where a layer of warmer air sits like a lid on our valley, holding in cold air and our vehicular emissions (and associated health issues). With nearby neighborhoods, two fare-free bus systems, Zimride rideshare, bike routes, and sidewalks, many families and students find they can save money, stay active, and minimize vehicular emissions through their commute.
Options For Your Daily Commute
Aggie Commuter Club
If you use a sustainable transportation option 3+ days per week, you may qualify for Aggie Commuter Club benefits. The Commuter Club encourages and incentivizes low-carbon transportation for faculty, staff, and students.
Hop on the bus for natural gas transit on campus, and it’s free. Over 1.2 million rides are provided each year, up to 10,000 rides are provided on red air days!
Aggie Blue Bikes
Explore campus and town by bicycle. USU's Aggie Blue Bikes even provides FREE daily and 3-month check-outs to students. Tool boards are available to students, faculty, and staff.
Utah State University has level two electric vehicle charging stations by Natural Resources, Life Science, Alumni Center, Blue Square, and Aggie Terrace. EVR has a level three!
Frontrunner connects Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties with additional connections to UTA’s bus system and park and ride lots.
Carbon Offset Fund
Offset your commute and improve local air quality with the USU carbon offset fund! One-time and monthly options match your commute.
Cache Valley's 2015 Urban Transit System of the Year is fare free. Routes service campus and much of the Valley. Walk to a stop, use bike racks on the bus, or park and ride with CVTD.
Utah Transit Authority's rideshare website allows commuters to save gas money and clear the air. Post a regular car or bike commute to match with other users as a carpool or bike buddy.
Three lines serve Salt Lake County's transportation needs.
Options For Trips
Aggie Shuttle Charter
If you have a large group traveling, try renting an Aggie Shuttle Charter Bus. Reservations must be arranged at least one week in advance.
Motorpool Hybrids & Minivans
USU Parking & Transportation offers a variety of rental vehicles to meet your traveling needs. Try requesting a hybrid for your small group or a minivan or mini bus to accomodate a large group.
Salt Lake Airport Shuttle
Private shuttles run routes from Logan to the SLC Airport and up and down the Wasatch Front. Try the discount code USU001.