The goal of AULA is to reduce the total number of vehicle trips made to campus by faculty, staff, and students. This aim helps the California clean-air effort and reduces community vehicle congestion. However, Culver City has really flourished over the last previous years with the redevelopment of Downtown Culver City and the arrival of the Metro Expo Line and is designed with highly pedestrian-friendly areas. Please use the information below in order to find the best option to commute to AULA.
1. Use L.A. Metro’s Trip Planner
Metro’s Trip Planner is one of the best tools that let you find the best public transportation routes in advance before you arrive at AULA.
* You can also download the LA Metro app into your phone.
- Visit the Metro website
- Enter your starting and ending points, for example:
- FROM: Antioch University Los Angles
- TO: Hollywood and Highland
- FROM: 6801 Hollywood Blvd
- TO: Antioch University Los Angeles
- Set the “Leave At” time and then click “Plan My Trip”.
- The Trip Planner will confirm your entries. If it’s correct, click the “Continue” button.
- The Trip Planner will then show you various possible routes to your destination. Click on a radio button to select the route and view the schedule.
3. Use nextbus
Visit nextbus in order to find the best option regarding your trip to AULA.
* You can also download the app into your phone.
- Buses – you can pay cash, or scan a TAP card at the fare box. Try to have the exact fare handy, because bus drivers do not give change if you overpay.
- Trains – scan a TAP card at the gate. You can buy a single use pass at vending machines outside of the gate and scan it in place of a TAP card.
* Although not all the light rail train platforms have vending machines.
Buy a TAP Card
Visit taptogo.net if you want to pay online. (For train you cannot use cash, it should be TAP card)
- To apply online, you must first log in or create a TAP account.
- Then click on “Reduced Fares” and check “Reduced Fare TAP Card for College/Vocational Students.”
The best option is paying at vending machines outside of gates at Metro Rail stations. However, some of the light rail train platforms do not have vending machines, you should check “Vendor Locations” online.
Bicycles on Metro Buses and Trains
- Taking a Bicycle – There is room to store your bicycle, or stand with it, on Metro buses and trains. *NOTE* only two-wheeled pedal-powered bicycles are allowed.
- Locking a Bicycle – Many bus and train station offer bike racks for locking and leaving your bicycle at the station while you ride.
- Storing a Bicycle – Metro offers a limited number of bicycle storage lockers on a first-come-first-served basis. Lockers are rented six months at a time, and the locker needs to be reserved by mailing in a form.
Metro Accessibility for People with Disabilities
- Check “Reduced Fare TAP Card for Person with Disability”.
- Most train stations are accessible via an elevator or ramp. The trains can be boarded without a ramp.
4. Try FlixBus
- FlixBus is an intercity bus service that has recently started operating in L.A. and offers service to and from numerous cities in California.