Getting to Campus Did you know that the average student commutes over 11 miles to RVCC, costing about $12 roundtrip? Save gas and money and decrease your impact on the environment by using alternative transportation.
Main Campus: 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876
On busy days, parking is usually available in Lot 5 and for faculty in Lot 6. Commuters are encouraged to carpool or take the shuttle when possible.
26% of RVCC's full-time students carpool or get a ride to campus at least once a week, and 20% more are willing to carpool. As part of RVCC’s RideShare trial, be matched to students with a similar commute using a trip-matching service, CarpoolWorld. Find out about the new, student-only RVCC rideshare website by emailing Student Campus Sustainability Intern, Allyson Schmieder, at firstname.lastname@example.org. See the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
Another option is NJ RideShare’s ride-matching service, which is open to everyone. Students and employees can fill out the online form on NJ RideShare to find a carpool.
People who register their carpool, take public transit, or bike two or more times a week can register with RideWise's Ticket Home program and are eligible to be reimbursed for their ride home in case of emergency. Contact Sara Catherine Lichon at email@example.com or call (908) 704-1011, x12 for RideWise inquiries.
Carpoolers and ride-sharers registered with RideWise or CarpoolWorld will receive a placard to park in the carpool-only parking spaces in front of the West Building. Contact Sue Dorward at firstname.lastname@example.org for parking placard information.
If you commute 15 miles or more to campus from a densely populated area like Flemington, consider vanpooling (carpooling in a rented van). Van costs are subsidized by NJ Transit. RideWise can help you join or start a vanpool.
Hunterdon County LINK Bus
The LINK 23 bus stops on campus. Cost is $2.00 for unlimited boarding on this route and the Flemington Shuffle routes for that day. The stops for this route include Flemington Jury Lot, Raritan Township, Whitehouse Train Station, Kings in Whitehouse, RVCC, and Bridgewater Commons Mall. It connects with NJ Transit 114 at the Bridgewater Mall, Raritan Valley Rail Line at the Whitehouse Train Station, as well as other LINK buses within Hunterdon County. Visit LINK online or call 1-800-842-0531 for more information.
Somerset County Shuttle Buses
Somerset County runs three public transit shuttle buses, CAT-1R, CAT-2R, and CAT-3R, to the Branchburg campus Monday through Friday for $2 per ride. For schedules, visit Ridewise'sCounty Bus Services web page or RVCC Welcome Desk. The shuttles serve Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Franklin, New Brunswick, North Plainfield, Raritan, Somerville, and South Bound Brook. Stops include the Bridgewater Commons Mall, Raritan Mall, and the Somerville train station. RideWise now has interactive maps of each bus route. When using the maps, it is recommended that you cross-reference with the bus schedules. You can also go to Google Maps and select the transit icon, enter your start point and destination within Somerset County, and get county bus route information to guide you to RVCC.
Emergency Ride Home
If you carpool, vanpool, take mass transit, bicycle or walk to RVCC two or more times per week, you can register with RideWise's Ticket Home program. Registered commuters can get reimbursed for emergency rides home due to unexpected overtime requests, a family or medical emergency, a carpool breakdown or a transit service interruption.
Free Electric Car Charging
In front of the West building, there are two electric car charging stations, each with fast and slow charging cords. The stations are on the ChargePoint network. The charging cost is a 40 cent connection fee and the electricity itself is free.
It is against state law to idle your vehicle for more than 3 minutes. Please turn off your vehicle when parked.
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