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.
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. To help RVCC commuters find carpools, RVCC offers RideShare ride-matching service through RideWise. Students and staff can fill out the online form and to be matched with other RVCC carpool-seekers or listed in RideShare's carpool classifieds. Carpoolers registered with RideWise are eligible for a free ride home in case of emergency. If you carpool at least twice a week, register your carpool with RideWise and their Ticket Home program, and you will receive a placard that lets you park in the carpool-only parking spaces in front of the West building.
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 will stop on campus five times daily: 8:05am, 10:05am, 1:05pm, 3:05pm, and 5:05pm. 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, Shoprite in Branchburg, 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 two public transit shuttle buses, CAT 1-R and CAT 2-R, to main campus Monday through Friday for $2 per ride. The shuttles serve Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Franklin, North Plainfield (starting May 30), Raritan, Somerville, and South Bound Brook. Stops include the Bridgewater Commons Mall, Raritan Mall, and the Somerville train station. SCOOT buses stop near the Bridgewater site and serve Bedminster, Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Manville, and Hillsborough for $2 per ride. The free RBus Somerset mobile app for the CAT 1 and CAT 2 buses lets riders know the time of the next bus directly from a smart phone or other mobile device. It also sends alerts about schedule changes or delays. Download the app from Google Play or iTunes. Type "RideWise SC" into the search box, look for the RideWise icon and install.
NJ Transit Discounts
The shuttle bus connects to NJ Transit buses and train stations. Full-time students (12+ credits) are eligible for 25% off a regular rail, bus, or light rail monthly pass when enrolled through NJ Transit's Student Pass program. The Student Pass is an alternative to the regular monthly pass.
Free 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.