Public Transportation and Commuting
Transportation is responsible for the majority of Mountain View’s greenhouse gas emissions (~63%). Using public transit, leveraging commuter benefits, and ride-sharing or car-sharing can all help to save you money and reduce your carbon footprint. Community members have access to numerous public transportation options, including the Mountain View Community Shuttle, the free MVgo Shuttle, VTA buses and light rail service, Caltrain, and BART. For those commuting in passenger vehicles, you can save money though commuter benefit programs, learn more about smart commuting here, and try out one of these carpool programs to either save or make some money, depending on if you’re a rider or a driver. Apps such as Lyft are also available for ride-sharing, and companies like Zipcar offer easy, short-term car rentals.