August 07, 2020

2020 Fall Semester Transportation and Parking Information

  • The Pioneer Express is a free shuttle service designed to help students, staff, and faculty, travel between campus, downtown, and their homes.

The Office of Transportation and Parking is dedicated to managing a shared resource and providing transportation alternatives to access the Lewis & Clark campus. Parking can be very limited at times during the week. To help alleviate congestion, Transportation and Parking user fees fund the Pioneer Express shuttle service and discounted Trimet transit passes for students and staff. Our department strongly encourages all community members to consider using alternative transportation to get to campus. Purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee you a parking space.

  • Pioneer Express: Modified service begins Friday, August 31 – Full weekday Pioneer Express service and weekend service begins on August 31. Weekend shuttle schedule along with other shuttle service information can be found on our Shuttle Service page.

FALL 2020 (Update 8/24/20)

Due to COVID-19 protocols, the Pio Express with be limited to 21 passengers maximum. All passengers must adhere to a minimum 3ft social distancing requirement.

WEEKDAY PIO MODIFICATIONS - After 5pm the Pio Express will be reduced to Fred Meyer and Zupan’s only. The Pio will not stop at Shattuck Hall, 6th&Harrison,  or SW Moody after 5pm. See shuttle services page for full schedule details. 

WEEKEND PIO MODIFICATIONS-The Pio Express will run stop running at 9pm on Saturday and Sunday. Beginning the fall of 2020 ,the Pio will not stop at Shattuck Hall, 6th&Harrison, or SW Moody on Saturday and Sunday. See shuttle services page for full schedule details.


  • Trimet Bus Pass (Hop Cards): Trimet monthly bus passes are sold at a 75% discount for $25 per month. 10-pack single ride ticket books are also available for $6.25. Refer to the TriMet section on parking website for detailed program information.
  • Carpool: All you need to know about carpooling to Lewis & Clark, including help in finding a carpool/rideshare partner can be found here. Please consider using Oregon’s Get There carpool matching tool.
  • Parking permits: Permits will go on sale August 8th 2020, for staff, faculty, off campus students, and resident juniors/seniors. Resident sophomores can buy permits on August 10th. Parking permits will be required for all vehicles parked on campus beginning Tuesday, September 1.

To purchase your permit or bus pass please go to: Log in using your LC username and password. Day passes will be available online and from the parking lot kiosks beginning Tuesday, September 3.

If you only purchase day passes from the parking lot kiosk you must acquire a vehicle registration at: Parking an unregistered vehicle on campus is a violation of the Transportation & Parking Rules & Regulations. Unregistered vehicles will be cited. 

Again, parking on campus is a challenge during the school year. We have only 1,338 spaces available for over 2,500 students and approximately 700 full time faculty and staff. Purchasing a parking permit will not guarantee you a parking space. Consider using an alternative way to get to campus such as Trimet, Pioneer Express Shuttle, carpooling, biking, or walking.