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Basic Needs Lyft Program Form

The Basic Needs Lyft Program Assistance Form is now closed, will be under revision, and remain suspended until further notice.

Future plans for the Basic Needs Lyft Program will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, please see the information below regarding transportation resources. 

UC San Diego Transportation:

UC San Diego’s Transportation Services website includes more information about transportation services both to and from campus, including the opening of the UC San Diego Blue Line trolley extension, which presents a new option for your commute and triggers a number of changes to the campus and regional transit network that current transit riders should be aware of, such as the fact that students can ride the trolley fare-free with U-Pass

 Connect with Transportation Services: https://transportation.ucsd.edu/contact/index.html 

 Affordable Grocery Store Map & Grocery Shuttle

The Affordable Grocery Store Google Map shows various grocery stores in San Diego. They are color coded to represent their cost ($=green, $$=orange, $$$=red). 

 The Grocery Shuttle is a FREE UCSD shuttle to grocery stores in the San Diego area. Running every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every 30 minutes through the 2021-2022 academic year.

 The shuttle offers two separate routes, but currently the Pepper Canyon - South is not operating, only the “GC - Grocery Convoy” route (with stops in Clairemont Mesa/Convoy) is running and you can get on the shuttle for this route at Pepper Canyon - North.

 UCSHIP NEWT: Non-Emergent Transportation Program

  • Benefit for UC SHIP students only
  • Service is provided for non-emergency medical transportation to and/or from medical, behavioral health, urgent care or pharmacy after doctors appt.
  • Rides must be scheduled through Student Health Services (SHS) or Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on campus
  • Services are provided by Lyft in a car or SUV thru ModivCare scheduling
  • 24 one-way rides per benefit year
  • Maximum ride mileage is 30 miles, additional miles require administrative approval
  • No cost to UC SHIP student who schedule through the SHS or CAPS
  • Companion ride may be provided if student cannot transport on own
  • Rider will receive several texts with updates about ride
  • Driver will wait for 5 minutes for passenger before canceling ride
  • If rider is a no show, the ride will count towards the 24 rides per benefit year
  • If rider cancels after the driver has been dispatched, the ride will count towards the 24 rides per benefit year
  • To reschedule the ride, the student will need to contact SHS or contact CAPS