UMCommuterPOOL Program

The benefits of carpooling are clear — it saves money, reduces wear and tear on cars, and lowers carbon emissions! Check out what the Office of Parking and Transportation Services has to offer.

Eligibility

  • Carpool at least four times a week
  • Share one parking permit with a designated driver (participants may share driving responsibilities)
  • Carpools should be composed of three or more riders

All participants in the carpool must return their parking permits to the Cashier's Office at the SMC Campus Center, Lower Level, Room 002D, in order for the designated driver to receive the carpool permit and access card(s) for the group.

Submit a completed application to PTS.

Benefits

  • Annual prizes such as movie tickets and car wash coupons
  • Access to 12 courtesy parking passes per group
  • Access to limited CarPool parking spaces at designated garages
  • Reduces carbon footprint
  • Reduces traffic congestion
  • Reduces stress of driving
  • Improves overall quality of life

Disclaimer

PTS will not be involved in the financial agreements of any carpools. Financial responsibility belongs to carpool members.

A carpool cannot include a car owner and non-car owner. The purpose of the program is to reduce the number of cars on the road and traffic congestion.

Courtesy Parking Passes

Each carpool group will receive 12 courtesy parking passes for the days riders drive alone. You must park at a designated garage (Saratoga, Penn, Baltimore Grand, or Pearl) in an unreserved parking space.

For additional courtesy parking passes, contact Tony Green.

New Members

New members may be added to the group at any time, as long as new members have a current monthly parking permit.

An individual may opt out of a carpool program at any time. The participant must return their unused courtesy parking passes to PTS. To obtain parking, the participant opting out will need to contact the department liaison and might be put on a waiting list.

The carpool group will have two weeks to replace the participant or relinquish their reserved carpool space.

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