CarPool Program

UM Commuter Pool


  • Carpool at least four times per week

  • Share one parking permit with a designated driver (participants may share driving responsibilities)

  • Carpools should be comprised of three or more riders

All participants in the carpool must return their parking permits to the Office of Parking and Transportation Services (PTS), in order for the designated driver to receive the carpool permit and access card(s) for the group.

To Register

Submit a completed application to PTS.


  • 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


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 garages) in an unreserved parking space.

For additional courtesy parking passes, contact

New Members

New members may be added to the group at anytime, 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 may be put on a waiting list.

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

For FAQs, click here.


Use Zimride to search for other commuters in your area. Entering your information into the confidential database will help you find potential carpool partners in your area that may be interested in carpooling or sharing a ride. By registering, you will be able to post a ride as a driver, post a ride as a passenger, arrange payment, and connect with Facebook. Registration is free! You must have a University email address to use this service. Get started by clicking the banner below, sign up and become a member.

H. Tony Green, TDM Coordinator

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