Green Transportation

About 11,000 people drive to downtown Baltimore every day to work and study from as far away as Delaware or Pennsylvania and as close by as Charles Village or Federal Hill.

Some of us share rides, take mass transit, ride our bikes, or walk to UMB, but the vast majority of UMB's commuters drive alone. This contributes to climate change. Luckily, the University has a number of programs that encourage commuters to make more sustainable choice. Which one suits you?

Bike Parking Facility

For those who ride to school/work, the University offers a secured bike cage located on the first floor of the Pratt Street Garage.


This rideshare program is designed to save you money and reduce your carbon footprint. All participants must carpool at least four times per week and share one parking permit with a designated driver. Carpools should be composed of two or more riders. 

Other benefits include courtesy parking passes, special CarPOOL parking spaces, and other free giveaways.

Car Share

Participants who bike, walk, carpool, or take public transportation have access to three low-emission, fuel-efficient, rental vehicles provided by Connect by Hertz available for their short-term needs. Low hourly rates include gas, insurance, and maintenance.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The University currently hosts 18 electric vehicle charging stations, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, which charge two vehicles per station.

Guaranteed Ride Home

Guaranteed Ride Home, sponsored by Commuter Connections, provides commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, or take public transportation with a free and reliable ride home up to four times per year.

Low Emission, Fuel Efficient (LEFE) Parking

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)-certified vehicles may park in LEFE spaces reserved at any of the following University garages: Baltimore Grand, Pearl Street, Penn Street, Pratt Street, and Saratoga Street. 

UM shuttle

UM shuttle transports UMB students, faculty, and staff and University of Maryland Medical Center employees to and from the University fare-free.


In partnership with the University, Zipcar offers you self-service, on-demand car sharing.