About Carpool Parking

What is Carpool Parking

A carpool is defined as two or more members. In order to participate in a carpool, members must be currently enrolled students or be employed by the University.

How to get a carpool permit

  1. Each member of a carpool must be listed and registered on a Carpool Application form (Click here to download Carpool Application form).
  2. Please return the completed Carpool Application form to the Parking and Transportation Services department in the Academic Services Building Room 122 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Only one form is necessary for each group and all participants must be present with valid picture ID at the time of submittal.
  3. Students may add the cost of their carpool permit to their University account and make payment(s) through Student Business Services office. Faculty/Staff may purchase their carpool permits through payroll deduction, when all carpool members are eligible for payroll deduction.
    The following permits and passes will be distributed to all registered carpools:
    1. One carpool permit, issued to primary driver.
    2. Ten daily passes issued to each additional driver, to be used when carpooling is not possible. Daily passes can only be used by members of the carpool and are not transferable.

Carpool Policies

  1. Carpool permits are non-transferable. Changes in carpool membership should be reported to the Parking and Transportation Services Department located at the Miner Loya Academic Services Building, room 122.
  2. Carpool spaces are reserved from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm daily.
  3. Vehicles should display the carpool permit hung from the rearview mirror to park in the “reserved carpool” area. If a carpool space is not available, then a non-carpool space in that lot or closest parking zone may be used.
  4. Only one registered vehicle per registered carpool is permitted to park in the reserved carpool area at any one time. Carpool permits are not valid in ADA spaces, reserved spaces, or any visitor space.
  5. Ten “free” daily passes will be issued to each carpool member to be used when they need to drive their own vehicles. Daily passes may be used in any non-carpool space in the same lot or closest parking zone. After ten daily passes have been exhausted, carpool members may purchase additional daily passes at a rate of $10.00 per day.
  6. Once registered in the carpool program, members may not purchase or hold any other University permits.
  7. Any abuse of carpool permits, daily passes or the carpool guidelines will result in cancellation of carpool privileges.
  8. The primary carpool member is responsible for the carpool permit, all vehicles associated to the permit, and all citations issued to any vehicle belonging to the carpool.
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