Note: Those who commute by carpool or vanpool should operate to the best of their discretion and consider following public health department recommendations (CDC guidance), such as regularly disinfecting surfaces, adhering to physical distancing where possible, and regular use of face masks.
UW-Madison Transportation Services administers a carpool program for faculty and staff. Carpooling is one way to support the Transportation Services mission of providing innovative transportation solutions while reducing single occupancy vehicles on campus. Hundreds of employees are saving money, lowering emissions and reducing traffic congestion by carpooling every day.
- Six (6) complimentary, temporary daily parking passes per carpool member, per parking year. For use when the main permit is unavailable, or a member cannot ride in the carpool that day.
- Share the permit cost among group (note: one carpool member is responsible for paying the permit cost to Transportation Services).
- Share gas and car costs. The average commuter who drives 16 miles one-way to work in a vehicle with average fuel economy will spend about $1,300 per year in gas alone! Add vehicle depreciation, maintenance, insurance and other costs and your car commute costs you thousands every year.
- Ability to use the Emergency Ride Home Program
- To add or remove a carpool member or to cancel the carpool, the permit holder must email the Commuter Solutions Team and include:
- The member’s name,
- Email address and
- Campus/hospital ID number
- If the carpool is ending, you must email the Commuter Solutions Team and return the carpool permit to one of the Transportation Services office.
- To cancel a carpool, include the captain’s name and contact information.