UW Transportation Services offers many commuter solutions for faculty, staff, and students to encourage use of active and alternative transportation methods. These solutions include the campus bus and discounted employee bus passes, cost sharing through carpool and vanpool parking, the emergency ride home (ERH) program, comprehensive assistance and route planning for any mode(s) of alternative transportation, and more. While these programs do not generate revenue, they help reducing the demand for parking and associated parking costs.
Our support for active and alternative commutes earned UW-Madison a Best Universities for Commuters designation by Best Workplaces for Commuters, a program operated by the Center for Urban Transportation Research. Read more about this designation.
Looking for additional resources? See the “Your Driving Costs” report from AAA for cost calculations on annual driving costs. LIFT Services of Southwest Wisconsin can recommend the most cost-effective transportation available in your community.
Commuter Solutions Programs
Have some friends to drive with? We administer a carpool program for faculty and staff. Benefits available for small and large groups.
The Emergency Ride Home (ERH) Program supplies emergency cab vouchers for employees who don't drive to campus.
Did you know UW, UW Health, and UW affiliate employees and students are eligible for discounted bikeshare memberships?
Can you bike, bus, carpool, vanpool, or walk most of time? The Flex parking program is for those few times when driving is necessary.
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