The University's carpool program in addition to helping the environment is also intended to reduce the use of single occupancy vehicles parking on campus during peak times, therefore making a limited resource more available to those in need. Thus, community members are strongly encouraged to participate in the carpool program. In collaboration with the Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA) incentives such as the Guaranteed Ride Home and Bike / Walk program (offering monthly drawings to local merchants and restaurants etc.) are available to members of University of Vermont who actively participate in a carpool program or simply taking the initiative to bike, bus or walk to work. For more details please visit CATMA or contact them at 802-881-0283.
Requirements for both Green and White Carpool Permits
Participants must be full-time permanent faculty or staff members, working the same shift on the same campus. Each individual participating in the program must own a vehicle and possess a valid driver's license. The valid state motor vehicle registration of each vehicle registering under the carpool program, along with the valid driver's license of each participant, must be presented to Transportation and Parking Services when registering. At the time of registration, all participants must submit their individual applications with their own vehicle information and name carpool partners in order to be processed. Remember, if someone leaves the carpool it may affect whether or not you are still eligible for the carpool and whether or not you are paying to park. It is your responsibility to make sure you are in compliance at all times. Any abuse of the program may cause revocation of the permit.
Carpool Hangtag Designation
Vehicles displaying the carpool hangtag are only allowed to park in the designated zone depicted by the color of the permit during restricted times.
Main Campus Carpools: Because each participant is located on Main Campus, parking in areas which are enforced daily for valid permits, each participant may request to be issued an Occasional Use permit (good for 6 to 12 individual days only) to use in case of an emergency where they must park their vehicle on campus while a carpool partner is displaying the carpool hangtag. Please use the enclosed marker to clearly write in the date of use and hang from the rearview mirror in the format of MM/DD/YY. Any permit without a current expiration date will be considered invalid.
Off-Campus Carpools: Unless specifically requested, off-campus carpool participants are not issued Occasional Use permits.
Green Carpool Permit
Rate: A Green Carpool Permit with two participants is payroll deducted at the rate of Brown of each participant's base salary. A Green carpool with 3 or more participants is available free of charge.
Hangtag Designation: One hanging tag is issued for the group to share and is for use by the participant parked on campus. Green carpool participants displaying the green hangtag may utilize any lot on campus with the exception of all visitor meters, Jeanne Mance Lot, CBWC Lot and Trinity resident only lots.
White Carpool Permit
Rate: A White Carpool Permit with two or more participants is available free of charge.
Hangtag Designation: One hanging tag is issued for the group to share and is for use by the participant parked on campus. White carpool participants displaying the white hangtag may utilize any faculty/staff lot depicted in white. These permits are restricted from all visitor meters, Jeanne Mance Lot, CBWC Lot and Trinity resident only lots.