As part of UVM's continuing effort to promote sustainable transportation, we offer a carpool program to all full-time UVM employees who have a vehicle, live off campus, and possess a valid driver’s license. Carpoolers benefit from saving money, cutting emissions and reducing vehicle wear and tear.   Registered carpoolers can request occasional use parking passes and access CATMA’s guaranteed ride home program.

Requirements for Carpool Program

  • Participants must be full-time permanent faculty or staff members, working the same shift on main campus.
  • Each individual participating in the program must own a vehicle and possess a valid driver's license.
  • Each registrant must present their valid state motor vehicle registration, valid driver’s license and carpool application with a leader named for the group along with the names of each participant in the carpool, to Transportation & Parking Services.
  • All participants must certify that they carpool to work with the listed participants at least three (3) days a week.
  • All applicants must complete the "Parking Permit Course" at uvm.edu/transportation/required-parking-permit-course. A copy of the Certificate of Completion must be attached to your application.
  • By entering into a carpool, participants agree to notify the Transportation and Parking Services office immediately should any changes occur (additions, deletions or replacements).

Parking Rates for Employee Carpool Permits

Employee Green Carpool Permit
A Green Carpool Permit (0.64% of base salary) will be divided by the number of participants in the carpool (with a maximum of four participants).

Rate for each individual in carpool

  • Two participants: 0.32% of base salary
  • Three participants: 0.21% of base salary
  • Four participants: 0.16% of base salary

Employee White Carpool Permit
A White Carpool Permit (0.48% of base salary) will be divided by the number of participants in the carpool (with a maximum of four participants).

Rate for each individual in carpool

  • Two participants: 0.24% of base salary
  • Three participants: 0.16% of base salary
  • Four participants: 0.12% of base salary

Employee Carpool Hangtag Designation & Procedures

Only one of the vehicle registered in the program may park on campus at a time. The vehicle must park in the designated zone depicted by the color of the permit during restricted hours as posted or be subject to warnings or citation.  Courtesy Notices do not apply to Carpool participants. 

Unexpected circumstances arise.  This is no different for carpool members. Should the need arise making carpooling difficult or impossible on a particular day, you may park your vehicle with an Occasional Use Permit valid in the zone represented by the permit surrendered prior to joining the carpool.  

Off Campus Employees Who Need Occasional Main Campus Access and/or Parking.

Please see the Occasional Use Permit Program and the Department Placard program or schedule a ride with the Catsride Shuttle.