UVM partners with the Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA) to offer employees a suite of commuter benefits:
- Subsidized Green Mountain Transit (GMT) Passes: All UVM employees can ride the Green Mountain Transit buses free of charge by swiping their CATcard. There are five local GMT buses that serve our campus in addition to six commuter bus lines. Schedules can be viewed on the GMT website.
- Personalized Commuting Assistance: New to the area, moving, or just have questions about your commuting options to UVM? CATMA offers personalized commuting assistance and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-881-0283.
Drive with colleagues and save!
With UVM’s Carpool Program, you can reduce your Green parking permit expense up to 75% or more when you drive with UVM colleagues. Please visit the Carpool page to learn more about the program and to register.
Need help finding UVM colleagues for the commute? Go! Vermont’s Carpool Matching Tool can help. Create a profile to see a map of other UVM commuters who live near you and want to carpool.
Guaranteed Ride Home
Want to leave the car behind but worried about how you could get home quickly in an emergency or need to work late unexpectedly?
The Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program can help! Sponsored by UVM and provided by the CATMA, GRH gives you peace of mind by providing free taxi rides home for these unexpected situations. Any employee who does not drive alone to work regularly is eligible but advanced registration as a CATMA commuter is required. For more information and to register, please visit CATMA’s Guaranteed Ride Home Page.
Walk and Bike Commuter Benefits and Resources
Reward your heart, mind and pocket by biking or walking to and from work. Simply log the days you bike or walk and you’ll receive your choice of a $15 gift card reward to City Market, Merrill’s Roxy Cinema, or Skirack. For more information and to register, please visit CATMA’s Bike/Walk Rewards Program Page.
Greenride Bikeshare discounted memberships for UVM employees. Greenride members get 24/7 access to 125 bikes docked at 17 stations across Burlington, South Burlington, and Winooski. Members get 60 minutes of free ride time a day! Annual memberships are usually $50 but faculty and staff get a Greenride campus membership for just $25 – that’s $2/month!
Parking & Transportation Services oversees the Bike Safety programs and regulations on campus. If you bike to campus, we recommend that you register your bicycle. This allows us to inform you of projects and activities that may significantly affect bike commutes as well as provide access to restricted on-campus bicycle parking locations. Registering your bicycle also allows University Police Services to contact owners of recovered lost or stolen bicycles.
Looking for a bike fix-it station or shower near your office or classroom? Want to bike, walk or run to UVM but worried about getting sweaty on the way? Or have a need for a quick tune-up? No problem! UVM employees have access to free showers at several locations on campus, as well as four fix-it locations (including out Bicycle Education Co-op). Find these locations on our campus map.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Drive an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle to campus? Good news! The University now has electric vehicle charging stations located across campus. Please visit our electric vehicle charging page for more information regarding locations of charging stations, rules and regulations, as well as rates.
Transportation and Parking partners with CarShare Vermont (CSVT), a car sharing service, to offer free and reduced cost membership to UVM employees. There are multiple CSVT locations on the UVM Campus and surrounding areas. To learn more about CSVT and apply for membership, please visit the CarShare Vermont Website.
Occasional Use Employee Parking Permit Program
Those wishing to park on campus occasionally may do so by purchasing daily permits upon surrendering their full time hangtag and enrolling in this program. One-day permit per month of full time employment per permit cycle (i.e.; 9mos.,12mos., etc.) is available at no cost. Visit the Occasional Use Permit page for more information.