Carpooling is a cost-efficient way to commute and park on campus. Sharing a ride with a co-worker can save on gas, vehicle maintenance and parking costs, and lessens traffic congestion and pollution.
A registered carpool may consist of 2 or more eligible faculty/staff members who can commit to riding together each worked day, except for those days a member must drive separately for personal reasons. For a nominal fee, any carpool of 4 or more members may obtain a reserved parking space in a lot or structure in proximity to their work place, where available. Each carpool member will pay an equal portion of the parking permit, and reserved space if requested, by payroll deduction.
To obtain the Carpool application and payroll deduction forms, please contact Parking Customer Services at (734) 764-8291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that faculty/staff members can create "informal" carpools also, where the participants possess their own parking permits and share rides with others. If this is a regular arrangement, please inform Parking Customer Services at (734) 764-8291 or email@example.com.
To help find possible carpoolers, visit our ride sharing website: GreenRide Connect. GreenRide Connect helps you find ride-sharing partners by searching for other U-M staff who live near you and have similar work schedules. It's fast, friendly and offers anonymity until you decide to make your contacts formal. You can use your U-M email address to create an account or, for more anonymity, simply use a private email service, such as AOL or Yahoo. You'll get a map of the general area showing potential ride matches near you and along your commute route.