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Carpools

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.

Registering your carpool with PTS Customer Services will allow you to share a parking permit with your fellow carpoolers.

For information about carpooling and ride-sharing, be sure to check out the new GreenRide Connect.

Vanpools

The University of Michigan has sponsored vanpooling for its faculty and staff since the 1970s. Up to six passengers and a driver meet each day in their community and ride in together, are dropped off near work, and the van is parked in a reserved parking place on campus.

The vanpool program is very important to our department strategy for meeting the parking and transportation needs of the University, and we want to make sure it continues as a viable, sustainable program. There are two ways to join a vanpool. Full time employees (working at least 32 hours and 4 days a week) are eligible to join the U-M subsidized vanpool program. The monthly amount is $25 per month. Payment will be through payroll deduction, and will be 'pre-tax', meaning your taxable income is reduced by $25 per month. As an incentive to van drivers, we will waive the fee for primary drivers.

If you are not a full time U-M employee you may still be eligible for the vanpool program. Fees vary per van depending on U-M employee ridership. Contact Fleet Services at 734.764.1100 for more information.

If you are a member of a current vanpool and would like to discontinue riding on a vanpool you are requiired to give 30 days notice to your primary driver and to U-M.

If you are interested in joining an existing vanpool or forming a new one, please check out our site on GreenRide Connect and our vanpool welcome guide.

Please contact Fleet Services at 734.764.1100 for more information.

The communities we currently serve include:

Adrian
Belleville
Blissfield
Brighton
Canton
Chelsea
Clinton
Deerfield
Detroit
Dundee
Farmington Hills
Fenton
Flint
Grand Blanc
Grass Lake
Hartland
Howell
Jackson
Linden
Livonia
Monroe
Northville
Novi
Pinckney
Redford
Stockbridge
Taylor
Tecumseh
Temperance
Toledo
Webberville
Westland
Ypsilanti