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UMD Employees:

Do you live at least 15 miles from campus?

Would you like to save money and enjoy a less stressful commute?

Join a SmartCommute Vanpool on December 14!

DOTS has partnered with Enterprise Rideshare to provide UMD employees with a smarter way to get to work. Our new vanpool program that is designed specifically for long distance commuters, employees that live more than 15 miles from work, and live near at least four other employees that are also interested in participating.

Vanpooling provides a more convenient and less expensive transportation solution versus driving alone, helps reduce traffic and frees up parking on campus. Enterprise Rideshare provides the opportunity for groups of employees to save time, save money and reduce stress during their commute.

A vanpool is a group of five or more riders that share their commute to and from work in a reliable, well-equipped vehicle provided by Enterprise Rideshare. Each individual rider pays a low monthly fee which covers the vehicle, scheduled service, regular maintenance, 24-hour roadside assistance, insurance and gas with month-to-month flexibility.

DOTS will help get your vanpool started

  • We will pay the full cost of the vanpool for the 1st month half of the cost for the 2nd month.
  • Free parking for all registered vanpools.
  • One free Bundle Pack of 10 daily parking permits for each vanpool participant – for those days when you need to drive.
  • Free registration in the Guaranteed Ride Home program, which provides vanpool participants with a FREE ride home if there is an emergency.

Would you like to learn more?

We’re holding vanpool formation meetings where you can ask questions, learn more and meet other employees who are also interested in vanpooling.

Join us on Thursday, December 14 in the Margaret Brent Room (2112) at the Stamp Student Union. Please RSVP for the appropriate session. Refreshments will be provided.

Gaithersburg, MD Area
10:00 - 10:50 AM

Columbia, MD Area
11:00 - 11:50 AM

Bowie, MD Area
12:00 - 12:50 PM

Alexandria, MD Area
1:00 - 1:50 PM

We will be holding additional information sessions for other areas. If you live in an area that is not listed, please email indicating your interest in vanpooling and home location.

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