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Get to know DOTS by the numbers

DOTS is committed to providing safe, cost-effective and innovative services that anticipate the needs of the campus community and provide access to facilities and destinations supported by the university. But what does this look like when the rubber really meets the road? These quick facts and statistics show some of the ways in which we realize our goals.

Sustainable Commutes Pay Off Through DOTS Parking Cash Out

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DOTS' Parking Cash Out registration opens on August 5, 2019. The program offers a cash incentive to 75 employees and 25 graduate students who give up their parking permit and commit to a sustainable commute for the entire 2019-2020 academic year.

Smart Commute Summer Carpool Challenge

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We challenge you to carpool to and from work just one time this summer! The more you carpool, the more chances you have to win prizes. Your first trip earns you a free Maryland Dairy ice cream cone.

Smart Commute Success Story: Biking to Work, Oh Deer!

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Cate Barger's drive from Mt. Rainier to UMD was only about six miles, but traffic made her commute feel much longer. In August 2018, Cate got the jumpstart she needed to switch to biking full time—burning 56,400 calories, saving more than $1,500 and seeing more deer than she expected in the process!