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Vanpool (rideshare)

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 Smart Commute Vanpool!

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 cost of the vehicle, scheduled service, regular maintenance, 24-hour roadside assistance, insurance and gas.

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 option than driving alone, helps reduce traffic and frees up parking on campus. Enterprise Rideshare offers employees month-to-month flexibility, and the opportunity to save time, save money, and reduce stress during their commute.

DOTS will help get your vanpool started

  • We will now be paying the full cost for the first 4 vans to sign up for 6 MONTHS!
  • 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?

Please fill out this Vanpool interest form to provide us with some information about yourself and your commute. We will be holding more vanpool formation meetings where you can ask questions, learn more and meet other employees who are also interested in vanpooling throughout the semester.

Maryland: Virginia:
Baltimore Arlington
Bethesda Alexandria
Bowie Springfield
Catonsville Washington, DC
Ellicott City
Fort Meade
Glen Burnie
Severna Park