Carpools and vanpools


1. Forming your carpool/vanpool

If you know the members you would like to carpool/vanpool with, you can proceed with the registration process described in step two.

If you are interested in carpools/vanpools, but are unsure how to to connect with other interested VCU or VCU Health System employees who live in your area, you can register with RideFinders. RideFinders also provides registered users a limited number of emergency rides as well as rewards for logging alternatives to driving alone.

2. Registering for your VCU incentives

To begin receiving the program incentives, you must register as an alternative commuter with VCU Parking and Transportation on the registration page. Be sure to include the names of all VCU or VCU Health System carpool/vanpool members on the registration form. Participating members will receive a separate email notification alerting them to confirm their participation in your carpool/vanpool. At least two members of your carpool/vanpool must be VCU or VCU Health System employees to be eligible for the monetary incentives.

3. Securing carpool/vanpool parking

If you plan to carpool/vanpool, you may need a VCU parking permit to share among the group. If you will need parking through VCU Parking and Transportation, any member within your carpool/vanpool can elect to keep their existing parking location or choose a new location based on current parking availability (i.e.: If one member currently parks at A Lot and another member parks in N Deck, if N Deck is the agreed upon preferred carpool location, the A Lot permit holder would forfeit their permit and both carpool/vanpool members would share the N Deck permit).

With either option, you will still receive a new carpool permit for your chosen location, which will designate you as a carpool subscriber. Only one parking permit is allowed per carpool/vanpool group and should be shared among the group when parking, so members should determine which parking location would be most beneficial for the carpool group.

Please note, any carpool/vanpool member cancelling their parking subscription upon joining the program is not guaranteed parking in their previous location upon securing parking at a later time. Future parking assignments will be based on currently availability at the time of the request.

4. Splitting parking permit costs

Once your registration is approved, you will be notified to visit our customer service office to discuss your options on how to split the cost of a parking permit. Full-time VCU and VCU Health System employees may choose to split the cost of the parking permit among the group privately or opt for payroll deduction through VCU Parking and Transportation. Full-time employees opting for payroll deduction will have the cost of the permit split equally among all participants and deducted from each member’s bi-weekly paycheck.

Part-time employees can split the cost of the parking permit among the group privately; however, one member must pre-pay for the permit in advance through VCU Parking and Transportation on a quarterly basis.


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