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UVA Parking and Transportation offers incentives to encourage commuters to share the ride!

UVA partners with Zimride to provide a secure network to share your ride. Already carpool? Register with CAVPOOL to receive preferred parking and reduce your permit price, up to the full amount.


Employees who participate in a carpooling program can receive benefits from Parking and Transportation including discounted permits, free occasional parker permits, and even a dedicated space in a parking lot depending on the amount of riders in a program. 


Vanpools are similar to carpools, with the added benefit of splitting the cost of a rental van. The lease, parking, fuel, insurance and maintenance are all included in the monthly cost. Generally vanpools are for employees with a 35 mile or greater commute. Vanpools require at least 5 participants, and can accommodate as many as 15. Currently there are two vanpools that travel from Richmond to UVA. Email for more information. 


Zipcars now live on the Grounds of UVA! All UVA faculty, staff, students, and community members can join the car sharing program. Members will have access to six self-service Zipcars located around Grounds. Zipcars can be reserved by the hour or by the day with rates starting as low as $7.50 per hour which includes gas, insurance, roadside assistance, and 180 miles.

map of zipcar locations

Sign up for a UVA student or departmental account here

Questions regarding Zipcar should be directed to the customer service line: 1-(866) 494-7227


Zimride is an easy way to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. With Zimride, you can find classmates, and coworkers going the same way you are. If you have a car, split costs by offering rides. If you don't have a car, find rides where you need to go. This is a private network, only available to UVA students, faculty and staff.