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Important P&T Information and Updates

UTS is currently operating on Recess and UVA Health Commuter Service Levels


Vanpools are like carpools except that instead of using someone's personal vehicle, members of the vanpool share the cost of leasing a van. Vanpool participants can expect to save money on gas, wear and tear on their vehicles, and parking fees. In addition, participants can reclaim the time lost commuting for personal use and don't have the stress of driving. Combined with the natural environmental benefits, vanpooling is a win-win for everyone. 

While part of our CavPool program, vanpools are managed by Commute with Enterprise. Full-time riders make a single monthly payment to Enterprise that covers the lease, fuel, insurance, maintenance, and roadside assistance. The monthly rate depends on the size of vehicle, travel distance, fuel cost, and number of participants. Vanpools require at least 5 participants and can accommodate as many as 15.

If you have any questions, please email

Find a Vanpool

Richmond 1

Pickup: Gaskins Rd Park and Ride at 6:50am
Arrival and departure at UVA: 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Richmond 2

Pickup: Gaskins Rd Park and Ride at 6:10am and Hickory Haven Park and Ride at 6:20am
Arrival and departure at UVA: 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM

If you would like to learn more about joining a current vanpool or are interested in starting a new one, please email


$500 monthly subsidy

Each vanpool receives a $500/month subsidy from P&T that reduces the overall cost of the vanpool. Vanpools may also be eligible for additional subsidies from federal, state, and local governments. 

Free CavPool parking permit

Vanpools receive a complimentary CavPool parking permit that is valid in up to two approved areas of the participants' choice. Having two parking locations makes it convenient for driver rotation when participants work at different sites on Grounds.

Occasional parking

Vanpool members annually receive 10 free days of occasional parking intended for days when they must drive themselves. Occasional parking is limited-use parking in an approved lot of the participant's choice.

Premium CavPool parking spaces

We have designated spaces in several of our parking areas for carpools and vanpools. These spaces are often located near the exits of parking garages, entrances of buildings, and near bus stops. Your CavPool permit allows you to park in designated CavPool spaces. Don't see CavPool spaces in your parking area? Email and we will review it as a possibility.

Note: A CavPool participant cannot park in a CavPool space when using an occasional parking permit.

Guaranteed ride home

All vanpoolers are eligible for a guaranteed ride home in case of emergencies through the regional RideShare program. Users must register in advance to receive vouchers for five free trips per calendar year.