There are 8,041 faculty and staff members and 2,781 students at the University of Maryland (UM) who park on campus. That's 10,822 people driving to downtown Baltimore to work and study from as far away as Delaware and Pennsylvania and as close by as Charles Village and Federal Hill. Some people share rides, take mass transit, ride their bicycles or walk, but the vast majority of UM's commuters drive alone. Luckily, the University has a number of programs that encourage faculty, staff, and students to make more sustainable choices when it comes to transportation, which one suits you?
For those who ride to school/work, the University offers a secured bike cage located on the first floor of the Pratt Street Garage.
This rideshare program is designed to save you money and reduce your carbon footprint. All participants must carpool at least four times per week and share one parking permit with a designated driver, and carpools should be comprised of two or more riders.
Other benefits include courtesy parking passes, special CarPOOL parking spaces, and other free giveaways.
Participants who bike, walk, carpool, or take public transportation have access to three low-emission, fuel-efficient, rental vehicles provided by Connect by Hertz available for their short-term needs. Low hourly rates include gas, insurance, and maintenance.
Guaranteed Ride Home, sponsored by Commuter Connections, provides commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, or take public transportation with a free and reliable ride home up to four times per year.
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)-certified vehicles may park in LEFE spaces reserved at any of the following University garages: Baltimore Grand, Pearl Street, Penn Street, Pratt Street, and Saratoga Street.
UM shuttle provides the University community with a variety of bus routes that travel to neighborhoods such as Federal Hill, Mount Vernon, and the BioPark, transporting University of Maryland students, faculty, and staff and University of Maryland Medical Center employees to and from the University fare-free.
In partnership with the University, Zimride offers you the opportunity to find or share rides for your daily commute or weekend trip.