Advantages of Carpooling

  • Price reduction on university parking permits.
  • Access to priority parking designated for carpools.
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Make connections and friendships in your carpool.

Make or Find a Carpool

  • Ask around to find two or more friends or coworkers to ride with you.
  • Look for ride share opportunities on Drive Less Connect.
  • Join a vanpool.

Carpool Parking

  • Parking Permits:
  • Carpool permits cost 35% less than individual annual parking permits.
  • That reduced price is then split among 3 or more people.
  • Recruit more riders and save more!
  • Purchase Carpool Permits.
  • Park and Ride lots are free locations to park a personal vehicle when meeting up with a carpool or vanpool.

Carpool Parking Savings Table

Commuter Zone

Regular/Individual Price

Carpool Price (per car)

Price per Member (3 members)

Price per Member (4 members)

Price per Member (5 members)

A

$504

$328

$109

$82

$66

B

$336

$218

$73

$55

$44

C

$98

$64

$21

$16

$13

Carpool Parking Map

Carpool Map

Share Rides and Get Rewards!

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  •  Find other OSU students, faculty, and staff to share rides! Use Drive Less Connect, a carpool matching and trip tracking system servicing Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
  •  Create an account at Drive Less Connect and join the OSU network to either create a carpool or join an existing carpool.
  •  Find biking partners to commute together for increased safety and learning new routes.
  •  Log your alternative transportation trips and see the savings and collect incentives.
  •  Participate in events and challenges with greater reward potential!
  •  Connect on Facebook.

 Trip Logger App

  •  The iCarpool TripLogger app can be used to log trips from your phone to your trip log calendar in the iCarpool-RideshareOnline platform.
  •  If you have set up a Trip Log Template, the app can also be used to confirm trips that are posted to your account based on the template.
  •  Available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.