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UAMS Carpooling Benefits

In order to encourage participation in carpooling, UAMS Parking Operations is offering incentives to registered carpool members. A carpool is defined as 3 or more participants that are willing to commit to sharing a ride to and from the UAMS Campus.

Enrollment Begins August 1

Please complete and sign the UAMS Carpool Application / Agreement with all carpool members' information. Each member must come to the parking office in order to receive hangtag, decals, and daily use passes; but it is not necessary to all come at the same time. For more information regarding the UAMS Carpool program, please see Carpool information sheet.

Who is eligible?

  • UAMS Employees that live off campus beyond a reasonable walking distance
  • Parking fees will be shared and must be payroll deducted
  • Carpool groups will register annually

What are the incentives?

  • GreenRide free carpool matching service
  • Bypass the waiting list
  • Prime parking space in carpool reserved area of each deck
  • Parking cost are shared and payroll deducted
  • 6 Daily Use Parking Passes will be provided free to each carpool participant for their use if for any reason they are unable to carpool
  • Additional Daily Use Parking Passes can be purchased for $7 each (maximum of 6 in one year)
  • 4 or more participants in a carpool will receive reduced parking rate of ½ of regular rate

Additional Benefits

  • Shared gas expense
  • Reduced mileage and maintenance on vehicle
  • Reduce stress during commute
  • Reduce traffic
  • Reduce carbon footprint
  • Improve air quality
  • Accommodate more UAMS employees
  • Provides an environment to meet new friends


10 Helpful Tips for Carpooling

1. At the very beginning of the carpool certain issues should be discussed and decisions made. Issues that should be settled immediately include members’ feelings about the radio, conversation, smoking habits’, reading, and eating.

2. Determine your route and schedule. Establish the morning pickup point(s) and designate a place(s) to meet for the trip home.

3. When sharing driving duties, rotate daily, weekly, or monthly, but develop a firm, regular schedule.

4. If needed, agree in advance on reimbursement for driving expenses, and then set regular payment schedules.

5. Make a “clean car” policy and stick to it. The car that carries you to and from work should be clean, safe, comfortable, and regularly serviced.

6. Be Punctual! This applies to both drivers and riders. Wait a predetermined amount for each passenger and then drive on. Don’t honk for your passengers. Honking is not good for the neighbors, especially early in the morning.

7. Establish a chain of communication. If a driver is ill, or will not be going to work one day, an alternate driver should be notified to ensure that other members of the carpool will have a ride. If a member is ill or will not be working, the driver must be contacted as soon as possible.

8. Drive safely. Speeding, taking chances or just plain negligence should never be tolerated.

9. Discuss your carpool plans with your insurance agent. Liability coverage is usually adequate but make sure of it. Many companies offer reduced rates for carpoolers.

10. Practice good personal hygiene and be willing to modify your personal habits.

 

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Revised: 19 Feb 2014 12:08:59 -0600.