UH PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES LAUNCHES COMMUTER CLUB
UH faculty and staff now have an
extra incentive to leave their cars at home. UH Parking and
Transportation Services (PTS) has launched the Commuter Club, a
program designed to reduce the number of cars driven to campus
by offering rewards to those choosing alternative
PTS started the Commuter Club in order to reduce peak hour
commuter trips to the campus to help our parking challenges
while also helping to reduce carbon emissions. Members can
receive rewards for using alternative transportation such as
METRO, carpools, vanpools, bicycles or walking to campus.
For those members choosing to utilize METRO, PTS has pledged to
pay 25 percent of the cost of bus fares and offer pre-tax
payroll deductions for those fares. Also, members of the
Commuter Club may also be eligible to receive a membership to
the Hertz on Demand car sharing program, a Hertz rental
discount, complimentary daily permits for days you need to drive
your car, and access to the Emergency Ride Home Program which
provides a way home when an unexpected emergency may arise. In
addition, members will receive a free light-weight messenger bag
when they sign up for the Commuter Club.
Members can also register their carpool to become eligible for
reserved parking spots. Not only can carpoolers find easy
parking, but they can also utilize HOV lanes and split the costs
of a permit and gas. Vanpools are also eligible for reserved
spots and can carry from seven to 15 passengers. Members can use
vanpools on a part-time or full-time basis and become eligible
for vanpool subsidies.
Full-time faculty and staff that work at the UH main campus
during the daytime are eligible for Commuter Club membership.
All participants must not drive to or park on campus throughout
the duration of their membership and cannot purchase a parking
permit other than one-day temporary permits throughout the year.
If a parking permit has already been purchased, participants can
return the permit for a pro-rated refund at any time after
joining the Commuter Club.
Sign up to join the Commuter
Club and get rewarded. Members must renew their membership prior
to the start of each academic year to remain eligible for club
benefits. For more information on the Commuter Club, visit the