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UA Carpool Parking Program


Carpools are a great way to share transportation costs between a group. Participants will get a shared permit, and each carpool member will receive garage access cards, to use in the event of an emergency. UA students and employees commuting to campus with two or more people can receive select incentives listed below.

3-Person Carpools Receive:

  • Reserved carpool parking space in any available permit lot or garage (except Second Street Garage) until 10 AM; after that space will be available to corresponding permit holders. Parking & Transportation Services will select reserved carpool space placement. Every attempt will be made to choose a parking space on the first floor of the garage.
    • Please Note: Parking may be subject to displacement for athletic and special events.
  • Each person will receive five (5) full-day garage parking validations, for use in the event of an emergency or scheduling conflict. Garage validations will be in the form of a prepaid card that can be scanned at the entrance and exit gates.
    • o Please Note: Garage validation cards do not provide in and out privileges. Cards do not grant access when garages are full and are not valid at Second Street Garage, Honor’s Village Garage, and Health Science Garage.

2-Person Carpools Receive:

  • A carpool permit in any available permit lot or garage (except 2nd Street Garage).
    • Please note: Parking may be subject to displacement for athletic and special events.
  • Priority placement on waitlist, if preferred location is not available.
  • Each person will receive five (5) full-day garage parking validations, for use in the event of an emergency or scheduling conflict. Garage validations will be in the form of a prepaid card that can be scanned at the entrance and exit gates.
    • Please Note: Garage validation cards do not provide in and out privileges. Cards do not grant access when garages are full and are not valid at Second Street Garage, Honor’s Village Garage, and Health Science Garage.

Number of Carpool Members Shared Permit Cost* Pre-Paid Garage Validation Card Reserved Parking Space**
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Start or Join a Carpool:

UA students and employees can use RideAmigos Opens in new window external link uarizona.rideamigos.com to find ride matches based on trip destination, departure times, and travel dates. Whether you are commuting to campus or traveling back home, RideAmigos carpool matching services is a great way to save money and help the environment.

Sign-Up Today:

To participate, all carpool members must be present to purchase a carpool permit in our office. We are located in front of Sixth Street Garage at 1117 E. Sixth Street. Our lobby is open Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM; except Thursday where we open at 9 AM.

Parking & Transportation Services must be notified within ten (10) business days of changes in carpool members. If the carpool dissolves, members are required to return the carpool permit and purchase regular permits at the prorated cost.