Preferred Parking Program
George Mason Parking and Transportation is committed to providing alternative transportation options to the Mason Community. We encourage faculty and staff to take advantage of the Carpool Preferred Parking Program.
Faculty and staff are eligible to participate in the Carpool Preferred Parking Program. Eligible carpools consist of two or more individuals sharing one faculty/staff parking permit and one Supplemental Carpool Permit per carpool (members can register more than one vehicle).
Carpool Parking Locations
- Mason Pond Drive - 7 spaces
- Lot A - 4 spaces
- Lot H - 7 spaces
- Mason Pond Deck(3rd level )- 2 spaces
- Shenandoah Parking Deck (formerly Sandy Creek Deck) (3rd level) - 4 spaces
- Rappahannock River Deck(southeast corner of Level 1) - 6 spaces
Prince William Campus:
- Occoquan Lot – 2 spaces
- King Lot – 2 spaces
- Discovery A Lot – 2 spaces
- Foundation Parking Garage (P1 level next to Founders Hall bridge) – 2 spaces
- Truland (upper level) – 2 spaces
- Founders Hall Garage – 22 spaces (coming soon) open to students in Fall, 2011
Carpoolers take advantage of many benefits:
- Financial Savings – share the cost of one parking permit; save on the cost of fuel; save on wear and tear of your vehicle
- Less stressful commute – take advantage of HOV; shared conversations with members of the Mason community; preferred parking spaces; relax while someone else does the driving
- Go Green – make your contribution to our environment; one less car on the road equals less emissions.
- Enrollment in Commuter Connections Guaranteed Ride Home program, which provides transportation home for an emergency or last-minute schedule change.
- Automatic enrollment in the Alternative Transportation Parking Pass Program which offers 2 daily parking passes per month to accommodate doctors visits or personal errands or times when carpooling is not possible.
How It Works
- All members of the Carpool must sign the application and agreement. The form can be obtained online at http://transportation.gmu.edu/carpool or in the Transportation office: Nottoway Annex. Return form to Transportation Office, MS 1J6 or fax to 3-8575.
- At least one participant in the group must own a valid faculty/staff permit-and consequently be responsible for its payment and use. The carpool group will designate a primary permit holder if more than one member owns a permit. The group is responsible for transferring the permit among the participants, as well as reconciling all financial issues.
- Each carpool vehicle must be registered with the carpool group.
- Upon approval of the application,
- a supplemental Carpool permit will be issued to the primary permit holder. Both permits must be displayed on the carpool vehicle. If a citation is issued, it will be assigned to the primary permit holder. Upon request, a citation can be reassigned to another carpool member’s registered vehicle.
- each participant will be enrolled in the Commuter Connections Guaranteed Ride Home Program at no cost to the enrollee.
- each participant will be enrolled in the Alternative Transportation Parking Pass Program, receiving up to 2 daily parking passes per month to accommodate those times that carpooling isn’t possible due to sickness, appointments, or personal errands. These permits are issued to each individual and cannot be shared amongst the group. Participants must complete a Commuter Choice tracking form monthly to maintain eligibility in the ATPP Program.
- If a member of the carpool chooses to leave the carpool or leaves employment with the University, a new carpool agreement must be signed by the remaining members. If only one member remains in the group, the Transportation Department must be notified, and all alternative transportation programs will be cancelled.
- As an incentive to join this carpool program in addition to the preferred parking spaces, those permits paid through payroll deduction can be turned in, and deductions will cease immediately.
- Monthly drawings will be held for those registering with a chance to win gift cards for Mason Dining and/or the Mason Bookstore.
Updated June 1, 2011