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 If you have a faculty/staff Eco Pass, the Guaranteed Ride Home program ensures that there's never a reason to worry about getting stranded at work. If your carpool or vanpool leaves without you, it will get you home free of charge. 


CU-Boulder has launched CU Commute, a social platform that networks users by alternative methods of transportation. CU Commute offers incentives, prizes, and a trip tracker for folks who use alternative methods of transportation. It's simple. Have a car? Split the costs by driving fellow CU-Boulder community members. Don't have a car? Find a ride where you need to go. You save money, protect the environment, and gain access to priority carpool parking and many other benefits when you share your ride. For more information on CU Commute.

Membership is free and easy. All CU-Boulder students, staff, and faculty are eligible to sign-up for CU Commute.


If you travel 20 to 80 miles to get to work, a vanpool may be for you. A vanpool is a group of six to nine people with similar commutes (consistent start time, origination, and destination) who share a comfortable van provided by a commuter organization.  Vanpool members pay a monthly fee that helps cover the costs of the van, fuel, maintenance and insurance. Driving responsibility is shared and negotiated amongst the drivers.

For more information on Vanpooling with vRide check here.

If you travel within the RTD district, or anywhere along US 36 between Denver and Boulder you may qualify for a vanpool subsidy. Visit 36 Commuting Solutions for more information! Contact Audrey at 36 Commuting Solutions if you are interested in forming a vanpool!

(VRide 8 passenger vanpool van)

Denver Metro Area Commuters

For detailed information about the vanpools sponsored by Way to Go, visit their vanpool web site or call 303-458-POOL (7665).

Northern Front Range Area Commuters 

For information about starting a new vanpool, or to view existing vanpools needing riders through SmartTrips' VanGo service, visit their web site or call 800-332-0950. 

Parking Permits

For permit information for carpools and vanpools, visit our carpool permit page.