Providing safe and effective parking and transportation for the UB community
If you drive a car or motorcycle, make sure you know the rules for driving and parking — including permits. Consider a carpool and other ways to reduce congestion.
Get a better parking spot, help the environment and make driving easier for everyone when you carpool to and from UB.
Carpool spaces are located in highly desirable, prime locations across the North and South Campuses. When you sign up for the carpool program, you can list your top choices for a carpool space location.
To qualify for the UB Carpool Program, each member may only belong to one carpool. In addition, your carpool must:
As a member of a carpool, you will receive a limited number of one-day guest parking passes that you can use on campus when you aren’t able to carpool.
Even when you carpool, you can get a ride home in case of an emergency. This service is only available to registered members of the UB Carpool Program.
To get an emergency ride home, you must:
• Be using the carpool on the day you need an emergency ride
• Demonstrate an acceptable and verifiable need
• Have the ride take you home or to a place where you have to deal with an emergency, such as a hospital or daycare center. You may stop at the site of the emergency and then continue home, but you may not make unnecessary stops (e.g., shopping or coffee).
• You can receive up to three emergency rides per year (September-August).
Call the Parking and Transportation office (716-645-3943) and a ride will be arranged.
Call an approved emergency ride vendor, get a receipt and submit it to the Parking and Transportation Services office for reimbursement.
Buffalo Transportation: 716-877-5600
Buffalo Transportation offers discounted UB rates, and accepts Campus Cash
Not an Acceptable Need
Falsifying information or misusing the carpool program could result in a one-year revocation of parking privileges at the university.
By using alternate transportation options, you can help:
▪ Reduce the demand for parking on the North and South Campuses
▪ Reduce traffic congestion on and between the campuses;
▪ Increase the number of registered rideshare and carpool participants
▪ Decrease the number of single-occupant vehicles on university campuses
▪ Improve local air quality
▪ Contribute to the University’s Climate Action Commitment
Zipcar is a car-sharing service that lets you use a vehicle only when you need it. Whether you’re just going to the store for an hour or taking a weekend road trip, Zipcar is a convenient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly option.
You can sign up for Zipcar online. Once you pay your annual fee, you can reserve a car by the hour or by the day. Your rate includes gas, insurance, a mileage allowance, reserved parking spots and roadside assistance.
Every Zipcar helps reduce the number of privately owned vehicles on the road, which means less traffic and a healthier environment for everyone.
You can sign up for Zipcar if you are a UB student, faculty or staff member ages 18 or older. UB departments can also use Zipcar for business, using an approved university P-Card to pay for the service. Please read the Zipcar departmental account policy for more information.
Zipcars are available 24/7 and are located in convenient spaces in high-demand areas.