Be Involved: Ride Sharing

TDM:  Transportation Demand Management

Carpools and vanpools are easy, inexpensive, and convenient ways to save money on your commute while meeting new people and helping the environment.

CavPool: U.Va's Carpool Incentives Program

Cavpool:  U.Va's Carpool Incentives Program Parking and Transportation is pleased to offer an incentives program for U.Va faculty and staff who are actively involved in a carpool or vanpool. Those employees who are interested in saving money and the environment by participating in a carpooling program can now receive benefits from Parking and Transportation including discounted permits, free occasional parker permits, and even a dedicated space in a parking lot depending on the amount of riders in a program. Click here to learn more about the Cavpool program and for information about starting a carpool.

Zipcar at U.Va

Zipcar at the University of Virginia Zipcars now live on the Grounds of U.Va! All U.Va faculty, staff, students, and community members can join the car sharing program. Members will have access to six self-service Zipcars located around Grounds. Zipcars can be reserved by the hour or by the day with rates starting as low as $8.00 per hour which includes gas, insurance, roadside assistance, and 180 miles. Click here to learn more about the Zipcar program at U.Va.


Ride Sharing Resources



Zimride is a fun and easy way to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. With Zimride, you can find U. Va. friends, classmates, and coworkers going the same way you are. U. Va. Zimride helps you offer or request rides for commutes, road trips, and popular events. If you have a car, split costs by offering rides. If you don't have a car, find rides where you need to go.



RideShare is a program of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission working to reduce traffic congestion and increase mobility throughout the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson.

RideShare offers free carpool and SchoolPool matching, a vanpool start-up service, and we operate a Guaranteed Ride Home program, which provides free rides home in an emergency to users of alternative transportation. RideShare also works with employers to develop and implement traffic reduction programs, and we market the region's Park and Ride lots.
Richmond/Charlottesville Vanpool


Vanpooling is a great commuting alternative for those commuting to U.Va from locations such as Richmond, Culpepper, and Staunton. Commuters can reduce the cost of their commute while enjoying the trip with new and old friends.

Learn More about Vanpooling

Click for RideShares Park and Ride Lot Map

Park & Ride Lots

There are currently more than 20 Park & Ride Lots in the Charlottesville area that make it easy for commuters to meet to share the rest of the ride into work. Many of these Park & Ride lots are served by JAUNT and the Charlottesville Transit Service (CTS). Visit RideShare's online Park & Ride Lot map to find the one most convenient to you: