Commute to work with colleagues and save up to 75% on an annual parking permit.
Benefits eligible Harvard employees and postdocs not living on campus, along with contractors covered by the University Wage and Benefit Parity Policy who carpool to the Cambridge or Allston/Brighton campuses at least four days per week are eligible for on-campus parking in unreserved garages and lots at a reduced rate of 50% off for a two person carpool and 75% off for a three or more person carpool.
Carpoolers are eligible for up to four Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) trips per year in the event of a personal or family emergency or unexpected overtime. In addition, each carpooler with a registered vehicle can drive alone up to four times per month by printing out a one-day permit.
Carpools must be approved by CommuterChoice and the Campus Service Center. All members of the carpool must be in the car together for the majority of the commute and eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Please note that University students and affiliates are not eligible for the carpool benefit.
Steps to Form a Carpool
1. Identify a carpool partner. For help, please email CommuterChoice or find a match on Harvie Classifieds & Conversations "Ride Share" platform.
2. Read and agree to the Carpool Program Policies.
3. Complete online carpool policy form. Both you and your carpool partner will need to fill it out separately.
4. CommuterChoice will follow up with you when all parties have completed the online carpool policy form. You may email CommuterChoice or call 617.384.7433 with any questions.
|Discount||Annual Cost Per Carpool||Annual Cost Per Carpooler|
|2 Person Carpool in Garage||50% Off||$1,314.00||$657.00|
|3 Person Carpool in Garage||75% Off||$657.00||$219.00|
|2 Person Carpool in Surface Lot||50% Off||$1,224.00||$612.00|
|3 Person Carpool in Surface Lot||75% Off||$612.00||$204.00|
|2 Person Carpool at Peabody Terrace (Underutilized)||50% Off||$894.00||$447.00|
|3 Person Carpool at Peabody Terrace (Underutilized)||75% Off||$447.00||$149.00|
Important Reminder: FY23 parking permits are valid for 12 months starting July 1, 2022.