The purpose of this program is to promote carpooling as an attractive alternative to individual commuting. Carpools reduce traffic congestion, which contributes to higher ground-level ozone ratings. Better ratings mean more industry and business for our city, as well as federal funds to complete road construction projects.
In order to participate in a carpool, you must meet the following criteria:
  • A carpool must consist of at least three employees
  • Participants must share a ride on a regular basis (at least three days a week)
  • Participants must be eligible for payroll deduction
 To apply for a carpool, click here.
Description of Services
Reserved Parking Space
Parking & Transportation Services will accommodate employees with a reserved carpool space in close proximity to where the primary driver works, or a nearby bus stop. The reserved spaces will be designated with a sign and controlled for carpool permits during enforcement hours.
Emergency Passes
Each participant in a carpool will be given up to twelve scratch-off passes per year to be used on days he/she is not riding in the carpool. Passes will be issued on a prorated basis depending on when the carpool originated (one pass per month). The scratch-off pass must be displayed on the rearview mirror. The passes are valid for the following areas:
  • University Boulevard Deck (Deck 8)
  • Non-gated lot closest to carpool assignment
Computer Matching Services
Computer matching services are provided to employees through the local CommuteSmart Program. For more information on this matching service, go to

Emergency Ride Home

Participants in the UAB carpool program have access to the Commutesmart Guaranteed Emergency Ride Home program.  You must register for this specific program through Commutesmart.


General Information

  • Each participant must complete a parking application.
  • Each carpool will be issued one hangtag for the group. It is the responsibility of the group to ensure that the permit is properly displayed from the rearview mirror.
  • The monthly parking rate will be divided equally among the carpool participants and automatically payroll-deducted.
  • Misuse of a carpool permit will result in cancellation of parking privileges.
  • If the carpool is dissolved, the carpool permit and any unused scratch-off passes must be returned to Parking & Transportation Services. Participants can then purchase their own permits.

Other Carpool Incentives

The CommuteSmart program offers a variety of incentives for alternative modes of travel (walking, biking, transit), including carpools of only two individuals.  For the latest information, click here.

Questions? Please call us at 205-934-3513 if you require more information.