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Multiple ridesharing options are available for UAB students and employees. Check below for details on each program :


  • CommuteSmart

    CommuteSmart, a federally-funded air quality program, offers services and rewards for those choosing not to drive alone to and from work. Log your carpool, bicycle, bus, walk, or work from home commute through their website to earn up to $70.00 in the first 90 days and $25.00 per calendar quarter. CommuteSmart can help you find a carpool partner and provides participants with free emergency rides home.

    Save time on your work commute and reduce air pollution in Jefferson and Shelby counties with help from CommuteSmart.

    Learn more at commutesmart.org

  • Birmingham On-Demand
    Birmingham On-Demand

    UAB employees can book rides instantly to many popular locations in downtown and West Birmingham for $1.50 per trip with Birmingham On-Demand, a vanpool service funded jointly by the City of Birmingham and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.

    The service is available 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.

    Birmingham On-Demand provides inexpensive ride service to many popular locations, including:

    • Medical facilities
    • Grocery stores
    • Pharmacies
    • Banks and credit unions
    • Recreational parks


    Book rides and track van locations in real-time using the Via app. Available for iOS and Android :


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    For more information about Birmingham On-Demand, visit birminghamal.gov/via

  • ZipCar

    Zipcar allows you to reserve a vehicle on campus for personal use. All the benefits of owning a car without the hassles that come along with it. No more circling for a parking spot, paying for gas, or worrying about oil changes! Only pay for a car when you actually use it.

    All UAB students, faculty, and staff over the age of 18 are eligible.

    Reservation details:

    • Annual membership fee for UAB students and employees is $15.00 for the first year and $25.00 per year afterward
    • Hourly rate starts at $7.50, daily $69.00 and overnight $35.00
    • Each car comes with a prepaid fuel card
    • The first 180 miles are free, but users are charged $0.20 for every mile exceeding that limit
    • Maintenance, insurance, and gas are included in the hourly rate

    Vehicles can be reserved online or through the Zipcar mobile app. Available for iOS and Android :


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  • Airport Shuttles
    Airport Shuttles

    Groome Transportation provides affordable and safe airport shuttles between UAB and the Birmingham and Atlanta airports.

    Learn more at Groome Transportation.