Join the Stanford Commute Club, and you'll join thousands of Stanford individuals who care about the environment, who benefit financially by not driving alone, and who help the university reduce peak-hour commute trips, a critical goal in the university's growth plan. By not purchasing a Stanford parking permit, and joining the Stanford Commute Club, you can help reduce emissions, minimize the number of vehicles traveling to and from campus, and benefit financially by not driving alone. We'll reward you with up to $300 a year in Clean Air Cash or Carpool Credit.
Not sure you can commit to commute full-time using alternative transportation? Don’t worry. As a Commute Club member, you can purchase up to eight daily parking scratchers per month for days you need to drive. Check out how much you could save when you join the Commute Club and use Clean Air Cash to purchase daily parking scratchers for days you need to drive. You’ll actually save even more if you consider gas, maintenance and insurance cost reductions.
Join us by returning your parking permit and commuting to Stanford by carpool, vanpool, bicycle, walking, or public transit. If you are eligible, you could save on transit passes, Caltrain parking, and commuter checks by using pre-tax payroll deduction. For more information, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (650) 723-9362.
*Clean Air Cash is considered taxable income per the Internal Revenue Service.
You are eligible for the Commute Club if you meet all of the following criteria:
Please note that anyone whose principal place of work is at the VA Hospital, SLAC, or any other worksite that does not participate in Stanford's parking permit system or that does not have an arrangement with P&TS, is not eligible for the Commute Club. Selected departments in office buildings on Welch Road are eligible for the Commute Club through a pilot program if they meet all other eligibility requirements. For questions about eligibility, send an email to email@example.com.
Residents of the faculty/staff leaseholder areas, Stanford West, and Oak Creek are eligible for the Commute Club, assuming they meet all other eligibility requirements.
If you're not employed directly by Stanford, we must have written verification of your eligibility from your department. See "How to join" below.
Anyone found to be in violation of the Commute Club and/or parking permit policies set forth by Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS) is subject to revocation of transportation incentives and/or parking privileges. Instances of egregious misconduct may result in further administrative, disciplinary, and/or legal action, up to and including termination of employment or expulsion.
You can join the Commute Club either by applying for Clean Air Cash or by applying for Carpool Credit.
Paper applications can be submitted in one of the following ways:
Parking & Transportation Services is located at 340 Bonair Siding and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except university holidays). For more information, call 650.736.9923 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who have a long-term "A," "C," "Z," or “MC” parking permit have four options to participate in the Fall permit-return promotion. In addition to up to $300 per year in Clean Air Cash or Carpool Credit, this promotion offers a "bonus" reward of $100, $75, $50 or $25 to eligible commuters for returning their long-term Stanford parking permit and switching to alternative transportation. A longer commitment provides a higher reward.
Visit the 2014-15 Permit-Return Promotion web page for details to participate.
Commute Club memberships must be renewed every September for the new academic year. Memberships do NOT automatically renew, so be sure to re-apply for this academic year if you want to continue your Commute Club membership.
The quickest and easiest way to renew your Commute Club membership is via online ordering.
However, online applications only allow you to apply for the current month going forward. If you are requesting Commute Club membership for previous months within the current academic year, you need to complete an application form and submit it by fax (650.724.8676), email (scan the completed form and email to email@example.com), mail (Mail Code 7255) or in person (340 Bonair Siding, Stanford, CA 94305-7255, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Note that P&TS does not accept applications for retroactive Clean Air Cash from previous academic years.
Visit the My Commute Club page to find out whether you are currently enrolled in the Commute Club either as a member of our Clean Air Cash or Carpool Credit program.
Current Commute Club members who refer other eligible friends to the program may receive $50 for each additional member referred. The following eligibility requirements apply:
New members must:
Simply complete and sign the "Refer-A-Friend" form and return it with the new Commute Club member's application. Payments are made approximately three months after applications are submitted. Comments or questions? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many ways to commute to campus using alternative transportation:
It's easier and more convenient to commute using alternative transportation, using the many programs Parking & Transportation Services has to offer, including:
Need help in planning your commute or finding a rideshare partner? Contact us at email@example.com.