Not Sure You Can Commit to a Sustainable Commute?
Joining the Commute Club doesn't mean you can't ever drive to Stanford. As a Commute Club member, you can purchase daily parking permits for the times you need to drive. Since there are no restrictions in the new parking system for the number of daily permits you can purchase, you may want to know how it pencils out for Commute Club members to purchase daily permits instead of purchasing a monthly or long-term permit.
We've put together the tables below to show how receiving Clean Air Cash or Carpool Credit while driving part-time could save you money. It will also help you see when purchasing a monthly permit would make more sense for you financially.
Your Net Cost (Savings): Clean Air Cash With Daily Permits (2018-19 example)
|You save by not buying a long-term permit||You get paid Clean Air Cash||You can purchase daily parking permits||Your savings for the year will be this much|
By not having a 'C' or 'Z' permit
|$408||$300||...and drive alone eleven times a month:||$693 (132 'C' or 'Z' daily permits)||$15 per year|
By not having an 'A' permit
|$1,164||$300||...and drive alone nine times a month:||$1,458 (108 'A' daily permits)||$6 per year|
Free Carpool Permit With Daily Permits (2018-19 example)
|You save by not buying a long-term drive-alone permit||You can purchase daily parking permits||and you'll have this much more in your pocket than if you bought a long-term permit|
By forming a two-person 'C' carpool
|$408||...and drive separately once a week:||$273 (52 purchased 'C' or 'Z' daily permits for each carpool member)||$135|
By forming a two-person 'A' carpool
|$756||...and drive separately once a week:||$702 (52 purchased 'A' daily permits for each carpool member)||$54|
|By forming a three-person 'A' carpool||$1,164||...and drive separately once a week:||$702 (52 purchased 'A' daily permits for each carpool member)||$462|
The Commute Club doesn't need to be a year-round commitment. You can enroll and cancel your membership as needed online. We welcome your membership at any time and for any duration of one month or more!
For example, if you only bike during warm weather, you can drop out in the winter and then rejoin in the spring. If you are taking a six-week class after work a few days a week, then you can drop out during the six weeks and join again when the class ends.
Requesting Daily Parking Permits
It’s easy to get daily parking permits.
- Order your daily parking permits online.
- For those eligible, you can choose pre-tax payroll deduction to maximize your savings.
- Those restricted to purchasing a 'Z' permit on a monthly or annual basis are also limited to purchasing 'Z' permits for daily parking needs.