Parking Permit Reinstatement: Updates for Carpools and Vanpools
Stanford's commute incentive program is intended to encourage eligible commuters to choose a sustainable commute instead of driving alone. While telecommuting helps to reduce trips and emissions, the program is not intended to provide incentives for full-time telecommuting. Since we do not have a way to determine levels of telecommuting among tens of thousands of individual Stanford commuters at this time, the Clean Air Cash and Carpool permit programs are currently unavailable.
We have, however, continued to offer free transit passes for eligible commuters. To learn more about the return of parking permit requirements and your commute options as you return to campus, please refer to our Returning to Your Stanford commute page.
All carpool permits have been returned, carpool groups closed, and carpool members unenrolled from the carpool program. Former carpoolers must purchase a commuter permit if they intend to drive to campus.
While free or reduced-cost permits and reserved carpool spaces are not available, you may informally share the cost of commuter permits and expenses. To do this, one person purchases the permit and the carpool partner(s) split the cost of the permit and related commuting costs among themselves and not through the system.
Scoop carpool app
Stanford's Scoop subsidy ended on Dec. 29, 2020. While the carpooling app remains available, the Stanford subsidy is no longer offered for financial and other reasons.
While we are continuing to subsidize existing vanpools, we are evaluating when we will be able to offer the 100% vanpool subsidy for new vanpools. Until that decision is made, eligible commuters are invited to consider joining an existing Stanford vanpool if they are accepting new riders or letting us know of your interest in vanpooling through our Carpool and Vanpools Listings page.
Vanpool vehicles for existing vanpool groups may be parked in any 'A,' 'C,' or 'Z' commuter space. If any member of an existing vanpool drives to campus in their personal vehicle, a daily parking permit for that vehicle must be purchased in the online ordering system to avoid a potential citation. Monthly commuter permits are not available for individual vanpool program participants and personal vehicles are not associated with vanpool permits.
For directions on how to purchase a daily permit, visit our How to Purchase a Daily Parking Permit guide.
If you have any questions about the vanpool program, please contact us at email@example.com or 650.736.9923 for assistance.