UMD Smart Commute is the sustainable transportation program at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Our goal is to provide the university community with options and incentives that encourage the use of sustainable transportation to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicles coming to and parking on campus.
Transit, carpool (rideshare), biking, e-scooters, walking, teleworking and Zipcar (carshare) are all sustainable modes of transportation.
Transitioning to a Smart Commute
We know that transitioning from driving alone to a smart commute can seem like a major commitment. The “what ifs” are bound to cross your mind as you rethink your ride. Don't let these be a barrier—we've got solutions.
Campus Transportation and the Climate Action Plan
The university, through the Climate Action Plan, is committed to achieving carbon neutrality for all emissions by 2025.
Investing in sustainable transportation is far less expensive than building more parking—it costs $31,500,000 to build and regularly maintain a 900-space parking garage. DOTS provides a variety of incentives to encourage the UMD community to try ridesharing, biking, walking and transit.