Quick Links

Log in to RideAmigos (uses your Brandeis credentials)

How to request a carpool or bikepool

How to request or offer a one-time ride

How the carpool parking program works

Carpool parking pass application

Instructional videos

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Electric vehicle charging stations

Brandeis has three EV charging stations from Chargepoint. See our map to find them.

Commute Green

The RideAmigos platform is your one-stop-shop to find potential carpool partners and other green commuting options including public transit, biking and shuttle routes! Only individuals with a brandeis.edu email address can join. 

Many members of the Brandeis community live within a stone's throw of each other. So how do you find them?

Log into RideAmigos (using your Brandeis credentials) and search your route. Then, click "request a carpool" so others can see you on the map of potential ride sharers.

The more users that opt in to show their commute on the map, the more options you will have to find a carpool.

Click below to enlarge the map of your nearby potential carpoolers!


Why Commute Green?

For drivers:

  • Carpool frequently or occasionally -- even if your schedule is crazy
  • Emergency Ride Home program so you never get stuck
  • Priority parking

For cyclists:

  • Connect with other cyclists to form a bikepool
  • View maps of campus bike racks and public repair/pump stations (shows as a layer on the map)
  • Find a bike route

For transit riders:

  • View public transit combined with Brandeis shuttle routes

For everyone

  • Locate Zipcars on campus and in the area (shows as a layer on the map)
  • Earn prizes for commuting green! Raffles, giveaways, prizes for earning points, and more

We have six new carpool parking spaces on campus reserved for carpools! Read below if you are faculty, staff, or a commuter student to learn how you can participate in the carpool parking program.

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Emergency Ride Home Program

How do I enroll in the Emergency Ride Home program?

Faculty and Staff are eligible for Emergency Ride Home reimbursement from the state's MassRIDES program. You must visit the Emergency Ride Home program site, create an account and follow the program guidelines.

Note: This is not a program administered by Brandeis University. You must follow the state's guidelines and register on their website to take advantage of this program.

Information about our carpool parking program

Who is eligible for carpool parking spaces?
  • Carpool parking is open to faculty, staff and commuter students who already possess a valid parking permit for a vehicle to park on campus.
  • The vehicle used to park in a carpool space must possess a valid parking permit for the lot in which the vehicle is parked.
  • Resident students are not eligible for carpool incentives or carpool parking passes.
  • You must maintain a record of your carpool trips on Commute Green to maintain eligibility for your carpool pass.
How do I apply for a carpool parking pass?
  1. Identify the person you plan to carpool with by connecting with them on Commute Green.
  2. Each carpool member completes a carpool pass application online. The application must state each individual member of the carpool.
  3. Applicants will be notified when their parking pass will be available for pickup at the Parking Office.
How do I use my carpool parking pass?

Each carpool member must display their individual carpool parking pass on the dashboard of the carpool vehicle to park in a carpool space during the hours of 6-10 a.m. 

The vehicle used to park in a carpool space must possess a valid parking permit for the lot in which the vehicle is parked.

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How carpool pass works

Where are the carpool parking spaces on campus?

There are two spaces in Theater Lot, two spaces in Chapels Lot, one space on Loop Rd (upper campus), and one space in North Lot.

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Carpool map

  • Spaces will be reserved between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., Monday-Friday, except staff holidays.  After 10 a.m., any vehicle with a valid parking pass for the respective lot may park in a carpool space.
  • Inclement weather may impact the availability of carpool spaces. The Parking Office has the authority to suspend preferential parking due to inclement weather or any other reasonable event.
  • Any vehicle found parked in violation of the carpool space regulations is subject to fines and/or towing at owner’s expense.

Getting Started on Commute Green

1. Login to Commute Green using your Brandeis single-sign-on credentials.

2. Enter your Personal Details (Note: only your name and email address are necessary) and your Public Profile (this is the only information other users will see until you choose to connect with them via email).

3. Search for your start and end destination

4.  Join an an incentive or point program!

If you don't find other carpools in your area right away, don't give up: as more people register, more carpools will be posted!

How-to videos
Instructional videos are available here.
How to use your dashboard

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Anatomy of your dashboard

What about vanpooling?

Learn more about vanpools
A vanpool is a group of people with a similar origin, destination, and schedule, who share the costs of commuting and ride in a vehicle with 7 or more seats. The group divides the cost of the monthly van rental, gas, insurance, and other costs among themselves. Vanpools provide a great opportunity to help you lower your commuting costs, relax on your way to work, make new friends and reduce emissions. Click here to learn about vanpool options in your area or how to start your own.