Brandeis commuters have many options for "driving green" and helping the university reduce its carbon footprint. Here are just a few suggestions:
Carpool parking is open to Brandeis faculty, staff and commuter students who already possess a valid permit for a vehicle to park on campus. Resident students are not eligible for carpool incentives or carpool parking passes.
- Two spaces are available in Chapels Lot and one space is available on Loop Road (Upper Campus) and in North Lot.
- Spaces are reserved for carpool parking between 6 and 10 a.m., Monday through 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.
- Each carpool member must display his or her individual carpool parking pass on the dashboard of the carpool vehicle to park in a carpool space between 6 and 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.
- Inclement weather may impact the availability of carpool spaces. The Office of Parking and Traffic 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 the owner’s expense.
Applying for a Carpool Pass
- Identify the person you plan to carpool with by connecting with them on Bay State Commute.
- Each carpool member must complete a carpool pass application. The application must state each individual member of the carpool.
- Applicants will be notified when their parking pass will be available for pickup at the parking and traffic office.
Recognizing that electric vehicles emit fewer emissions than almost all comparable gasoline and hybrid cars, Brandeis has installed 10 electric vehicle charging stations at four different parking lots on campus: Admissions, Athletics, Theater and Tower Lots.
The charging fee is 20 cents per kwh. Drivers are permitted to park at the stations only while their vehicles are charging. To access the stations, drivers must have accounts with the respective networks. The best way to access the stations is with the Shell Recharge App and the Chargepoint App.
Admissions, Athletics, Tower Lots
Theater, Athletics, Tower Lots
- Charging stations at the Theater, Athletics, and Tower lots operate on the Shell Recharge network (formerly Greenlots).
Reporting an issue with a station
Contact Shell Recharge or Chargepoint directly via their apps. This is the most efficient way to report a station issue. If that is not possible, open a work order with facilities services via its online service request form or by calling ext. 6-8500.
A vanpool is a group of people with a similar origin, destination and schedule who share the costs of commuting to work and back in a vehicle with seven or more seats. Group members share the cost of the monthly van rental as well as gas, insurance and incidental expenditures. Vanpools provide a great opportunity to help lower commuting costs; relax on your way to work; make new friends; and reduce emissions. Commuters can set up their own vanpools with outside vendors such as Enterprise, or inquire about shuttle services such as those from 128 Business Council.
Brandeis has several Zipcars on campus, parked near the Stoneman Building. Zipcars are ideal for grocery shopping, running a quick errand or weekend getaways.
The Brandeis Zipcar program:
- Is open to students 18 and older, faculty, staff and international drivers.
- Offers discounted university rates, by the hour or by the day.
- Includes gas, insurance, maintenance and up to 180 miles per day.