Carpooling & Carsharing
PSU Carpool Permits
Split the cost and save on parking by signing up for a PSU Carpool Permit. Carpooling can also save you time with priority parking locations around campus that are exclusively or carpoolers. Click here for more info about carpool permits for students and here for employees.
Find a Carpool partner with Drive Less Connect
Drive Less Connect is a completely free service offered by the State of Oregon. You can meet others to share your drive, your bike ride, or your transit ride. You'll be able to set up carpooling for one-time events or your regularly scheduled trips to campus. Best of all, if you sign up with your PDX.EDU email account, you'll be eligible for special incentives and you can select the option of matching rides only with other members of the PSU community.
Thanks to modern carsharing, it's easier than ever to use a car just when you need it and avoid the hassles of ownership, maintenance, and insurance.
The Zipcar service has nearly 30 cars of various sizes and styles, including trucks and vans, throughout the university area which can be rented by the hour, day, or weekend. Rental fees include usage, insurance, and gas. PSU Employees can join for free for business or personal use accounts on the Zipcar system. Visit www.zipcar.com/psu to join or get more information.
Getaround is a carsharing community which helps people rent each other's cars. Renters have access to a large selection of vehicles, while car owners set their price, who can rent and when. Insurance is included with every rental. Visit www.getaround.com to learn more and sign up.
The car2go service provides specially designed smart cars that are parked on city streets throughout their service area (central Portland primarily). These innovative cars can be used for one-way trips and users pay by the minute or by the hour. For more information and to sign up visit www.car2go.com/en/portland.