Carpooling

Share the Ride

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 for carpoolers. Check out our permit parking pages for more information about carpool pricing and availability for PSU students and employees.

Purchasing a Permit

All carpool participants must be present in person at our office to purchase a carpool permit. Each participant may register a vehicle, but only one physical permit will be issued.

Carpool Permit Regulations and Requirements

  • A carpool must include between 2-4 participants, whose class schedules begin or end within 2 hours of one another.
  • Class schedules must permit you to carpool for a minimum of three days per week.
  • Carpoolers must be registered for 9 or more credits.
  • Carpoolers must live within the same zip code OR be located along a logical route to PSU's campus.
  • All carpool participants are restricted from purchasing other parking permits during the term.
  • Carpools may include both PSU students and staff/faculty.

If using a carpool permit, it must be in one of the vehicles registered with PSU and linked to the permit. If more than one carpool vehicle is found on campus at the same time, you will be cited for misuse of permit ($80) to each vehicle. Abuse of the carpool permit, whether intentional or accidental, is serious and expensive. It is extremely important for carpool participants to communicate with one another when coming to campus in separate vehicles with carpool permits, in order to avoid being cited, and to make sure your permit is visible to Parking Enforcement.

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.