Commuting to Campus and Around the Area
Public and University Shuttle Bus Transportation
- Shuttle-UM is the free bus system of the University
of Maryland. It has an extensive service network on and around
campus. There are many ways to finding out how to use the system. Destinations
accessible by Shuttle-UM routes include apartment complexes, shopping
plazas, metrorail stations, and over 25 on-campus stops. The Department of
Transportation website contains
information about bus routes,
schedules, and more.
Each route has a PDF file link that contains the bus schedule and stops as
well as a map depicting the location of each stop. A printed bus guide is
also available at the Department of Transportation office (Regents Drive
Metrocheck or Smartrip is available to any full-time
faculty or staff member who regularly
use public transportation for commuting to work. Automatic
payroll deductions, which are PRE-TAX, may be utilized
to purchase paper vouchers (Metrocheks), or transferred
electronically via a SmarTrip card (aka, Smart Benefits). Metrochek
vouchers can be used on Metrobus and Metrorail. They can also be
exchanged to pay fares on more than 100 participating commuter services,
such as; MARC, Ride-On, and Connect-A-Ride.
- Maryland and Washington D.C. Metrobus and
Metrorail System is the public bus
and rail system for the entire metropolitan area. College Park has a Metrorail
Station on the "Green Line." This website includes a trip
planner, schedule and fare information, and parking availability information.
Carpooling, Park and Ride and Other Alternative Methods of Commuting
to the University can be easy and has many
Participation in the Faculty/Staff Smart Park Carpool Program REDUCES the
cost of parking permit fees; carpoolers may register with Commuter Connections
for the "Guaranteed
Ride Home Program;" and there is an on-line database to find other University
employees in the same zip code looking to carpool.
- Zipcars are available across campus 24/7! They can be reserved online. The low hourly and daily rates always include gas and insurance.