Carpool Parking Program Rules and Regulations
What is the FAU Carpool Parking Program?
FAU’s Parking & Transportation Department has implemented a benefit for students and faculty that share the ride to the Boca Raton, Davie, and Fort Lauderdale campuses. Carpool parking spaces have been installed around the campuses in both the student and faculty/staff parking lots. The main purpose of the carpool program at FAU is to eliminate the use of two vehicles traveling to campus.
Who can park in the Carpool Parking Spaces?
Registered carpools with a valid carpool permit can utilize the parking spaces. Carpools must consist of two or more faculty members or registered FAU students who carpool to and from campus an average of two days a week. Students residing in on-campus housing are not eligible to participate in the program. Participants MUST also have a valid FAU Parking Permit.
Carpools may use any available carpool parking spot in the lot designated by their FAU Parking Permit (i.e. students may park in carpool parking spaces located in the student parking lots and faculty/staff may park in the carpool parking spaces located in the faculty/staff parking lots). Parking permits are also transferrable between campuses. Registered carpools are eligible to use designated carpool parking spaces at the Boca Raton, Davie, and Fort Lauderdale campuses.
- If a faculty/faculty is registering for carpooling BOTH of them MUST have a "A14 permit"
- If a faculty/student is registering for carpooling. The faculty member MUST have a "A14 permit" and the student must have a parking permit issued by FAU.
- If a student/student is registering for carpooling. ONE of them must have a parking permit issued by FAU. Permit must be displayed.
- ONLY FAU students that DO NOT live on campus are eligible to participate in the carpooling program
When can I use the spaces?
Carpool parking spaces only require a carpool parking permit between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Non-registered vehicles can be parked in these spaces before or after the times listed above.
Can I use the spaces when my carpool partner is not with me?
A minimum of two registered carpool participants must be seen exiting a vehicle utilizing a carpool parking spot. If you are found parking in a designated carpool parking spot as a single commuter or with someone other than your registered carpool partner(s), you will be in violation of the program.
What is the criteria SFCS uses to determine carpool eligibility?
Based on the information provide in your registration, SFCS carpool software will validate that your carpool makes a logical commute to campus. In addition, your registration will be sent to FAU Parking & Transportation to verify current enrollment status at FAU. If you are registered as a student residing on the Boca Raton campus, you are not eligible to participate in the program and your carpool registration will be denied.
How do I get a permit?
You must register your carpool with FAU’s Parking & Transportation partner South Florida Commuter Services:
How long does it take to receive a permit?
Once your registration is verified by FAU Parking & Transportation, permits will be provided within 7-10 business days. The permit will be mailed to the home address of the first registrant.
How many permits will my carpool receive?
One permit is provided per carpool. If you utilize more than one vehicle getting to and from school, you must transfer the permit between vehicles.
How long is my permit valid?
Permits will be valid for one semester. At the end of the semester you will receive a renewal notification from South Florida Commuter Services (SFCS) asking if you are interested in renewing or revising your registration. If you renew your carpool, a new updated permit will be provided to your carpool.
What happens if there are changes to my carpool registration?
If your carpool arrangements change during the semester, it is very important that you keep your carpool registration current and up to date. Information on your carpool is sent to the FAU Parking & Transportation department. This information is used to validate the eligible participants and vehicles using the spaces. For any changes, just re-submit a carpool registration form and your information will be automatically updated.
Where should the permit be displayed?
Carpool permits and FAU permits need to be displayed in a visible area where they can be seen by enforcement personnel patrolling the area. (If carpool permit cannot be seen, a citation will be issued)
What happens if I am found violating the program?
Any registrant found giving false information, will be removed from the program and will not be eligible to participate in the carpool program for a period of (1) one year. Parking in a reserved space can lead to a citation. This includes utilizing the spaces without a valid Carpool Parking Permit and/or FAU Parking Permit.
Who monitors the spaces?
Depending on the campus you are attending, the spaces may be monitored by FAU’s Parking Enforcement Specialists, FAU Police Service Technicians, or FAU Police Officers. Any one of these representatives have the authority to revoke your permit on the spot should you be found violating the program. They also receive reports on the individuals and vehicles registered to utilize the carpool parking spaces.
I still have questions:
If you still have questions regarding the carpool parking program, please visit the Office Parking & Transportation or contact South Florida Commuter Services at 1-800-234-RIDE (7433).
Visit South Florida Commuter Services at www.1800234RIDE.com
or call 1-800-234-RIDE for more information.
South Florida Commuter Services is a program of the Florida Department of Transportation.
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