Employee Commuter Benefits

Do you get to work using alternative transportation? 
NCSU Transportation offers commuter parking benefits to employees!

  • walk, bike, or take transit to work
  • carpool or vanpool
  • reduce wear and tear on your personal vehicle
  • save money
  • reduce your carbon footprint

The Fine Print

Employee Transit/Walk/Bike Commuter Policies

Approved applicants are eligible to choose one of two incentives:

  • 24 free daily parking permits for those days when you are unable to travel to work via transit, biking or walking.

OR

  • $5 Annual GoPass allowing fare-free access to city and regional transit.

Applicants must:

  • Reapply each year for commuter status.
  • Understand daily parking permits are valid in the Coliseum Deck or C permitted staff parking areas.
  • You are provided 24 free parking permits per academic year OR a $5 annual GoPass. GoPass holders are not eligible for free/discounted parking. Paid daily parking options can be found here.
  • Understand that transit, bicycle and walk commuters cannot have a current NC State University parking permit for any area, or must be willing to turn in their current NC State University parking permit when they pick up their free daily parking passes.
  • Assigned work location must be in an NC State Transportation permitted area; i.e., not an off-site location which does not require a valid NC State parking permit.
  • Each applicant choosing the 24 free daily parking permit option must have a registered vehicle in his/her name. This assists in reaching the goal of reducing single-occupancy vehicles on campus.

Employee Carpool Policies

Goal – To reduce single-occupancy vehicles on campus

Description

Carpool (CPE)

  • At least two permanent NC State Employees are needed to form a carpool.
  • Participants split the cost of a C permit ($378).
  • Each carpooler pays $15.75 per month (in a two-person carpool).
  • Carpoolers may park in B, C, CC, CD, F, DD, V or W areas.
  • Each carpooler receives 24 free daily permits. Daily parking permits are valid in C or CD areas only.

Application Process / Eligibility Policies

  • An application must be completed online.
  • Assigned work location must be in an NC State Transportation permitted area; i.e., not an off-site location which does not require a valid NC State parking permit.
  • To meet the goal of reducing single-occupancy vehicles on campus, each carpool applicant must have a registered vehicle in his/her name.
  • The application must contain complete information for each participant, including make, model and license plate for all vehicles.
  • Carpool permits will not be issued until the verification process is complete (approximately 24 hours); the process includes verification of employment status and existing permits.
  • Carpool applicants must turn in any other permits to Transportation prior to receiving their CPE permit.
  • Only one CPE permit issued per carpool.
  • Carpool participants must apply for a new CPE permit each year.
  • Carpool participants are eligible for the Emergency Ride Home program

Payment Method – Payroll Deduction

  • Carpool participants must pay for their carpool permit via payroll deduction;
    • CPE permit: $15.75 per month per participant (two participants)