TravelSmart is a perk and can save you money while reducing pollution and promoting a healthy lifestyle while reducing parking pressure and traffic congestion.
Yes, it’s FREE! Sign-up is free and your free bus pass will always be free. It’s not tied to your Metro Credit Union account; your badge is used only to identify you as a rider.
If you choose to carpool and all members of the carpool turn in their parking permits, you will receive a FREE carpool pass to the best parking lot among you (your group’s choice); and nobody pays for parking.
If you want to carpool but don’t know who to drive with, check our carpool matching page. By using this service, which you can restrict to see only people coming to this campus, you aren’t committing to signing up for carpooling, or even talking to your matches. It just shows you options.
NEW: this software can also help you find a walking/bicycling (both have free shower/locker room access) partner or a person to ride the bus with you on your first trip.
Not quite ready to relinquish your parking permit? You can keep it and still use any of the active transportation options with access to all the support programs. You can use active transportation as frequently as works for you. Turning it in will save you additional money. Our Savings Calculator will tell you how much money you can save and whether it’s financially advantageous for you to keep your permit or turn it in—but either way it’s still your choice. As gas prices continue to increase, you’ll see even more savings.
Daily Rate Flexible Parking is available if you need to drive to campus and don’t have a permit. It’s cheap, lots are located around campus, and you can pay via smartphone or website.
If you carpool partner isn’t coming to work, you can still use your carpool pass. If you are both driving that day, one can use the carpool pass and the other can use Daily Rate Flexible Parking.
The 3 month trial starts when you turn your permit in. You save money while you test out TravelSmart, and get your same permit back if you still want it.
If you have more questions visit our FAQ page or Video/Resources page. Or email TravelSmart@unmc.edu , we are happy to help!
Registering for TravelSmart
Click on the appropriate button on our registration page to go to the correct self-service page. Please note that Nebraska Medicine and Clarkson College employees need to check the “Olympus” box prior to logging in. If you are unfamiliar with that page check out the instructions with screen shots on our registration page to help guide you.