U-Commute is the University’s campaign to promote the use of transportation alternatives that assist in reducing commuting costs for employees, reducing campus congestion, and promoting the sustainability efforts for the University of Rochester and our community.


RTS

Leave the driving to someone else by hopping on a bus! And save money with $1 fares. RTS operates the region’s public transit system. Use the RTS trip planner to find your route and view/download bus schedules at www.myrts.comTrack your bus in real time online or through the smartphone app. Link for the app: https://myrts.com/wmb

RIDE-SHARE

Employees can find a daily commute to work to share, students/employees can manage their daily campus commuting needs, arrange trips home during holiday breaks or locate transportation to off-campus community events, and more using the Rideamigos platform. In addition to advanced ride-share and carpooling features, participants can also make quick and convenient connections to other alternative modes of transportation, such as Zipcar, public transit, and walking and cycling routes. Explore our ridesharing platform and find a carpool or bike-pool to match with at: rochester.rideamigos.com

CARPOOL

Reduce fuel expenses, vehicle wear and tear, and your carbon footprint by teaming up for your commute.  Join a carpool! We help match you with other carpoolers and by ride sharing (with the Rideamigos platform above), you get premium parking, a guaranteed ride home, and you can save 50%, 75%, or even get a FREE parking permit (4 riders or more). Learn more about the carpooling program at: http://www.rochester.edu/parking/carpool/


SHUTTLES

Rides are free with your University ID! University of Rochester provides free and convenient shuttle service in and around the campuses and surrounding community with our own University fleet that has a dozen or so routes running each and every day. View the schedules and system map to see all of the different routes, destinations, and operation times at: rochester.edu/parking/shuttles. You can even book a shuttle for special events with our charter request form.

ZIPCAR

Rent a ride by the hour or for a day to get out and about, attend a meeting, or get to an appointment (gas and insurance included!). Vehicles are located at the Medical Center, River Campus, and Eastman School of Music.  Learn more or sign up at: www.zipcar.com/Rochester


BIKE

Biking to and from work and/or school is well suited to the University of Rochester with our many trails and routes. Bikers have many perks here and we encourage more people to try it, a growing number of faculty, staff and students are choosing to commute by pedaling past the pump, and improving their health while saving on transportation.

If you bike to work or school the majority of the time you can track your commutes and earn points toward prizes! Using the Ride Amigos app or software gives you the ability to earn points and rewards for using biking as your commute option. We will also have biking challenges throughout the year with chances to win more prizes. Ride Amigos app works in conjunction with Strava to record your active miles!

WALKING

If you walk to work or school the majority of the time track your commutes and earn points toward prizes! Using the Ride Amigos app or software gives you the ability to earn points and rewards for using walking as your commute option.  We will also have walking challenges throughout the year with chances to win more prizes.