If you find at least one other UVA employee to ride to work with, you can registering your carpool with the UVA CAVPOOL program, which qualifies you for discounted parking permits, free occasional parker permits, and even a dedicated space in a parking lot depending on the amount of riders in a program.
If you cannot find a UVA employee to ride with, you can look for others to ride with by registering with the Community Rideshare program. The organization offers free carpool matching, vanpool coordination, and operates a Guaranteed Ride Home program to provide free rides home in an emergency.
RideShare provides free commuter matching to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Central Virginia. If you are looking to form or join a carpool or vanpool, start by creating a profile in their online system.
Vanpools are similar to carpools, with the added benefit of splitting the cost of a rental van. The lease, parking, fuel, insurance and maintenance are all included in the monthly cost. Generally vanpools are for employees with a 35 mile or greater commute. Vanpools require at least 5 participants, and can accommodate as many as 15. Currently there are two vanpools that travel from Richmond to UVA.
Zipcars now live on the Grounds of UVA! All UVA faculty, staff, students, and community members can join the car sharing program. Members will have access to six self-service Zipcars located around Grounds. Zipcars can be reserved by the hour or by the day with rates starting as low as $7.50 per hour which includes gas, insurance, roadside assistance, and 180 miles.
JAUNT, Inc. is a regional public transportation system that provides limited scheduled bus service into and out of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson, Buckingham, and Amherst Counties, as well as Charlottesville. JAUNT can also provide home pickup and drop off if reserved in advance. Click on the link below to see schedules.
You must make reservations by email at least two business days in advance. In order for us to complete your request, the following information must be in your email:
Date of reservation/cancellation
Your full name
If you use any mobility devices
If anyone else will be riding with you
If a car seat is needed
Daytime phone number and email address
Physical address of pickup
Time of appointment (if applicable)
Time requested for pickup
Physical address and name of destination, including building/shopping center name
ADA or JAUNT certification number (if applicable)
Time requested for return pickup (will-calls for doctor appointments only)
To schedule a trip, or get information about set schedules:
The Afton Express is a public transportation service that connect Staunton, Fishersville, and Waynesboro to UVA, stopping at the UVA Bookstore and Health System.
The Afton Express makes multiple trips per day, and its buses feature comfortable seating with optional seat belts, Wi-Fi, USB charging, overhead storage, and bicycle racks.
The buses are lift-equipped to assist passengers with mobility needs. Route maps, time tables, and fares, including information about discounts available through the purchase of fare cards, can be found here.
Afton Express connects with BRITE on the west side of Afton Mountain, and in Charlottesville with CAT to create an extensive network of transit routes and options in Virginia.