Car Pooling To Suffolk
When public transportation isn’t convenient, many Suffolk employees seek out car pools as a way to save money and protect the environment. Car poolers can enjoy faster commute times by using High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes, including the Southeast Expressway HOV Lane and the I-93 North Carpool Lane. The Fast Lane carpool program offers discounts to motorists who travel with three or more people in their passenger vehicles while traveling on the Mass Turnpike.
Can Suffolk help me find a car pool?
The University has partnered with MassRIDES, the statewide travel options organization, to provide free carpool-matching services for Suffolk students, faculty, and staff. MassRIDES makes it easy to find a carpool that fits your needs.
Will I carpool with other Suffolk employees or people from other companies?
Through the University’s membership in MassRIDES employees may find others living near their home who are interested in forming a car pool. MassRIDES will provide you with a list of commuters with similar commutes as yours, but they will not necessarily be other Suffolk employees or students. Go to the MassRIDES web site for more information on the car pool and van pool matching system.
If I carpool, where will I park?
The University has designated free spaces in the garage at the Stahl Center (73 Tremont Street) for faculty and staff who participate in a carpool. To be eligible for these spaces, employees must ride or drive to work with at least two other people (who do not have to be Suffolk employees) and must sign an affidavit verifying that they carpool. Spaces are assigned on a first come, first served basis. If the number of groups interested in carpooling exceeds the number of spaces available, then spaces will be offered on a monthly rotation. To inquire about a carpool space, contact Sherry Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I get involved in a carpool and use the Suffolk designated parking space, will we have to use the same person’s car each time?
No. Every Suffolk employee in a carpool can have his/her own registered vehicle assigned to the space.