GreenSaver RideShare

Now there is a new way to save money and the environment.

  • Save on gas and parking expenses
  • Get preferred parking
  • Spend time building friendships
  • Do your part for the planet

What is it and when does it start?

Beginning June 1, 2010, Monroe Community College students who share a ride to the Brighton Campus will be able to reduce their parking expenses and create a cleaner environment through the college’s new GreenSaver Rideshare option.

GreenSaver RideShare is aimed at reducing the number of single-occupancy vehicles on campus in support of the college’s green initiatives. Parking permits cost $50 each fall and spring semester for GreenSaver members and $75 each semester for non-members; the summer rate, which covers all sessions, is $50 for all students.

How do I participate?

To become a GreenSaver member, a team consisting of two or more individuals must agree to arrive on campus together in one vehicle. Each team member must register his or her vehicle through MCC Parking Services, but only one permit will be issued for each team. One student, who will be designated team captain, will be responsible for the return of the parking gate card and with people inside

GreenSaver teams must prominently display the permit in their vehicles at all times and park in specially designated lots and spaces. Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in lot A (in front of Building 5) during the summer beginning June 1 and expanded to lots C and J in the fall and spring semesters. In lot A, each designated stall is marked by green lines and an image depicting a vehicle with occupants.

What are the rules of the program?

Permit holders may use a RideShare parking space only when operating as a valid team. Individuals found violating conditions of the agreement must forfeit their permits.

Any vehicle parked in violation of the GreenSaver rules will be subject to a citation and/or towing. No notice will be given prior to towing. Violators will be required to pay the towing and all related charges, and RideShare privileges may be revoked at the discretion of the college. At that time, the GreenSaver permit must be returned immediately to Parking Services.

Individuals will be charged $50 to replace lost or stolen cards or permits.

GreenSaver permits expire at the end of each semester. Students interested in renewing their GreenSaver membership must reapply. Bring the completed application along with your driver's license, vehicle registration and student ID to the Parking Services office (7-341). Office hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Friday. All participants must be present to apply. For more information about this parking option, call (585) 292-2700.