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New Shuttle Route Connects GOT to Coral Gables Campus


GOT Schedule copyA new shuttle route connecting Gables One Tower (GOT) to the Coral Gables campus is now available. The shuttle is intended to connect GOT staff to the main campus for the Well ’Canes Market and other campus amenities. The GOT shuttle will pick up and drop off at the rear of GOT and Stanford Circle every 20 minutes.

The shuttle operates every Wednesday on Well ’Canes Market day and Fridays between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For additional information, please call Parking and Transportation at 305-284-3096, or visit www.miami.edu/mobility and click on the Hurry’ Cane Shuttle link.

 

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Carpool to Campus Using the RideFlag App


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New transportation technology that is good for your pocket and the environment is now available. To facilitate your commute to campus use the RideFlag app and find your next carpool ride.

RideFlag, the University of Miami’s new carpool on-demand mobile app makes carpooling to campus a great option by providing you local carpool matches in real time and allowing you to schedule future carpool rides. Download the RideFlag app and register with your UM email. All your information is kept private.

RideFlag is building the UM Circle of Commuters, consisting of members of the UM community who download the application to find carpool matches. You may choose to ride with a carpooler from the UM Circle.

To learn how to schedule your next ride click here or follow instructions below:

  1. Enter your destination and get instant carpool matches, or schedule future rides.
  2. You decide with whom you ride.

When you return your parking permit and utilize any mode of transportation other than the single occupant vehicle, you are eligible for the following benefits:

  1. Eight daily parking passes.
  2. Free parking on campus during fall, winter, spring and summer breaks
  3. Six taxi vouchers annually, by registering for Emergency Ride Home (ERH) with the South Florida Commuter Service

Download the app now on Google Play or the Google App Store or, for more information, contact mxr1598@miami.edu or 305-284-1547.

 

 

 

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Expect Traffic Delays, Increased Parking Volume During High School Graduation Ceremonies


The Watsco Center will be hosting high school graduations over the next three weeks. Elevated traffic is expected two hours before the start time and two hours after the end time of each ceremony. Event attendees will be utilizing the yellow lots, Merrick Garage, and Pavia Garage.

High School Graduations Schedule:

HS Grads

As a reminder, the color zone restrictions are lifted at this time with the exception of blue and purple. Therefore, feel free to utilize the other parking lots around the campus. Please allow extra time for your commute.

Should you have any questions, contact Parking and Transportation at 305-284-3096, option 2.

 

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UM Named a Best Workplace for Commuters

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UM Named a Best Workplace for Commuters


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GetMovingCORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 7, 2017)—For the first time, the University of Miami has been named among the Best Workplaces for Commuters for offering exceptional commuter benefits that meet the National Center for Transit Research’s National Standard of Excellence criteria.

“The University of Miami is on the cutting edge of a national movement,” said Julie Bond, program manager of the Best Workplaces for Commuters program, managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research with support from the NCTR and the Florida Department of Transportation. “By offering a range of commuter benefits, such as subsidizing public transit fares, carpooling programs, and access to Emergency Ride Home programs, the University of Miami gives its employees the support they need to get to and from work so they can be at their best. These benefits are good for the company and its employees.”

UM is among only 228 workplaces in the United States and the first educational institution in South Florida that has committed to providing commuter benefits that result in many students, faculty, and staff not driving alone to campus. The University offers several commuter benefit options, including:

  • Up to 75 percent Metrorail/Metrobus/Tri-Rail subsidies to faculty and staff based on a salary scale
  • 50 percent Metrorail/Metrobus discounts to students in partnership with Miami-Dade Transit student discount program
  • Carpool matching program
  • Emergency Ride Home program
  • UBike registration and on-campus bike repair stations
  • Zipcars on campus
  • Hurry ’Cane shuttle bus program

“We are extremely proud of our progressive public transit benefit program and our mobility efforts that save our students, faculty, and staff time and money, with minimal environmental impact,” said Richard Sobaram, director of Parking and Transportation.

As Sobaram notes, UM is Miami-Dade Transit’s largest corporate partner, with approximately 3,300 students, faculty, and staff using the Metrorail or Metrobus monthly to get to the University’s three main campuses.

“This recognition is not about whether or not we have good public transit systems in South Florida, but more about the fact that the University of Miami has demonstrated a strong commitment to these efforts by offering programs and incentives to fully utilize alternate modes of transportation to the single occupant vehicle,” said Sobaram. “Promoting alternate transportation is a win-win for everyone as it helps in managing our resources by reducing parking demand and traffic congestion, and provides a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to the campus community.”

Learn more about the benefits of using Metrorail other mobility programs by visiting get2um.com. If you are thinking about trying one of the many alternate transportation options and would like a personal consultation, please contact the Parking and Transportation mobility manager at mxr1598@miami.edu or call 305-284-1547.

 

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UM Earns Bike Friendly Designation

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UM Earns Bike Friendly Designation


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BicycleFriendlyUCORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 2, 2017)—The University of Miami was recently recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly University. With its second BFU bronze award, which cited UM’s high number of bike registrations, BikeSafe curriculum, and involvement in the upcoming Dolphins Cancer Challenge, the U joins 164 universities in 44 states and Washington, D.C., that have been designated as BFUs over the past five years.

“We applaud this round of BFUs for raising the standard and being innovative in making bicycling a safe, convenient, and enjoyable option for students, staff, and visitors alike,” said BFU Programs Director Bill Nesper.

UM, which first received the league’s bronze-level designation five years ago, encourages bicycling as an affordable, healthy, and environmentally sound transportation option by providing bicycle parking across campus, and other amenities, such as free bicycle locks, and bike repair stations. Other incentives include free showers at the Herbert Wellness Center for students, faculty, and staff who ride their bikes to campus.

“There are so many good reasons to promote cycling to campus,’’ said Lluvia Resendiz, mobility manager for Parking and Transportation. “We decrease our carbon footprint, promote exercise and healthy living, reduce health care costs, reduce transportation cost, connect our communities, and boost our fun and healthy campus culture.”

Noting that more than 2,000 faculty, staff, and students who live within one mile of campus have purchased parking permits, Resendiz said the University is encouraging these individuals to give up their permits and either bike or take another mode of transportation to campus. And if saving money on parking permits and fuel isn’t enough incentive, Resendiz said the University is offering another one: a limited number of day parking passes for those occasions when driving to campus is necessary. For more information, contact UBike at ubike@miami.edu or 305-284-1547.

In recognizing UM’s bike friendliness, the League of American Bicyclists also cited UBike, the Bike Expo and Safety Fair; and the University’s involvement in Gables Bike Day and the DCC Fall Family Fest.

With UM’s BFU designation, UBike will have access to a variety of free support from the league, ,,including educational materials and technical assistance aimed at helping the U become even more bicycle-friendly.

Founded in 1880, the league is dedicated to creating a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. Its Bicycle Friendly University program evaluates university efforts to promote bicycling in five primary areas: engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement and evaluation/planning.

 

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