CarShare Vermont

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Champlain College, CATMA and CarShare Vermont are committed to reducing the impact of cars on the hill and around town without cramping your lifestyle. We've teamed up to locate a CarShare Vermont car on campus and cover the cost of your annual membership fee-a $150 value! Now, it's easier than ever to give car-sharing a try.

Since 2008, CarShare Vermont has been on a mission to help people get around with fewer cars. They've got a network of vehicles parked in convenient spots all over town that you can use by the hour or day whenever you need to drive. Shopping, meetings, weekend jaunts—CarShare Vermont is an easy and affordable alternative to owning a car. Learn more and apply at

Free Membership for Champlain College Affiliates

All full-time students and all employees (full-time and part-time) of Champlain are eligible for a free CarShare Vermont membership! Champlain College and CarShare Vermont cover the cost of your annual membership fee (a $150 savings for you) and all you pay is a one-time $30 application fee, to run the license background check, and for any driving that you do. CarShare Vermont's low rates include gas and insurance.

Already signed up for the campus plan? Good news! You can renew your membership for another year free of charge if spots are available. Contact CarShare Vermont for additional details: or 802-861-2340.

CarShare Vermont Vehicles On or Near Campus

  • Perry Lot: This pod is located on the Champlain College campus in the parking lot near Perry Hall on Maple Street. It is currently the home of Blanche, a white 2013 Subaru Impreza hatchback.
  • Innovation Center on Lakeside Avenue: Parked in the lot of the Innovation Center on Lakeside Ave., this pod is located just across the street from Champlain's Miller Center building and is the home of Einstein, a black Prius.
  • Spinner Place: This pod is located across the street from Spinner Place on Winooski Falls Way. It is home to Chase, a grey Hyundai Elantra. When Winooski's winter parking ban is in effect (Dec. 1 - March 15), the car is moved off street into the public parking garage at Spinner Place.

CarShare Vermont members (including Champlain affiliates) can use any of the cars in the fleet. Click here for the full list of locations.
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Carpooling and Employee Commuter Benefits:

Champlain College students who park offsite at the Gilbane lot or who reside at Spinner Place will be issued a CATMA Guaranteed Ride Home Card to their campus mailbox. This CommuteSmart card enables students to get to/from main campus and these sites when shuttles or CCTA buses are not running. Instructions for use of this program can be found on the back of the CATMA card. These cards are issued to eligible students at the onset of each semester. If a student at these sites hasn't received their card, please send an email to:

All employees who obtain a permit to park offsite at the Lakeside Avenue campus are eligible to enroll in CATMA's Guaranteed Ride Home Program and will receive a personalized Commute Smart Card. This program provides employees with a FREE taxi ride to their vehicle at Lakeside or home in the event of an emergency and/or our shuttle isn't available. For eligible emergency uses and information on commuter programs and incentives, visit, email or call 802-656-RIDE.

RideSharing for Students:

This carpool matching service, coordinated by Go! Vermont makes it easy to find the right commute for you. The Zimride matching service helps take the "what if" out of carpooling by letting you see other riders' profiles and setting the financial arrangements up front.