Transportation & Parking
Champlain College is a founding member of the Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA), along with "Hill Institutions" Fletcher Allen and UVM. Champlain's partnership with CATMA provides it the opportunity to jointly manage and share resources, to better coordinate land use, reduce congestion and lessen environmental impacts on the Hill and the community.
CATMA is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to strategically develop and improve transportation options, and mobility options (including goals of promoting accessibility and "walkability") at member institutions and businesses. CATMA has worked with its founding members and other Burlington businesses for over twenty years, offering employers a comprehensive employee commute program.
CATMA provides and promotes transportation options and assistance to employees and students of its members. The benefits of commuting by bike, bus, carpool and walk include saving money, reducing stress, enhancing health, making friends and lessening our impact on the environment. Champlain College strongly encourages its employees to take advantage of the commuter programs and services offered through CATMA.
CATMA incentive programs and services include, a Confidential Carpool Matching Service, Bike/Walk Rewards Program, Emergency Ride Home Program, Unlimited Access - Free rides on CCTA buses, CarShare Vermont membership discounts, Off-site parking options, Commuter Workshops, Monthly drawings, and Transportation News and Resources.
For employees parking at Lakeside Ave: All employees who obtain a FREE Zone 1 permit to park at the Lakeside Avenue campus are eligible to enroll in CATMA's Emergency Ride Home Program . This program provides employees with a FREE taxi ride to their vehicle at Lakeside in the event of an emergency and/or the shuttle isn't available.
For students parking at Zone 2 - Gilbane and Spinner Place: All students who obtain a FREE Zone 2 permit to park at the Gilbane Lot and all students who live at Spinner Place are automatically enrolled in CATMA's Emergency Ride Home Program . This program provides students with a FREE taxi ride to their vehicle at Gilbane or home to Spinner Place in the event of an emergency and/or the shuttle isn't available.
For more information and to register with CATMA, please visit CATMA VT or call 802-656-RIDE for details. To mail anything to CATMA (such as completed Bike/Walk Rewards Program Cards), simply put it in the Campus Mail addressed to 'Box 7'...save a stamp! CATMA can help you plan your commute! Give them a call or drop them a line.