Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA) is a non-profit, membership based, transportation management association serving Chittenden County.

They administer and manage customized, turn-key programs that offer a better way to get to work, save money, reduce parking challenges and congestion, and cut carbon emissions. Though they don't operate transit services, they have strong partnerships with local transit organizations and they will help navigate them. Their motto: We'll help you get there.

Champlain College is a founding member along with the other "Hill Institutions" of The University of Vermont (UVM) and The University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC - formerly Fletcher Allen). 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's Mission and Goals

CATMA jointly plans and manages safe, convenient and economical parking and transportation in ways that better coordinate land use and reduce environmental impacts. The goals that support this mission are:

  • Establish long-term transportation policies and leadership.
  • Provide strategic and long-term planning for multimodal transportation and parking developments in conjunction with our members' shared land use planning.
  • Plan, develop and expand comprehensive, multimodal transportation systems management (TSM) programs, incorporating transportation demand management (TDM) strategies.
  • Plan, develop, own and manage multimodal transportation systems and parking facilities.

CATMA Benefits

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:

  • Confidential Carpool Matching Service
  • Bike/Walk Rewards Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home Program
    • For residential students parking at Lakeside Lot (Formerly Gilbane): All students who obtain a Zone 2 parking permit for 115 and 175 Lakeside Lots are automatically enrolled in CATMA's Guaranteed Ride Home Program. This program provides students with a FREE taxi ride to their vehicle at Lakeside or back to their residence hall anytime the shuttles aren't running. The process: Any eligible students will call Green Cab VT (802-864-2424) and request a CATMA Guaranteed Ride Home, show their ID Card when they get in and the ride is covered. See all the details here.
    • For employees parking at Lakeside Ave: All employees who obtain the Zone 1 permit to park at the Lakeside Avenue campus are eligible to enroll in CATMA's Guaranteed Ride Home Program. This program provides employees with a FREE taxi ride to their vehicle at Lakeside or home in the event of an emergency and/or the shuttle isn't operating.

For more information and to register with CATMA, please visit 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' a stamp!

CATMA can help you plan your commute! Give them a call or drop them a line.