Preferred parking permits
Capitol Rideshare is pleased to offer a FREE preferential Rideshare parking permit to all state employees in Maricopa County who carpool three or more days per week. This permit allows parking in reserved Rideshare spaces on the days that the driver carpools. To obtain a permit, the primary driver must enroll in Commuter Club, select carpool and indicate he/she needs a parking permit. The primary driver must include information for his/her carpool partner. Only one permit is issued per carpool, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please provide all requested information and use your work email address when setting up your account. Failure to provide all information will result in delay or denial of the request. A permit will be assigned and sent to the primary driver at his/her agency.
Emergency Ride Home
Commuter Club membership provides a free ride home, twice each year, just in case your carpool partner must leave unexpectedly. If the carpool partner (non-primary driver) is a state employee, he/she also should enroll in Commuter Club to receive this benefit.
Ride matching services
For employees who are interested in carpooling but don’t have a carpool partner, Valley Metro offers an online carpool ride matching service: www.sharetheride.com. Once you have been matched with a carpool partner, be sure to apply for your preferred parking permit.
During the months of May and June, Capitol Rideshare conducts the annual renewal process for Capitol Rideshare parking permit holders. Regardless of when you received your permit, everyone must renew by June 30 for the next state fiscal year. To renew, carpoolers must have a current Commuter Club membership and must have selected carpool as an alternate mode. Renewal stickers will be sent to the agency travel reduction coordinators, along with a list of employees in Commuter Club that have selected carpool as an alternate mode.