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Car Pool Incentives
Gas Card
Employees who commute via a carpool, independently or through the Zimride Rideshare service, are eligible to receive a $50 gas card, every three months the carpool remains in operation.* New participants will also receive a $25 additional gas card for signing up for the program. Additionally:

  • To be eligible for the program, carpoolers must be full time, benefit eligible employees.
  • Carpoolers must participate in the carpool a minimum of 3 months, and carpool 18 or more working days per month to remain active in the program.
  • Program participants are not eligible for an annual parking permit; however, each carpool will receive one carpool hangtag which allows carpoolers to park in any carpool-designated parking space.
  • Carpool participants are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home program when an emergency arises during working hours. Participants are allowed two free trips per academic year. A small fee is required for any additional trips. Please contact Transportation & Parking Services at 609-258-1656 if an emergency ride is needed.
  • Once you have submitted your application, you and your carpool partner will be contacted to schedule a brief orientation to the program.

If you understand and acknowledge the conditions listed above please complete and submit the Carpool Gas Incentive Card Application.

For more information, please contact Transportation & Parking Services at 258-1656.

*For the gas cards we are providing, the amount of $50 is considered as additional income and will be subject to state and federal taxes. These taxes will be processed through the Princeton University Payroll department following receipt of the gas card.

What is Zimride Rideshare?
Zimride Rideshare is a free matching service for the Princeton University community. Participation is voluntary. The program provides interested applicants with a match list of other Princeton University community members who live and work near them and want to carpool. Commuters set up their own carpools to fit their particular commuting needs.

How does it work?
Go to the Zimride Rideshare Princeton page and login to using your NetID and password. Click on the "Search" button to find available carpools or you may click on "Post a ride" button and start one of your own.

How do I join?
Princeton University community members can join Zimride Rideshare online.


*Disclaimer: Princeton University is not responsible for physical injury or vehicle damage which may occur during the operation of a carpool.

Nearby Park and Ride Locations
Carpooling can start at the individual's house or members of a carpool could meet at a Park and Ride location.

Mercer County, NJ
• Twin River Plaza, 659 Abington Drive, East Windsor
• West Trenton Railroad Station, Grand Ave at Railroad Ave, Ewing (FREE)
• South Jersey Light Rail, 101 Hamilton Ave, Trenton
• Mercer Mall parking lot, Lawrence (bus #605 stops at Nassau street)

Burlington County, NJ
All South Jersey Light Rail stations in Edgewater Park, Bordentown, Burlington, Cinnaminson, Delanco, Florence, Palmyra, Riverton, Riverside, Roebling:

• Wyndham Hotel Park and Ride, 1111 Route 73, Mount Laurel
• Red Lion Park and Ride, Red Lion Rd and Eayrestown Rd, Southampton
• Academy Bus Terminal, 2042 Burlington – Mt. Holly Road, Westampton
• Willingboro Park and Ride, Levitt Parkway and US 130, Willingboro

• Bensalem Township (Bucks County), PA, located at I-95 at Woodhaven Rd/Cornwells Height Station
• Taylorsville Rd at Woodside Rd and I-95 (free) *Excellent location for PA residents entering NJ*

For counties which are not listed, click NJDOT's Park and Ride Locator to find the Park and Ride which will better suit you.


What is Zimride Rideshare?
Zimride by Enterprise in partnership with Princeton University provides a ride-matching service to students who are either looking for a ride home or willing to give a ride home during schools breaks or weekend trips. Students must log in with their Princeton University NetID. Click on the "Search" button to find available rideshares or you may click on "Post a ride" button and start one of your own. Students can post or request rides with other students only.


*Disclaimer: Princeton University is not responsible for physical injury or vehicle damage which may occur during the operation of a carpool.



Location/Mailing Address
A Floor, New South Building
Princeton, NJ 08544
(609) 258-3157
Fax: (609) 258-7655


Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

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