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Alternative Transportation

​To better serve the University community, UHD Parking & Transportation Services, in partnership with METRO, is now offering UHD students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to participate in a new program for those interested in using public transportation to access UHD’s downtown campus. 

Through UHD’s RideSponsor program, the University commits to subsidizing 25% of the monthly fare cost (determined by zones) for student, faculty and staff program participants.   

For example, if a participant lives in Zone 4, the monthly cost is $198 ($9 roundtrip x 22 days/month).  UHD will subside $49.50 (25%) and the participant pays the remaining $148.50.  
METRO ride zones fares can be found here.

UHD Parking & Transportation will provide a METRO Q fare card loaded with the 25% amount and participants will be encouraged to load a second card for the difference of their monthly fare.  For students this subsidy will be in addition to the 50% subsidy already provided by METRO to college and university students.

The UHD subsidized METRO Q fare card will be automatically loaded each month once the card reaches a balance of $5.  There is a maximum of one (1) reload per calendar month.  
RideSponsor program participants will not be eligible to purchase a UHD parking permit.  Participation in the program will be captured using Parking & Transportation Services parking management system, and RideSponsor program participants will then be provided with four validations per semester, to allow for those occasions when a participant needs to come to campus in a personal vehicle.

Individuals interested in participating in the RideSponsor program can register one of the following ways:

  1. Fill out the membership form and wait for a member of the UHD Parking and Transportation Services team to coordinate a meeting to finalize your registration.
  2. Stop by the Parking and Transportation Services Office, located in N117 of the One Main Building (across from the UHD Police Department), Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information about UHD's RideSponsor program, please contact Parking and Transportation Services,; 713-221-8127.

For more information about METRO, visit

Parking & Transportation
One Main Street, N117
Houston, TX 77002
Office: 713-221-8127

Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Last updated 9/22/2021 6:11 AM