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:
- 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.
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; 713-221-8127.
For more information about METRO, visit ridemetro.org