Summary: Division of Administration and Finance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
University Services Communications Coordinator
UH PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES LAUNCHES COMMUTER CLUB
Houston, August 29, 2011 UH faculty and staff now have an extra incentive to leave their cars
at home. UH Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) has launched the Commuter Club, a
program designed to reduce the number of cars driven to campus by offering rewards to those
choosing alternative transportation.
PTS started the Commuter Club in order to reduce peak hour commuter trips to the campus to
help our parking challenges while also helping to reduce carbon emissions. Members can receive
rewards for using alternative transportation such as METRO, carpools, vanpools, bicycles or
walking to campus.
For those members choosing to utilize METRO, PTS has pledged to pay 25 percent of the cost of
bus fares and offer pre-tax payroll deductions for those fares. Also, members of the Commuter
Club may also be eligible to receive a membership to the Hertz on Demand car sharing program,