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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Carpool Parking Policies and Procedures

This link is designed to give you an understanding of how to sign up for a carpool parking permit and information about the rules of the Portland carpool parking program. The program offers discounted rates for parking in the Downtown and Lloyd Center Meter Districts for carpools and vanpools. 

Finding Carpooling Partners

Carpooling lets people share rides and the cost of driving. Portland's Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Drive Less Connect can help  find carpooling partners and discounted carpool parking within Carpool Parking DistrictsDrive Less Connect is Oregon’s free, secure, easy-to-use online matching ride-matching tool that matches you with people going your way for work and play. free online rideshare matching service.


CarpoolCheck allows companies to pay part of their employees' carpool parking costs at selected parking locations in downtown Portland where there is a monthly parking fee. Most of the operators in the downtown area will accept CarpoolChecks. Email TriMet or call them at 503-962-7670 to create the CarpoolChecks after you have determined a monthly subsidy amount. Then distribute the CarpoolChecks so employees can submit them (with the balance of the payment due) to their parking facility each month. The parking facility will then bill your company for each voucher received. The parking operators will need to know your employer contact information for billing.

Other incentives

Companies that offer at least at $10 subsidy per month through CarpoolCheck or other carpool subsidy programs are also eligible for TriMet's Emergency Ride Home program



Vanpooling is a highly efficient and cost effective ride to work. There are over 30 vanpools currently operating in the Portland metro area. Learn more at Metro Vanpool or call 503-797-1757.