Sharing rides and cars can save you money and reduces your impacts on the environment.

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A sedan and SUV owned by Zipcar are located on campus and can be reserved by any licensed driver with a Zipcar account. Rental fees of $7.50 or $8.50 per hour include gas and insurance for a Ford Focus or Ford Escape, respectively. Sign up for a discounted student or staff/faculty membership at

Carpool Applications

Enjoy free parking on all OSU-Cascades campuses by sharing a ride with one or more Cascades Commuters. 

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  • Click to download the application.
  • Email a scanned copy of the application (with signatures of each member) to or drop it in the campus mail to Casey Bergh.
  • Carpools can include more than one vehicle, to allow drivers to alternate, but only one vehicle will recieve free parking each day. 
  • Each member of the carpool is required to log their carpool trip online through our Cascades Commuters program administered by Drive less. Connect. To sign up, go to our Cascades Commuters page.

Forming Your Carpool and Earning Rewards

  • Find other OSU students, faculty and staff to share rides! OSU-Cascades is using a carpool matching and trip tracking system available through Drive less. Connect, Oregon’s secure, easy-to-use online ride-matching tool that matches you with people going your way for work and play. You can limit carpool matches to members of the OSU-Cascades community.


Join 5-7 others in a van from Redmond or other communities outside of Bend. Reduce stress, save on auto and fuel costs, and reduce your environmental impacts. Interested? Great! Here’s how it works: 

  • Our first route will departs from Redmond at approximately 7:20 a.m. and departs from the OSU Cascades campus at approximately 5 p.m.

  • Participants must contribute a monthly fee to ride in the van. The cost will depend on the number of passengers that sign up, but will be subsidized by OSU-Cascades to incentivize this sustainable commute option

  • Service will start as soon as we have 4-5 riders.

  • Send an email to to reserve your seat or learn more.