ACC Offers Parking for Carpoolers, Other Sustainable Options

Looking to save on gas and help the environment? ACC provides resources for students and employees who wish to carpool to campus.

This year, registered carpoolers can park in convenient, designated parking spaces on the following ACC campuses:

  • Cypress Creek
  • Eastview
  • Northridge
  • Pinnacle
  • Riverside
  • Round Rock
  • South Austin

The designated spaces will be available to carpoolers until 10 a.m., after which they’ll be available to anyone with a current ACC parking permit. If carpoolers arrive by 10 a.m., they can use the designated space for the rest of the day. For more information, visit ACC’s sustainability webpage.

“Reducing the number of cars coming to ACC will increase available parking spaces on campus, lower ACC’s carbon footprint, and help relieve congestion on Austin’s roadways,” says Andy Kim, ACC’s director of environmental stewardship.

For help finding friends or coworkers for carpooling, use ACC’s free ride matching program, provided by Commute Solutions.

Applications for carpool parking permits can be found online. Carpool parking permits are free, but require the purchase of an ACC parking permit.

Parking permits for 2013-14 are now available at all campus cashier offices. Parking permits for 2012-13 will expire Aug. 31. |Â Read more.

Green Car Parking stickers also are available at cashier offices. Green Car Parking allows fuel-efficient, low-emission vehicles to park in a limited number of preferred parking spots at each ACC campus. The stickers are available at no cost, but you must purchase a valid ACC parking permit. Green Car standards have changed for 2013-14; check this list to see if your car is eligible.

Green Pass provides Capital Metro passes to all credit students, faculty, and staff at no additional cost. To obtain a Green Pass, bring your ACC ID to a campus cashier office.

ACC launched its collegewide commitment to environmental stewardship in 2009 with the passage of a Board of Trustees policy on sustainable practices. The college’s other sustainability initiatives include electric vehicle charging stations, car sharing, installation of energy-efficient lighting, water bottle filling stations, and more.

To learn more about the college’s efforts to go green, visit

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