Sustainability & Incentives

Sustainable Commuting

There is a variety of benefits to incentivize commuters to switch to a more affordable and environmentally sustainable commute mode. To learn more about transportation-related sustainability initiatives at Columbia, visit the Sustainable Columbia website.

If you currently choose a sustainable travel mode to get to and from Columbia, you can become a registered Smart Commuter which enters you into a bi-monthly drawing to win Flex Dollars. Learn more and sign up on the Sustainable Columbia website.

If you are a Columbia employee working at our Manhattanville Campus, click here to learn about specific commuter incentives for Manhattanville employees designed to help reduce parking and traffic congestion.

Green Passes for Low-Emission Vehicles

Enroll in the Thruway Green Pass Discount Plan and receive a 10% discount on all NY-NJ state-line crossings and Thruway tolls for Hybrid-specific emissions outlined on the Thruway Authority's website. All Green Passes for low-emission vehicles can be arranged by contacting E-ZPass New York online or by phone at 1-800-333-TOLL.

Reduced Tolls for Carpooling

Carpooling allows you to share the cost and driving responsibilities of your commute with another passenger. Learn more about incentives that support carpooling.

Park & Rides

Park your car outside the city and travel in on a bus, or park your car and travel in with a co-worker. Learn more about Park & Ride options here.

Tips for Successful Carpooling

You don't have to carpool every day. Start small and agree to parameters with your partner. Learn more about successful carpooling. 

Available Incentives