Sustainability & Incentives


Columbia provides the following incentives to reduce travel-related emissions and cut down on traffic congestion. These resources are intended to help affiliates access the campus in a sustainable, healthy, and stress-free way. 

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