Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New Park-and-Ride Lot at Lake Monticello

A Park & Ride lot has been established at the Jefferson Centre shopping center on Turkeysag Trail off of Route 53 in Fluvanna County, providing a convenient meeting place for Lake Monticello residents that carpool to Charlottesville or other locations. The Park & Ride spaces are located to the left of the shopping center in a section of the lot that faces Turkeysag Trail.

The Park & Ride lot was a result of an effort from RideShare, Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors and CBRE Charlottesville, which manages the Jefferson Centre property. An agreement between the County and property owner allows a portion of the lot to be officially for Park & Ride use as recognized by the Virginia Department of Transportation. The agreement designates 15 spots that are available for commuters.

U.Va employees who carpool with other U.Va employees may be eligible to enroll in the Cavpool program offered by Parking and Transportation.  Carpools with 2 employees receive a 25% discount off the price of their parking permit.  Carpools with 3 employees receive a 40% discount and carpools/vanpools with 4 or more employees receive a 100% discount.  Registered carpools/vanpools are also eligible to enroll in RideShare’s Guaranteed Ride Home Program.  Members of a registered carpool also receive 20 occasional parking permits per year to use on days when they are not able to carpool. 

Visit for more information regarding the Cavpool program.

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