Transportation

transportation

From commuters driving to work or class to the campus fleet, transportation is a major part of UNTHSC's operations and effect on the local community.  We aim to:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from commuter cars and the campus fleet
  • Encourage eco-friendly transportation

E-Passes: Discounted Bus and Train Passes

TrainUNTHSC offers discounted bus and train fares to its employees and students. The university purchases E-Passes directly from The T, Fort Worth's Transportation Authority, and E-passes are valid from January 1 through December 31 each year.  E-passes are offered to our university at a savings of 50% off, but the passes are being subsidized for a limited time to help offset the costs even more. 

Get an E-Pass

In order to purchase a pass, you must first contact the Office of Sustainability with what type of pass you would like.  Then you will be required to prepay with cash and checks, and you must present a valid UNTHSC ID. E-passes at the sales price are limited, so do not delay! 

If you wish to purchase a pass in the middle of the year, contact the Office of Sustainability for the form (Note: E-Passes are not prorated).

E-Pass Prices for 2015 Until December 2, 2014:

Local Pass (The T buses only)
 $160
 Local + Zone 1 (The T buses and TRE Zone1)
 $220
 Regional (The T buses, TRE Zones1&2, DART)
 $440

E-Pass Prices for 2015 After December 2, 2014:

Local Pass (The T buses only)
 $360
 Local + Zone 1 (The T buses and TRE Zone1)
 $480
 Regional (The T buses, TRE Zones1&2, DART)
 $960

Calculate Your Potential Savings

See how much you can save by using public transportation!  This calculator factors in gas and car maintenance (including tires) associated with driving and compares it to the cost of public transportation.  The calculations are based on 240 working days per year.  For your calculations, use the following numbers:

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Benefits of an E-Pass:

  • Cost Savings
  • Reduction on Car Wear and Tear
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Parking Relief (rider and UNTHSC)
  • Reduced Traffic Congestion and Air Pollution
  • Less stress, greater productivity
  • Unlimited pass

More Information (schedules, maps, etc.):

  • Fort Worth – The T or call 817-336-RIDE

  • Dallas – DART or call 214-747-RIDE

  • Denton – DCTA

  • Trinity Railway Express – TRE

UNTHSC Discounted Parking Policy

parking editThe UNTHSC‘s Police Department offers a 20% discount on parking permits to drivers of low emission vehicles (LEVs) and fuel efficient vehicles (FEVs). LEVs and FEVs are defined as vehicles that are either classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by the California Air Resources Board or have a minimum green score of 40 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle-rating guide. To see if your car qualifies, check the List of Qualifying Cars or visit the Police Department on campus. 

In order to receive the discount, stop by the UNTHSC Police Department on campus. You will need to provide a copy of your vehicle’s registration, and you must pay for the entire year in full (based on the fiscal year from September 1 through August 31). For more information, contact the Police's Parking Department or the Office of Sustainability.


Carpool & Vanpool

Interested in riding to campus with other people?  You could enjoy the benefits of cost savings, stress reduction, reducing fossil fuel consumption and traffic congestion, and helping to improve our air quality! 

Matching System

TryParkingIt.com is a program by the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) that provides a matching service for carpooling and vanpooling.  It also measures the benefits of trip reduction strategies such as carpooling against single occupant vehicle transportation.  Click on the button below to get started.  Register under "UNT Health Science Center" to find your matches and start enjoying the benefits of carpooling/vanpooling.  It's a quick and easy process!

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Vanpool

A vanpool is a group of people who share the costs of getting to work or campus using a van owned by the area's transit authority.  To learn more about our area's vanpool options or to learn how you can be a part of one, click on the links below. 

Fort Worth's The T - Vanpool

Denton County - Vanpool (these vanpools can commute to Fort Worth as long as they originate in Denton County)


Fort Worth Bike Share

Bike Share

Fort Worth Bike Share is a city-wide network of bike stations that provide affordable, healthy, and eco-friendly transportation around the city.  There are over 30 stations around Forth Worth.

How does it work?

Step 1: Purchase a membership (day, week, month, or year)

Step 2: Check out a bike at any station. 

Step 3: Ride the bike to your destination.

Step 4: Return the bike to any station. 

Learn More

The UNTHSC bike station is located near the Center for Bio-Health Building (CBH) off of Camp Bowie Blvd.  UNTHSC receives discounts off annual memberships.  Students should use promo code "untstudent" and employees should use promo code "untemployee".  You must use your UNTHSC email when registering. Learn more details using the following resources:

Fort Worth Bike Share

Bike Fort Worth

Bike DFW

This page last updated 04th Nov 2014