Carnegie Mellon University


Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff members can take advantage of discounts and other transportation benefits, including free rides on the PAT and Metro systems for benefits-eligible employees.

Benefits-eligible faculty and staff are entitled to use Allegheny County Port Authority Transit (PAT) system buses, inclines and the T free of charge. Your ID Card is encoded with your PAT eligibility status automatically — just tap your ID Card on the orange pad on the farebox.

With the SmartBenefits® program, a monthly benefit of $150 is assigned to employees who are eligible and enrolled in the program. The funds are autoloaded to your SmarTrip® card — Metro’s rechargeable card — and can be used for rail, van pool and bus travel throughout the District of Columbia metropolitan region.

For more information about the program and how to enroll, see the Metro SmartBenefits Program Enrollment Form [pdf].

Carnegie Mellon University has partnership agreements with Ford, General Motors, Nissan and Volvo. University employees can purchase any make of vehicle owned by these companies at discounted prices. Most vehicles are priced at the vehicle company employee cost plus a small fee.

Ford Discounts (Ford, Lincoln, Mercury — dealer in stock only)

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the Carnegie Mellon partner code: cmunv.
  3. Click on the "Generate PIN" tab and enter the information for which you are prompted.
  4. A four-digit pin will be generated by the system.
  5. Show your Carnegie Mellon ID card and the PIN to the dealer immediately upon entering the showroom.

General Motors Discounts (GMC, Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac)

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the Carnegie Mellon company code: 843283 and click "Continue."
  3. Create a username and password, and complete the registration process.
  4. Select the GM SUPPLIER DISCOUNT link on the left side of the page and complete the authorization process.
  5. You will be provided with an authorization number and instructions on how to use it.

Nissan Vehicle Purchase Program (Nissan, Infiniti)

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the Carnegie Mellon company code: VPP009086 and click "Continue."
  3. Select “Carnegie Mellon University."
  4. Enter appropriate information to receive your VPP Claim ID.
  5. You will be provided with a VPP Claim ID and instructions on how to use it.

Carnegie Mellon University employees, students and family members who purchase their vehicles from Wright Automotive additionally receive three years of free routine maintenance which includes tire rotations, oil changes and fluid top off. Pricing is good for all current students and employees with proof of enrollment or employment.

For information and assistance please contact:
Robert Majersky, General Sales Manager
724-935-4646 ext. 1101

A-Plan by Volvo

  1. Go to
  2. Register an account using the Carnegie Mellon partner code: KK008.
  3. Complete the registration process by entering your information and creating a user name and password.
  4. You will receive an email with a link to confirm your account. Follow the link to confirm your account and access the A-Plan website.
  5. Use the A-Plan website to view eligible models, find a retailer and generate a PIN to access your discount.


Enterprise Rent-A Car offers discounted car rental rates for Carnegie Mellon employees. See Procurement Services for more information about the Enterprise discount.


CMU employees receive a discount on accessibility van rentals. See Staff Council's Anytime Discounts for more information.