University of California, Riverside

Transportation & Parking Services


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Metrolink 91/Perris Valley Line New A.M. Arrival Schedule

Metrolink has updated the 91/Perris Valley Line train schedule to provide more convenient A.M. arrival times.

Fall 2016 Parking Lot Changes

Many changes to the parking lots have taken place over the summer.  We want to ensure your parking experience is pleasant so please familiarize yourself with the changes listed below. 

Commuter Student Parking Lot Changes:

  • Lot 21 – A limited number of Gold+21 permits will be sold and will be valid in designated spaces in the west end of Lot 21 and Gold lots 26, 30 & 32.
  • Lot 25 – The 90 minute Recreation Center User spaces have been removed and the permit dispenser has been closed due to construction of the MRB1 Building.  Gold permit holders may park in Lot 26.  Permit dispensers are available in Lot 24 and Lot 26 for individuals who need to purchase a permit.
  • Lot 30 – The parking permit dispenser in section 5 has been removed.
  • Lot 32 – Lot 32 has been paved and will be open daily this year during academic weeks, Monday-Friday.
  • Lot 50 – Lot 50 is closed for the fall quarter due to demolishment of Highlander Hall. Please follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates on the opening of this lot.
  • Falkirk – A limited number of overflow gold parking spaces have been added to the Falkirk Apartment Complex adjacent to Lot 26.  See the gold parking map for current gold permit parking locations.

Resident Student Parking Lot Changes:

  • Lot 20 – Lot 20 has been converted to a Conference parking lot serving the Bear Cave and the new EH&S conference room. Resident permits are no longer accepted in this lot.
  • Lot 21 – A portion of Lot 21 has been converted to Gold Plus parking to be used by Gold+21 permit holders only.  Resident permit holders should enter Lot 21 from Pentland Way.

 Other Parking Lot Changes:

  • Botanic Gardens – Gold permits are no longer accepted in this lot. Hourly parking permits are now available in 1 and 2 hour increments for $1 hour.

Fall Quarter Gold and Night Commuter Permits

Gold Plus permits have sold out.

Fall Quarter Gold and Night commuter permits are available for purchase online.  A map with Gold permit parking locations is available here.  A $15.00 fee will be charged for lost, stolen or returned permits.

At this time, to ensure your permit is available for the start of Fall quarter, commuter permits must be picked up in person. Permits will be available for pickup the next business day after purchase at the Parking Services building. Parking Services is located on campus at 683 Linden Street. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 

2016/ 2017 Campus Apartments / Residence Hall Parking Permits

The online permit purchase window for Housing parking permits has closed.  If you are interested in purchasing a Residence Hall or Glen Mor parking permit, please add your name to the "HOUSING RESIDENT" waiting list via the Parking Account Portal.

If you would like to purchase a Campus Apartment  parking permit for Bannockburn, Falkirk, Oban or University Plaza, you may purchase your permit at the Parking Services office. Parking Services is located on campus at 683 Linden Street. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Commuter Permit Online Availability

The 2016-2017 Commuter Permit online purchase availability windows are shown below. Please note that the permit mailing option is only available at the beginning of the purchase window to allow time for the permit to reach its destination.  If you purchase a permit near the beginning of the quarter or after the quarter has begun, your only option will be to pick up your permit.

First Day of Quarter 9/19/2016 1/4/2017 3/29/2017
First Day of Instruction 9/22/2016 1/9/2017 4/3/2017
Commuter Permits Available for Purchase Online 8/15/2016 - 11/11/2016 11/14/2016 - 2/10/2017 2/13/2017 - 5/5/2017
Temporary Permit Valid Dates 9/19/2016 - 9/28/2016 1/9/2017 - 1/13/2017 4/3/2017 - 4/7/2017
Permit Mailing Option 8/15/2016 - 9/5/2016 11/14/2016 - 12/15/2016 2/13/2017 - 3/10/2017
Permit Pickup Only 9/6/2016 - 11/11/2016 12/16/2016 - 2/10/2017 3/11/2017 - 5/5/2017

Stonehaven Parking Permits

Parking permits for Stonehaven are available for purchase via the Stonehaven housing website.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Available

Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations have been installed in Lots 1, 6, 15, 24 and 30.  All chargers are part of the ChargePoint network. Please see our Electric Vehicle web page for more information.

 Follow us on Twitter

For updates on parking lot traffic and space availability follow us on Twitter

Budget and Planning

The Budget and Planning reports provide data on TAPS' current financial position for 2011/12 and projections through 2021/22.

TAPS Summary of Financial Position 2012/13 - 2017/18

The TAPS Summary of Financial Position 2012/13 - 2017/18 presentation provides highlights of TAPS' 5 year operating plan.  This summary was created in Winter 2013 and while some of the information has changed, it nonetheless provides a good representation of the departments financial position and long range plans. The summary includes background details on TAPS revenue and expenses for 2011/12, projections for 2012/13 and a recovery and growth plan for 2014/15 through 2017/18.

Long Range Parking Model

The TAPS Long Range Parking Model provides an operating plan and budget through 2021/22 (updated in Spring 2014) and consists of 5 major components:

Projected Operating Income
Projected Operating Expenses
Parking Lot Renewal and Replacement Projects
Equipment Replacement
Parking Space Supply and Demand

Detailed Operating Budget Information

TAPS' operating budget is divided into three distinct activities:  Permits, Fines and Forfeitures, and Transit Operations.  Each  year TAPS submits its budget proposal to the Office of Resource Planning and Budget and ultimately to the EVC/Provost.  Included below are the selected tables for the operating budgets submitted and approved by the EVC/Provost for fiscal year 2014/15.  Information from these tables are combined to perform the revenue and expenditure calculations used in the long range parking model. A table illustrating rate comparisons with other UC campuses is provided in Tab G of the TAPS Parking Services file below.

TAPS Parking Services
TAPS Fines and Forfeitures
TAPS Transit Operations
TAPS Organization Chart



accomplishment link to pdf 

2010 TAPS Accomplishments

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Transportation & Parking Services
683 Linden Street
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tel: (951) 827-8277
Fax: (951) 827-2178