University of California, Riverside

Transportation & Parking Services


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Spring Quarter 2018 Commuter Permits

Gold Plus permits have sold out.

Spring quarter Gold and Night commuter permits are available for purchase online.  Undergraduate commuter students MUST purchase their permit online. A map with Gold permit parking locations is available here.  A $15.00 fee will be charged for lost, stolen or returned permits.

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 & 50.  

Permits will be available for pick up the next business day 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.

Remote Parking Permit Available for Spring Quarter

Spring Quarter 2018 Remote parking permits are available for purchase online. The permit is valid Monday-Friday 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM in designated spaces in the Gethsemane Church parking lot located at 891 Blaine Street (on the corner of Canyon Crest Drive and Blaine Street) AND after 4:00 PM Monday-Friday and all day on weekends in all non-reserved spaces in Red, Blue and Gold permit lots on campus.

Parking Lot Spaces Available

Real-time parking spaces available can now be viewed through your mobile device for the following parking lots: Big Springs Structure, Lot 21 Gold +, Lot 24, Lot 26, Lot 30, and Lot 32.

Free Parking at Hunter Park Metrolink Station 

The Riverside Hunter Park/UCR Station is an official county sponsored Park & Ride lot and offers complimentary parking for commuters.  The station is located at 1101 Marlborough Avenue, Riverside.  From there you can take RTA Route 52 directly to campus.  Bus service begins at 5:10am and the last bus back from UCR is at 7:30pm.  Buses run approximately every 30-40 minutes.  The P2P shuttle will take students back to the Hunter Park Metrolink Station in the evenings between 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm.

2017/ 2018 Campus Apartments / Residence Hall Parking Permits for Returning Students

Campus Apartment (Bannockburn, Falkirk, Glen Mor and University Plaza) parking permits and Residence Hall parking permits for the 2017/2018 school year for returning students are available for purchase at the Parking Services office. Parking Services is located at 683 Linden Street. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Campus Apartment / Residence Hall parking permits are available on a first come, first served basis - quantities are limited.

Incoming Freshman Resident Parking Information

Due to limited parking availability on campus, freshman residents should plan on NOT bringing a vehicle to campus with them.  Campus parking permits will only be issued to students who seek an exemption from Transportation Services based on a documented, compelling need for campus parking.  Residents will be sent information regarding the exemption process when they are notified of their housing assignment in September.

Campus housing for freshmen offers an all-inclusive package designed specifically to complement the student’s academic pursuits by addressing student lifestyle needs. Consequently, it has been our experience that freshman residents do not need a vehicle during their first year.  And if students do have a need to explore off campus, there are many ways for students without cars to get around, including: short-term car rental (Zipcar); bike sharing (Zagster); ride matching (Zimride); unlimited free rides on the RTA’s local and long-distance routes (U-Pass); and direct bus service to Metrolink’s Hunter Park station.  For more details about alternative transportation at UCR, visit Transportation Services’ “Alternative Transportation” web page

TAPS Rate Increases for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Effective August 1, 2017

A rate increase for Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS) for fiscal year 2017-18 has been approved.  Please refer to the rate increase approval letter and rate table for details.

Commuter Permit Online Availability

The 2017-2018 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 9/25/2017 1/3/2018 3/28/2018
First Day of Instruction 9/28/2017 1/8/2018 4/2/2018
Commuter Permits Available for Purchase Online 8/14/2017 - 11/10/2017 11/13/2017 - 2/9/2018 2/12/2018 - 5/4/2018
Temporary Permit Valid Dates 9/25/2017 - 10/6/2017 1/1/2018 - 1/12/2018 3/26/2018 - 4/6/2018
Permit Mailing Option 8/14/2017 - 9/7/2017 11/13/2017 - 12/14/2017 2/12/2018 - 3/8/2018
Permit Pickup Only 9/8/2017 - 11/10/2017 12/15/2017 - 2/9/2018 3/9/2018 - 5/4/2018

Zagster Bike Share Program Now Available

Students and staff members now have access to the Zagster Bike Share Program managed by ASUCR.  A total of seven bike stations are located throughout campus and are available 24 hours per day/7 days a week.  Just choose a bike and ride, then return it to any of the UCR bike stations.  Trips under two hours are free and then pay $1/hour thereafter.  (A $30 overtime fee will be charged if the bike is kept over 24 hours.)  To get started you must download the Zagster app on your smartphone and have a valid UCR email and a credit/debit card to register.  For more information go to

Stonehaven Parking Permits

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


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Our Vision

To be the example of efficiency and sustainability in our industry. 

Our Mission

As a leader in our industry, we will move UCR forward with innovative, environmentally-sound, and resourceful transportation options for the future growth of our community. 

Our Values

  • Dedication
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Respect


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