University of California, Riverside

Transportation & Parking Services


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Parking Services Closed Friday Afternoon, 2/5/2016

Parking Services will be closed Friday, 2/5/2016, from 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Winter Quarter Gold Commuter Permits Available Online

Winter quarter Gold Plus permits are sold out.

Winter Quarter Gold and Night commuter permits are available for purchase online via the Parking Account Center. Undergraduate commuter students MUST purchase their permits 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 Winter quarter, commuter permits must be picked up in person. 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. 

Commuter Permit Online Availability

The 2015-2016 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 9/21/2015 1/4/2016 3/23/2016
First Day of Instruction 9/24/2015 1/4/2016 3/28/2016
Commuter Permits Available for Purchase Online 8/17/2015 - 11/13/2015 11/16/2015 - 2/12/2016 2/15/2016 - 5/6/2016
Temporary Permit Valid Dates 9/21/2015 - 9/30/2015 1/1/2016 - 1/8/2016 3/23/2016 - 4/1/2016
Permit Mailing Option 8/17/2015 - 9/7/2015 11/16/2015 - 12/17/2015 2/15/2016 - 3/10/2016
Permit Pickup Only 9/8/2015 - 11/13/2015 12/18/2015 - 2/12/2016 3/11/2016 - 5/6/2016

Campus Apartments / Residence Hall / Family Housing 2015-2016 Parking Permits

Campus Apartment, Residence Hall and Family Housing parking permits are available for purchase at the Transportation and Parking Services office. Parking Services is located on campus at 683 Linden Street.  Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

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.

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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