Lot 62 is currently closed. Orange permit holders can park in Gold lots for today, Friday, 3/1/2024.

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Two Ways to Travel on RTA!

Effective immediately, UCR students, faculty, and staff now have two options to board the bus. RTA’s new electronic fareboxes can once again accept your UCR ID card (R’Card) as a bus pass. Just swipe your card in the farebox and go! Or you can still use RTA’s Go Mobile app if you prefer to use...

Undergrad Spring Quarter Parking Permits – On Sale February 26th

Spring quarter parking permits go on sale at midnight February 26, 2024. Undergraduate commuter parking permits are sold online only and can be purchased with a credit card or billed to your Student Business Account. Gold Plus permits (for Big Springs Structure 2) are sold at a limited quantity and could sell out so be...
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New Year’s Resolutions for a Greener 2024!

The new year is here, so it’s time to set and commit to New Year’s Resolutions! Here’s some ideas you can add to your resolutions to help reduce air pollution. Take Public Transportation and Rideshare More people using public transit means fewer cars on the road. When taking an Uber or Lyft ride, opt for...

Wheels when you want them!

Need a car over the holiday? You can instantly book cars on UCR’s campus for roundtrips using Zipcar. Zipcar is the world’s leading car-sharing network, providing on-demand access to cars. The program is simple to use. Watch the video here to see how it works. UCR students, faculty, and staff qualify for the discounted $20...

Undergrad Winter Quarter Parking Permits – On Sale November 20th

Winter quarter parking permits go on sale at midnight November 20, 2023. Undergraduate commuter parking permits are sold online only and can be purchased with a credit card or billed to your Student Business Account. Gold Plus permits (for Big Springs Structure 2) are sold at a limited quantity and could sell out so be...

Ride Free on Metrolink

UCR students and select employees can take advantage of free Metrolink tickets. Read on for further details: Student Program Metrolink has launched a pilot program that allows any student with valid school identification to obtain a pass at no charge and ride anywhere on the Metrolink system for free. To get your free ticket, download...
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Drive Less, Smile More during Rideshare Month!

October is Rideshare Month and UCR employees are encouraged to use alternatives to driving alone. By logging your rideshare trips with IE Commuter during the month of October, you will automatically be entered into a prize drawing. Ridesharing includes telework or commuting by carpool, vanpool, bus, train, walk, or bicycle. Not only will you save...

New Online Bike Registration Available

Registering your bike is now even easier with Transportation Services’ (TAPS) new online process . All that’s required is to simply fill out the online registration form and then you can pick up your California bike license and registration stickers after five business days at TAPS. Bike registration remains free for all students, faculty, and...

Undergrad Commuter Fall Parking Permits – On Sale August 21st

Fall quarter parking permits will be available for purchase August 21, 2023, beginning at midnight. Undergraduate commuter parking permits are sold online only and can be paid with a credit card or billed to your Student Business Account. Orange and Gold Plus permits are sold at a limited quantity so be sure to go online...

Student Sustainable Transportation Options

First-year students attending Highlander Orientation should be sure to stop by Transportation Services’ booth during the Involvement Fairs this summer. Staff will be on hand to provide information on everything parking and transportation related at UCR. Some of the offered resources are: RTA UPASS Program: All students can register for a free bus pass which...
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Undergrad Summer Quarter Parking Permits – On Sale May 22nd

Summer quarter parking permits go on sale at midnight May 22, 2023. Undergraduate commuter parking permits are sold online only and can be purchased with a credit card or billed to your Student Business Account. Gold Plus permits are sold at a limited quantity and could sell out so be sure to go online early...
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Recycle Your Bicycle

Transportation Services and Campus Business Services are holding their Recycle Your Bicycle event from May 29 – June 16, 2023. This effort promotes reuse and recycling, while encouraging mobility on campus. Usable bikes will be refurbished and sold at low cost to the campus community through the ScotSurplus Warehouse. Non-salvageable bicycles will be donated to...
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Bike Month Event – Learn How to Use the RTA Bike Racks!

If you ever wanted to take your bike on the bus but didn’t know how to use the bike racks, now is your chance to learn! RTA will be doing live demonstrations and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. You don’t need to bring your own bike as there will...
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It’s Time for the Annual UCR/AQMD Transportation Survey!

As a large employer, UCR is mandated to administer an annual commute survey to its employees as part of South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) Rule 2202. All employees (including student employees) are obligated to complete the short questionnaire. The survey collects data on the number of people and vehicles coming to campus the...
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Ride Metrolink Free on Earth Day

Small acts like taking the train, can make an impact and contribute to a healthier, more sustainable world. Metrolink is encouraging people to take the train, skip traffic and enjoy a comfortable and convenient ride with a free ticket on Earth Day, April 22, 2023. Registered mobile app users will receive their free ticket via...
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Zipcar provides wheels when you want them!

Have you noticed there’s more Zipcars on campus? Due to the high demand of car rentals on campus, Zipcar has delivered eight new vehicles to UCR. Zipcars are available to all students and staff for hourly or daily rental. Vehicles are located in Parking Lot 1, Bannockburn and in the auto-court in front of the...
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Vanpool Town Hall Meetings

If you’re starting to work more frequently on campus and are re-thinking your commute, vanpooling might be a good option for you. Vanpooling can help you save on gas, reduce other out-of-pocket expenses, and can save you time. We’ve partnered with Commute with Enterprise to offer several virtual informational meetings. There’s no obligation, however it’s...
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Metrolink Spring Promotion

Metrolink’s Spring Back to School Campaign encourages students, faculty and staff to take the train and leave their cars behind. Simply download the Metrolink Mobile App and register using your UCR email to receive two mobile round-trip tickets. Tickets will arrive the next business day, directly to your mobile ticket wallet and are valid for...
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New RTA Route 56 Connects UCR to Hunter Park Metrolink Station

The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) adjusted a number of bus routes and schedules to improve efficiencies and enhance connections which took effect on January 8, 2023. The new Route 56 is now up and running connecting the Hunter Park Metrolink Station to UCR. The route operates from approximately 6am to 7pm and includes new stops...
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New RTA GoMobile App Released

The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) has just released its new official GoMobile app. RTA is currently phasing out the Token Transit app. Token Transit will not be accepted after January 15, 2023. GoMobile is an all-in-one mobile app where you can access your UPASS, plan your trip, view bus arrival times, and get service alerts...