For campus return parking information, please refer to our return to work web page.


Latest News and Communication

Campus Expands Electric Vehicle Charger Access

Transportation Services has added 93 new Level 1 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the Big Springs Parking Structure 2, more than doubling the number of EV charging spaces on campus. More details can be found here:

Creepin It Real Promotion - October 19th

Transportation Services and ScotSurplus are “Creepin it Real” with a joint promotion for all students. Shop at ScotSurplus during their next sale on Tuesday, Oct. 19th between 11am-4pm. Post a photo of a hauntingly good item on social media and tag @ucrservices and @ucrtaps with the hashtag #creepinitreal for a chance to win bike accessories...

Donations for Citations Blood Drive October 28-29

Transportation Services is bringing back its popular Donations for Citations Program and will be partnering with LifeStream Blood Bank to host a blood drive. The program provides an opportunity to donate blood as an alternative to paying a citation fee. For every pint donated, donors will receive full credit towards a parking violation up to...

Staff Guide to Campus Parking

As staff and students begin returning to campus this fall, UC Riverside’s Transportation and Parking Services is offering a guide to parking. The campus community will see some changes, such as a new parking structure and a switch from hang-tag parking permits to digital license plate recognition. The department is also offering permit options to...

Parking Essentials for Incoming Freshman

With fall quarter just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about transportation and parking options. We understand there is a lot of information to process, so we’ve consolidated everything you need to know as a new student on this page. There are different procedures for those living on campus and those commuting to...

2021/2022 Campus Apartments / Residence Hall Parking Permits

Campus Apartment (Bannockburn, Falkirk, Glen Mor, and University Plaza) parking permits (see map) and Residence Hall parking permits (see map) for the 2021/2022 school year will be available for purchase online beginning August 20, 2021. Incoming Freshman living on campus must submit an exemption request to be considered for a parking permit (the Freshman Exemption...

Upcoming Changes to the Alternative Transportation Program

As we move towards re-opening the campus, we recognized it was time to re-evaluate the Alternative Transportation Program so that we could support our community’s needs in this new era of Covid and subsequent hybrid work schedules. As of September 1, 2021, we will kick-off the newly branded “R’Commute” Program. The program is designed to...

Transportation Services 2021-2022 Rates

A rate increase for Parking Services for fiscal year 2021-2022 has been approved. Please see our website for rates. For questions contact Parking Services at or at (951) 827-8277. A rate increase for Fleet Services for fiscal year 2021-2022 has been approved. Please contact Fleet at or at (951) 827-2277 for exact vehicle...

New Virtual Parking Permits to Launch Summer Quarter

Beginning summer quarter, Transportation Services will integrate new parking software that uses License Plate Recognition (LPR) to improve the parking experience on campus. What exactly is LPR? It’s a plate recognition technology that associates a parking permit to a license plate instead of displaying a hang-tag or physical permit. LPR will streamline the permit purchasing...

Commencement Parking

Complimentary parking will be available on campus for Commencement attendees. Please check our Commencement Parking page for more information.

Planning for Your Return to Work

Whether you need to purchase a parking permit or find a way to commute to campus, please check our new return to work parking information page to keep informed on Transportation Services Return to Work plans and programs.

Celebrating Earth Day

Every April 22, we celebrate Earth Day! It’s a day meant to increase awareness of environmental issues and a great opportunity to be a part of the change to restore our earth. Below are five transportation related actions to honor the day: 1. Ditch the car and pick up a bike or go for a...

UCR receives Bicycle Friendly University designation

UC Riverside is now recognized as a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists!

Rideshare Spotlight Rewards!

UCR employees that log their commute trips (including working remotely from home) have a chance of winning monthly prizes offered through IE Commuter.

RTA Service Changes Effective January 10, 2021

RTA will continue to operate on a reduced schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic and will make minor route and schedule changes to maintain performance and improve connections.

Help UCR Become a Bike Friendly University

In collaboration with the League of American Bicyclists’ (LAB), UC Riverside is working towards becoming an official Bicycle Friendly University.

Free Bike Safety Courses

UCR Bikes is offering free bike safety courses for all students and staff. Gain confidence in bicycling on your commute or traveling around town.

Update Your Vehicle Information Now in Preparation for the New License Plate Recognition Program

Using Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR or LPR), parking enforcement officers will use advanced technology that scans the license plate of parked vehicles.

RTA's New Contactless Fare System

Effective immediately, students and staff will no longer swipe their ID card to board the RTA bus. RTA has switched to a new, contactless fare system in which you use your mobile device to board. To get your free transit pass you will be required to log in to your UCR Transportation Services account and...

Transportation and Parking Services/Fleet Services COVID-19 Operational Information

Refer to our COVID-19 operational page for more information regarding Transportation and Parking Services/Fleet Services.