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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...
Blood Drive October 2022

Donations for Citations - Making a Lifesaving Difference

UCR Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS) held their annual “Donations for Citations” blood drive on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, partnering with LifeStream Blood Bank. LifeStream is a non-profit community blood center that supplies over 80 local areas hospitals and medical facilities with blood. This year’s successful initiative resulted in 170 blood donations which reduced...
Riverside Transit Agency Bus

RTA Resumes Normal Routing

Beginning Wednesday, December 14th, RTA routes 1, 16, 51, and 204 will resume normal routing near UC Riverside. The Bannockburn bus stop along with other stops on Campus Drive and Canyon Crest Drive will be open.
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Undergrad Winter Parking Permits on Sale November 14th

Undergraduate commuters will be able to purchase their winter quarter parking permits at midnight on November 14, 2022. Parking permits are sold online and can be purchased with a credit card or billed to your Student Business Account. Orange and Gold Plus permits will be available at a limited quantity. Vehicle information is required, so...
Donations for citations blood drive

It’s Back … Donations for Citations Blood Drive!

Transportation Services is once again partnering with LifeStream Blood Bank to host the annual Donations for Citations Blood Drive on October 31st and November 1st. The program provides an opportunity to donate blood as an alternative to paying a citation fee. Donors will receive full credit towards a single parking violation with a fine up...
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Save Time & Plan Ahead

Tired of circling Lot 30 and not finding a space? When a lot is full, it will likely stay that way for a few hours. Know where the open parking spaces are at before you get to campus by checking the online lot counter. Real-time space availability for Gold lots 26, 30, 32, and 50...
October is rideshare month

Rideshare or Telework in October for a chance to win prizes!

UCR employees are encouraged to participate in the IE Commuter Rideshare Month Promotion this October. Register online and log your rideshare and/or telework activity on the IE Commuter Commute Calendar to be entered into their annual prize drawing. This year’s prizes include an Apple iPad mini, an Apple watch, a commuter bike, getaway weekend trips...
Bike Registration

Do Right by Your Bike!

Register your ride for FREE at our upcoming Bike Registration Events. Transportation Services issues California DMV bike licenses and registration stickers at no cost to enrolled students and employees. Your bicycle information is stored in our database and then accessible in the event your bike is lost, stolen, recovered, or impounded. Our staff will be...
Metrolink Story

Metrolink's Fall Campaign

Metrolink wants to encourage students, faculty and staff to take the train and leave their cars behind. Whether it’s for your regular commute to campus or a way to explore Southern California, taking the train will help save on gas and parking. Metrolink offers multiple types of tickets for all your travel needs. All tickets...
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Bikes@TAPS Program

Transportation Services has partnered with Pedals Bike Shop to sell bike packages that include a high-quality bike, helmet and U-Lock. To assist students with financing, students can purchase the bike package using their financial aid refund by charging it to their student business account. Credit card payments are also accepted. Bikes can be pre-ordered over...
10 Pack Permit Options

Red 10-Pack Permit Option Now Available

In order to provide more parking options for employees with varied work schedules, Transportation Services is now offering a Red 10-Pack Permit to their suite of parking options. 10-pack permits are available to faculty, staff, and grad students and can be purchased in person at the Parking Services building or by phone. The cost for...
Recycle Bicycle

Recycle Your Bicycle

Transportation Services and Campus Business Services are holding their first annual Recycle Your Bicycle event from May 30 – June 10, 2022. This effort promotes reuse and recycling, while encouraging mobility on campus. Usable bikes will be cleaned, refurbished and sold at low cost to the campus community through the ScotSurplus Warehouse. Non-salvageable bicycles will...

Bike Month - Bikes on Bus Demonstration

Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) offers riders greater flexibility and more options to get to your destination by combining two modes of transportation: the bicycle and the bus. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to load your bike onto the bike rack, now is your chance! Join us out in Parking Lot 19 on Thursday...

Employees asked to report on how they get to work, even if you work from home

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...

Ride Metrolink on Earth Day for Free

Celebrate Earth Day with Metrolink by riding FREE on Friday, April 22. Take the train and make a positive impact on the environment by removing greenhouse gases and congestion from the roads. Also, new users who download the Metrolink App and register for an account before April 30, 2022 will receive a complimentary round-trip ticket...

Rideshare & Earn $5/Day

Commuters ridesharing in the Inland Empire have a new reason to discover their best commute. Through the IE Commuter program, the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), are rewarding commuters with a new $5/Day rideshare incentive. Ridesharing can help commuters significantly reduce the high costs and stress of driving...

Parking Options for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

As the start of Spring Quarter gets nearer, you might be wondering which parking option is best for you? Each person will need to determine what’s best for them based off affordability, convenience and/or flexibility. Transportation Services will continue to offer the 10-pack permit option for those that don’t commute regularly to campus. The R’Commute...

Take a Ride On the Metrolink for FREE!

UCR students and staff interested in taking the Metrolink train can get two free round-trip Metrolink tickets by downloading the Metrolink Mobile App and registering with their school email. The tickets will be available in the app by the next business day and are valid for 90 days. This promotion is only for new accounts...

Undergrad Commuter Spring Quarter Parking Permits - On Sale February 18th

Spring quarter parking permits go on sale at midnight February 18, 2022. Undergraduate commuter parking permits are sold online only and can be purchased 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 early if you...