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


Latest News and Communication

Lot 21 Construction

The Department of Design and Construction and their contractor, Turner Construction, will begin mobilizing for the construction of the new Student Health and Counselling Center that will be built in Parking Lot 21. Transportation Services was notified this week that the project will need more space for laydown and material staging than was originally proposed...

Student Winter Quarter Parking Refunds for January, 2022

Due to the recent notice from the Chancellor regarding the postponement of in-person instruction, students that have already purchased a Winter Quarter parking permit can contact Transportation Services to cancel their permit. A refund will be provided up until the first day that campus is back to in-person instruction. Therefore, based on the most recent...

Parking Outside of Designated Lot

Did you know that employees who are approved to use their personal vehicle for university business may be able to park outside of their designated parking lot in certain situations? Open the link for further details and options.

Alternative Transportation Choices for Holiday Travel

Making travel plans for the holidays? Whether you’re without a car or just don’t like the thought driving in traffic, there are plenty of alternative transportation options for you to choose from as the holidays approach. Click the links below for more details on each service. If you are flying out of Ontario Airport the...

Undergrad Commuter Winter Quarter Parking Permits - On Sale November 15th

Undergraduate commuters will be able to purchase their winter quarter parking permits at midnight on November 15, 2021. 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 are sold at a limited quantity. Vehicle information is required, so make...

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...
Resident Parking Permits

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...
AT Program Changes

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...
New Rates Effective July 1st, 2021

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...
Virtual Parking Permits are here.

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.
Back to Work

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.
Earth Day

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

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 Rewards

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 RideGuide Service Changes

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.