For more information on Transportation Services operations, please click here. In response to the Yolo County Shelter in Place order and the Chancellor’s guidance to reduce campus operations,
Transportation Services offices and Kiosks will be closed until further notice. We will have a staff member responding to emails Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Rate Increase, Parking Enforcement Purpose and Background

Why are parking rates changing?

Permit rate increases and resuming regular parking enforcement will help ensure Transportation Services can maintain safe parking areas, improve the transportation infrastructure for everyone through a multi-year investment plan that addresses deferred maintenance, as well as road and pathway improvements that will improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow throughout the campus, and invest in technology for more comprehensive and efficient parking on campus.

Building a better system for parking

Transportation Services is investing in improvements that will allow drivers to conduct permit transactions from their phones. We are also investing in a License Plate Recognition (LPR) system that will greatly streamline Transportation Services’ collection of rate fees and ensure that when someone is parked, they’re paying to take up that space.

Adapting to change, planning for flexible commutes

Transportation Services recently concluded an extensive planning effort and determined that campus would be better served if we prioritized investments that help people occasionally make a car-free commute. With our workforce and student body rapidly shifted to remote work and learning arrangements, Transportation Services has a unique opportunity to rapidly advance our goal of getting people to make parking choices on a daily basis. Having the appropriate technologies in place will simplify the parking and permitting process for those people who may now infrequently visit the campus.

Transportation Services is 100% self-funded and responsible for more than just parking

No state or tuition dollars, or student fees, support our infrastructure (structures, lots, roads, sidewalks, and paths) or programs. Overall, managing the campus’s extensive parking and transportation systems, and infrastructure is becoming more costly amidst an unprecedented decline in permit revenue.

Multi-year investments are progressing

We are working to improve the transportation infrastructure for everyone through a multi-year investment plan that addresses deferred maintenance, as well as road and pathway improvements that will improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow throughout the campus.