In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Commuter Services has modified many of our campus transportation services. As the university moves forward with reopening campus this fall, Commuter Services will begin to transition back to normal operations.
Beginning Aug. 3, 2020, all parking lots will be enforced as usual. Anyone parking on campus must have a permit, purchase a day pass or pay the hourly visitor parking fee.
Commuter Services previously offered general, permit-free parking in various lots to accommodate health care employees and essential workers. Two of those lots, the Stadium and Guardsman lots, will now require a permit to park. The Merrill Engineering Lot and the Shoreline Garage will no longer offer general parking beginning Aug. 3, 2020.
Students may have different parking needs throughout this academic year as the university transitions to a combination of in-person and online classes. To allow for flexibility, Commuter Services will only sell semester-long parking permits during the 2020-21 academic year. Annual permits will be unavailable until further notice. Fall 2020 Semester permits are on sale Aug. 3, 2020, and are valid until Jan. 8, 2021.
Visit the Commuter Services website to learn more about parking permits.
Commuter Services main office
Beginning Aug. 3, 2020, the Commuter Services main office and info center will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plexiglass partitions and social distancing floor markers have been installed to ensure proper distance while customers wait in line.
Though we welcome all students, faculty and staff to visit our main office to purchase a permit or pay a ticket, we have discontinued all in-person citation appeals permanently. All citation appeals must be submitted online.
The Blue, Orange and Circulator (previously known as the Night Route) shuttles will be once again in service beginning Aug. 17, 2020. These routes will increase service frequency during peak hours to ensure shuttles are not overly crowded. Other shuttle routes serving lower campus, like the Red, Green, Purple and Union-TRAX will remain off the road until further notice. Visit uofubus.com to track all campus shuttles live.
Many students, faculty and staff depend on the essential service campus shuttles provide. We ask all passengers to comply with the Salt Lake County Public Health Order 2020-11 by wearing a face covering when riding campus shuttles. Requiring face coverings on campus shuttles ensures we can continue to serve the U community in the safest way possible. Our shuttle drivers will continue to wear face coverings and encourage passengers to use the provided hand sanitizer upon entry and exit. Furthermore, all transit vehicles are thoroughly sanitized each night. Commonly touched areas like handrails and seats are sanitized multiple times a day.
UTA reduced, modified, or suspended multiple routes as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Aug. 23, 2020, UTA will resume regular services, which includes increasing TRAX frequency to every 15 minutes. However, other routes like the 2X are permanently modified or suspended and will no longer serve campus. Visit UTA’s website to learn more about service suspensions and modifications.
Following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Utah Department of Health, UTA requires all passengers in Salt Lake County to wear a face covering. UTA will continue to implement additional safety and disinfecting procedures that align with the health and safety recommendations from the CDC and the Utah Department of Health.
The safety of our campus commuters is our top priority. While Commuter Services is excited to serve the U community in person once again, it will be crucial to do so according to the university’s reopening guidelines. Visit our website or call 801-581-6415 for the latest updates on campus transportation options.