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

July 1, 2020
UCR Transportation and Parking Services
July 1, 2020

Over the last few weeks, we have noticed more vehicles in our parking lots and we are slowly bringing back some parking controls and preparing for the "new normal" of campus life. Please read through the updates below as we have made several changes to our operations to increase online services and facilitate social distancing. We would like to remind you that:

If you must be on campus, please make sure to park in a regularly marked parking space. Please do not park in any reserved, marked, ParkMobile, and Pay-by-Space spaces. All vehicles parked on campus must display a valid parking permit. Vehicles without a valid permit are subject to a citation.

As an auxiliary operation, Transportation and Parking Services department, or TAPS, is a self-supporting department where revenue from parking permits and citations pay for the cost of operations, as well as for the construction and maintenance of parking spaces/facilities.

UCR TAPS maintains fixed costs to run parking and transportation operations despite COVID-19, which includes the following:

  • Maintain all parking lots and campus roadways.
  • Secure facility operations to support essential employees and the university.
  • Fund UCR student, staff, and faculty UPASS program.
  • Prepare for debt service payments on bonds and new construction.

Continued permit payments help UCR fulfill its educational mission to our students and the communities we serve. UCR appreciates the understanding and adaptability of our employees as we navigate the unprecedented effects of COVID-19.

As the region gradually reopens, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published guidance on how you can protect yourself and others to slow the spread of COVID-19 when using transportation, including rideshare.

We also ask that you handle all business online in My Parking Account or via email at We will continue to have a staff member answering emails and phone calls Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at 951-827-8277 (TAPS).

More information on returns, refunds, and permit purchase options is available here