Do the shuttle: The no-hassle route to class for UTSA students

(Oct. 30, 2003)--There is a record number of students at UTSA this year. So, for fewer parking hassles -- the Office of Parking and Transportation offers these guidelines to UTSA students, faculty, staff and visitors.


Park and ride: Shuttles from lots 10, 11 and 12 to Biosciences, HSS buildings, 1604 Campus

Shuttle service is available to parking lots 10, 11 and 12 at the 1604 Campus from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Shuttles pick up passengers every 15 minutes.

Five hundred two parking spaces are available in lot 10, located on George Brackenridge Avenue, west of University Oaks Apartments. Passengers can use the lot 11 bus stop or University Oaks Phase III bus stop.

Parking lot 11 is located on UTSA Boulevard, west of University Oaks Apartments (with "lots" of historically under-utilized parking spaces). University Oaks Phase III and lot 11 shuttles stop at the Biosciences Building.

Parking lot 12, also historically under-utilized, is on West Campus of the 1604 Campus, south of the Sculpture and Ceramics Studio. The lot 12 shuttle stops at Chisholm Hall and the Humanities and Social Sciences Building.


Apartment shuttle: From apartment complexes to the 1604 Campus

The apartment shuttle service to the UTSA 1604 Campus is available for UTSA students who live in several nearby apartment complexes. The service runs from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, except on UTSA holidays, with passenger pick-up approximately every 45 minutes.

The service is provided for the Highlands, Campus Side, Blue Bonnet Hills, Las Colinas, Chase Hill, Alpin Park and Maverick Creek apartment complexes with a stop on the UTSA 1604 Campus in lot 3, north of the Business Building.

The route begins at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Highlands apartments with pick-up points in front of the Campus Side apartments and at the VIA bus stops at the other complexes.


Saturday shopping shuttle: From the 1604 Campus to shopping areas off I-10

The Saturday shopping shuttle service for UTSA students runs from noon to 4 p.m.

Shopping shuttle stops are:

  • Chisholm Hall, adjacent to the housing office
  • University Oaks Apartments, Phase III shuttle stop
  • Wal-Mart garden center
  • Huebner Oaks Shopping Center, next to Border's book store
  • H-E-B, De Zavala store left entrance

The last shopping shuttle pick-up on campus is 3 p.m. and the last pick-up at H-E-B is at approximately 3:40 p.m.


Do the shuttle: Between the 1604 and Downtown campuses

Through an agreement with VIA Metropolitan Transit, UTSA students, faculty and staff can utilize VIA express route 94 at no charge with a valid UTSACard. The shuttle goes between the 1604 and Downtown campuses from 7 a.m to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The route 94 shuttle stops at the Downtown Campus Buena Vista Street Building and at 1604 Campus parking lot 3, located north of the Business Building.


Parking for students and visitors at the Downtown Campus

Parking at the Downtown Campus for students with UTSA parking permits is available under the freeway, south of Durango Boulevard. Visitors can park in the same location under the freeway, but must request a visitor's pass from a security officer at the entrance gates. Parking for students with UTSA permits is also available in the Durango Loop parking lot which offers parking convenient to the campus.

Parking in the Downtown Campus garage is open to students with UTSA parking permits on levels B2 and B3 at night from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Monday-Friday. Level B1 remains reserved at all times for garage administration permit holders.

UTSA faculty/staff "A" permit-holders are cautioned to pay particular attention to parking space markings on level B2 in the Downtown Campus garage because some spaces soon will be marked as reserved.

Note: There is no longer a shuttle from the freeway and Durango Loop parking lots to campus.

For more information, contact Adrian Vilanova at 210-458-4290.

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