Parking & Transportation Guide

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Roadrunners, you have a wide variety of parking and transportation options to suit your needs and budget. Below are some helpful tips to make parking and getting around campus easier.

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  • Know your Commuter permit parking options. Check the back of your permit to see what parking options are available for your permit type. Be sure to carefully review the color-coded parking maps to know all of your options before you head to campus.
  • Use The Runner. If you come to the Main Campus during peak times—roughly between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.—try heading straight to Brackenridge Lots 4 & 5, Barshop Boulevard Lot or the East Campus Lots. These lots generally have available parking, enabling you to park quickly and easily. Once you park, hop on The Runner for a short ride to the heart of campus. The Runner provides frequent service from outer lots to the campus core, with routes running until 10:25 p.m. Monday–Thursday and until 5:15 p.m. Fridays.

map of BK4 and BK5     map of east campus lots

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  • Consider a FastPass. If you find yourself regularly taking advantage of hourly parking in the garages, consider a FastPass. The FastPass makes it quick and easy to park in the garage at the hourly rate. When the cost of your current surface permit added to the amount spent on FastPass parking equals the current cost of a garage parking permit, Campus Services will give you a garage parking permit.
  • Take advantage of Park Up and weekend/evening parking options. If you have a Commuter Student or Housing Resident permit and will be on campus after 4:30 p.m., take advantage of your permit’s “Park Up” option, which allows you to park in Employee B spaces from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. Additionally, permit-free parking is available in Employee A, Employee B and unmarked Commuter spaces from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday–Thursday and from 4:30 p.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. the following Monday.
  • Know your hourly parking options. If you plan to come to campus for an event, meeting, study session or any other reason and you don’t have a parking permit, paid hourly parking is available throughout campus for $2.50/hour. Check out these convenient locations:

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  • Consider a FastPass. If you find yourself regularly taking advantage of hourly parking in the garages, consider a FastPass. The FastPass makes it quick and easy to park in the garage at the hourly rate.
  • Take advantage of weekend and evening parking. Permit-free parking is available in Employee A, Employee B and unmarked Commuter spaces from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday–Thursday and from 4:30 p.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. the following Monday.
  • Know your Resident permit parking options. If you have a Housing Resident (H or U) permit, you can park in unmarked Resident spaces and Commuter student spaces any time, as well as Employee B spaces from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.
  • Use The Runner. If you live in University Oaks, The Runner Route 43 provides frequent service between the Brackenridge Lots and the Campus Oval.

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  • Take advantage of weekend and evening parking. Permit-free parking is available in Employee A, Employee B and unmarked Commuter spaces from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday–Thursday and from 4:30 p.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. the following Monday.
  • Enjoy the benefits of your VIA U-Pass. In addition to allowing you to ride VIA buses for free, your VIA U-Pass provides free on-demand rides with VIA Link. If you need to run errands near campus, you can request a VIA Link passenger van to pick you up from campus and take you anywhere within the VIA Link Northwest Zone.
  • Use The Runner. Campus Services partners with several apartment complexes near the Main Campus to provide transportation to and from campus on The Runner. With The Runner GPS app, you can view route schedules between Main Campus and nearby apartment complexes and track your shuttle’s location in real time.
  • Know your hourly parking options. If you plan to come to campus for an event, meeting, study session or any other reason and you don’t have a parking permit, paid hourly parking is available throughout campus for $2.50/hour. Check out these convenient locations:

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  • Enjoy the benefits of your VIA U-Pass. In addition to allowing you to ride VIA buses for free, your VIA U-Pass provides free on-demand rides with VIA Link. If you need to run errands near campus, you can request a VIA Link passenger van to pick you up from campus and take you anywhere within the VIA Link Northwest Zone.
  • Take advantage of weekend and evening parking. Permit-free parking is available in Employee A, Employee B and unmarked Commuter spaces from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday–Thursday and from 4:30 p.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. the following Monday.
  • Know your parking options. If you have a parking permit, be sure to check the back of your permit and review all of the parking options available to you. For example, if you have an Employee A permit, you can also park in Employee B spaces and Commuter Student spaces any time.
  • Consider a Telecommuter Pass. If you only need to park on campus 2-3 times per month, consider a Telecommuter Pass. Similar to the FastPass, the Telecommuter Pass allows you to pre-load funds to an RFID hangtag which grants you entry and exit from Main Campus garages, automatically deducting parking funds used.
  • Know your hourly parking options. If you plan to come to campus for an event, meeting or any other reason and you don’t have a parking permit, paid hourly parking is available throughout campus for $2.50/hour. Check out these convenient locations:

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  • Take advantage of weekend and evening parking. Permit-free parking is available in Employee A, Employee B and unmarked Commuter spaces from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday–Thursday and from 4:30 p.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. the following Monday.

What We Do for You

Campus Services’ mission is to enhance the quality of campus life for students, faculty, staff and guests through the outstanding delivery of essential services, programs and facilities. We are here to help provide important parking and transportation information and answer all of your questions.

  • Each day, we monitor campus parking lots and garages to keep track of occupancy, ensure permit compliance and identify immediate or long-term needs for improvement.
  • We regularly share parking tips and updates with the Roadrunner community. Be sure to follow us on social media and watch for information from Campus Services in your weekly emails from the university—Campus Link, which is sent to students each Sunday, and UTSA This Week, which is sent to faculty and staff each Monday.
  • Campus Services staff is available to answer questions about any of the services we provide, including parking and transportation, via phone at (210) 458-7275, email or stopping by our offices (MS 1.01.52 and FS 2.424C) during business hours.

 

 

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