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Important P&T Information and Updates

Please use our Operating Status page for today's service level and updates, and our Service Schedule for the future schedule of daily transit and parking service levels.


  • Need to park for a few hours? Please use the Parkmobile app ( for hourly parking in available locations. Parking meters and pay stations have been removed or deactivated.
  • Most UVA students and employees may purchase daily, multi-day, and annual permits via the Online Parking Portal (
  • Residential Students who are returning to Grounds for Fall 2021: most residential permits will be available online in mid-August. Summer 2021 students: click here to purchase your permit online now. Graduate Student Housing at Copeley I/II or Piedmong should contact P&T upon moving in for assistance with purchasing the appropriate permit.
  • Check your permit status and update your license plate information in the Online Parking Portal (
  • Except on University holidays, P&T customer service representatives are available Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5PM. P&T customer service is provided via live chat on this web site, via phone at 434-924-7231, via email at, and in-person by setting an appointment. The P&T office on Millmont is closed to the public. More information on how to contact us here:


  • University Transit Service (UTS) at the University of Virginia's Department of Parking and Transportation is seeking reliable Transit Bus Drivers. Click HERE for more information!
  • Safe Ride - Provided by Yellow Cab is available from 10:00 PM to 7:30 AM, 7 days per week. Please see our Safe Ride page for more information.
  • Note that public health guidance continues to impact public transit operations. University Transit Service will publish 2021-2022 academic routes by early August.



    One of the easiest ways to improve a commute is to share the ride with someone else. Carpooling is a great option for those that do not have a vehicle or a driver's license, as well as for neighbors that happen to live and/or work near each other. Participants can expect to save money by putting less miles on their vehicles, spending less on gas, and getting discounted or free parking. 

    Payrool deduction-eligible faculty and staff can register their carpool with our CavPool program to receive additional benefits outlined below. Participants will exchange individually held parking permits to receive a CavPool permit at a prorated cost. If you have any questions, please email

    Find a Carpool

    An easy way to start a carpool is to find someone in your neighborhood or workplace who is also interested in carpooling. Oftentimes, married couples and people who live together and work at the University may find it convenient to carpool.


    Free/discounted CavPool parking permit

    Carpools are eligible for a free or discounted CavPool parking permit based on the number of participants. Permit costs are shared among participants and payroll deducted. The following table displays the discount structure.

    # of Participants Discount
    2 people 25%
    3 people 40%
    4 or more people 100% (free)

    Alternative Parking

    Carpoolers annually receive 20 free days of alternative parking via ParkMobile Promo Codes intended for days when they must drive themselves. These codes provide limited-use parking in an approved lot of the participant's choice.

    More on ParkMobile HERE

    Premium CavPool parking spaces

    We have designated spaces in several of our parking areas for carpools and vanpools. These spaces are often located near the exits of parking garages, entrances of buildings, and near bus stops. Your CavPool permit allows you to park in designated CavPool spaces. Don't see CavPool spaces in your parking area? Email and we will review it as a possibility.

    Note: A CavPool participant cannot park in a CavPool space when using a ParkMobile Promo Code.

    Guaranteed ride home

    All carpoolers are eligible for a guaranteed ride home in case of emergencies through the regional RideShare program. Users must register in advance to receive vouchers for five free trips per calendar year.

    Permit repurchase guarantee

    In the event that a participant decides to leave a carpool, they are able to repurchase their original permit in their previous assignment within 30 days, even if there is a waitlist.