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Important P&T Information and Updates

  • Please see our Service Schedule for important changes to transit and parking service levels during the holiday season.
  • Use our Operating Status page for updates during times of inclement weather.
  • Beginning Monday, November 23, 2020, Safe Ride services will be provided by Yellow Cab of Charlottesville. Yellow Cab offers the ability to book in advance and track the vehicle. Call (434) 242-1122 to request a ride. Find more information about Safe Ride provided by Yellow Cab, HERE.
  • Parking meters and pay stations in all applicable parking locations have been removed or deactivated. Please use ParkMobile to pay for metered parking.
  • Parking permits, including student permits, are now on sale. Faculty, Staff, and Students, can visit the Online Parking Portal to purchase a permit.
  • Find information about home football gameday parking, HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Parking Questions

Is your office open? What are your hours?

Our office is currently closed due to COVID 19.  P&T Representatives are available by phone (434-924-7231) or via Email ( Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm. To schedule an appointment with a representative, please visit:

I will only be on grounds a few hours a week/a few days a month. Is there temporary parking I can get?

Please visit to view all parking options. 

Our office is currently closed due to COVID 19.  P&T Representatives are available by phone (434-924-7231) or via Email ( Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm. To schedule an appointment with a representative, please visit:

Why do I have to park in a Blue lot? Can I park closer to my workplace in a reserved lot? 

Due to the limited parking near UVA academic and Medical Center buildings most employees will need to park in a commuter lot. Academic employees should contact the UVA Parking and Transportation Office (434.924.7231). Health System Team Members interested in obtaining a Reserved permit should contact their manager or contact the Health System parking Operations Office at (434) 924-5147 for more information. 

With a total area of just over 10 square miles, Charlottesville is an excellent place to live and work without a car. Using an alternative mode (biking, walking, tranist, or carpooling) is not just an environmentally friendly option, it may shorten your commute. Explore the resources on this website to learn more about the various transportation options or email . 

Last year I had something on a waitlist, can I get it back?

If you were selected for the waitlist and opted out, you will need to reenlist. If you were not selected, you should still be on the waitlist. For waitlist status, please email for assistance.

I have a permit but my lot is full. What should I do? 

If the lot in which you are permitted to park is full, please contact Parking and Transportation at 434-924-7231. Permit holders may park in the lots at John Paul Jones Arena if their lot is full. Please note that JPJ events have impacts on these parking lots.

How will I receive my 2020 permit?

After renewal, permits will be mailed to you at the address on file. To update your mailing address: Your permit will be linked to your license plate in the interim.

I have not yet received my permit. What do I need to do?

If you are expecting a transponder for one of the Health System Garages, please contact us at for assistance.
If you are expecting a parking permit for a lot, please allow up to 14 business days for your permit to be delivered. Delivery may be delayed due to COVID 19 impacts. During this time, you may park in the lot which corresponds to your permit. Enforcement will verify your parking by license plate if a permit is not displayed. If you have not received your permit within this time frame, please contact us by phone (434-924-7231) or via Email ( Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm for assistance. 

Can I sell/give/transfer/trade my permit to someone else?

No, permits are not for resale and are not transferrable, you may cancel your permit for a prorated refund.

Are First Year students allowed to bring a car? 

University policy prohibits undergraduate first-year students from having vehicles on-Grounds during their first-year (fall & spring semesters). The policy governing use of vehicles by first-year students can be found in the Undergraduate Record (   First-year parking exceptions are only granted in extraordinary circumstances. Request for exceptions should be made via this online request form  to John Cheney, Assistant Dean of Students in Housing and Residence Life.

The form includes:

  • Residence area on Grounds 
  • Reason for the request
  • Length of time for the request (full academic year or for a certain period of time).

First-year student athletes with regular practices away from Grounds should notify their coaches, and the Athletic Department will contact Dean Cheney.  Students who receive an exception are eligible to purchase an S6 parking permit (as space allows) or a Storage Permit for the Emmet/Ivy Garage.

With a total area of just over 10 square miles, Charlottesville is an excellent place to live and study without a car. In fact, 95% of UVA students do not purchase a parking permit. Explore the resources on this website to learn more about the various transportation options or email

Where do I park during Move-In?

Please visit for details regarding Student Move In.

What parking options are available for students?

Please visit for details regarding Student Move In.

If I have to temporarily leave the University, can I leave my car on grounds?

Please email to make arrangements for your vehicle. 


University Transit Service Questions

How often are the UTS buses being cleaned? What steps are being taken to combat COVID-19?

University Transit Service is committed to providing a safe transit experience to our riders and we have taken steps to support this goal. First, we apply disinfecting solution rated to eliminate the COVID-19 virus to all touch surfaces in our operating buses. This process occurs twice daily with buses being disinfected at mid-day and at end-day after returning to the bus lot. Second, we have made disinfectants available to our drivers so that passenger and driver compartments can receive additional disinfection throughout the day. Third, we have installed automatic hand sanitizer dispensers on our buses for public use.

As we learn more about the COVID-19 virus, University Transit Service is continuing to evaluate and improve our disinfection procedures so that we can keep protecting the health of our passengers and our community.

Is a mask required aboard a UTS bus?

Yes, a proper face covering over both your nose and mouth is required to ride University Transit.

What is the maximum capacity for a UTS bus?

20 passengers is the maximum capacity.

Why are the bus routes changed and different?

UTS Routes have been redesigned to emphasize transit from more distant points and to feature McCormick Road as a walking path. Service hours will be changed to allow for proper overnight cleaning of transit buses. View information on all UTS routes and schedules.

All the routes are new and different. Which route is the right one for me?

Trying to figure out which route is right for you? Maybe we can help!

Should I walk or ride my bike instead of riding the bus?

UTS encourages everyone who does not need to ride the bus to walk, bike, or scoot to get to work or class.

Is there bus service on McCormick Road?

No. Beginning Fall 2020, McCormick Road is being featured as a walking path.

I lost an item on a University Transit Bus  

The UTS lost and found is located at 1101 Millmont Street. Any items left on a transit bus will remain there until the end of the day. Please call 434-924-7711 and the dispatcher will help you identify the bus or confirm if your item has been brought in. University Transit Service policy prohibits transit operators from discussing lost items over the handheld radios. 

Items not in the UTS lost and found may have been brought to the lost and found in Newcomb Hall, or the University Police Department

University Transit Service is not responsible for items lost or left on the bus.

UTS Lost and Found Policy

Does UTS run during inclement weather? 

University Transit Service will make every effort to run during winter storms. However, during severe weather, please be prepared for delays, detours, and cancellations. Please check the UVA Operations Status Board for information on schedule modifications and cancellations. Download TransLoc for information on the latest road conditions. Safety is our top priority! 


Other Questions

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