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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.


    Safe Ride - Provided by Yellow Cab

    Effective Beginning May 10, 2021

    Safe Ride is an on-demand, fare-free, point-to-point transportation service provided after UTS has stopped service for the night. A valid UVA ID is required to book and board a Safe Ride.

    Beginning May 10, 2021, Safe Ride services will be provided by Yellow Cab of Charlottesville. Yellow Cab offers the ability to book in advance and track the vehicle. 

    Visit the Safe Ride riders' guide to learn more about booking and the Safe Ride program.

    Operating Hours

    When in service, Safe Ride operates 10:00 PM to 7:30 AM, 7 days per week


    Safe Ride encourages everyone who does not need a ride to walk (in groups of 2 or more), bike, or scoot to get to their destination.

    Request a Safe Ride


    • Safe Ride does not provide trips to parties, bars, restaurants or other private businesses. 
    • Throughout the public health emergency, Safe Rides are limited to one passenger per vehicle.
    • Trips must have both the origin and the destination in the service area. Otherwise, it becomes a regular taxi ride and the rider will be charged a fare. 
    • Safe Ride does not provide quick stops along the route.
    • Safe Rides will wait for 5 minutes at the pick-up location before canceling out the request. 

    Prohibited activities

    • Smoking, including e-cigarettes, drinking, and eating in the vehicle.
    • Belligerent, aggressive, and any other unsafe behavior or activity, including intoxication.
    • Repeated instances of being a “no show” for requested rides.
    • Discharging of bodily fluids inside the vehicle (rider may be subject to cleaning fee in the event of bodily fluid discharge).
    • Luggage, bicycles, and articles too large to fit on the rider’s lap or at the rider’s feet.
    • Animals, except service animals.
    • Open alcohol containers.

    Riders displaying any unsafe or prohibited behavior are subject to referral to the University Police Department and/or the Office of the Dean of Students.

    Yellow Cab drivers reserve the right to contact the authorities for dangerous behavior.

    Service Area 

    Verify Your Ride 

    Photo of a Yellow Cab of Charlottesville vehiclePhoto of a Yellow Cab of Charlottesville vehicle

    It is important to verify the authenticity of the Safe Ride vehicle. All Safe Ride vehicles are marked with the Yellow Cab of Charlottesville logo. If you book your Safe Ride via phone or web, Yellow Cab will send you a text message to track your vehicle.


    If you use a mobility aid and cannot transfer yourself into the vehicle, please schedule your ride at least 24 hours in advance.