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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.


    Walk and Bike

    Bike in front of a Lawn room

    Walking and biking are healthy, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly ways of getting around Grounds. Most places at UVA and around Charlottesville are accessible by biking or walking.

    Pedestrian Resources

    The University maintains a lighted pathway map and emergency phones in high traffic corridors to help pedestrians stay safe when walking late at night.

    UVA also partners with LiveSafe to offer a mobile safety app, which allows you to invite friends/family to virtually “SafeWalk” with you to your destination.

    Bike Resources

    Information about biking can be found on the SMART Transportation map, including the location of striped and shared bike lanes, bike racks, dismount zones, bike fix-it stations, interaction with Transit, and more. Both UVA and city buses are equipped with bike racks to extend the range of bikers.

    Bike pumps are available for free rental through several UVA libraries, including:

    • Alderman Library
    • Brown Library (Clark Hall)
    • Clemons Library
    • Fine Arts Library (Architecture School)
    • Health Sciences Library
    • Music Library (Cabell Hall)
    • Physics Library

    Bicycle Tips and Reminders:

    • When riding at night, cyclists must use proper lighting: white light in front, red in back.
    • It is the cyclists' responsibility to be familiar with all State Laws and Regulations.
    • Cyclists may be required to dismount in some areas. Cyclists are prohibited from riding on sidewalks as well as the Lawn and adjoining pathways. 
    • Ride on the right side of the road, in the same direction as traffic.
    • Watch for cars and buses turning right in front of you. It may be difficult for them to see you.
    • Cyclists must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
    • Cyclists are prohibited from wearing earphones while riding.
    • Bicycles should be parked and locked in the racks provided as indicated on the map.
    • It is a good idea to register your bike with the University Police such that it may be returned to you if stolen.

    Bicycle and Scooter Registration

    UVA Police offers online bicycle and scooter registration to students, faculty, and staff of the University. A UVA Police decal will be sent to you via mail to be placed on your bicycle/scooter for further identification and deterrence. If your bicycle/scooter is stolen or lost, we will have all the necessary information for a police report and enter in NCIC & VCIN computer systems. If another police department finds the bicycle/scooter anywhere in the USA we will be notified.

    Shower Facilities for Bike Commuters

    Several University buildings have shower facilities that can be utilized by faculty and staff who commute by bike. A list of these facilities is provided below, including room number, gender, and any access restrictions. Additional rules and regulations may be made on a building-to-building basis. Please contact a building administrator if you have any questions.