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2013 ‒ 2014 Parking Permits and Transportation Alternatives

by Doreen Wood and Gary Becker, parking office last modified Aug 05, 2013 03:52 PM

The Parking Office reminds everyone about transportation alternatives to campus and those available for people on campus, as well as reminding everyone who wants a parking permit for the next year that it is time to renew.

Transportation Alternatives

Tired of paying for parking? Ready to try something different?

Save money. Get fit. Build community. Protect the planet.

Consider these fun, lower-cost, health-promoting, planet-friendly alternatives for getting to campus next year:

  1. Earn-A-Bike Program: Forgo a parking permit for at least two years and earn a $400 bike shop

Voucher. Apply by Aug. 30.

  1. Ride the entire TARC bus system for free—anywhere, anytime. Simply show the driver your UofL

ID as you board.

  1. Zimride UofL Ride-Share/Carpool Matching: a new, free, secure social media platform for UofL

students, faculty and staff to quickly connect people willing to offer rides with those in need of rides. Use it for your regular commute or one-time trips.

  1. Vanpools: Use the free Ticket To Ride regional service to set up regular trips to campus from  anywhere throughout Kentuckiana.

Anyone who bikes, buses or carpools can register for the free Guaranteed Ride Home program providing 80 percent of the cost of an emergency taxi ride home up to four times per year. Once you’re on campus, get around without your own car using UofL’s new Bike-Share and Car-Share by Enterprise programs.

All programs are open to commuters and residents alike. Get full details on all your UofL Transportation Alternatives here.

Parking Permits

Current parking privileges will expire Aug. 24. Employees who purchased a Red, Blue or Magenta permit in fall 2012 have a permit that is good through Aug. 19, 2014. Payment is now due for the 2013 ‒ 2014 academic year. Permit fees will not increase for 2013 ‒ 2014.

Current permit holders will receive an email with instructions on how to access your parking account and select payment type, i.e., payroll or credit card. If you do not go online by July 31 and select a payment method, a payroll deduction will be set up for 10 deductions. Please remember, if you have a parking permit with an expiration date of 8-23-14 and you no longer need it, the permit must be returned to the Parking Office.

If you purchased a Green or Purple permit in 2012 ‒ 2013, you may purchase a new permit online at

If you do not wish to retain the color permit designation you currently have, please return the permit to the Parking Office for exchange to a permit of your choice.

You must pay any outstanding parking violations before you may purchase a permit.

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