Spring Updates for Students

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) would like to welcome everyone to campus, returning and new. Below are some spring semester parking and transportation information and tips:


Shuttle Service

UT Shuttle Service has resumed for the spring semester. Students can ride all UT Shuttle and CapMetro mainline routes (including MetroRail and Metro Rapid Buses) for free using their UT ID. Face masks are recommended while on buses. See the CapMetro & COVID-19 page for more information.


New Student Resources

New to the university this semester? PTS is here to help you get to, from, and around campus. Find out about parking on campus, transportation options, and more. Check out these resources for new students to get you started.



If you still need a permit, you can purchase your permit online at a pro-rated price. Find out what student permits are currently available. ECG is the lowest cost garage permit, with a convenient East Campus shuttle stop nearby and free bike storage for permit holders. If the garage you want is not available, you can get on the waitlist. Non-dorm resident students can also use the Student Parking Perks program for low-cost occasional garage parking.



Protect Your Bike

Registering your bike online will improve the chances of getting your bike back if it is impounded, lost, or stolen, and registration is FREE. To help prevent bike theft, use a proper locking technique with a U-lock and cable lock.

Bike Sharing 

For bicyclists who do not want to maintain their own bikes, MetroBike members can borrow bikes from stations throughout campus and the city at a low cost.

Bike Auction

For an affordable option to purchase used bicycles, check out our website for when the next PTS bicycle auction will be held online. All bids will begin at $5.

Bike Amenities

Fixit Stations across campus provide bicyclists access to tools for repairs 24/7. For individual covered bike parking with key access, bike lockers are available for rent at eight university parking garages.



Scooters are only allowed to operate where bicycles can, which means they should primarily be ridden in the street. Scooters are required to follow all traffic control devices such as stop signs, yield to pedestrians, and adhere to the campus speed limit. To avoid impound fees and citations, only approved scooters can park on campus, and they should only park in designated areas or at bicycle racks.


After-Hours Transportation

Sure Walk

Sure Walk service currently runs 7 days a week from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. (except holidays and when the dorms are closed). If you are on campus late and have concerns about your safety, all students, faculty, and staff can request Sure Walkers to accompany them on their walk home or to their campus destination. Call 512-232-9255.

UT Night Rides

Lyft is the provider for UT Night Rides. This program provides Lyfts away from main campus to your home 7 days a week from midnight to 4 a.m. Locations served mirror current UT Shuttles routes for West Campus, Far West, Lake Austin, North Riverside, Lake Shore, Crossing Place, and Intramural Fields as well as mainline Route 10, serving the Red River area. All UT Night Rides must originate from main campus only.


We’re Hiring Students

PTS is looking for garage cashiers and exit assistants. We have shifts 24/7 and offer flexibility. Just tell us when you're available. Apply online. Find out more details on our website.

Jan. 24, 2023