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PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Accessibility

Handicapped parking sign on campus


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A handicapped plate/placard and a valid university parking permit are required to park in designated handicapped spaces on campus.  Handicapped permits/license plates allow the registered individual to use handicapped spaces, but they do not allow for free parking.

Handicapped Spaces

Only the individual to whom the handicapped permit/plate is issued may use a handicapped space. If applicable, this individual must always carry a copy of the state-issued medical certification whenever using a state-issued handicapped placard or plates. This certification must be presented to law enforcement and official university staff upon request.

In order to ensure the availability of handicapped spaces for authorized users, the university will strictly enforce and monitor the use of handicapped spaces.  Vehicles that do not have a valid handicapped permit displayed are subject to a citation and the vehicle being towed at the owner's expense.  If you are transporting an individual who is authorized to use a handicapped permit/plate, the individual MUST be in the vehicle at the time it is parked.  If the person is dropped off at another location, you may not park in a handicapped space.

Authorized individuals who display a valid, state-issued handicap hang permit or license plate and a university parking permit may utilize any handicapped space located on campus.  Individuals may also park at a stand alone meter for two time frames without cost if all handicapped spaces are filled. 

Register Your Handicap Placard / License Plate!

Students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to register their handicap placard or license plates with Parking and Transportation Services.  Registering your hangtag or license plate informs university staff that the vehicle is registered to a driver who possesses the valid credentials to park in handicap restricted spaces.  Should the driver fail to hang the placard, enforcement officers will not cite or tow the vehicle.  A warning may be issued.

Individuals in possession of a handicapped plate/placard and who do not have a faculty/staff permit and wish to have access to handicapped spaces within a gated faculty/staff lot must submit a letter requesting an exception to access a gated lot.  The letter must include original documentation from a physician indicating why the ParaTransit service cannot be used and how long the access is required.

For additional information regarding Maryland handicapped permits/license plates, please visit the Maryland MVA site.

The following parking lots have accessible spaces designated for individuals with a disability who possess the appropriate handicapped hang tags and/or license plates.

Handicapped permits are also valid in all spaces not specifically restricted in lot 2 at Glen Drive next to Stephens Hall. 

 

Lot 1 - 7800 York Rd. Lot 21 - Towson Center TU Marriott Conference Hotel
Lot 2 - Glen Drive  Lot 23 - Administration 7400 Building (General Parking in rear for handicap)
Lot 10 - General Services Union Parking Garage  
Lot 12 - Center for Arts Glen Parking Garage  
Lot 13 - Towson Center Towsontown Parking Garage  
Lot 17 - Enrollment West Village Garage  
Lot 19 - Towson Center Burdick Hall  
Lot 20 - Towson Center Auburn House  

 

Lot 7A is currently under construction for the next 12-18 months. Handicapped parking will be available in the Towsontown Garage.

Lot 17 is scheduled to no be longer available effective May 2013. Handicapped parking will be available in the West Village or Union Garage. Para-Transit services will still be available for pick-up/drop-off at the Enrollment Services bus slip on Osler or at the Commons Building.

Para-Transit Service

Shuttle Buses

The front seats of each campus shuttle bus are reserved for individuals with disabilities.  Not all shuttle buses are equipped to accommodate wheelchair users, however transportation may be arranged through the use of the para-transit service.

 


Parking and Transportation Services

Union Garage

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

410-704-PARK (7275) Parking, Events, Shuttle and Charter Bus Information
410-704-RIDE (7433) Para-Transit Services and Requests
Fax: 410-704-3370
E-mail: upark@towson.edu

 

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