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Parking and Transportation Services is responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient use of the parking resources and for the safe transport of community members who utilize the campus shuttle and charter services. 

Important Notices:

  • Regular office business hours are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Our offices will be closed November 25 - 28, 2015 for Thanksgiving Break while the university is closed.  If there is an emergency during this time, please contact TUPD at 410-704-4444.
  • Parking and Transportation Services is offering FREE shuttle service to and from BWI and Penn Station in Baltimore for Thanksgiving Break as well as service to BWI and Penn Station for Winter Break.  For specific dates and times and to sign up go to:   http://fusion.towson.edu/www/signupGenCampus bus stoperic/index.cfm?type=PKG
  • Click here for general appeal information. For more specific information about filing an appeal or making a citation payment, click here.
  • "Stuff-a-Bus" - November 30-December 13.  Look for the bus parked next to Enrollment Services on Osler Drive. Drop off unwrapped toys (no stuffed animals) or non-perishable food items from 8am-4pm. Efforts will benefit Toys for Tots and the Maryland Food Bank.

    Tigers Go Green

    New for 2015/2016!  As part of Towson University's Go Green initiative, Parking and Transportation Services is offering a discounted parking permit for certified SmartWay Elite vehicles. Eligible faculty, staff, and students who drive SmartWay Elite vehicles can obtain an annual parking permit at a discounted rate. Click here for more information.  Click here to find out if your vehicle is Certified SmartWay Elite.  Click here for Tigers Go Green Application.

Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Parking Permits

  • Permits went on sale Monday, August 3, 2015.
  • Permits became effective August 17, 2015 or the date of purchase, if purchased after August 17.
  • You will need your TU NetID and password to log into your eParking account.
  • For more information about registering a vehicle to your parking permit, click here.
  • Before parking, follow the posted signage and arrows for the designated area(s) for your permit type.
  • Please carefully read your permit purchase letter, which will provide specific information regarding your permit type and other important details.
  • No refunds for Fall 2015/ Spring 2016 Annual Parking Permits after March 31, 2016. No refunds for Weekly or Monthly parking permits.
  • For more information about  Student parking permits, please click here.
  • For more information about Faculty/Staff parking permits, please click here.

Campus Shuttle Service

The on-campus shuttle service operates during the Fall and Spring Semesters. Paratransit Services, is available from Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Saturday - Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Off-campus shuttle service is available as well; please check shuttle schedule for days and times, as they vary based on the shuttle route. Safe Ride is available Monday - Friday from 2:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.


Detailed Parking Information

Vehicles parked on campus must display a valid permit or be parked at a paid meter from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.  Reserved spaces and restricted lots are enforced at all times


Escort Services

Campus Police provide escort services.  Please call 410-704-7233 (SAFE) to request service or to obtain additional information. 


Parking in Nearby Commercial & Residential Areas

Students and faculty/staff members are cautioned not to park their vehicles in nearby commercial parking lots or residential communities while on campus. Many of these parking lots and communities have instituted parking programs that restrict parking to patrons or residents during specific times. Violators are subject to significant fines and towing.


Campus Construction Updates

Over the next three to five years, the campus will undergo numerous construction projects that will affect many aspects of campus life. Detailed information regarding campus projects can be found on the Facilities Management website.

Please refer to the Traffic Updates page for more information on construction impacts on campus.


Use of Scooters on Campus

Due to the heavy increase of two-wheel motorized vehicles such as scooters and mopeds on campus, Parking Services would like to remind the TU community of the two-wheel motorized vehicle policies:

  • Two wheel motorized vehicles that don't require a license plate must be registered with Parking and Transportation Services. Please go to the Parking & Transportation Services Office with proof of ownership (title, proof of purchase, etc.) in order to receive a free permit.
  • Motorized vehicles, with or without a license plate, must be in authorized parking locations, not in regular four-wheel vehicle spaces. Specifically, designated motorcycle/scooter parking is available in all garages and in Lots 19 and 21 at the Towson Center.
  • Most motorcycle/scooter areas will include equipment for securing these vehicles in the near future.
  • Maryland State Vehicle Law 21-1103 prohibits two wheel motorized vehicles from being driven on sidewalks. Effective immediately, operators are subject to citations for driving on sidewalks.
  • These vehicles cannot be stored at bike racks, around buildings, or in buildings.
  • Failure to comply with these regulations can/may result in the impoundment of two wheel motorized vehicles. A release fee will be required for any impounded two-wheel motorized vehicle on campus.


Please visit the MVA's website for more information about motor scooter operation in Maryland.


Annual Report

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               FY14 Annual Report


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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