Parking & Transportation Services

We ensure the safe and efficient use of parking resources and the safe transportation of community members who use the campus shuttles and charter service. We provide a wide range of parking and alternative transportation services for the large and diverse TU community of students, faculty, staff and visitors.


Shuttle at West Village Stop

Reserve Your Free Ride on the BWI-Penn Shuttle

Let Parking & Transportation Services help you to get where you need to go with a free ride from the campus to BWI-Airport or Baltimore’s Penn Station. Buses will depart from the ground level loop of Union Garage on Monday November 23 and Tuesday, November 24. Schedule your ride on the BWI-Penn Shuttle by clicking on the reservation link:

This service is provided to all students, faculty and staff on a first come, first served basis. Those wishing to ride, must sign up ahead of time, there will be no walk–up service. If no one reserves a ride for a particular time slot by 5 p.m. the prior day, that scheduled run will be canceled

A valid TU ID is necessary to board the shuttle and for the safety of all riders, passengers will be required to wear a mask and social distance upon boarding. Please make sure to give yourself ample time for traffic or any applicable security checks at BWI Airport or Penn Station.  

Arrival to Penn Station from the campus will be approximately 15 minutes after departure from the Union Garage loop. Please plan accordingly and please note, there will be no return service.

TU Shuttle Updates 

TU's Off campus shuttle service began on Tuesday Sept 8. Please see the shuttle section for the latest updates.  

Fall 2020 Term Parking Permits are Now on Sale

Fall 2020 term parking permits are now on sale through eParking.  For more details about rates, parking permit locations and other details, visit the Student Parking or Faculty/Staff Parking page. To purchase a fall term permit, use the eParking portal below.

Enter the eParking Portal


Overflow Parking Permits Will Be Accepted in Core Parking Area for the Fall 2020 Term

Overflow Permits will be accepted in designated "Core" spaces on the main campus prior to 3 p.m. Please make sure to read all signs.


Contacting Parking & Transportation Services

Although you can't visit the Parking & Transportation Services office in person at this time, we are still available during normal business hours Monday - Friday from 8am - 5:00 p.m. by email at  or through our chat feature. 

Daily Parking Permits for Fall 2020

Freshman Students

Any student with less than 30 units is considered a freshman and subject to certain parking restrictions. Freshman resident students are not permitted to purchase a permit or have a vehicle on campus. Limited exceptions with documentation may be granted. Freshman commuter students may only purchase Overflow or Evening permits. 

Faculty, Staff and Students (eParking)

Faculty, staff and students have several permit options. Select Student Parking or Faculty & Staff Parking and follow the easy steps to buy a permit. You will need your TU NetID and password to login to your eParking account. After purchasing your permit, carefully read the permit purchase letter you will receive via email. It will provide specific information regarding your permit type and other important details.

Visitor Parking

Visitor permits can be purchased at yellow paystations or by downloading the ParkMobile app from the App Store or Google Play. Paystations are located in all garages and parking lots on campus. TU uses a pay by plate system for virtual visitor permits that are verified by license plate.  

Effective, July 1, 2019, ParkMobile Reservations is the new method to reserve parking for department guests who are issued codes. Department guests no longer have to go to the paystation to enter a code. It is all done online through the department. See the Visitors, Department Guests & Vendors page for more information.

SmartWay Elite Visitor permits can also be purchased through the  ParkMobile Reservations site. If you drive a SmartWay Elite vehicle, purchase a daily discounted permit by using the access code: 28586001. 

Enforcement, Citations and Appeals

All vehicles parked on TU's campus must have a valid permit during enforcement hours. ( Mon. through Thurs., 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Fri. from 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

If you have been issued a parking citation, all citations must either be paid within 30 days from the date of issue or appealed within 25 days from the date of issue.

Parking Signs

Please read all parking signs carefully and park only where authorized. See below for examples of parking signs on TU's campus.

Parking in Nearby Commercial and 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 and violators are subject to fines and towing.

Shuttle Services

TU offers free, convenient shuttle service to all members of the campus community. For real-time shuttle predictions, visit TUTigerRide or download the TU Ride app from the App Store or Google Play.

If you take the TU Shuttles to get back and forth to school/work, consider applying for the Alternative Transportation Program. The program offers up to eight free parking codes per year for participants. 

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. View more information about Campus Construction.