COVID-19 Transportation Update
For the period Monday, March 16 through March 30, campus parking facilities will operate as they did during Spring Break week: parking decal requirements will remain in effect in all faculty and staff parking areas; and will be lifted in student areas including Green, Red and Park-and-Ride areas. Green parking facilities available without a decal during this period include the Stephen C. O’Connell Center garage, the new Garage 14 on Gale Lemerand Drive, the College of Law, and the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Effective Monday, March 16, RTS bus service will operate on a reduced schedule as follows:
- Reduced Service – Campus Routes 121 and 126
- No Service – Campus Routes 117, 118, 119, 120, 122, 127 and 128
- Reduced Service – City Routes 9, 12, 13, 20, 21, 28, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40 and 46
- No Service – City Routes 19, 27 and 29
All other routes not listed will remain on their regular service schedule.
For additional information and updates regarding RTS service, please visit www.go-rts.com.
Effective Monday, March 16, SNAP service will be suspended as a proactive measure to support efforts in preventing the spread of COVID-19. It is nearly impossible to maintain a practical social distancing approach (6 feet distance) in a 15-passenger vehicle.
At this time, there is no specific date for resumption of service, but we encourage all customers to continue to check www.parking.ufl.edu and the TapRide app over the next few weeks for additional messaging on when service will resume.
During this time of limited public transportation capabilities, the University of Florida Police Department provides the following safety tips in an effort to assist members of the UF community:
- Avoid walking alone if at all possible.
- Always be alert and aware of your surroundings, particularly when wearing headphones/earbuds.
- Stay in well-lighted areas, away from alleys, bushes, and entryways.
- Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.
- Wait for your ride indoors.
- If using a ride share app, before entering the vehicle, match the license plate number of the car and the photo of the driver with the app. Ask the driver, “What’s my name?”
- If someone bothers you, don’t be embarrassed to attract attention to yourself. Yell!
- Trust your instincts. If a situation or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable do not remain there.
- Please report criminal incidents and suspicious activities/individuals immediately to law enforcement by calling 9-1-1.
Parking Decal Refunds
While the University of Florida will move classes online beginning Monday, March 16, the campus remains open and fully operational so no parking decal refunds will be available at this time.
Please contact Transportation and Parking Services at parking.ufl.edu or 352-392-7275 (PARK) with any questions or concerns you may have.