New wayfinder signs adorn the University of Rochester River Campus August 22, 2011. //photo: J. Adam Fenster/University of Rochester


On behalf of the over 100 dedicated employees of the Department of Transportation and Parking Management, I would like to welcome you to our web site.  Our Mission is to Move People to Their Learning, Discovering, Healing, Creating Destinations.  In meeting this mission, we strive to provide you safe and professional services, whether for parking your car, riding one of our shuttles, or discovering the variety of alternative transportation programs that we provide.

For those that use our parking facilities, please take advantage of our new parking technologies that allow you to purchase your parking permit on line or get real-time information on parking space availability by lot.  We offer motorist assistance to customers that are stranded – charge a dead battery, inflate a flat tire, or de-ice a door lock.  And, for visitors, we endeavor to provide a clean, secure, and convenient parking location for your campus visit.

Our University operated shuttles provide hours of transit service that is a safe and convenient change to driving yourself.  Students can take any of the shuttle routes to class, to residence halls, and to the Rochester community.  Employees too can take advantage of the shuttle services to remote parking, after-hours parking lots, and to off-site offices and clinics.  The service, operated by First Transit, is free with your University ID. Want to know where your bus is?  Check out our bus tracking system on the UR Mobile app.

While we sell over 12,000 employee parking permits and provide over 1 million shuttle passenger trips annually, we know that there are those that would like an alternative for their commute to and while on campus.  Our UR Connections program is a campaign to promote options from bringing a car to campus.  Whether your interest is in renting a Zipcar by the hour, riding the RTS, carpooling or vanpooling with friends, or jumping on your bicycle, UR Connections provides you choices that save you money and our environment.

You, our customer, are the center of our services and our employees are our most important asset.  It’s reflected in our goal of being Committed to Service of the Highest Order For Ourselves and Our Customers.  Please take advantage of UR Connections, ride our shuttles, and let us know how we can improve your experience.


Hugh E. Kierig, AICP



UR ConnectionsExterior - Large Shuttle 2013

UR Connections promotes the use of alternative transportation to assist with reducing commuting costs for employees and campus congestion, and to promote the sustainability efforts for the U of R and our community.

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