Transportation Services is transforming our parking operations with new technology that offers increased flexibility and reliability. These changes will simultaneously provide better options to purchase parking permits, while also utilizing the University’s parking infrastructure more efficiently. Customers will be able to buy and manage most parking products online. Most products will no longer require a paper permit and will instead be tied to a license plate. Several existing products are also being modified.

Most current customers do not need to take any action until it is time to renew their permits. Customers who currently use Individual Commuter Tickets (ICTs) will need to act sooner, as will department and event coordinators

Thank you for your patience as we update our parking system. Here are the key dates to know:

  • Thursday, Dec. 3: Last day to purchase new ICTs or return old ones for a refund.
  • Thursday, Dec. 10 - Monday, Dec. 14: Parking system transition. You will not be able to conduct transactions with the Transportation Services office during this period. Campus gatehouses and parking lots will be open.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 15: New parking system launches. You will be able to log in to the new customer portal starting on this day.

For more information about the new customer portal, check out the user guide. For more information about how specific products are changing, please see the links below.  If you are interested in learning more about the project as a whole, please visit the parking modernization page.

If you have questions about your specific product after reading these details, please contact Transportation Services by filling out this form.

What’s changing and how will it affect me?

Please select one or more of the links below for more details, or view all the changes at once.

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Department products

Event parking

Carpool permits

Carpool members split the cost of parking on campus.

  • Designated drivers of carpools receive a Carpool Driver permit, while passengers receive a Carpool Rider permit.
  • The carpool permit can be linked to one or more license plates in the designated driver’s account, but you may only park one vehicle on campus at a time. No paper permit will be displayed.
  • A Gratis U-PASS is available to all carpool members, unless they already have a Fully Subsidized Employee U-PASS or a Universal Student U-PASS.
  • To set up a new Carpool or make changes to the members of an existing one, please make an appointment to come in person with all carpool members to the Transportation Services office. Office operations have been impacted by COVID-19 and visits are by appointment only. Review our current operating hours and protocols for office visits.

Same-day “impromptu” carpooling permits are available to current UW students, staff and faculty by stopping at a gatehouse and displaying each rider’s Husky Card. You will receive a discount code to be used at a parking machine in one of the self-service lots.

What’s changing

  • Carpool members will be able to see their permit in the customer portal.
  • Carpools can now have four members (instead of being limited to three).
  • A Gratis U-PASS will now be available for all carpool members, unless they already have a Fully Subsidized Employee U-PASS or a Universal Student U-PASS.
  • Permits will be linked to vehicle license plates. You will be able to manage this online.
  • Impromptu carpools will no longer receive a paper pass, but will instead receive a discount code to use at a parking machine.
  • Please continue to use your existing paper permit for now. You will switch to the license plate-linked permit when you next renew your products, or if you make any changes to your permit after mid-December.

General changes

If you have questions about your specific product after reading these details, please contact Transportation Services by filling out this form.