TAPS News

Purchase your 2020-2021 parking permit for returning to campus this summer 

For faculty and staff returning to campus this summer that have not purchased a parking permit for the 2020-2021 academic year, permits are currently available for purchase at the TAPS portal. Permits for the 2021-2022 academic year, will be available for purchase in early August. 

Parking Services requests that transactions be completed online. If a parking transaction cannot be done online, the Parking Services office is located at the Events Center window.

TAPS Updates 2021-2022

Transit

Bus passenger requirements

  • Passengers must wear masks at all times while inside the bus. Riders not wearing masks will not be allowed entry.
  • Passengers should assist in keeping themselves safe by cleaning hands with soap or using hand sanitizer. While buses will be cleaned by staff, passengers are encouraged to use the sanitizer provided by Binghamton University to wipe down surfaces in their seating area. Passengers should also use hand sanitizer after exiting the bus.

Bus stop location changes
A few bus route pick-up locations, usually at the University Union, have been moved to minimize congestion at the Union. The following is a list of the new pick-up locations by bus:

Pick-Up Location OCCT BC Transit
University Union WSO, DCL, LRS, UDC  15, 47
Admissions N/A 16, 17
Digman N/A 9 Express, 57
Rafuse RR, OAK 9 Local
Mohawk ITC, UP 5

Fall OCCT and BC Trasnit schedule
The OCCT schedule for the fall semester is being finalized and will be posted on the OCCT website in the coming weeks. Download the ETA SPOT application for real-time bus tracking information. OCCT and TAPS will closely monitor usage to make necessary changes if overcrowding occurs.

BC Transit continues to operate between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. BC Transit routes and schedule information are available at the BC Transit website. All routes are available. Download the DoubleMap application for real-time bus tracking information.

Parking

Parking Services office returns to Couper Administration Building
Parking Services is no longer located at the Events Center as it has returned to the ground level of the Couper Administration Building. Hours of operation continue to be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Parking Services requests that transactions be completed online at the TAPS portal when possible. Questions can be directed to parking@binghamton.edu.

2021-2022 parking on campus 
As we return to campus this upcoming academic year, Transportation and Parking Services reminds the campus community that parking on campus will be much tighter than it was during the 2020-2021 academic year. There is always available space, but it is not always right next to a destination. Parking Services will closely monitor lot availability and will update the parking website with which parking lots have available space during peak times on campus. Parkers are always required to park in a valid designated space.  

If you are having trouble finding a spot, parking spaces are available in Lot G1, E1 and ZZ North/South. See the campus map for parking lot locations. The campus shuttle stops near each of these locations to transport you closer to your specific destination. 

The University also offers convenient alternative transportation options. OCCT, BC Transit and carpooling with 511NY Rideshare make it easy to get around campus and the community. 

Whoosh! app changes to flowbird
Whoosh! has changed its pay-by-phone metered parking app to flowbird. To park using flowbird, download the app, enter your credit card information and type in your metered parking area. Flowbird allows you to add more time to your metered space right from your phone if needed. If you previously had Whoosh!, all of your information will transfer over once you have downloaded flowbird.

Special Programs

New carpooling platform, 511NY Rideshare
Binghamton University has a new partnership with 511NY Rideshare, a free carpooling platform. 511NY Rideshare is an easy way to find a carpool for everyday commutes and travel to and from home on holidays and breaks. Connect with those in the Binghamton University community by signing up and setting up a free profile. 

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