Parking updates for garage maintenance beginning May 15
The parking garage will undergo maintenance this summer. Throughout the project, parking will be available but some changes will be in effect.
Beginning Monday, May 15, entry to and exit from the parking garage for faculty and staff will only be available through the top level, lot A access point. Access through the lower level will be restricted. The ramp between the first and second level will be closed.
As the project progresses, changes to the garage will be communicated. This project is expected to last through August.
End of spring semester OCCT and BC Transit service updates
OCCT will provide full service through 10 a.m. Friday, May 12. A full list of start times for the final trip of each route can be found on the OCCT website. A combined ITC/campus shuttle will continue to run from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday, May 15 through Friday, May 26 until summer service begins Tuesday, May 30. The OCCT summer schedule will be posted on the OCCT website.
BC Transit extra service on route 15 has ended and will resume at the start of the fall semester. The last day of service on Route 9 that travels to Broome Community College and the 8 Express will be Wednesday, May 17. BC Transit will continue to run all other routes as scheduled. For a full list of route information, visit the BC Transit website.
Overnight parking restriction lifted for Stress-free Bing
To support students studying for finals, Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) will lift the overnight parking restriction for all non-pay, surface lots beginning Friday, May 5 through Thursday, May 11. Any commuter or resident with a valid parking permit will be allowed to park in these spaces overnight. Resident vehicles must be removed from commuter lots by 5 a.m. the following day. All paid and metered spaces are still in effect. See the campus map for lot locations.
Commencement lot closures
Lot D will be closed Wednesday, May 10 and will return to normal use on Thursday, May 11. Lot D will close again on Friday, May 12 and return to normal use on Saturday, May 13.
Lots F1 and F2 will be closed Wednesday, May 10. Both lots will return to normal use on Thursday, May 11.
Lots F, F1, F2, F3 and H will be closed Friday, May 12 through Sunday, May 14 for Commencement. These lots will return to normal use on Monday, May 15.
See the campus map for lot locations and additional parking options.
BC Transit implements new ID scanning system
Beginning Monday, Nov. 9, a new ID scanning system will be implemented on BC Transit buses. All students, faculty and staff using BC Transit buses must scan a valid and active Binghamton University ID to ride. Inactive, suspended or expired cards will not be accepted.
Current Binghamton University students, faculty and staff are able to ride BC Transit buses at no charge with the scan of an active ID.
TAPS updates 2022-2023
Masks optional when riding OCCT and BC Transit
On Wednesday, Sept. 7, Governor Hochul lifted the New York State mask mandate on public transportation. Effective immediately, wearing a mask is optional when riding OCCT and BC Transit.
New bus stop signage!
New bus stop signage has been added to each on-campus bus stop location. This signage was created to simplify utilizing transit. Each stop is labeled and shows which OCCT and BC Transit buses stop at that location. It also shows popular destinations for specific routes.
Spring transit schedules
OCC Transport (OCCT) will begin full service for the spring semester Tuesday, Jan. 17. A limited Welcome Back service will run Sunday, Jan 15 and Monday Jan. 16. For the OCCT schedules, visit the OCCT website. Download the ETA SPOT application for real-time bus tracking information.
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. Download the DoubleMap application for real-time bus tracking information.
Purchase your parking permit, new permits are immediately active.
You can purchase your parking permit online today at the Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) portal. It’s easy and convenient! To log in, you will need your Binghamton University ID and Two Factor Authentication (2FA).
First time permit buyer? You must first register your vehicle online with the University. If you are a returning customer, log in, follow the step-by-step instructions and confirm that your vehicle information is up to date. When you purchase a 2022-23 annual permit or semester permit, the permit will immediately be active.
TAPS utilizes License Plate Recognition (LPR), a plate-recognition technology that virtually associates Binghamton University parking permits to a license plate. Vehicle information can be updated from your online account at any time. See the campus map for parking lot locations and which lot designations correspond with your permit type. Parking Services will closely monitor lot availability and will update the TAPS website with which parking lots have available space during peak times on campus.
As we return to campus, Transportation and Parking Services reminds the campus community that parking on campus is busier between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. during peak class times. 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 with which parking lots that have available space during peak times on campus, here. 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.
Lot LT metered parking closed
The metered parking section of Lot LT will continue to be closed for construction in the Glenn G. Bartle Library until further notice. The lower portion of Lot LT will remain open for ADA and service parking, except during academic breaks. Parking designation rules and regulations still apply.
Lot B closed during Old Rafuse renovation
Lot B will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 29 for the duration of the Old Rafuse renovation.
Parking fees and fines
Binghamton University Council approved the following changes to parking fees and fines:
- Parking in a disabled zone: increase from $100 to $150 per occurrence
- Service permits: increase from $168 to $250 annually
- New IOU processing charge: $5.00 – Customers who enter gated, paid parking areas (garage and paid-lot) without money to pay for exit will receive a $5 processing charge in addition to the cost of the parking.
- New appeal processing charge: $10.00 – A $10 processing charge will be added when customers submit an appeal. If the appeal is won, the processing charge will be refunded.
Bike share update
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Gotcha Bike, the University’s bike share vendor, has suspended all of their services. Unfortunately, bike share will now be unavailable this semester. The bikes were leased by the University from Gotcha Bike, and therefore, the University is unable to self-operate the program. TAPS is currently looking into other bike share providers and hopes to have an alternative vendor to continue the bike share program in the near future.
Free bike repairs on campus
Two bicycle fix-it stations are now on campus, located at the bike rack next to the Lecture Hall and the bike rack in front of C4. These stations have common tools needed to do bike repairs yourself.
Another option is the Binghamton University Bike Shop. The Bike Shop, located in UU-112 across from Dunkin' in Tillman Lobby, offers free bike repairs and maintenance. Bikes can be brought to the shop by appointment by emailing email@example.com.