TAPS News

Parking on campus during snowfall

TAPS reminds everyone that, even during snowfall, vehicles are prohibited from parking in commuter lots between midnight and 5 a.m. In addition, the Visitor's Paid Lot, Lot LT and Lot J1 must be empty between 5 and 7 a.m. if the green light is on. These rules are in place for snow removal purposes.

Vehicles parked in commuter lots during these times will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. If you need to leave your car on campus overnight, there are 24-hour “R” lots available for parking. See the parking map for 24-hour “R” lot locations.

Lot LT metered parking closed beginning Nov. 8

The metered parking section of Lot LT will close Monday, Nov. 8 until further notice for construction in the Glenn G. Bartle Library. 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.

If you are looking for paid parking, the Visitor’s Paid lot, located across West Drive from Lot LT, is open for pay-by-hour parking. Customers are able to pay for this parking upon exit with a credit/debit card. Cash is not accepted at the Visitor’s Paid Lot. Paid parking that accepts cash is available in the Parking Garage and other metered parking areas throughout campus. See the campus map for additional parking options. 

2021-2022 parking on campus

As we return to campus for the 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. 

Fall semester OCCT and BC Transit service

OCC Transport (OCCT) will begin full service for the fall semester Tuesday, Aug. 24. OCCT will provide on-campus shuttles Saturday, Aug. 21 and Sunday, Aug. 22 to assist with students and families moving in. A limited Welcome Back service will run from Sunday, Aug. 22 through Monday Aug. 23. The Welcome Back service on Sunday, Aug. 22 will pick up and drop off in Lot C.

For the full OCCT schedule and Welcome Back service schedule, visit the OCCT website or download the free ETA SPOT application for real-time bus tracking information.
 
BC Transit is continuing to provide service to the campus. BC Transit will pick up and drop off in Lot C, Saturday Aug. 21 and Sunday Aug. 22. For more information on particular routes and BC Transit schedules, visit the BC Transit website.

Binghamton University offers students, faculty and staff access to OCCT and BC Transit buses at no cost by scanning their Binghamton University ID. Masks are also required to ride.

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, moved last year to minimize congestion at the Union. The following is a list of the pick-up locations by bus:

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

Fall OCCT and BC Trasnit schedule
The OCCT schedule for the fall semester is posted on 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.

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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