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Parking Services operations to restart Monday, June 29

With faculty and staff beginning to return to campus, Parking Services will resume operations beginning Monday, June 29. Parking rules and regulations are still in effect.

When parking from 7 a.m. Monday through 4 p.m. Friday, a valid parking permit is needed. In order to give enough time to those who need a permit, Parking Services is allowing a two-week window to purchase. Beginning Monday, July 13 having a parking permit will be required. The Parking Garage and Visitor’s Paid Lot will remain open until Monday, July 6. At this time, these lots will return to requiring a proximity card or payment upon exit. The UDC parking lot will also return to a gated lot at this time.

Permits are available for purchase online at the link below. In order to limit in-office visits, office staff will be available to answer questions by email at parking@binghamton.edu or by phone call at 607-777-2279. Parking Services requests that all transactions be completed online when possible. If a parking transaction cannot be done online, email or call to set up an in-office appointment.

Coronavirus 2019 TAPS FAQ

Do parking rules and regulations still apply?
Binghamton University has temporarily suspended parking permit restrictions and parking meter enforcement while non-essential employees continue to work remotely.

However, parking tickets will still be issued for parking violations affecting road and pedestrian safety, including: parking in handicap spaces without a handicapped tag, blocking a fire hydrant, blocking loading areas or driveways, parking on sidewalks or grass, and any other parking violations that affect life safety. Unpermitted vehicles parking on campus overnight are subject to ticketing. 

Is the Parking Office open?
The Parking Office has closed walk-in service. For parking transactions, visit the online parking portal. You can also email the Parking Services office at parking@binghamton.edu for assistance.

Will I receive a refund for my parking permit?
Students will be refunded on a prorated basis for the purchase of a parking permit. Due to the nature of the process of refunding these fees, they are taking longer than our other refunds. We plan to have them completed in the month of May.

Is the Greater Binghamton Transportation Center providing transit service?
With the exception of Broome County Transit, transit carriers will stop servicing the Greater Binghamton Transportation Center effective midnight Thursday, March 26. Transit carriers that service the transportation center include Shortline Coach USA, Megabus, Greyhound, Trailways and OurBus. These service providers will halt service to the transportation center until further notice.

Will OCCT continue to operate?
OCCT has halted service effective 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21.

Will BC Transit continue to operate?
BC Transit will continue to provide service to the campus and community for urgent and absolutely necessary travel only, i.e. to the pharmacy or grocery store. BC Transit riders are required to wear face coverings. Schedule updates are available on the BC Transit website. Continue to visit this link as scheduling is subject to change.

Will Safe Ride continue to operate?
Safe Ride has halted service effective Tuesday, March 17. Individuals who feel in need of a walking escort should contact University Police at 607-777-2393.

Can I still use Zipcars?
Zipcars are still available for use.

TAPS updates 2019-2020

Parking Garage daily payment method changes
The Parking Garage gate renovation is complete. Customers are able to gain exit by use of a proximity card, guest pass or with a paid entry ticket. There is no change to proximity card entry or exit, but daily payment methods have changed.

Two pay stations are being added to the garage to eliminate pay-in-lane, requiring visitors to pay before they exit. Currently, one pay station has been installed on the lower level of the garage with a second one to follow on the second level. Pay stations will accept credit/debit card or cash (no coins).

Visitor's Paid Lot daily payment method changes
The Visitor’s Paid Lot gate renovation is complete. Customers are able to gain exit by use of a proximity card, guest pass or by paying with a credit/debit card. Cash and checks are no longer accepted. 

Guest pass update
Necessary updates to the gates and equipment in the Parking Garage and the Visitor’s Paid Lot have created the need for new guest passes. Guest passes are still accepted in both of these lots, but existing guest passes must be exchanged for new passes at Parking Services. Parking Services is located on the ground floor of Couper Administration Building, AD-G9. 

Temporary two week ADA permits
While waiting for state disability hang tags, temporary two week ADA permits are available to students, faculty and staff. Students can receive these by contacting SSD and faculty and staff by contacting HR. This temporary permit will not be extended longer than two weeks.