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Construction on Campus
Parking lot maintenance: 2, 5, & 41 Parking, Devereux, EH&S, Kerr Hall loading area, Santa Cruz short-term parking.

Road & lot improvements: UCen Road repair; 9 Parking expansion.

Faculty Club renovation/Guest House addition. The site impacts 23 Parking & Ocean Road.

San Joaquin Residence Hall construction. Residence hall parking is relocated to 38 Parking.

BioEngineering building construction. Bike and pedestrian paths are relocated around the fenced-in area. Davidson Library, Webb Hall and Noble Hall are nearby. Project to be completed March 2017.

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) Visiting Scholar Residence. Construction has begun at the site adjacent to El Colegio & Los Carneros roads. Project to be completed September 2016.

More information about parking and roadway enhancement projects can be found here.
Hwy. 101 Improvements
Carpool Lane Improvement, from Mobil Pier Undercrossing to Casitas Pass Road. Completion expected later this year. Project info here.

South Coast 101 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes, from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara. Construction is forecast to begin in 2018. Project info here.
MTD Service Changes
Here comes the bus. Extended hours of operation for Lines 12x and 24x. A new Goleta–IV–UCSB route (Line 38) is planned for fall 2016.

Line 15x has been re-routed to travel only along El Colegio Road, rather than along the narrow side streets of Isla Vista. Line 15x provides service between SBCC and UCSB/Isla Vista. Evening service on this route has been enhanced.
View an MDC flyer with map here.

Three new, long-awaited buses have been put into service on Lines 12x, 15x and 24x. These 60-foot articulated buses have a 40% larger passenger capacity.
Transportation Services
Bureau of Automotive Repair, Data Acquisition Device (BAR-DAD) smog-testing equipment has been put into service for year 2000 and newer vehicles.

We support University & community water-saving initiatives by reducing washes on most vehicles to windows & interiors only.

Updating above-ground fuel tank to comply with the latest APCD air quality regulations.

Visitor – Short Term Permit
❖ Visitor parking is permitted in designated parking lots, provided a valid visitor permit is displayed.

❖ Permits may be purchased from the permit dispensers located in lots throughout campus.

❖ Machine-dispensed short-term permits are non-refundable and cannot be applied to the purchase of a long-term permit.

❖ If parked at a meter, the meter must be paid. A machine-dispensed or sticker permit is not valid for parking in a metered space.

Valid parking locations
Certain lots allow visitor parking at all times (see Visitor & Student Parking for locations), while others allow visitor parking only after 5:00PM and on weekends (see Faculty & Staff Parking for locations). Several lots are reserved for specific permit types and allow no visitor parking at any time. Please refer to the lot entrance sign to be assured that visitor parking is allowed within the lot.

Visitor permits are valid for parking in time-restricted parking spaces for the time designated. Other restrictions may apply to specific spaces or areas within a lot or parking structure. The permit is not valid, for example, in reserved or metered spaces, or in lots/spaces marked for vendors or “RS” permit holders. The permit is not valid in the off-campus parking facilities operated by Housing & Residential Services.❖

Click to view the Short Term Rates table.

Coastal Access parking
Coastal Access parking in designated Coastal Access spaces is open to the public on weekdays between 7:30AM and 5:00PM. During these hours, your vehicle must display a Coastal Access permit, which has a four-hour time limit. One to four-hour permits may be purchased from onsite permit dispensers or the Parking Services sales office. After-hours and on weekends, the Coastal Access spaces are open to all permit-holders, with no time restrictions.

Visitors to UCSB’s scenic shoreline may find four-hour Coastal Access parking in 6 Parking, 10 Parking, 22 Parking, 23 Parking, 5 Parking, or at the south end of Ocean Road.

Metered parking
New Card-reading meters have been installed in four locations on campus: north & south of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, in front of Student Health, and on Ocean Road facing Manzanita Village. The meters accept payment by MasterCard or VISA, at rates similar to permit dispenser daytime rates.

Coin-operated meters are located in 12 Parking adjacent to the Arts & Lectures Ticket Office, in 16 Parking across from the Recreation Center, and on UCen Road facing 9 Parking. The meters accept twenty-five cents for every five minutes of parking.

The maximum time on a meter is posted on the meter and varies by location. You can view the locations and time limits of the meters here.

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