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Construction on Campus
Mesa Road construction from Los Carneros Road to Stadium Road. (See announcement on right.)

Ocean Road repairs from Mesa Road to the Bus Loop.

UCEN Road repair and 9 Parking expansion.

Solar panel installation on the top level of 22 Parking Structure (Associated Students supported).

Faculty Club renovation/Guest House addition project, 23 Parking.

San Joaquin Residence Hall construction, parking in 38 Parking.

Parking maintenance in 30 Parking, the Noble Hall loading area and the Santa Cruz short-term parking area.

Resurfacing is complete in 6 and 16 Parking, all spaces cleared for occupancy.

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

South Coast 101 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Project. HOV lanes are planned for Highway 101 from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara. Project info here.

Los Carneros Bridge Project. Los Carneros Road southbound on & off ramps are closed while the bridge crossing the Union Pacific Railroad is replaced. Project info here.
MTD Service Changes
Service changes planned to begin in August include re-routing Line 15x 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.
View an MDC flyer with map here.

There will also be additional evening service on this route. Three new, long-awaited, articulated buses are expected to arrive in Fall and be put into service on Lines 12x, 15x and 24x. These 60-foot articulated buses have a 40% larger passenger capacity.
Transportation Services
Updating above-ground fuel tank to comply with the latest APCD air quality regulations.

Acquiring new vehicles to enhance rental service to the campus community: 5 sedans (2 Ford Expeditions, 1 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2 economy) and 2 12–passenger vans.

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 look for four-hour Coastal Access parking in 6 Parking, 10 Parking, 22 Parking or 5 Parking.

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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