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NEWS BULLETINS
Construction on Campus
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
HIGHWAY 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
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
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.


Disabled Parking
All vehicles parked on campus must display a valid campus permit. A Disabled placard issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles is not a substitute for a campus permit.

Your best permit options …
  • If you have a Disabled placard or license plate and are an infrequent visitor to UCSB

    Purchase a daily or short-term permit from permit dispensers located in parking lots throughout campus. View this Short Term Rates table to determine the cost of a permit.

  • If you become disabled

    The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is the sole authorizing agency for Disabled placards. If getting to your campus destination imposes a hardship, we suggest that you contact the DMV for information about obtaining a Disabled placard. The DMV determines the duration of the placard.

    A valid UCSB permit and a DMV-authorized Disabled placard entitles you to park in any “Disabled” space on campus.

  • If you are a disabled UCSB student and wish to apply for a Student parking permit

    Students residing within two miles of campus need to visit the Parking Services office to apply for a Student permit. Be prepared to present your Disabled certificate and placard from the DMV. (Click here to determine whether the street on which you live is within two miles of campus.)

    Students living outside the two-mile exclusion zone can apply for a Student permit online. Click Buy your parking permit HERE to begin an order.
Where to park
Visit our drive-up Information Kiosk to speak to a service rep about where to look for conveniently-located parking. You might also use your visit to the Kiosk to pick up a campus map or buy a parking permit from a nearby permit dispenser.

The Information Kiosk is open Monday–Friday from 7:30AM to 8:00PM, and on Saturday–Sunday from 7:30AM to 5:00PM.

While all vehicles parked on campus must display a valid UCSB parking permit, a Disabled placard entitles you to park your vehicle in spaces not otherwise available to campus visitors, staff or students.
 
  • Every parking lot and structure on campus has spaces allocated to Disabled parking. The spaces are marked by a blue “Disabled” sign or curb stop. The approximate locations of the spaces are indicated by Handicap Icon Disabled on the Interactive Map .
     
  • Besides specifically allocated spaces, Disabled placard holders may park in any lot or space designated for visitors, students, faculty or staff.
     
  • Time-restricted spaces may be used without regard for the posted time limit.
     
  • Parking in metered spaces without paying the meter is allowed, provided that you display a valid campus permit. Without a valid campus permit, you must pay the meter.
Areas to avoid
Disabled placards are not valid in fire lanes, reserved or restricted areas, or in areas not designated for parking. Parking is not permitted at red curbs or in the blue crosshatched areas adjacent to the accessible spaces.❖

How Disabled spaces are allocated
Parking Services makes every effort to establish convenient parking spaces for disabled persons. The number and type of spaces are determined in accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines and specifications. The spaces are normally installed in parking areas close to building entrances.

We consider recommendations from the Disabled Students Program and other campus constituents to help us locate Disabled spaces.

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