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Parking and Transportation

 

Parking Services

 

Parking Services provides convenient, efficient, and high-quality parking services to University community members on the Storrs and Regional campuses.

 

Students with permanent or temporary mobility issues should first contact the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) to inquire about accessible parking options.  Where necessary, the CSD staff may require students to submit medical documentation for a temporary mobility issue. Once the issue is certified, the CSD will then inform Parking Services about the degree and duration of the needed parking accommodations.

 

Employees with permanent or temporary mobility issues should first contact the ADA Accommodations Case Manager, Ryan Bangham, at the Department of Human Resources at 860-486-2036 or e-mail ryan.bangham@uconn.edu to inquire about accessible parking options.  Where necessary, the ADA Accommodations Case Manager may require an employee to submit medical documentation for a temporary mobility issue. Once the issue is certified, the ADA Accommodations Case Manager will then inform Parking Services about the degree and duration of the needed parking accommodations.

 

Guests / Visitors with state-issued disability placards/plates may park within any of the University’s transient fee-paid parking spaces such as meter and mobile-payment (pay-by-phone) parking spaces and accessible spaces within the North Garage and South Garage on the Storrs Campus.  State-issued disability parking placards alone do not authorize parking on any of the surface parking lots exclusively reserved for University paid permit parking. Visitors with state-issued disability placards/plates may park at no-charge in any metered parking location.

 

Parking Services is not authorized to issue temporary state disability parking placards. Connecticut residents may visit the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles website to learn more about the availability and privileges associated with Connecticut’s temporary disability parking placards. State-issued disability parking placards alone do not authorize the use of the University’s permit-parking facilities.

 

Further information regarding Accessible Parking is available through the Parking Services website or contact 860-486-4930 or parkingservices@uconn.edu.

Transportation Services

 

The mission of Transportation Services is to provide safe, clean and timely passenger services. Transportation Services operates a network of shuttle buses, accessible vans, and small vehicles for University students, faculty, employees and visitors at the Storrs campus and surrounding area. 

 

Transportation Services has a Facebook page that includes bus route changes and detours, emergencies involving buses and AVS vans, out of the ordinary operating hours for storms, snow, and other emergencies.

Accessible Van Service

 

The Accessible Van Service (AVS) is operated by Transportation Services and is available to students, faculty, and staff at the Storrs campus and surrounding area. The service provides safe and timely campus and local transportation. Accessible vans are equipped with wheelchair lifts, ensuring that all passengers get to their classes, jobs, residences, and activities safely and efficiently.

 

The Accessible Van Service is only for passengers with temporary or permanent disabilities. Employees with permanent and temporary disabilities must register through the ADA Accommodations Case Manager, Ryan Bangham, at the Department of Human Resources by contacting 860-486-2036 or e-mail ryan.bangham@uconn.edu. Students with permanent or temporary mobility issues should first contact the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) to inquire about the AVS.

 

If you have any questions about the service please feel free to call the Transportation Services' main office at (860) 486-4991 or email the Accessible Van Coordinator, Mary Sohon. Additionally you may call the Assistant Manager at (860) 486-6902 or send an email to erin.lirot@uconn.edu.

ADA Paratransit Services

 

Individuals who have a disability that prevents them from using the public transit bus service in Connecticut,  may be eligible for ADA Paratransit service. Refer to the following links for further information regarding available paratransit services.

 

Storrs - Windham Region Transit District

Avery Point - Southeast Area Transit District

Hartford - Greater Hartford Transit District

School of Law - Greater Hartford Transit District

Stamford - Norwalk Transit District

Waterbury - Northeast Transportation Company

UConn Health (Farmington) -  Greater Hartford Transit District