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Clemson Parking and Transportation Services


Parking and Transportation COVID-19 Response


As the situation and impacts of COVID-19 continue to change, Parking and Transportation Services continues to evolve its operating plan to provide customer service and access to parking and transportation resources. If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact us at parking@clemson.edu or at 864-656-2270.


Parking and Transportation Services Office

Until further notice, our standard office hours for in-person services are Tuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customer service staff is available via phone at 864-656-2270 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.


Many services can be performed online at www.clemson.edu/parking using the “Manage My Account” button in the gray header.


If you cannot complete your business online, please make an appointment and we will be happy to serve you. Please contact the office by calling 864-656-2270 or emailing parking@clemson.edu to make an appointment with a customer service representative.

Yes. Most services can be done online but if you need in-person help, we ask that you make an appointment before coming to the office. By making an appointment, you can complete all necessary paperwork online and receive reminders about what you need to bring into the office with you. This will help us be better prepared for your visit and serve you faster upon your arrival.


Please contact the office to make an appointment with a customer service representative. You can call 864-656-2270 or email parking@clemson.edu.

Towed vehicles are currently handled a little differently due to COVID-19.


If your vehicle has been towed, please pay all of your outstanding citations online at: https://clemson.t2hosted.com/cmn/auth.aspx.

After you have paid if it is a weekday between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm, please come to the exit door of the Parking & Transportation Office. Once you arrive, please call the main phone number (864)656-2270 to let us know that you are here and need a ride to the impound lot.


If you would like to claim your vehicle between 4:30 pm and 7:30 am weekdays or on a weekend, please contact CUPD at (864)656-2222 for assistance.


Please note that only the driver of the vehicle will be able to ride with Parking Enforcement to the impound lot.


Parking Permits

Yes. Any faculty, staff, student, or contractor parking a vehicle on campus on or after August 19, 2020 must have a permit to park.

Faculty and staff can purchase their permits online at www.clemson.edu/parking and select “Manage My Account” in the gray header.


Bridge students, intermittent faculty, vendors and contract workers must purchase parking permits at the Parking and Transportation Services Office.


You are required to book an appointment so you can complete all necessary paperwork online and receive reminders about what you need to bring into the office with you. This will help us be better prepared for your visit and serve you faster upon your arrival.

Employees returning to campus on or after Aug. 19 are required to have a permit to park. If you have not purchased a permit and your vehicle is found on campus, you may receive a citation.


If you are telecommuting, you do not need to need to purchase a permit unless you come to campus. If you will be on campus occasionally, rather than purchase an annual permit, you have the option to purchase temporary daily permits online or temporary daily hang tag permits from our office. The cost is $3.00 per day.

If you are telecommuting, you do not need to need to purchase a permit unless you come to campus. If you will be on campus occasionally, rather than purchase an annual permit, you have the option to purchase temporary daily permits online or temporary daily hang tag permits from our office. The cost is $3.00 per day.

Yes. Any commuter students, including graduate students and graduate teaching assistants, may opt to purchase temporary online permits or temporary daily hang tag permits from the Parking and Transportation Services office at a cost of $3 per day. .

No. All permits are mailed to the shipping address on file. At the time of purchase, a 15-day temporary permit can be printed and displayed on the dashboard until the permit arrives.

Yes. Employee permits are prorated on the 1st of each month. Student permits are prorated on the 16th of each month. Parking permits will be effective as of the date they are purchased and prorated to the amount in effect for that month.

Employees who were previously enrolled in PRD will have their deductions restored only after purchasing their annual permit. The first PRD for 12 month employees is anticipated to be on the August 31st paycheck who purchase a permit through August 15. The first PRD for 9 month employees is October 15.

Yes. Parking permits may still be added to a student's bill until September 21, 2020.

For the Fall 2020 semester, the carpool program is suspended. The signs posted at the spaces will dictate the space regulations.


Parking Enforcement and Regulations

All parking rules and regulations, including metered parking, are in effect and Parking Enforcement will commence on August 19. Anyone found not having a valid parking permit will be subject to a citation.

All parking rules and regulations are in effect now but Parking Enforcement is focused on Public Safety violations. This includes, but is not limited to, citations for parking in fire lanes, blocking roadways, parking in accessible spaces without the proper documentation displayed, etc. The enforcement focus will expand to include all violations on August 19.

Thirty metered visitor parking spaces that were in the Sikes lot are relocated across the street from Sikes Hall. The meters will be placed in the E-27 lot adjacent to the new Business School lot. There will be access to the Sikes Hall area via the external stairway or elevator in the Business School. The pathway from the metered parking area to the elevator and across the street is an accessible route.

Walking path from metered parking area to Sikes Hall

If your are faculty, staff or student...No, unless it is between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily. Faculty, staff, and students need to have a permit displayed - either a annual, fall, or temporary daily permit - to park on campus. Visitors not affiliated with University are the only ones not required to have a permit to park on campus at the Visitor Metered Spaces.

 

Tiger Transit Fixed Routes

On-campus transit routes and the Tiger Commute route will begin on Monday, September 21.

All transportation routes are expected to operate normally. See all routes schedules here.

Bus capacity will be reduced by 50% and no standing is permitted on the buses. This is to promote one person per pair of seats in forward facing seats or every other seat in a perimeter seating style. Additional “floater” vehicles (on-call) will be available to respond to routes where buses have met capacity and left people behind.

PATS Staff will be monitoring ridership very closely throughout the semester to plan and respond to any overcrowding issues. Additional “floater” vehicles (on-call) will be available to respond to routes where buses have met capacity and people are left behind. Drivers will radio into their supervisor so that the floater vehicle can be dispatched. Note that the arrival of the floater vehicle will not be instantaneous so please give yourself ample time to reach your destination.

Yes. Masks are required. No mask...No ride.

High touchpoints (handrails and seatbacks) will be cleaned a minimum of once every two hours coinciding with the driver’s break time. If the schedule allows for additional cleaning, it will be done.


At the end of each shift, the buses are completely disinfected using a spray disinfectant and fogged within the entire vehicle, including the air conditioner system, and allowed to sit and dry for a minimum of 10 minutes.

First is the required mask policy that any passenger boarding the vehicle must have a face covering on and keep it on for the duration of their trip. Plexi-glass dividers have been installed at face height on the driver’s right side as well as behind them. Hand sanitizer dispensers have also been installed where it is safe to do so on select buses. A robust cleaning schedule has been created to clean high touch areas throughout the day and a complete vehicle disinfecting procedure, including the air conditioning system, after each shift. Additionally, bus capacities are reduced with specific seats marked off. In no vehicle will a person be permitted to sit directly behind the driver to allow for physical distancing. Lastly, windows will be open on the bus to the maximum extent possible to increase fresh air flow through the vehicle.

First is the required mask policy that any passenger boarding the vehicle must have a face covering on and keep it on for the duration of their trip. Hand sanitizer dispensers have also been installed where it is safe to do so on select buses. A robust cleaning schedule has been created to clean high touch areas throughout the day and a complete vehicle disinfecting procedure, including the air conditioning system, after each shift. Additionally, bus capacities are reduced with specific seats marked off. In no vehicle will a person be permitted to sit directly behind the driver to allow for physical distancing. Lastly, windows will be open on the bus to the maximum extent possible to increase fresh air flow through the vehicle.

No, not on every vehicle. Passengers should be prepared with a personal supply of hand sanitizer before riding a bus.

 

Nighttime Tiger Transit Safety Shuttle

Service is scheduled to begin on Friday, September 11. This is subject to change.

Yes. 14 passenger shuttles will drop to 6 passengers max.

Yes. No mask...No ride. This policy is in accordance with University directives.

Nighttime Tiger Transit Safety Shuttles will run normal hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. seven days a week. Please note that wait times may be affected by the reduced capacity of the buses and cleaning breaks.

A robust cleaning schedule has been created to clean high touch areas a minimum of every two hours throughout the night and a complete vehicle disinfecting procedure, including the air conditioning system, after each shift.

First is the required mask policy that any passenger boarding the vehicle must have a face covering on and keep it on for the duration of their trip. Plexi-glass dividers have been installed at face height on the driver’s right side as well as behind them. When possible, riders will also be instructed to board using the rear door of the bus. Hand sanitizer dispensers have also been installed where it is safe to do so on select buses. A robust cleaning schedule has been created to clean high touch areas throughout the day and a complete vehicle disinfecting procedure, including the air conditioning system, after each shift. Additionally, bus capacities are reduced with specific seats marked off. In no vehicle will a person be permitted to sit directly behind the driver to allow for physical distancing. Lastly, windows will be open on the bus to the maximum extent possible to increase fresh air flow through the vehicle.

First is the required mask policy that any passenger boarding the vehicle must have a face covering on and keep it on for the duration of their trip. Hand sanitizer dispensers have also been installed where it is safe to do so on select buses. A robust cleaning schedule has been created to clean high touch areas throughout the day and a complete vehicle disinfecting procedure, including the air conditioning system, after each shift. Additionally, bus capacities are reduced with specific seats marked off. In no vehicle will a person be permitted to sit directly behind the driver to allow for physical distancing. Lastly, windows will be open on the bus to the maximum extent possible to increase fresh air flow through the vehicle.

In an effort to support contact tracing, we are asking that all individuals book their own rides through the TransLoc app. This means that you will no longer be able to book a ride for multiple people (“plus riders”). If the ride request and person attempting to board do not match,the ride will be denied.

We ask that everyone book their own ride and wait their turn for transportation. By “walking-on” onto a bus, you are taking the seat away from someone who has followed directions and waited their turn. Additionally, buses are routed through campus utilizing an algorithm to maximize the bus’s efficiency so a “walk-on” can also derail the bus’s path and make everyone in the system wait longer.


New for Fall 2020, we are asking everyone to book a ride for themselves only to support contact tracing in the face of COVID-19.

 

Clemson Area Transit (CATBus)

The Red Route is running hourly from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week until September 18. On Sept. 19, it will resume its normal semester schedule as posted.

Yes. They are required to board.

All passengers are asked to board the bus using the rear door of the bus. Passengers needing mobility assistance will still use the front door.

 

Greenlink

Yes. They are required to board.

For information on Greenlink's rider expectations and cleaning protocols, please visit Greenlink's COVID-19 Response page.

 

Zipcar Carsharing

Yes. There will be 7 cars available across campus.

 

Clemson BikeShare

Yes. All BikeShare stations and bikes remain available for use.

Yes. You can sign up to be a member at clemson.bcycle.com.

You will be notified by email when your membership card is ready for pick up. We ask that you book an appointment to pick up your card from the Parking and Transportation Services office. You can make your appointment by calling 864-656-2270 or emailing parking@clemson.edu.

Bikes are cleaned once every two weeks as part of their routine maintenance schedule. Riders are encouraged to sanitize or wash their hands after each bike use.