Parking & Transportation Services: Connecting UNM

Scheduled Fire Drill for Yale Parking Structure

Please be advised that UNM Safety and Risk Services has scheduled a fire drill to take place at the Yale Parking Structure on Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00am. During the fire drill, no access to the parking structure will be granted for an abbreviated amount of time. Once the fire drill is complete, full access to the structure will resume as usual. PATS apologizes for any inconvenience caused and thanks you in advance for your understanding.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parking and Transportation office at 505-277-1938.

Fall Enforcement Hours

Effective Monday, August 22,2016 - Saturday, December 10, 2016

Monday- Thursday 
7:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Read more about parking enforcement, parking tips, and the 3:45 rule here

New Night Bus Shuttle Route at UNM

UNM Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) is happy to announce the launch of a new nighttime shuttle service route starting the first day of classes this Monday, Aug. 22.

The Night Bus route combines four bus routes into one timed route, providing more eficient shuttle service and extended service hours! Shuttles will be availabe every 10 minutes at major stops:  Q Lot, Duck Pond North, Duck Pond South, Yale, Campus, and South Lot every 10 minutes from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Service at “in-between stops” of the previously mentioned major stops will not be timed. 

See more information on the Night Bus route and download route maps. 

Get your Free ABQ RIDE Bus Pass Sticker Today!

Did you know that UNM students, faculty and staff can ride city buses for free? Just show your LoboCard with the ABQ RIDE sticker decal and hop on the bus. You can get your free bus pass sticker by visiting any of these locations:

Parking & Transportation Services Main Office
1st floor of Cornell Parking Structure, across from PopeJoy Hall
Open M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  505-277-1938

Transportation Information Center
Lower level of the SUB, between the LoboCard Office and Nusenda
Open M-F 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 505-277-1920

UNM Hospital Parking & Transportation Services
1121 University Blvd. NE, behind Carey Tingley Hospital
Open M-F 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. 505-272-4074

Click here to learn more about the UNM/ABQ RIDE Bus Pass Program and the Where’s My Bus? mobile app.

Resident R & S Parking Permit Pick-Up

Pick-up your R or S parking permit during move-in week at the SRC Commons

Saturday, August 13th - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 14th - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, August 15th - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, August 16th - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17th - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, August 18th - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, August 19th - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

R & S parking permits will be available for pick-up at the PATS main office AFTER move- in week. 

2016-2017 Parking Permit Update

Parking permits are sold of a first come first served basis. Waitlists are available for sold out permits.

Graduate and Undergraduate Permits
Sold Out:
T Lot, Yale, Q Lot, RIO
Available, unrestricted: South Lot
Available, restrictions apply: Student Resident (R), Graduate (G), North Campus Student (Q), CARSI Program (P), Medical Grad Student (M), Law Student-1st ,2nd, 3rd year lottery ONLY (L),  

Faculty and Staff Permits
Available to new staff: T Lot, South, G Lot, Q Lot

Cornell Parking Structure Limited Access For Repairs - July 25-29

UNM Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) would like to inform the UNM community that due to scheduled maintenance and repairs, the Cornell parking structure will have limited pay station parking available from Monday, July 25, 2016 through Friday, July 29, 2016.

The work will include repairs to the sprinkler system throughout the entire structure. During the estimated one-week project schedule, necessary parking deck closures will limit the number of available pay station parking (follow instructions for parking and flow-of-traffic on directional signage).

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. To ensure everyone’s safety, please use caution when in the area and be mindful of the workers that are on-site. Please call UNM PATS if you have any questions.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charge Parking is Now Available on UNM Main Campus

Electric cars may be the wave of the future for commuters, and The University of New Mexico (UNM) wants to encourage and support consumers who choose this new technology for their automobiles. Two ChargePoint® Level 2 Commercial Charging Stations have been installed on the UNM Main Campus; one on the forth level of the Cornell Parking Structure, and one on the first level of the Yale Parking Structure.  Each charging station can connect to two vehicles at one time.

Last year, Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) and David Penasa, manager in the Physical Plant Department (PPD) Engineering & Energy Services, submitted an application to the UNM Green Fund with the hope of receiving $20,000 in funding to install these EV charging stations.  The application was approved because the project was in-line with the mission of the fund: to facilitate long-term sustainability initiatives to both the UNM infrastructure and education.

“The new electrical vehicle charging stations on campus illustrates UNM’s commitment to sustainability in two ways.  First, they were paid for out of the Green Fund, and second they support the use of alternative transportation to campus,” says Mary Clark, manager of The Office of Sustainability. 

Once these funds were awarded, PATS and PPD Engineering & Energy Services got to work to select the right equipment and location to support EV commuters on UNM’s Main Campus.

“PATS is very happy to have the opportunity to collaborate with a fellow UNM department (PPD), and as a result to be able to offer this new service to customers,” says Barbara Morck, director of PATS.

This is one of many “green” initiatives offered through PATS.  Users of the EV stations will not be required to purchase the electricity used to charge their vehicles, but should expect to pay normal parking rates ($1 per ½ hour; max of four hours).

“The software associated with the charging stations allows us to track usage, the number of charges, and the amount of energy used per charge.  This will enable us to determine UNM’s level of need. We anticipate in the near future the need for similar charging stations located on the North and South campuses in addition to Main campus,” says Morck.

The UNM charging station locations already appear on various EV websites such as ChargePoint® and Plugshare.  Please note that ChargePoint® cards will be required to release the plug to connect to the vehicles for charging purposes.

For UNM Main Campus charging locations and for charging use information please click here.

Reduced Shuttle Service for Summer 2016

As the spring semester comes to an end, UNM Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) announces reduced shuttle service for the summer semester beginning Monday, May 16, 2016.

Reduced Hours for All Shuttles
Starting Monday, May 16, 2016, all shuttle service will operate on reduced hours for the summer: from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  UNM PATS will resume regular Fall/Spring shuttle service operations and hours at 6:30a.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016.

South Campus Shuttle Service & Lobo Village Service 
The SSSC/Lobo Village shuttle will operate from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will service the following stops: Yale Mall, SSSC/Research, and Lobo Village.  The shuttle will visit the Yale Mall and SSSC/Research stops approximately every 20 minutes and the Lobo Village stop approximately every 40 minutes. The last shuttle will depart from Yale Mall at 6:50 p.m. daily (M-F). For the full daily schedule click here.  The SSSC/Lobo Village service will end on Friday, August 19, 2016, and regular South Lot and Lobo Village shuttle services will resume at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016.

South Lot Closure
South Lot will close for the summer at 7 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2016, and will re-open for the Fall 2016 semester at 6:30 am on Monday, August 22, 2016. In the interim, all South Lot permits can be used in Q Lot, where shuttle service will continue throughout the summer.

Summer Enforcement Hours

Summer enforcement hours are effective Monday, May 16, 2016-Friday, August 19, 2016. The hours of parking enforcement on campus during this time are as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday  7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Yale and Cornell parking structures and surface lot pay station spaces are subject to enforcement 24/7. Regulations for fire, safety, reserve and handicap spaces are in effect and enforced 24/7. In addition, R and S zones are enforced Monday – Friday during the summer hours of enforcement. 

North Campus Town Hall Meeting - Domenici III Construction Impact on Parking

UNM Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) would like to invite students, faculty, and staff to attend a town hall meeting to discuss the necessary changes PATS will be making in M lot as a result of the Domenici III construction, which is scheduled to begin later this month. We would also like to take the opportunity update you on the relocation of the Law shuttle stop, currently located in M lot. As the M lot changes and Domenici III construction will likely impact you in different ways, we would like to encourage you to attend this important event.

We look forward to seeing you on May 12, 2016 in the Domenici room 3010 between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

Summer 2016 R & S Permit Sale Info:

Summer R & S Permits are available for sale starting at 7:30 a.m. on May 31, 2016. Students must be either a Residence Life or Casas del Rio resident to purchase. Permits are available for purchase from the PATS office, located at 2401 Redondo. Please bring: Your LoboCard ID and Vehicle Registration Information and a form of payment.

High-Traffic Expected in South Lot on May 6th and May 13th

South lot will remain open between May 3-13, 2016 and regular shuttle service will continue until the end of the semester.  

Please note that due to the NMAA State Track and Field Championship scheduled to be held at UNM’s Track and Field Stadium, the South lot is expected to experience heavy traffic on Friday, May 6th and Friday, May 13th.  Please allow for extra travel time and plan accordingly on those days.

South Lot Closed for Summer - May 13, 2016 at 7 p.m.

UNM Parking and Transportation Systems (PATS) would like to inform students, faculty, and staff that South Lot will close at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016. During this time, South lot permits will be honored in Q Lot where the shuttle service will continue throughout the summer. Regular service for South Lot will resume at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016.

See Map for the location of Q Lot (on University Blvd., South of Indian School Rd.). 

$5 Evening Flat Rate Now Available in Yale and Cornell Parking Structures

UNM Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) is pleased to announce the $5 Evening Flat Rate option is now available in the both Yale and Cornell parking structures.

In an effort to provide greater flexibility to those utilizing pay stations on campus, the Evening Flat Rate is available for use 7 days a week, between 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight) and costs $5 per use. The regular hourly rate option is still available in addition to the flat rate option in both structures.

Please note that this offer is not valid during special events.

See our flyer for more information.

Repositionable Sticker Permits

We would like to inform our customers that all new student parking permits will be in the form of a repositionable sticker. Please note that this sticker will re-adhere to your windshield if you move it between vehicles.

In order to properly display this permit, please follow these instructions:

  1. Peel the protective cover off the front of the permit.

  2. Place it on the lower left hand corner of your windshield (bottom of driver’s side).

  3. Make sure that the permit image is facing outward (this is the only way that the permit will adhere to the windshield).

  4. Please be aware of the disclaimer along the top of the permit: “Display of this permit constitutes an agreement to read and abide by the UNM Parking Regulations.” Copies are available here.

 If you have any questions about displaying this type of permit correctly, please feel free to contact our office at any time.

Come Visit Us!

Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) is located at the Welcome Center, just north of George Pearl Hall and the UNM Bookstore on Redondo Drive.  PATS is open 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Our representatives not only provide information on parking and transportation services, but also provide a broad range of information and assistance to campus visitors.    

PATS will validate parking for customers in the Cornell Visitor Structure. Customers visiting PATS' office can obtain a validation ticket from a parking attendant at the structure entrance.

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