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COVID-19: Transit and Parking Updates

March 19, 2020
Dear Campus Community,
 
UC Merced’s Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) is making several changes to campus parking and bus transit, to be responsive to rapidly changing conditions and out of concern for our community’s health and well-being.
 
CatTracks will continue to operate regular service through Friday, March 20. Spring break routes for March 21-27 are available on the TAPS website. TAPS will continually assess CatTracks and Route UC services, and will update you if circumstances change.
 
TAPS has also made several changes to parking payments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
 
  • Faculty, staff and graduate students on a payroll deduction plan who will not come to campus during the pandemic can go to the TAPS website and complete the “Payroll Cancellation” form. Once completed, the cancellation form should be emailed to TAPS to deactivate parking permissions and corresponding payroll deductions.
 
  • Graduate students who have prepaid with cash, check or charge should email TAPS and elect to cancel their current parking permit. The refunded amount will be the prorated balance from the date of the request.
 
  • Faculty, staff and graduate students who elect to reinstate existing parking permissions prior to July 1 should contact TAPS to reactivate parking and reinstate payroll deductions.
 
  • Until further notice, TAPS will suspend permit requirements for undergraduate/commuter students.
 
Current, valid permits of students who prepaid will be canceled. The monthly rate for undergraduate parking for AY 2019-20 is equivalent to $33 per month, and students will be refunded $50 for April 1 through May 15 (minus any outstanding parking citations posted to a student’s record). Refunds will be made directly to the student’s account/bill. Please do not visit the TAPS office to process parking refunds.
 
Please contact TAPS at taps@ucmerced.edu or 209-228-8277 with questions regarding transportation and parking services.
 
For the latest UC Merced COVID-19 updates, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the Emergency Management COVID-19 website .
 
Thank you,
 
UC Merced TAPS