The Transportation Fee component was instituted in support of parking and transportation services for the university. The fee provides busing and shuttle services to all students for intra- and inter-campus transportation.
The campus transportation system serves to make campus travel easy, convenient, and safe, with a primary aim to provide timely transportation that will decrease reliance and use of personal vehicles and support UB’s commitment to climate neutrality.
The following campus transportation services, which are free of charge to students, are supported by the transportation fee paid by each student. Many commuter students will park once in the morning and then use University transportation throughout the day.
Provides safe, timely and convenient transportation (bus and shuttle) services within and between UB’s campuses.
Provides and maintains sufficient, convenient, and safe parking for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Parking and Transportation Services (North Campus)
106 Spaulding Quad, 716-645-3943
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Information Booth (North Campus)
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
What is Zipcar? How do I sign up?
Zipcar is the world's largest car-sharing service. If you are 18+ you can sign up and have access to any of the Zipcars on campus. You may reserve a car for an hour or the day. Gas and insurance are included. Sign-up for Zipcar membership at http://www.zipcar.com/ub.
Spring Break is around the corner. Do you offer transportation to other cities?
Visit our website to learn about our Express Bus Home program to Binghamton, Syracuse, Albany and NYC. The Express Bus Home travels for spring break as well as winter and Thanksgiving break. It leaves from and returns to the North Campus to make your travel easy.
I own two vehicles. How do I obtain another permit/hangtag?
Each individual is allotted one permit. The permits are transferable between vehicles. To add another vehicle to a permit or change the vehicle information assigned to your permit, log into your permit account or email us.
I do not utilize the busing service. Why should I pay the transportation fee?
The fee pays for much more than our busing contract. It also pays for shuttle services, lot maintenance, lot safety patrols, Blue Light Safety Phones, snow removal, information booths, lot construction, shelters, etc.
If I can’t find a parking spot before my morning class, what can I do?
Make our Park and Ride Lots your first choice. On the North Campus, Park and Ride service is available from the Center for Tomorrow, Stadium, and Alumni parking lots. Shuttles run every 12-30 minutes with convenient drop offs at academic buildings and student apartment complexes.
Can I register for my permit online?
Students, faculty and staff, may register online for their permits Look under “Parking Permits” on our website menu. This will lead you to the E-Business Portal (Note: You will need your UBITName and password.)
How do I receive my parking permit?
A mailing option is available, but only when registering for the next year’s permit between April and August. Other times of the year, you can pick up your permit from 106 Spaulding Quad or 1Capen on the North Campus. You will need your UB Card or driver’s license when picking up the permit.
I need to pay for my parking permit? How much are permits?
A portion of the student’s Transportation Fee is designated for their permit. There is no additional cost to students. For faculty/staff members the cost is $9.65.
Where can I pay my tickets?
Online payments are accepted at on the Parking E-Business site. You may also pay tickets in person at 106 Spaulding Quad on the North Campus, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or at 1Capen, Capen Hall, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the North Campus. The parking offices will also accept credit card payments over the phone.
What should I do if I lose a ticket?
You can enter your license plate number into the E-Business Portal or call our office with your license plate number and we can find your ticket information.
How can I appeal my ticket?
The first step to appeal a ticket is to file a written appeal online at the Parking E-Business Portal, or in person at 106 Spaulding Quad or 1Capen. If needed, a second step in-person hearing may be requested to continue your appeal.
Where can my friend park on weekends?
Lots are not permit enforced on the weekends, but guests must abide by the normal parking rules which include overnight parking regulations, restricted handicap spaces, fire lanes, student apartment lots and service spaces. If your friend is visiting on a weekday, they may obtain a guest parking permit from 106 Spaulding Quad or 1Capen.
Do you provide transportation for shopping?
Our Mall/Market shuttle operates on Saturdays with an express market shuttle on Wednesdays. Students on the North and South Campuses can enjoy shopping at Tops, Wegmans, Walmart, Target and the Boulevard Mall.
What transportation is provided for the Downtown Campus?
The Blue Line Shuttle connects the Downtown and South Campuses. It operates 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. A schedule is available here.
Can I park at a meter?
Parking meters require payment 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday. Rates vary per location. Each meter is also a Parkmobile pay-by-cell space. Parking permits are not valid at meters. Report broken meters via the web or by calling 716-645-3943.