Campus Parking COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

(Updated 7/1/20)

Please check the UC Berkeley Coronavirus information page for the latest news on the campus closure and note the following Parking & Transportation updates in regards to the Shelter-in-Place order:

Effective June 1, 2020, Parking Permits or Parking Fees will be required to park in campus parking facilities.

If you are a Payroll Deduction (WageWorks) participant, please read this alert.

 

PARKING

Parking Permits:
Customer Service:
  • The Parking & Transportation Customer Service office at 1995 University Ave, Suite 110, will gradually open beginning Monday 6/1/20 according to this summer schedule.  Please note that masks or face coverings will be required to be worn in the office, according to campus policy.
  • Please e-mail prktrans@berkeley.edu if possible as telephone support may not be widely available during the reopening.

Parking Fees:

Effective June 1, 2020, Parking Permits or Parking Fees will be required to park in campus parking facilities.

Employees on Payroll Deduction (WageWorks):

If you are a Payroll Deduction (WageWorks) participant, please read this alert.

  • Employees with a campus parking permit (e.g., 'C', 'F', 'H', etc.) were not charged from 3/17/20 through 6/30/20.  (Essential employees were charged for parking on campus during the month of June if they opted-in to keep their permit active.)
  • Employees with an AC Transit EasyPass were not charged from 3/17/20 until further notice, because AC Transit is currently providing free service.

Reminders for Employees on Payroll Deduction (WageWorks):

  • Parking permit and EasyPass fees are taken in arrears.  Employees are not deducted until the end of the payroll period in which their benefit was used.
  • WageWorks will not show payroll adjustments.  Employees can verify which deductions were or were not taken by viewing their pay stubs on UCPath.
  • Employees with non-campus parking or non-EasyPass orders will continue to be deducted.  These orders are directly fulfilled by WageWorks and include: WageWorks Debit MasterCard refills, transit value loads through Clipper Direct, direct payments to BART and other parking providers, etc.  Employees can place, modify, or cancel these orders through WageWorks.  The deadline to make changes for the August benefit month is Friday 7/10/20 at 9:00 pm.

Employees, Emeriti, and Visiting Scholars who paid up front for a campus parking permit or AC Transit EasyPass:

  • If you are renewing your permit, please bring your expired permit to our Customer Service office so we can determine the credit amount for unused time and charge the difference in price for a new permit.
  • If you are only seeking a refund, please wait for our office to contact you so we can make a telephone, Zoom meeting, or in-person appointment to process your refund as we are trying to limit non-essential trips to our office once it reopens.
  • EasyPasses are not being renewed at this time because AC Transit is currently providing free service.  We will provide a renewal update in late July.

Student Parking Permit Refunds:

  • Online Purchases: Students who purchased their parking permits online through My P&T Online began receiving prorated refunds in May. Refunds will be issued back to the credit card that was originally used to purchase the permit.  (If you no longer have the credit card that was originally used to purchase your permit, please see "In-Office Purchases" below.)  Due to the large number of refunds being issued, please allow through mid-July for refunds to be issued.
  • In-Office Purchases: Students who purchased their parking permits in-person from our Customer Service office will be contacted via e-mail (now expected to be the week of 7/6/20) to choose an appointment time via telephone or Zoom meeting so we can issue a prorated refund back to either the credit card that was originally used to purchase the permit or an alternative credit card.  (This accommodation is necessary as our staff will need to swipe, insert, or manually enter your credit card information into our payment terminals to process refunds.)

PARKING CITATIONS

Customer Service 

  • The Parking & Transportation Customer Service office at 1995 University Ave, Suite 110, will gradually open beginning Monday 6/1/20 according to this summer schedule.  Please note that masks or face coverings will be required to be worn in the office, according to campus policy.
  • Please e-mail ucappeal@berkeley.edu if possible as telephone support may not be widely available during reopening.

AC TRANSIT EASYPASSES

  • Employees and Visiting Scholars: please see the information above in "Parking".
  • Students:  AC Transit is not currently collecting fares (see below for details).  Lost, stolen, or defective EasyPasses can be replaced at our Customer Service office (please check our Summer Parking webpage for the current office hours).

TRANSIT:

Employees and students who choose to take public transportation to campus should confirm their transit agency's operational status at https://511.org/alerts/emergencies/coronavirus before departing.   This website includes information on fare collection, how to board, and whether face masks or coverings are required onboard.

BEAR TRANSIT (Campus Shuttles): 
Effective 08/24/2020, we will operate Bear Transit with service on the following lines.
Details on the line operations:
  • Hill Line (H-Line) will operate with 15-minute frequency. Please see this alert and schedule for arrival times. 
  • Perimeter (P-Line) will operate with the regular, 30 minute schedule.
  • NEW Reverse Perimeter via Southside (R-Line) will operate. Please see the new schedule for arrival times.
  • Central Campus (via Hearst) Line with 20-minute Frequency. Please use the regular C-Line schedule for arrival times.
  • Richmond Field, Campus Shared Services, and Northside/Southside Night Safety Lines will NOT operate until further notice.
AC Transit:
AC Transit is committed to serving riders needing to conduct essential business.
Please continue to stay informed by visiting their website, connecting via social media, or checking for eNews alerts.
BART:

Zipcar Adjustments: https://www.zipcar.com/press/newsroom/covid19

GIG CarShare Adjustments:  https://gigcarshare.com/gig4good/

Enterprise Rent-A-Car adjustments: https://www.enterprise.com/en/car-rental/deals/young-driver.html

FLIXBUS:

FlixBus returned to campus on June 25th with a modified schedule. 

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