When are parking permits required?
Parking permit required at all times.
In addition, the following parking areas are enforced 24 hours per day.
- Red Curbs/Fire Lanes
- 15 Minute Time Zones
- Service/Maintenance Zones
- Loading Zones/White and Yellow curbs
- Disabled Permit Parking Stalls
Why do I have to pay for parking?
Under state law, all parking on university campuses is subject to the payment of a fee. The parking program is fully self-supporting; there are no tax payer funds used to fund the parking program. Your purchase of a parking permit enables the University to build and maintain the lots, provide frequent patrols to parked vehicles, and purchase supplies and equipment necessary to operate the program.
My friend is leaving campus. Can I use his/her permit?
No. Quarterly parking permits are non-transferable. Quarterly parking permits are valid only when purchased online.
What can I do about a Parking Violation Notice?
You may pay or contest any parking violation notice within 21 days from the issuance date.
What do I do if I lock my keys in my car or if my car won't start?
All persons having a valid parking permit are eligible to receive motorist assistance. This assistance includes battery jumps and vehicle unlocks. Dial 3070 from any Code Blue emergency phone and a parking officer will be dispatched as soon as possible.
We are sorry, but we can not unlock vehicles with electric door locks, or windows.
I don't want to drive to campus. Are there any alternatives?
Consider commuting by bus, bicycle, or foot. Discounted Foothill Transit passes may be purchased at the ASI Games Room located at the Bronco Student Center, Building 35. Some restrictions apply. Bus schedules are available at the Rideshare Office located in the Police and Parking Services Building 109, room 130. Faculty, staff, and students may request a complimentary FREE round-trip ticket to try the Metrolink train. All students receive a 10% discount when they purchase their ticket at any Metrolink station.
What if I take my friend to work/school?
Faculty and Staff:
As long as you carpool 51% of the total trip together from your home to the worksite it is considered a valid carpool per AQMD compliance rules. Please see the Rideshare Office for complete policy and procedure and a Rideshare application.
See the policy and procedures for the Student Rideshare Program.
Why can't hybrid vehicles be counted the same as electric vehicles or qualify for some AVR credit, or as a single person carpool?
A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that is powered using both electric and gasoline-powered motors. Emissions from hybrid electric motor vehicles may also have substantially lower emissions than conventionally powered motor vehicles. However, because they are fueled by gasoline, instead of an alternative fuel, they do not qualify to receive any credit at this time.
Qualifying vehicles must be 100% electric (i.e., ZEV - zero emission vehicles). While the hybrid vehicles currently offered in California are very clean vehicles, they do fall short of electric vehicles (EV's) and alternative fuel vehicles in several key areas. ZEV's offer significant reductions over hybrids and these emission rates improve over time due to the fact that hybrids produce more emissions as they age.
Hybrids will never be true zero-emission vehicles because of their internal combustions engine. Currently, only ZEV's qualify for AVR credit.
Why is my motorcycle not counted as a carpool, since it can use the carpool lanes and uses less fuel than a passenger vehicle?
Motorcycles are permitted by federal law to use HOV lanes, even though they typically carry only one passenger. The reason is that allowing motorcycles to use HOV lanes keeps them moving, and it is considered safer to keep two-wheel vehicles moving than it is to have them traveling in start-and-stop traffic conditions. The federal law allowed individual states to override this provision, if they determine that there is an inherent safety risk by allowing motorcycles to use HOV lanes. Initially, the State of California did not allow motorcycles in HOV lanes. That changed with legislation passed in 1998, permitting motorcycles to use HOV lanes.
While most motorcycles may use less fuel, they actually produce more air pollution than many passenger vehicles. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) reports that motorcycles now produce up to 15 times the emissions per mile as the average new car or light-duty truck. CARB has enacted a two-tier emission standard that is to be met by manufacturers in 2004 and 2008. The EPA reports that motorcycles produce more harmful emissions per mile than driving a car or even a large sport utility vehicle (SUV) and adopted, in December 2003, national standards for motorcycle exhaust emissions.
Simply put, motorcycles are allowed to use HOV lanes for safety, not because they are less polluting.
What time can I arrive to campus and participate in the Rideshare program?
All Faculty and Staff Rideshare participants must arrive to campus between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Please see the Rideshare Policy for more information.