About TAPS


    Mission Statement

  • Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) supports the University mission of academics, research and public service by providing and managing access to UC Santa Cruz and overseeing the planning, design and operation of the facilities and programs associated with parking, transit services, and bicycle/pedestrian circulation.

  • Parking Permit Sales - Hours and Locations

  • TAPS Sales Office 
    The TAPS Parking Sales Office is open Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm.
    The Sales Office is located in the H Barn on the lower campus (map of location).
    Phone: 831/459-4543
    Email: tapssales@ucsc.edu

    Main Entrance Kiosk
    TAPS staff sell daily permits to visitors and employees at the Main Entrance Kiosk from 7:00am–1:00pm Monday through Friday, as well as issue pre-paid permits and provide directions (map of location). From 1:00pm–4:00pm student employees at the Kiosk issue pre-paid permits to guests, and provide information and directions. Those needing to purchase any type of permit after 1:00pm can do so at the TAPS Parking Sales Office in the H Barn. The Kiosk closes at 4:00pm, but the Sales Office remains open until 5:00pm.

    Students may not purchase permits at the kiosk.

  • Transportation Advisory Committee

  • The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) advises the Director of Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) on issues pertaining to transportation, parking and circulation and the implementation of the Transportation Element of the campus’ Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) and other transportation-related campus documents, including those pertaining to transit services and the expenditure of Student Transit Fees.

    Click on the links below to view the TAC meeting minutes for the month listed in each link.

    June 2013

    November 2013

    December 2013

    January 2014

    May 2014