About TAPS

    Mission Statement

  • Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) supports the University's mission by providing access to UC Santa Cruz, acting as fiscal stewards, and managing the sustainable planning, design, and operation of safe and equitable bicycle/pedestrian programs, transit services, parking, and other transportation-related needs.

  • Vision

  • TAPS is dedicated to being innovative, sustainable, and customer-focused providers of access to UC Santa Cruz.

  • 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 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (map of location). Those needing to purchase any type of permit after 4:00 p.m. can do so at the TAPS Parking Sales Office in the H Barn until 5:00 p.m.

    Students may not purchase permits at the kiosk.

  • Advisory Committee on Campus Transportation and Parking

  • The Advisory Committee on Campus Transportation and Parking (ACCTP) reviews policies, plans, capital improvement projects, and both existing and proposed transportation, parking, and circulation programs and services for the UCSC main campus, 2300 Delaware Avenue, and the Coastal Science Campus. The committee should also be engaged in discussions about the transportation-related services at other campus-owned facilities and satellite campuses. Their primary objective is to recommend a sustainable funding model that a) ensures adequate support of programs, services and infrastructure to provide access to campus-owned facilities and b) aligns with campus goals related to sustainability and the limits imposed on campus by the Long Range Development Plan (LRDP).

    Guidance documents include long range development plans, major and minor capital improvement programs, sustainability plans, climate action plans, agreements with Santa Cruz City and County, mitigation monitoring programs, and applicable University, regional, state, and federal policies and regulations. 

    The committee will advise on annual updates to the 10-Year Parking Plan and 5-Year Transit Plan, and associated fee and fare proposals necessary to support those Plans.

    Staff to the Committee will provide data and analysis to inform decision-making, such as traffic counts, mode split data, parking utilization, transit ridership trends, survey results, and budget documents.

    Committee membership, 2023-24:
    Clement Stokes, Associate Vice Chancellor, Risk & Safety Services (Chair)
    Katie Ritchey, Representative, SAB
    Erin Johnson, Representative, Staff at-large
    Bill Sokol, Director, Capital Planning and Space Management
    Troy Lawson, Director, Costing, Planning and Budget
    Jeremy Hourigan, Faculty Senate Committee on Planning and Budget
    Yat Li, Faculty Senate Committee on Faculty Welfare
    Faculty at-large, Vacant
    Paul Wintz, Representative, Graduate Student
    Jonathan Goren, Representative, Undergraduate Student
    Jay Shepherd, Representative, Undergraduate Student