Where Your Transit and Parking Fees Go

Please note: Parking Enforcement budget is not included. TAPS assumed parking enforcement operations mid-fiscal year for 2023. Future versions will include Parking Enforcement budget data.

All information is subject to change without notice.


Fiscal Year 2022 (7/1/2021-6/30/2022)

Mandatory Student Transit Fee (Measure 73)

Fiscal Year 2022 Pie Chart for Student Transit Fee

Table with pie slice descriptors for FY 2022 Student Transit Fee pie chart

METRO (47%)

Flat fee paid monthly for student county-wide service.

Campus Transit (21%)

Payroll/benefits, bus maintenance, fuel, and other supplies

Return to Aid (15%)

Campus-wide, a portion of all collected campus fees is allocated to assist eligible financial aid recipients.

COVID Student Refunds (9%)

Refunded $73.49 of $107.92 student transit fees to all enrolled grad & undergrad students in Spring 2020 due to COVID Shelter in Place. Refund was assessed from TAPS in Spring 2022.

Disability Van Service (2%)*

Payroll/benefits, van maintenance, fuel, and other supplies.

 Equipment Depreciation (1%)

Funds set aside to replace equipment at the end of its useful life.

 Carryforward to Next Year (5%)

Balance carried forward to apply to following year's budget

*Central Campus contributes $200,000 annually to help subsidize this program

Parking Permit Fees

Fiscal Year 2022 Pie Chart for Parking Permit Fees

Table with pie slice descriptors for FY 2022 Parking Permit Fee pie chart

Operations (31%)

Sales Office, Main Entrance Kiosk, cash handling, policy development, information technology, customer service, and marketing & outreach

Budget, Grants & Project Management (21%)

Resource allocation, 10-year planning, and capital projects

Transportation Demand Management (11%)

Vanpool, faculty/staff bus passes, Emergency Ride Home program, Bike Shuttle, carpools

Parking Lot Maintenance (7%)

Striping, sign updates, landscaping, repairs, and equipment replacement 

Debt Service (6%)

Loan payments for Kresge, Coastal Science Campus & East Remote parking

Event Parking Support (5%)

Staff scheduling, vendor consultation, and event planning

 Carryforward to Next Year (18%)

Balance carried forward to apply to following year's budget


Fiscal Year 2023 - Projected (7/1/2022-6/30/2023)

Mandatory Student Transit Fee (Measure 73)

Fiscal Year 2023 Pie Chart for Student Transit Fee

Table with pie slice descriptors for FY 2023 Student Transit Fee pie chart

METRO (47%)

Flat fee paid monthly for student county-wide service.

Campus Transit (25%)

Payroll/benefits, bus maintenance, fuel, and other supplies

Return to Aid (18%)

Campus-wide, a portion of all collected campus fees is allocated to assist eligible financial aid recipients.

Working Capital (10%)

Electric bus savings fund. TAPS currently has ~$1.2M saved. One electric bus costs ~$1.035M.

 Equipment Depreciation (1%)

Funds set aside to replace equipment at the end of its useful life.

Disability Van Service (0%)*

Disability Van Service for FY 2023 was covered by carryforward from FY 2022.

*Central Campus contributes $200,000 annually to help subsidize this program

Parking Permit Fees

Fiscal Year 2023 Pie Chart for Parking Permit Fees

Table with pie slice descriptors for FY 2023 Parking Permit Fee pie chart

Operations (21%)

Sales Office, Main Entrance Kiosk, cash handling, policy development, information technology, customer service, and marketing & outreach

Parking Lot Maintenance (24%)

Striping, sign updates, landscaping, repairs, and equipment replacement 

  Budget, Grants & Project Management (23%)

Resource allocation, 10-year planning, and capital projects

Transportation Demand Management (9%)

Vanpool, faculty/staff bus passes, Emergency Ride Home program, Bike Shuttle, carpools

Debt Service (6%)

Loan payments for Kresge, Coastal Science Campus & East Remote parking

Working Capital (6%)

Funds saved for future capital projects (e.g. parking lot paving/maintenance, planning studies, new technology projects)

  Event Parking Support (4%)

Staff scheduling, vendor consultation, and event planning

 Carryforward to Next Year (8%)

Balance carried forward to apply to following year's budget