Parking & Transportation is an ever growing need for student groups and general student life— including parking pass prices, parking lot availability, busses and shuttles, the taxi program, bike racks, and ZipCar®. Projects & Services works closely with University Parking & Transportation to continually improve options available to students on campus.
Resources and Frequently Asked Questions
I have a problem with parking my car, who should I contact?
All parking related issues should go directly to University Parking. George Guider is the supervisor or River Campus Parking; the parking offices are located near Entrance I in Fauver Stadium.
I want to rent chartered busses for an event, how do I do this?
If you need bussing for your student organization, contact Beverly Buscemi in the Ruth Merrill Center at (585) 276-3717. For all other bussing requests, click here.
I have a complaint or suggestion for improving Parking & Transportation at UR, who should I contact?
We thrive on student tips! Shoot our committee an email on the Feedback Page by selecting “Ideas for New Campus Projects” from the category menu, we really appreciate your input.
Resources for Student Travel
New Taxi Discounts for River Campus Students
One way TO or FROM River Campus:
|Greyhound Bus Station||$10.00|
|Greece Ridge Mall||$20.00|
More information available here.
|STUDENT ADVANTAGE||Student Advantage, the best way to get discounts on travel, hotel, restaurant, clothing, food, health products and school supplies for students. Check out the list of affiliated vendors that offer discounts with the Student Advantage by going online to www.studentadvantage.com Register online for a one, two, three or four year membership.|
|AMTRAK TRAIN SERVICE||At only 2.8 miles from the University, Rochester has its own Amtrak Train Depot at 320 Central Avenue downtown. Amtrak honors the Student Advantage program offering a 15 % discount for travel for any student with a current membership. For more information on routes, rates and services call 1-800-872-7245 or email www.amtrak.com and plan your route and book online.|
|ROCHESTER TRAILWAYS CHARTERS||Only 2.4 miles from the University, Rochester Trailways Charter Bus depot is located at 187 Midtown Plaza, Rochester, NY. There are several direct routes to major cities in New York state. For more information on routes and rates call 1-800-776-7548, or email www.trailwaysny.com and plan your route and get rates online. Trailways offers a 15 % discount to any student with a current Student Advantage membership.|
|GREYHOUND CHARTERS||Also located at 187 Midtown Plaza in the same booth with Trailways and RGRTA, Greyhound provides coast to coast transportation. Greyhound also offers a 15% discount on walk up fares and online reservations for students with the Student Advantage membership. To book online go to www.greyhound.com. To make reservations or inquire about routes and fares call 1-800-231-2222.|
|ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT||Rochester International Airport (ROC), located just off Brooks Avenue, is only 3.2 miles from the University of Rochester. Rochester International houses 9 separate airlines that fly all over the world. To book flights to and from the Rochester International Airport you can use Air Canada, AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Northwest, United and U.S. Airways. Log onto http://www.monroecounty.gov/airport-index.php for more information on the airport, airlines and other services offered. Students with the Student Advantage membership can discover deep discounts on flights through Orbits, Cheap Tickets, and other travel booking sites.|
|The local public bus system in Rochester houses its information booth in Midtown plaza at the Greyhound/Trailways booth. You can also access their website for more information about routes, rates and times at www.rgrta.org. If you need personal assistance with answering questions or guidance you can also reach RGRTA Customer Service at 585-288-1700.|
|MY BUS HOME||My Bus Home will arrange one-way and round trip transportation for the 2012-2013 academic breaks in private, fully insured motor coach buses with restrooms, DVD and Wi-Fi. The buses pick up on campus and go to/from a central location in: Easton, PA; Bridgewater, NJ; New York City, NY (Penn Station); Ludlow, MA and Newton, MA. Maximum occupancy is 50 students per bus. A minimum of 25 students is required.|