Parking and shuttle services changes for March 20, 2019.

March 19, 2019

  • The Gold, Blue, and Green lines will be modified and will resume regular service on Thursday, March 21, at their usual time.
  • The Midtown Shuttle will be suspended.
  • There will be no shuttle service to Cypress, Ticon III, or the Broadway Building

In place of the normal shuttle routes and times, the health system’s on-campus shuttles are being re-labeled “Hospital” and “Ambulatory Care Clinic” on a temporary basis. All shuttles will stop at the Cancer Center on request. 

  • Service to the Hospital Loading dock will be provided from Lots 14, 16 and the Contractors lot from 5:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
  • Service to the ACC will be provided from Lots 14, 16 and the Contractors lot from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • A shuttle to/from the 39th street light rail station will run from 6-9 a.m., and 3-6 p.m. with drop off/pick up points at the Main Hospital and Ambulatory Care Clinic.
  • The Davis Shuttle will run its normal hours, but pick-up and drop-off will be in Lot 16 instead of the usual X Street transit stop.

Elk Grove Shuttle

Employees who live in the south area have the option of parking in a designated area at the RT Light rail stop at Consumnes River Blvd. and Franklin Blvd in Elk Grove, and being shuttled in to the campus by bus. Buses will complete 5 a.m. trips to UC Davis Health and 5 p.m. trips back to Elk Grove according to the schedule below, during the days of the strike. Buses will drop/pick up employees in Lot 16, where internal campus shuttle buses will provide transport to the hospital, Cancer Center and Ellison Building.

AM pick-up times (Elk Grove): 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45
PM pickup times (UCDH Lot 16): 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45      

Parking Structure 1 - Free parking after 5 p.m. and protected entry

Individuals who are working the evening shift, or overnight, can park in Parking Structure 1 for free, after 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Staff can enter from the gates at the rear of the garage, which will be open. Staff who take advantage of this option must leave the garage before 9 a.m. on Thursday morning.

A walled entryway will be created between Parking Structure 1 and the hospital building. This is to provide a barrier for people who would like to park closer to the hospital building and walk in without seeing any labor action. This protected entryway is one of several around the hospital building that have been set up for employees who are concerned about how to get from their car into the hospital itself.

Contractors’ Lot - Parking on campus, but away from the hospital building

For those who would rather not park in their usual location because of labor action concerns, the “contractors’ lot” south of 2nd Avenue and adjacent to Lot 16 will be open, secure and offering a low-key way to get into work. Internal campus shuttles will run every few minutes, taking employees to alternate entrances at the hospital and other key buildings. 

General Parking Options
Employees are encouraged to park in their normal parking lots. Employee Parking in Patient and Visitor Parking areas will be enforced to ensure adequate Parking for our Patients and their Visitors. Parking permits are required in all parking areas on campus.

Shuttle or bus schedule questions: Call 916-734-8630

Online Services and Parking Changes with Permit Renewal

July 18, 2018

By now everyone should have renewed their parking permit. If you did not renew, please proceed to our website to purchase a new permit here (Google Chrome works best). Those without a valid permit who park on campus are subject to citation.

What’s New with Parking?

Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) at the Medical Center is moving to License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology and we are no longer issuing physical permits. When you purchase your permit, you will need to provide your license plate number, the state of issuance, along with the make and model of your vehicle. Your license plate now serves as your permit. You can attach up to 3 vehicles to your permit. If more than one vehicle is on campus at the same time, the second vehicle identified may be cited.

ADA Placard Registration

All staff who park in ADA stalls are required to register their placard with PATS and have it assigned to their permit. If you are the owner of a valid ADA placard, please contact the Parking and Transportation office at 916-734-2687 to learn how. We are beginning this practice to reduce abuse, and do our best to ensure that all of our patients and staff members who really need the ADA stalls have access to them.

Online Services

Our online system is live and UC Davis Health staff, faculty and students can now manage their parking online. The following is a list of services that are available:

  • Permit Management
    • Purchase new permits
    • Print a “Notice of Virtual Permit” to display when parked at the Davis campus
    • Add/remove vehicles to/from your permit (up to 3 per permit)
  • Citation payment and appeal
  • Green Commuter – 1 Day Permit access and allocation
  • Carpool set up (temporary carpools please visit PATS office)
  • Update contact information

To manage your account, please visit our new online services website here. If you’re having trouble with the link, you can copy and paste the following URL into Chrome or FireFox: If you have questions or would like help navigating the site, please contact Parking and Transportation Services at 916-734-2687.

Virtual Permits on the Davis Campus - How they work

June 19, 2018

With Parking and Transportation’s transition to virtual permits, we are getting many questions around how UC Davis Health virtual permit holders will park at the Davis Campus. Here’s how it will work.

UCDH permit holders who park at the Davis campus on an infrequent basis are able to print a temporary “notice of virtual permit” from their account on the Parking and Transportation website. This notice can be displayed on the dashboard when parking at the Davis Campus and is valid for up to 30 days from the date printed. You must use a vehicle listed on the permit when parking at the Davis campus. The notice of virtual permit can be reprinted at any time. (

For UCDH permit holders who park at the main campus frequently, a long term notice of virtual permit, which is valid through June 30, 2019, is also available. To obtain the long term notice of virtual permit, please email with your name and license plate or employee ID number. Once the notice of virtual permit is ready for pick up, you will be emailed with instructions on where to pick it up.

If you have questions, please contact Parking and Transportation Services at 916-734-2687.

Carpool and Green Commuter Spaces Added

April 12, 2018

Carpools with three or more employees have previously been given reserved parking spaces, but our two person carpools have not.  That’s changing! As part of our effort to increase our carpools and reduce the number of drive alone vehicles, Parking & Transportation Services has created new reserved carpool parking. These spaces are open to everyone who carpools! Whether it’s a carpool with two, three or even four employees. We have also added some Green Commuter spaces that will require a displayed Green Commuter Permit for those days our Green Commuters just have to drive. Carpool and Green Commuter spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Twenty-two new carpool spaces have been installed in Lots 21, 18 and 12. They include carpool spaces for all size carpools and Green Commuter spaces for those days you have to drive alone and use the Green Commuter permit. Each space is marked, make sure to read the signs!  These new spaces are in addition to the 20 carpool and vanpool spaces currently at the Broadway Building.

Have you seen them? Have you used them?  If you’ve tried one out – send us a selfie so we know you have! Tag us on Facebook! @UCDHParking #carpoolsrule

As the new carpool spaces become successful, we will be expanding the program to additional lots. Currently we have outlined additional carpool spaces for Lot 14 and Lot 4.

We hear there has been some concern that this program is reducing parking spaces, but it shouldn’t worry anyone. Carpoolers have been parking in B spaces all along and these carpool spaces were added to B Lots.  Carpools are given these reserved priority locations as a benefit for choosing to share the commute rather than driving alone. We thank them for this effort!

Do you want to know how you can get into one of those spaces? Join a carpool! Don’t know where to begin? Contact our TDM Specialist! 

Sarah Janus (

New fare machines, app to save drivers time

March 28, 2018

Parking made easier

Get ready for some new technologies in parking areas around the Sacramento campus. Over the coming year, Parking and Transportation Services will be rolling out high-tech machines and smartphone apps to ease the parking payment process for employees, patients and visitors. It’s all designed to make things easier and more efficient for everyone who parks.

Starting March 28, drivers will see the new Parkeon machines in patient/visitor Lots 1, 3 and 8, and in employee Lots 14, 16, 18, and 25 (for those employees who pay by the day).

The technology requires you to pay by entering the car’s license plate number at the machine, with no need to then walk back to vehicle to place a ticket on the dashboard or windshield. Your license plate is your parking pass. The new system will print receipts upon request. However, no permit will be printed, and none need to be displayed.

Of course, it’s important to know or write down your license plate number before walking over to the parking machine. Parking officials emphasized that it’s important to enter the vehicle’s license plate number accurately or risk a citation. They also noted that all license plate information will remain within UC Davis Health and only used for payment purposes. It will not be shared with any other entities.

Whoosh! app turns smartphone into individual pay station

The new Parkeon pay-on-foot machines are just a first step.  Parking Services will soon launch a smartphone app for Android and iPhones called Whoosh!, which will enable drivers to create an account and pay for parking on their smartphones.  Within the next few weeks, motorists will be able to pay while walking from their car to the office or an appointment, or even pay for parking before arriving at their destination. In addition, the app allows drivers to easily add more time to the virtual “meter” without going back to the parking lot.

Virtual permits are coming, too

By June, the new parking technologies will also include virtual parking permits for employees instead of the traditional physical placards. The systems will be integrated for online ease-of-use, including paying or appealing citations.