Updates regarding parking and transportation at CSU will be posted here as they become available. For information on other CSU services, please visit CSU’s COVID-19 information page.

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How will COVID impact getting around our campuses?

We are working with all university partners to evaluate mobility on and across our campusesWe are following university, county, state and federal guidance and public health orders. 

Do I need to pay to park on campus?

A valid CSU parking permit or hourly payment in a designated hourly space is required to park on Main, South or Foothills Campus.

Permits can be purchased online, over the phone or in office Monday-Friday 7:30 am – 4 pm.

Are there flexible permit options?

Yes, permits are available in a variety of options beyond annual and semester permits to meet the varying needs of our customers, including: 

  • Flexible semester and annual permit options for three-day-a-week (Mon/Wed/Fri or Tue/Wed/Thu) and two-day-a-week (Tue/Thu, Mon/Wed, and/or Wed/Fri) configurations
  • Virtual daily permits
  • Hourly parking to accommodate short visits on campus with $1.00 hourly parking near Moby Arena (lot 197) or $1.50 hourly parking on Foothills campus. 
  • Daily scratch-off permits are being offered at a discount price through 4/1/22 for Students, faculty and staff only. Pricing not eligible for department permit purchases and limit of 50 per customer.
    • $10 for 1-9 permits
    • $9 for 10-19 permits
    • $8 for 20-29 permits
    • $7 for 30+ permits
  • Monthly permit 
  • Shared permits: If customers want to share a permit, they can purchase a permit under one person’s name and account and plan with a friend or co-workers on how they will alternate visits to campus. A permit only allows one vehicle to be on campus at any given time so a shared permit requires careful planning by the permit holder to ensure the permit is not misused resulting in a citation that will be placed on their account as the responsible permit holder. A customer can add or remove vehicles from their account as needed. 

How will this change the way customers pay for parking? 

Daily, weekly, monthly, semester and annual parking permits are all available to purchase online.  A new two or three-month installment payment option is available for students using their student account to pay for a parking permit.  

The ParkMobile app has replaced Way-to-Park as the hourly parking vendor on our campuses. Way-to-Park is no longer an available hourly payment option. ParkMobile signs are available in the parking areas for quick reference. 

How are you handling the increased demand for parking permits? 

We expect a shift in commuter behavior that may increase staff, students and visitors driving their own vehicles to campus. We will continue to monitor to understand if there is an impact to parking occupancy.  

We recently added parking to the south side of Hughes Way, converted lot 475 east of Meridian Avenue to commuter parking and opened lot 412 and lot 440 to mixed use (hourly or permit are allowable options in these designated lots). 

Can I still rent vehicles through Transportation Services?

Yes, our Transportation Services office is open at 201 W Pitkin and vehicles are available for rent.  For rental questions please call our office at 970-491-0016. 

What precautions should I take when using a university vehicle for work trips?

Each employee must use hand sanitizer when they enter the vehicle and periodically during the shift.  Employees must wear a non-medical, cloth face covering when in a vehicle containing more than one person. Windows should be open to improve ventilation, and employees should disinfect all frequently touched surfaces of the vehicle at the end of each day.

Is the Around the Horn Shuttle operating?  

The Around the Horn CSU shuttle is operating every 10 minutes, Monday – Saturday. Due to construction on campus near the Shepardson building, the southbound Horn will be on detour and will not travel south on Libbie Coy; stop # 1584 (Libbie Coy & A) will not be serviced.

View The Horn’s schedule and map at ridetransfort.com/routes/horn.

How is the Transfort system impacted?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Fort Collins’ transit agency, Transfort, has implemented temporary service levels, resulting in some route suspensions and service reductions. View a complete list of temporary service adjustments here. For the most up-to-date info on each route, click the “Exceptions” tab when viewing the route timetable on Transfort’s website (ridetransfort.com). 

Due to Covid-19, the South Transit Center is closed to the public. Fares are temporarily suspended and Transfort has implemented temporary service levels. Masks covering the nose and mouth are required on buses.

How are Regional Buses Impacted? 

  • The Flex bus from Fort Collins to Loveland/Longmont/Boulder is operating (schedule).
  • The Poudre Express from Fort Collins to Windsor/Greeley is operating (schedule).
  • The Bustang North Line from Fort Collins to Denver Union Station is operating under a modified schedule under state and local public health orders with six departures daily Monday-Friday and two departures on Saturday/Sunday/Holiday. Passengers will be required to wear their own mask for the duration of the trip. 
  • The Bustang Rams Route (serving the CSU campus) resumed operation in August 2021, with service to/from the CSU campus (schedule).
  • Please visit Bustang’s website (ridebustang.com) for fare information, schedules and info on Bustang’s other lines around the state.

Will the CSU ski bus (“SkiSU”) be impacted for the 2021-22 season?

The SkiSU bus offers tickets for 40 students and 14 employees on each of our 12 trips for the 2021-22 season, beginning in January 2022. Passengers will be required to wear masks while on board the bus. View trips and purchase tickets at skisu.colostate.edu.

I’m not sure I want to use Transit; what are alternatives for accessing campus?

Open-air forms for transportation including bicycling, longboarding, and walking to reduce exposure in confined transportation options. The City of Fort Collins Low-Stress Bicycle network provides information about routes with few cars, safe street crossings, and wayfinding to CSU (link: https://www.fcgov.com/bicycling/fort-collins-bike-network). 

Parking and Transportation Services staff are available for one-on-one video or phone Travel Training sessions (learn about all your options from home to campus). Employees can schedule a Travel Training with Aaron Fodge at aaron.fodge@colostate.edu and students can schedule a Travel Training with Erika Benti at Erika.benti@colostate.edu 

Which shared modes are currently available to me?

E-scooter and E-bikes

SPIN e-scooters and e-bikes are available on campus and throughout Fort Collins. Unlock via the SPIN app.

Zipcar

Zipcars are available on campus at the following locations: 

800 West Plum St – Lot 180   
Aggie Village    
International House   
Westfall Hall Lot    

See car availability in real-time and register for $25 in your first year at https://www.zipcar.com/universities/colorado-state-university (memberships available to CSU students, employees and members of the public).

Car Rental 

Cars are available for rent to CSU employees at Transportation Services. 

What precautions should I take if I plan to carpool to CSU?

Carpooling remains a worthwhile commuting strategy, especially for employees and students with a long commute, or as an alternative to a more crowded mode. Please use the following guidelines for your carpool commute: 

  • Remember that employees must log into the symptom screening self-monitoring website and may not travel if they have COVID-19 symptoms (https://safety.colostate.edu/return-to-work-on-a-campus/) 
  • Practice hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, including thorough hand-washing immediately before and after your commute. 
  • Wear a cloth face covering.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly (for example, the steering wheel, gear shift, door frame/handles, windows, radio/temperature dials, and seatbelt buckles). 
  • Improve the ventilation in the vehicle if possible (for example, open the windows or set the air ventilation/air conditioning on non-recirculation mode). 
  • Limit carpools to no more than one person per row of seats to create as much physical distance as possible in the car; sit diagonally, if possible.