Daily Decision Parking Option
Daily Decision ExpandedNew, low-cost, Daily Decision short-term parking options are available to meet occasional parking needs.
Make Parking a Daily Decision
We at Transportation Services understand that a number of employees plan to continue their flexible- or remote-work arrangements, lessening the demand for annual permit parking.
Flexible, Economical, Self-Service Parking Option
In order to accommodate the “new normal,” Cornell University is piloting a Daily Decision parking option. Beginning August 2020, community members who need only occasional access to campus can opt to use ParkMobile to purchase a low-cost, virtual parking permit for as little as $1 a day ($.65 plus the Parkmobile fee of $.35) in select zones.
Download the ParkMobile App: Set up a parking account with at least one license plate and a method of payment. Accounts can also be set up online at ParkMobile.io.
Park: Low-Cost Daily Decision parking is located all around campus, including the Hoy Road parking garage. All other ParkMobile zones are charged at the normal hourly or daily rate.
Pay: Start a parking session using the mobile app, website, or by calling the 800 number posted on the sign.
Go: That's it! Parking sessions in most zones can be extended 15 minutes before expiration.
In addition to Daily Decision parking, faculty and staff can continue to take advantage of free, county-wide public transit using TCAT, reduced-fee RideShare permit options, discounted Ithaca Carshare memberships, and more.
For additional assistance, contact Transportation Services to schedule an appointment with a Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) ambassador.
Daily Decision Frequently Asked Questions
When did the pilot program begin?
The Daily Decision ParkMobile pilot began in August 2020, and was expanded in October in response to community demand.
How is Daily Decision parking different from other short-term options?
Is Daily Decision only for faculty and staff?
Are other current ParkMobile zones being reduced in price?
Will the price for Daily Decision ParkMobile zones increase?
Will I be able to use my annual parking permit in a Daily Decision lot?
Unless signed otherwise, Parkmobile zones are generally available for both permit and mobile-payment parking. Please review the permit and payment restrictions posted at the entrance to the lot.