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Parking and Transportation

Commuting Options for Employees Returning to Campus

Daily Decision Parking

Daily Decision lots are a convenient and cheap alternative to an annual parking permit. 

Annual Permits Available as of 4/1/21

Transit and Commuter Program Options

Transportation Services manages the commuting, parking, and inter-campus travel demands of Cornell University. Services include Campus-to-Campus motorcoach travel; fleet car rentals and leasing for business-related needs; department-owned vehicle repair and detailing; and transit pass, parking, and compliance program administration.

Parking Links

Getting Around/Transit and Commuting Program Links

C2C, Fleet, and Delivery Services Links

Transportation Forms

  • Expanded Daily Decision

    Low-cost Parking Options Using Parkmobile

    Transportation Services introduced a pilot Daily Decision program in August 2020, giving commuters access to low-cost, short-term options to meet their occasional parking needs. This program, using the Parkmobile app, provides community members greater flexibility than a traditional annual or semester permit, coupled with the convenience of contactless self-service.

    The original Daily Decision Parkmobile zones were located only on the periphery of the campus; due to overwhelming requests from faculty, staff, and students, we are expanding the program to additional parking lots. This expansion allows commuters to manage their mobility needs based on their work and class schedules, the weather, personal circumstances, or other factors that may change from one day to the next.

    Visit the  Daily Decision page to learn more about parking options, prices, and locations, and visit to download the app, create an account, and park.

  • Student Permit Sales 2021-2022

    Student Purchase Opens on August 15, 2021.

    Annual permits and bus passes for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available for purchase at beginning August 15, 2021. Permits will be valid at the time of purchase until August 31, 2022.

    Students are required to link at least one of their vehicles to their permit at the time of sale and can print a temporary permit to display on their vehicle dash until their hangtag arrives via US mail. 

    Regular parking enforcement resumed January 18, 2021.

  • Parking Compliance Policy

    Permit and Payment Requirements Enforced

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the phased campus reactivation, Transportation Services did not automatically renew parking permits that expired at the end of June 2020. Faculty and staff returning to in-person work are encouraged to visit to check their permit and vehicle information before parking, as restrictions are enforced throughout campus. Fine-due citations are issued in response to permit and payment requirement violations.

    Commuters should take time to examine their transportation options, especially if they require only limited, occasional access to campus.