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2016-17 Permit Information

2017-2018 Parking and Transportation Overview

Residents – Students living on campus

Highlights for 2017-2018

  • Parking Structure 3 (PS3) opens late September 2017. 
  • Main campus permit sales will be limited until PS3 opens. 
  • South Campus permits available as Housing overflow parking.   
  • Sunday transit service for residents parking at South Campus.
  • "AP" zones will be renamed "OZ" zones (Overflow Zone).  OZ will provide overflow parking for Main Campus permits. 

Permit Options

  • Alumni Square Garage (AS) - $240/yr (sales limited)
  • Premium Housing (H1-H4) - $220/yr (sales limited)
  • Non-Premium Housing (H5-H9) - $110/yr (sales limited)
  • South Campus Housing (SC) - $50/yr
  • Health Sciences Access (HSA) - $30/yr (for parking in Medical Center gated lot; must be enrolled in Nursing School or DPT)

Carless program – For residents who choose to leave their cars at home

  • Students enrolled in the Carless program receive discounts on transportation services provided, such as free access to GObg public transit, discounted enrollment to the Enterprise CarShare program, and discounts on airport shuttle service.

Commuters – Students living off campus

Highlights for 2017-2018

  • Parking Structure 3 (PS3) opens late September 2017. 
  • Main campus permit sales will be limited until PS3 opens. 
  • South Campus permits available as Commuter overflow parking.  Park and Ride service provided by the White Line every 6 minutes during peak service. 
  • FREE Commuter parking available at the Downtown Garage located at 8th Ave and College Street next to the Hot Rods Stadium.  Park and Ride service provided by the Red Line every 10 minutes during peak service. 
  • "AP" zones will be renamed "OZ" zones (Overflow Zone).  OZ will provide overflow parking for Main Campus permits. 

Permit options

  • Alumni Square Garage (AC) - $200/yr (sales limited)
  • Main Campus Commuter (C1) - $100/yr  (sales limited)
  • South Campus Park and Ride (C2) - $50/yr
  • Health Sciences (HS) - $130/yr (for parking in Medical Center gated lot; must be enrolled in Nursing School or DPT)
  • Health Sciences Access (HSA) - $30/yr (for parking in Medical Center gated lot; must be enrolled in Nursing School or DPT)

Faculty/Staff – Employees of the University that are not full time students

Highlights for 2017-2018

  • Expanded FS2 parking on Avenue of Champions. 
  • "AP" zones will be renamed "OZ" zones (Overflow Zone).  OZ will provide overflow parking for Main Campus permits.
  • FREE parking available at the Downtown Garage located at 8th Ave and College Street next to the Hot Rods Stadium.  Park and Ride service provided by the Red Line every 10 minutes during peak service.  
  • Due to how Housing permits are managed, faculty/staff permits are not honored in Housing lots.

Permit Options

  • Reserved Parking (R) - $655/yr (sales limited)
  • Gated Parking (GH & GR) - $400/yr (sales limited)
  • Alumni Square Garage (AS) - $240/yr (sales limited)
  • Premium Parking (FS1 & FS2) - $220/yr (sales limited)
  • Non-Premium Parking (FS3) - $100/yr
  • South Campus Park and Ride (C2) - $50/yr
  • Health Sciences (HS) - $130/yr (for parking in Medical Center gated lot; must be associated with Nursing School or DPT)
  • Health Sciences Access (HSA) - $30/yr (for parking in Medical Center gated lot; must be associated with Nursing School or DPT)

Public Parking

  • Public Pay Lots – Four public parking lots are available on campus; Alumni Square Garage, Chestnut Street North Lot, Regents Pay Lot, Diddle South Lot. 
  • Meters – Meters are distributed throughout campus for short term parking.
  • Visitor Permits – Visitor permits are available at the PTS office.
  • South Campus – Free parking for visitors is available at Campbell Lane.  Check in required at the PTS office.

Topper Transit

Highlights for  2017-2018

  • Sunday Shuttle – Sunday transit service to Main Campus for residents parking at South Campus.
  • Red Line serves Russellville Rd West and Downtown Parking Garage. 

Transit Route Overview

  • White Line – Weekdays service connects Main Campus and South Campus.  Includes stops on Creason.
  • Sunday Shuttle – Sunday service to Main Campus for residents parking at South Campus.
  • Red Line – Weekday service connects Main Campus with downtown Bowling Green.  Includes stops on Center Street and Russellville Rd/Morgantown Rd.
  • Green Line – Evening service connects Main Campus with South Campus and off-campus shopping centers.
  • SGA Safe Ride – Late night service connects Main Campus with downtown Bowling Green and Campbell Lane off-campus housing.
  • NextBus – Use NextBus to track when the next bus will arrive at your bus stop.

Additional Services

  • Disability Parking – A WKU disability parking permit is required to park in disability spaces on the WKU campus.  Disability parking permits are issued at the PTS office.
  • Paratransit Service – Curb to curb service for faculty, staff and students with disabilities.
  • GObg – PTS sells semester passes for GObg, Bowling Green’s Public Transit system.
  • Enterprise Car Share – Members rent vehicles parked on campus by the hour.
  • Airport Shuttle – Shuttle service to the Nashville International Airport (BNA).
  • Motorcycle Parking – Motorcycles and scooters must be registered with PTS.
  • Bicycle Parking – Bicycles must be parked at designated bike racks.

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 Last Modified 3/24/17