University of Michigan Parking & Transportation Services

The PTS Department provides parking and transportation services to employees, students, departments and visitors at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campuses. We operate and maintain more than 27,000 parking spaces, provide campus bus service 360 days a year with roughly 60 buses serving 12 routes, maintain a fleet of approximately 1,000 vehicles of various types and uses, and offer vanpools and other alternative transportation options available to the campus community.

July 2016 F&O Organizational Changes

Material and moving services, inventory, and waste management services are now combined with Parking and Transportation Services. Read more details on the July 2016 F&O Organizational changes.

Website updates are coming soon. In the meantime, please use the following links for contacts and information:

What's New

Move-In 2016

Posted: 08/30/2016

With this year's Student Move-In community members can expect changes to the usual traffic and parking patterns. Move-In 2016 will take place Wednesday, August 31 through Friday, September 2. The campus community should also anticipate increased traffic and rerouting on Tuesday, August 30th, as preparations for Move-In get underway. The increased traffic this activity brings may create traffic delays and will necessitate parking space closures and alterations to the city and U-M transit systems. The following information is provided to assist in planning for this annual activity.

Street Adjustments

With the cooperation of the City of Ann Arbor, some streets

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Plan Ahead When Taking the Bus this Fall

Posted: 08/25/2016

With increased campus enrollment, please make sure to plan ahead when riding university buses. Leave yourself at least 30 minutes prior to the start of class. The ride from North to Central Campus (Pierpont to CCTC) is about 10 minutes during peak times. Trips that depart North Campus 20 minutes before class times are most crowded.

Download this flyer for tips and more information.

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TheRide to Provide More Service Improvements on August 28

Posted: 08/15/2016

After introducing the biggest expansion of bus service in the greater Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area since 1979 this past May, the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) will be implementing even more service improvements starting Sunday, August 28. The August, 2016 fixed-route and paratransit service improvements are part of TheRide's Five-Year Transportation Improvement Program approved by voters and continue TheRide's promise to create more ways for citizens to connect with jobs, school, appointments, shopping, and family and friends.

The August, 2016 improvements include a new route, 61 (Airport - Avis Farms), which will provide service between the office parks near

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Night Owl Bus Route Discontinued

Posted: 07/27/2016

The Night Owl bus route will be discontinued effective at the start of Fall Term 2016. Since January 2014, the route has operated as a pilot and experienced low and declining ridership--largely due to other university services expanding their late night offerings and wider availability of community on-demand options such as UBER. Options available for late night travel include:

  • Bursley Baits and the Northwood bus routes (
  • SafeRide--a free service that transports students, faculty, and staff to their residence or vehicle within a one-mile radius of campus. Riders may use this service once per evening and must present a
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