COVID-19

COVID

Parking and Transportation Services Safety Measures and Procedures 

Transportation and Parking services is diligently working to provide everyone a safe and healthy environment safeguarding our riders and employees from any and all health risk. 

As a department we have developed several strategies and procedures following the recommendations of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in accordance with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and State and Local guidelines.  Please view the content below for a breakdown of our current safety measures and procedures..

Note: These policies and procedures are constantly being evaluated and adjusted as recommended by federal, state, local, and university officials.    

  • Each night, disinfectant wipes will be used to wipe down all rails, seats, handles, and other areas inside the bus. 
  • A private cleaning company has been hired to come in twice a week to spray the bus with a solution proven to kill and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  •  While waiting for your bus we encourage all Tiger Trails riders to stand at least 6 feet apart.  
  • All bus passengers must wear a mask or face covering to enter the bus. 
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available on all transit lines. We encourage you to use them as you enter and exit the bus.  
  • Passengers should maintain a safe distance while entering the bus from the front entrance and avoid passengers while exiting through the back entrance.
  • Installation of a clear safety curtain to separate the bus drivers and passengers, and placing signs and straps on the buses to help follow social distance guidelines while riding the transit system.
  • Maximum occupancy on all buses will be limited to 25%
  • Please plan accordingly and adjust your schedule to allow for anticipated delays due to COVID-19 occupancy restrictions. 
  • To check the status of the campus transit system please visit Trans Loc Transit Tracker

  • Gotcha representatives will be cleaning the bikes and frequently touched surface areas on a daily basis with a disinfectant solution proven to kill and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask is not required while biking in open spaces but is encouraged when coming into close contact with groups or other individuals along the bike path.
  • Biking is a great way to get anywhere you need on campus in a quick and efficient fashion.
  • Biking is a great exercise, and staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy.

  • Walking is a great alternative to traditional transportation systems and is great for the environment.
  • Walking is a great tool for social distancing. 
  • Wearing a mask is not required while walking in open spaces but is encouraged when coming into contact with groups or other individuals along the walking path. 
  • Walking is a great exercise, and staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy.

  • Driving to campus and parking in your assigned parking zones is a great tool for social distancing.
  • Remember to display your valid parking tag and park in your assigned lot to avoid a parking citation.  
  • Driving to campus will help reduce the burden on the transit system and allow for effective social distancing at bus stops and transit locations.
  • A map of the designated parking zones can be found online at Interactive Campus Map 

  • There are bike racks located throughout our campus that are cleaned frequently.
  • Wearing a mask is not required while biking in open spaces but is encouraged when coming into close contact with groups or other individuals along the bike path.
  • Biking is a great exercise, and staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy.
  • A map with the location of all bike racks on campus can be found online at Bike Rack Locations  
  • You can still catch the bus and drive your bike around campus.  The Tiger Trails transit system has bike racks on the front of all buses. Here's how to load and unload your bike from any bus, please visit Bike Transit Instructional Video

Carpool

  • Carpooling is an environmentally and economical friendly alternative to traditional parking options.  Talk to your friends and roommates and find out if carpooling to campus is an option. You can save on gas, and the cost of a permit if you share a vehicle.  
  • Carpooling helps alleviate stress on the burdened transit system.
  • Remember to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if traveling in large groups.  

Rideshare

  • Traditional Rideshare programs can be an efficient and effective transportation option.
  • Traditional Rideshare companies include Lyft, Uber, or a Taxi
  • Rideshare is a great option for individuals who only travel to campus once per week or have not purchased a permit and need to visit campus.  
  • Wearing a mask is encouraged when traveling via Lyft, Uber, or taxi. 

Zip Car

  • Zip Car service has been affected by the virus and the Zip Car fleet has been temporarily limited to one car on campus. 
  • Zip Car is committed to your safety and is diligently working to develop a comprehensive sanitation procedure. Currently, they are providing disinfectant wipes to clean and disinfect all surface ares in the vehicle.   
  • Zip Car is a great resource for students, faculty, staff.
  • To sign up for Zip Car, please visit Zip Car Service

Permit Policies and Procedures

Parking and Transportation Services is constantly working to provide our students, faculty, staff with the highest level of customer service.  To better assist you during this unprecedented time, we have developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions as it relates to our current permit policy procedures and COVID-19.     

LSU is not able to issue refunds for fees at this time. To make services available on the first day of the semester, we have to make commitments for several months in advance and your fees go to securing those commitments, as well as covering other ongoing obligations. While students are not physically on campus, the university must still provide for faculty, counselors, and other academic support staff to continue your education as well as maintain the physical campus. There are also unanticipated costs of shifting the modes of instruction, such as information technology (e.g. ProctorU) and supplementing support staff. Many of the services students are paying for are still in operation and available, and these fee revenues enable us to keep our workforce employed and working. To keep the university functioning for you and meet the obligations of the current semester, we must utilize revenues committed at the beginning of the term. But we pledge to still provide you with the high-quality education that you deserve, from the state’s flagship university

Yes, if you already purchased your 2020-2021 permit and all of your classes were moved online you can request a permit.  We realize that your classes being moved online is beyond your control. As such, you may return the permit to our office through the mail at (131 Public Safety Building S. Stadium Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70803) or visit the Parking & Transportation Services office (254 Audubon Sugar Institute Building S. Stadium Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70803) and exchange your permit in person. 

Once the permit is received, we will process your refund request.

Should you need a permit for the Spring 2021 semester, you will simply reorder through the portal with the understanding that the price will be prorated. https://www.lsu.edu/parking/parking/studentpermit.php

For more information on the permit refund policy, please visit https://www.lsu.edu/parking/parking/studentpermit.php

We understand there is some uncertainty in regards to what the future holds related to COVID-19 and campus activities. Please be aware that the permit you are purchasing is for the entire 2020-2021 school year. 

If you elect to not purchase a permit at this time, there are 8 metered locations and 650 metered spaces on the university campus when you need to visit. For a full list of the metered locations, please visit the Campus Interactive Map

When you return to campus with a regular class schedule, you will need to purchase your student permit.  The permits are prorated by the month so as the year goes on the cost is reduced each month.  The permit portal will remain open until end of spring semester. 

If you have already purchased your residential permit, you will need to return your current permit before you can receive your new permit.  To accomplish this, mail your permit to Parking & Transportation Services (131 Public Safety Building S. Stadium Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70803) or visit the Parking & Transportation Services office located at 254 Audubon Sugar Institute Building S. Stadium Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70803 and exchange your permit in person. 

Once the permit is received, we will process your new request.

If you have questions regarding this process, please call our permit office at (225) 578-5004.  

Yes, all parking rules and regulations are still in effect and being enforced.  

If you visit campus you will need to display a valid permit and park in your assigned parking zone, or park in one of the designated metered visitor zones on campus. If you do not have a valid permit, you will need to park in one of our assigned visitor parking locations on campus. 

The Parking & Transportation Services office hours have not been effected by COVID-19.  Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.

Parking & Transportation Services is an auxiliary service and is deemed essential by Louisiana State University. Our office will remain open and staffed during regular business hours. 

To contact our office, please call (225) 578-5000 or email parking@lsu.edu