Alternate transportation options

You've got choices when it comes to your campus commute! Alternatives to driving alone include busing, biking, walking, utilizing the Zipcar Rental service, and carpooling. With any of these options, you are eligible for five (5) free daily permits (valid in Silver 17, Green 1 or Blue 1 zones) for those days alternate transportation is just not possible. All you need to do is register with Parking Services as an alternate transportation user. For more information on this or any of the programs listed, please call our office at (775) 784-4654. We are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Your University of Nevada, Reno ID, the WolfCard, is now your key to free transportation! The Ed-Pass program is a partnership with RTC of Washoe County. Beginning July 1, 2019, University of Nevada, Reno students, faculty and staff can use their WolfCard to ride any route for free. Travel to Midtown, Downtown and around town with the Ed-Pass.


Beat the drive alone blues and use those extra seats in your car! Your car and wallet will thank you for saving money on fuel, maintenance and repair bills. Relax and enjoy the ride while you chat with your new carpool buddies, have some coffee or let someone else do the driving while you work on a crossword puzzle.

Designated carpool spaces are in the Green 1, Silver 17 and Silver 11 zones. Please contact our office to ask about carpool permit availability.

Electric vehicle charging stations

The University of Nevada, Reno main campus offers two electric vehicle charging stations. The stations are located on the third floor in the northeast corner of both the Brian Whalen Parking Complex and the West Stadium Parking Complex. To use the stations, you must have a valid University parking permit where the stations are located with a current "Electric Vehicle Charging" sticker attached and an active ChargePoint card. The maximum time limit to park in these spaces is 4 hours.

Walking / drop off

Get your feet on the street!

Walking is a simple, cost-effective and stress free way to get to school with a smile on your face. Each step saves you money, contributes to your health and eliminates the stress of trying to find a parking space. Say good-bye to the woes of traffic and searching for parking, and say hello to your new favorite time of day.