Try Alternative Transportation - Bus, Bike, Walk, Carpool, Shuttle

Commuter Services' Mission
To maximize access to the UH Mānoa campus through a commitment to innovation, environmental sustainability, resource management, and quality customer service.
NEWS

Waialae Avenue Complete the Streets Celebration Signifies Change for UHM
Stacks Image 1939
The bike lanes are a big step in making Waialae Avenue a "Complete Street." These lanes will result in safety benefits for pedestrians, motorists, and bicyclists, commuting to and from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The University of Hawai'i Commuter Services played an important role in supporting this important initiative by conducting surveys, sign waving, and providing a voice for the UHM campus community's needs.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says he will keep pushing to create more bike lanes across the island.

"I want to start here at King Street and go forward, march forward every single year, and keep pushing because I believe, once we get a critical number of protected bike lanes you are going to see a change in who rides and it is a lot easier," Caldwell said.

The city is also building bicycle lanes on King and Beretania Streets.
Student Fall 2014 Parking Permits

All car permits sold-out, except evening permits. Upper Campus moped permits sold-out. Commuter and Housing moped permits still available.
Moped/Motorcycle Citations and Campus Parking Permits

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, after numerous community complaints, the Honolulu Police Department began citing mopeds and motorcycles illegally parked on the sidewalks on Dole Street and University Avenue.  These citations (a minimum of $35) are not from the University and can be settled only with the District Court (options are explained on the ticket).

Commuter Services encourages the use of alternative modes of transportation, such as taking TheBus or the Rainbow Shuttle, biking, walking, or carpooling. For those who may still need to commute via moped or motorcycle, we encourage you to secure a moped/motorcycle permit from Commuter Services, and park legally in specially designated campus lots (see locations).

A limited quantity of moped/motorcycle permits ($30 per semester) are available for purchase here. Once paid for, pick up your permit from the Commuter Services Office (QLC, ground floor) and bring your Driver’s License and receipt at that time. Please remember that all parking permits must be displayed in order to be valid.
EV Charging Provider Changes

On Monday, October 21, OpConnect began providing the EV charger service (replacing the Better Place system). OpConnect chargers support 120V and 240V. Charging cost: $2/hour. Payment is accepted via charge card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AmEx), debit cards, OpConnect card, Wright Express Fleet Card®; phone number/PIN, email/PIN, or mobile app. For more details on EV parking on the UHM campus, including locations and hours, please click here.
Stacks Image 1816
Convenient, Cost-Effective Car Rentals on Campus

Departments, special projects, and individuals who need to rent a car for more than 24 hours will be interested in the affordable options provided by Enterprise Rent-A-Car at its new campus location in the Auxiliary Services Building, 1951 East-West Road, Room 118. A wide range of car makes and models are available, from sedans to SUVs, at SPECIAL UH RATES. Advance reservations may be made online. Enterprise even offers to pick you up from your home or off-campus location!

This car rental service is part of the University's ongoing Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategic plan to address critical issues of sustainability for our campus. Access to vehicles on a short-term basis gives options to individuals who've chosen not to bring a car to campus, thus making even more viable commute modes such as TheBus, biking, walking, or carpooling. By exchanging the ownership of an under-used State car for renting a car when needed, departments save money and free up parking spaces. Small changes with significant long-term economic and environmental impact.

Archived >>

September 15, 2014

Waialae Avenue Complete the Streets Celebration


5:30pm Monday, September 15
Kaimuki Community Park, 10th Ave. & Waialae Ave.

This public event will celebrate the completion of the Waialae Avenue repaving project and its inclusion of new bike lanes. Bike lanes are a big step in making this portion of Waialae Avenue a "complete street,” resulting in safety benefits for pedestrians, motorists, and bicyclists. Join UHM Commuter Services as we celebrate a safer Waialae Avenue for UHM commuters!
August 7, 2014

Severe Weather Alert for Friday, August 8


For the safety of students, faculty and staff, the University of Hawai'i will be closing Manoa campus on Friday, August 8, 2014 in anticipation of severe weather caused by Hurricane Iselle. Please go to hawaii.edu/emergency for up to date information.

TheBus and Rainbow Shuttles will not be operating during this time. To avoid flooding, Manoa parking deck elevators will also be disabled. Commuters are advised to not leave vehicles or bikes in flood areas.
August 6, 2014

Maile Way exit opens


Vehicles exiting the UH Mānoa campus will be able to leave via Maile Way. The road will be open August 6, 2014 at 3 p.m. TheBus will also resume service to Maile Way beginning August 7, 2014.

August 6, 2014 will be the last day the Metcalf exit will be open. As of August 7, 2014, permit holders for Zone 3 who were allowed to park in other locations are now required to park only in their designated area.
July 1, 2014

2014 Mo'ili'ili Summer Fest - Saturday, July 5, 2014


The 2014 Mo'ili'ili Summer Fest is set for Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 5pm - 10:30pm. UHM is providing free parking a shuttle service to the event.

The following parking areas has been designated as the free parking zones for attendees:
  • Zone 17 (Music and Law School)
  • Zone 20 (Top level of the Parking Structure)
Click here to view parking and shuttle maps.
June 30, 2014

Dole Street Construction - Last Updated July 2, 2014


  • Metcalf Gate is open for exit only on weekdays from 6:30am - 7pm
  • Zone 7, 22, and 20 are open for parking
  • Wai'alae Shuttle is back on its regular route
Dole Street Water Main Break & Ongoing Repair - Last Updated June 30, 2014

Metcalf Gate is open for exit only on weekdays from 7am - 7pm
Wai'alae Shuttle route change
  • No Hawaiian Studies stop
  • Shuttle will come through Wai'alae Gate through Lower Campus to access Upper Campus
Zone 22 and Zone 7 closed
  • Parking available in Zone 20
April 29, 2014

Summer 2014 Shuttle Schedule

May 5-7
May 8-9
May 9


May 14 to Aug 24


Aug 25
Regular service
No Student Housing Express 2
Student Housing Express 1 will go only as far as Gateway from 10:00am
No Night Shuttle
Wai'alae shuttle will continue to operate weekdays, 7:00am to 6:00pm
No other shuttle service
Regular shuttle service resumes
April 23, 2014

Student Fall 2014 Parking Permit Reservations


Car permits sold-out. Moped permits still available.

Fall Carpool Permits on sale starting Aug. 18, 2014.
Astronomy Lot (Zone 25) Permits on sale starting Aug. 25, 2014.


Student Fall 2014 Parking Permit reservations can be made online by registered students by clicking on this button:

reservationsFall14Button

April 23 - May 2: Reservation period

June 19 - July 18 at 4pm: Student payment period

Aug 18 - 27, 2014 weekdays only, 8 - 11am, 12 noon - 4pm: Pickup permits across from Campus Mailroom
Read more about Student Parking Permits here and consider carpooling!
April 17, 2014

BikeUHM 2014: Earth Cycles


For those who cycle and are thinking of cycling to Mānoa, this year's bicycling appreciation and promotional events is for you!
Stacks Image 1974
BikeUHM 2014 features a bike tour through Kaimuki and Rainbow Shuttle ride led by Chancellor Tom Apple to demonstrate that a commute to campus can rely on a combination of modes.

More event details here.
March 14, 2014

Spring Break


Parking
Regular schedule, rules and regulations are observed this week.
Parking on Upper and Lower Campus is free on Kuhio Day holiday, March 26.

Shuttle Schedule

Spring Break 2014 (March 24 - 28, with exception of Kuhio Day holiday, March 26): Wai'alae and Mo'ili'ili Rainbow Shuttles operating on regular schedule. All other shuttle routes not in operation during this week.

Use the mobile app "UHM Shuttle"!
March 4, 2014

Student Summer 2014 Parking Permit Reservations


Student Summer 2014 Parking Permit reservations can be made online by registered students by clicking on this button:

reservationsSummer14Button

March 4 - March 14, 2014: Reservation period

March 24 - April 11, 2014 at 4PM:
Student payment period

Beginning May 19, 2014 during regular business hours: Pickup from Commuter Services Office, ground floor
Read more about Student Parking Permits here and consider carpooling!
February 7, 2014

PHONES OUT-OF-SERVICE


Commuter Services phones are currently out-of-service. If you need to contact us, please email us at parking@hawaii.edu, or stop by our office in the basement of QLC. We apologize for the inconvenience.
January 3, 2014

Spring 2014 Permit Information

Student Permits
Distribution for Spring 2014 Student permits will be at the Old Post Office, located across from the Campus Mailroom WEEKDAYS January 6 - 15, 2014 from 8 AM to 11 AM and 12 PM to 4 PM. Please be sure to bring your Driver’s License. If you have purchased a Zone 8, 21, or a Student Housing (H) Moped/Motorcycle permit, you must also present a student housing receipt (available on myUH Portal).
Stacks Image 1549
 
Carpool Permits, and Moped/Motorcycle Permits (U, C, and H) are now available online to purchase starting January 6, 2014. 
 
Zone 25 Astronomy Lot Permits will be available online to purchase on January 13, 2014 at 12 PM Noon.
 
Faculty/Staff Permits
 
Distribution for Spring 2014 Faculty/Staff permits will be at the Commuter Services Office at the Student Services Building (QLC).  Please be sure to bring your Driver’s License and proof of employment.
December 9, 2013

Shuttle Winter Break Schedule
Dec. 13
No Student Housing Express 2 (E2) shuttle
Dec. 16 - 19
Regular schedule: no Student Housing Express 2 (E2) shuttle
Dec. 20, 10am
Student Housing Express (E1) as far as Gateway only; no Night Shuttle
Dec. 23 - Jan. 10
Wai'alae shuttle (W1) only except for Christmas and New Year's Day; no other shuttle service
Jan. 13
Full shuttle service resumes
Look for these service improvements starting Jan. 13:
  • two new stops for the Wai'alae shuttle on St. Louis Drive (see map)
  • additional hours for the Mo'ili'ili shuttle to run 7:00am - 6:00pm
November 26, 2013

November 2013 Green Days and Thanksgiving Holiday


Nov 28 and 29: Commuter Services Office at QLC will be closed.

Nov 29:
Modified Rainbow Shuttle service - No Student Housing Express 2 and Hawaiian Studies Express routes; Student Express 1 adds a Hawaiian Studies stop.

Nov 29 and 30: Parking gates will be staffed (paid parking will be in effect on Upper and Lower Campuses). Phone messages to Commuter Services Office will be checked throughout the day on Friday, Nov. 29.

Ongoing: Online payments and reservations can be made 24/7 on this site. UH Mānoa Parking Regulations remain in effect at all times.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.
November 22, 2013

Student Spring 2014 Parking Permit Reservations


Car permits sold-out. Moped permits still available.

Student Spring 2014 Parking Permit reservations can be made online by registered students by clicking on this button:

reservationsButtonSpr14

Nov 25 - Dec 6, 2013: Reservation period

Dec 9 - Dec 31, 2013 at 4pm:
Student payment period

Jan 6 - 15, 2014 weekdays only, 8 - 11am, 12 noon - 4pm: Pickup permits across from Campus Mailroom
Read more about Student Parking Permits here and consider carpooling!
November 15, 2013

Safety Education and Helmet Giveaway on Nov. 19


Two free presentations with evocative photos, stories, and facts about motorcycle and moped helmet safety will be offered on Tuesday, November 19 in Business Administration lecture hall A-102.  Speakers include former patients who crashed with and without helmets.

Seating at each presentation is limited to the first 200 people who show legal proof of ridership (see items to bring below) and who agree to complete a survey. Thirty audience members from each presentation will be chosen at random to receive free Scorpion helmets.

PRESENTATION TIMES (attend ONE, registration at the door required):
  • 4 - 5pm (register starting at 3:30pm*)
  • 6 - 7pm (register starting at 5:30pm*)
*Register early to get the best picks of helmets, if selected as a winner

BRING:
valid Driver's License showing Class 2 (motorcycle/scooter) endorsement OR moped registration card plus photo ID.

SPONSORS:
The Queen's Medical Center's Trauma Center, Hawai'i State Department of Transportation, with UHM's Commuter Services and Campus Security.
October 9, 2013

Alternative Transportation Resource Fair 10.23.13


Stacks Image 1813
Commuter Services, in conjunction with numerous campus groups, as well as representatives from governmental, private, and non-profit sectors, is sponsoring an event to assist those who are considering commuting to and from campus in ways other than the single occupant vehicle (SOV).

WAYS TO MANOA: AN ALTERNATE EXPERIENCE! on Wednesday, October 23, from 10:15 am - 12:30pm at the Hamilton Library Plaza promises realistic answers and current information. Attendees will be able to get advice on the best bike and bus routes for their needs, learn about EVs, vanpool and carsharing options, engage with campus and City planners, and measure the true cost of car ownership and the health benefits of non-fossil-fuel burning transportation modes. A highlight of the event will be Cycle Manoa's popular, semi-annual refurbished bike sale, which will start at 11:00am. To add to the festivities, there'll be giveaways and music by KTUH.

vRide has just announced they will offer a FREE month to every new UHM vanpool started from now through the end of the year. Additionally, every driver who starts a new vanpool from now through December 6, 2013 will be eligible to enter to win a Kindle.

Our co-sponsors include: Cycle Mānoa, DBEDT State Energy Office, Enterprise CarShare, Hawaiʻi Bicycling League, Honolulu Clean Cities, KTUH, OpConnect and The EVStructure Company, TheBus (Oʻahu Transit Services), Tony Nissan, UHM Financial Literacy Program, UHM Sustainability Council, University Health Services Mānoa, V-Ride, and these OVCAFO departments and initiatives: Move with Aloha; Physical, Environmental & Long Range Planning; UHM Bicycling Committee.
August 9, 2013

Fall 2013 Permit Information

Student Permits
Distribution for Fall 2013 Student permits will be at the Old Post Office, located across from the Campus Mailroom WEEKDAYS August 19 - 28, 2013 from 8 AM to 11 AM and 12 PM to 4 PM. Please be sure to bring your Driver’s License. If you have purchased a Zone 8, 21, or a Student Housing (H) Moped/Motorcycle permit, you must also present a student housing receipt (available on myUH Portal).
Stacks Image 1734
 
Carpool Permits, and Moped/Motorcycle Permits (U, C, and H) are available online to purchase starting August 19, 2013. 
 
Zone 25 Astronomy Lot Permits will be available on August 26, 2013 at 12 PM Noon.
 
Faculty/Staff Permits
 
Distribution for Fall 2013 Faculty/Staff permits will be at the Commuter Services Office at the Student Services Building (QLC).  Please be sure to bring your Driver’s License and proof of employment.
July 1, 2013

Visitor Parking New 3-Hour Maximum


In an effort to create more available parking for those visiting our campus, effective July 1, 2013, parking in the green Pay-to-Park stalls on Upper Campus before 4:00pm on weekdays will be limited to a maximum of three hours.

Daily parking for more than three hours is also still available (on a space available basis) in the Lower Campus and Dole Street Parking Structure. Faculty and staff should see their Parking Coordinator if extended parking is needed on Upper Campus for guests with department business. 
May 10, 2013

Temporary Detours for TheBus


Temporary detours for TheBus routes 6, 13, and 80A will start on Monday, May 13, 2013, with the Maile Way repaving project. Completion of the repaving is expected mid-August 2013. Please click here for further details.

Alternate accomodations have been made for Zone 3 and Zone 4 permit holders and notice has been sent. Please refer to the Commuter Services Office if you have questions.
May 1, 2013

Summer Shuttle Schedule

May 6-8
May 9-10
May 10


May 13 to Aug 24


Aug 25
Regular service
No Student Housing Express 2
Student Housing Express 1 will go only as far as Gateway from 10:00am
No Night Shuttle
Wai'alae shuttle will continue to operate weekdays, 7:00am to 6:00pm
No other shuttle service
Regular shuttle service resumes
April 18, 2013

Meet our Alternative Transportation Heroes


Several UH students, faculty members, and staff came forward to tell their stories about their daily commutes using sustainable modes of transportation. Their messages are displayed around campus. Click here for videos and to sign up to be another Alternative Transportation Hero.
Stacks Image 1845
April 17, 2013

Student Fall 2013 Parking Permit Reservations


Student Fall 2013 Parking Permit reservations can be made online by registered students by clicking on this button:

reservationsButtonFall13

April 17 - 26, 2013: Reservation period

June 1 - 28:
Student payment period

Aug 19 - 28 weekdays only, 8 - 11am, 12 noon - 4pm: Pickup permits across from Campus Mailroom
Read more about Student Parking Permits here and consider carpooling!
April 10, 2013

Commuter Services is pleased to announce several improvements to service:
  1. An online and mobile app tracking system for the Rainbow Shuttles. The system gives real-time location and arrival time updates. Bookmark and download Android or iPhone apps from http://www.UHMshuttle.com. (Apps will also be available on App Stores soon.) More on Rainbow Shuttle service.
  2. Student Carpool Passes now have the same privileges as an evening permit. Carpool passes are valid for parking with only ONE person (the driver) in the vehicle on entry at these times and in these locations:
    • In the Lower Campus Parking Structure (Zone 20) after 1:30 p.m. and until midnight.
    • On Upper Campus after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day Saturdays.
    Please note that BEFORE 1:30pm Monday to Friday, Carpool Passes allow parking in the Lower Campus Parking Structure only (on a space available basis) and still require a minimum of TWO occupants per vehicle on entry. More on Student Carpool Passes.

MORE IMPROVEMENTS TO COME:
  1. Drop-Off Passes available to employees will be free beginning July 1, 2013. A vehicle with this pass may enter Upper or Lower Campus to drop off or pick up a UHM employee - the pass does not include parking privileges. Passes, available at the Commuter Services Office in QLC, are valid for the entire fiscal year. More on Employee Drop-Off Passes.
  2. A maximum three-hour limit for Visitor Parking on Upper Campus before 4:00pm on weekdays will increase turnover and create more available parking for our guests. This new time limit will be implemented later this year.

For more background on Commuter Services, view the Chancellor's Campus-Wide Conversation on Parking and Transportation here. And please help us serve you better by completing "Transportation Survey 2013" - you'll find a link on our website, Facebook page, and in an email coming soon.
April 2, 2013

Student Summer 2013 Parking Permit Reservations


Student Summer 2013 Parking Permit reservations can be made online by registered students by clicking on this button:

reservationsSum13Button

April 2 - 12, 2013: Reservation period

May 13 on:
Student payment period and pickup period at QLC
Read more about Student Parking Permits here and consider carpooling!
April 1, 2013

Learn more about Commuter Services


Commuting to and parking at UHM will be the featured topic in the next Campus-Wide Conversation with Chancellor Apple. Please join us on Friday, April 5, noon - 1pm, at Kuykendall Auditorium.
March 22, 2013

Spring Break 2013 Notice


The Commuter Services Office in QLC will be closed for Spring Break (March 25 - 29) and in observance of Mānoa Green Days, a campus energy-conservation initiative. We will re-open on April 1 and will resume processing permit requests at that time.

Please note that all parking regulations throughout the campus remain in effect during the Spring Break week. Mahalo for your kōkua.
February 19, 2013

A special offer from Enterprise CarShare (formerly known as WeCar) for current UH Mānoa members


Between February 19 - 21, 2013, Enterprise CarShare members bringing a friend to the Enterprise CarShare table in the Campus Center from 11am-1pm get a FREE $5 or $10 Starbuck's gift card for themselves and the friend, if the friend signs up for Enterprise CarShare at that time. Or just tell a friend to visit the table and if they sign up for Enterprise CarShare immediately, they will receive a Starbuck's gift card.

Potential members must meet eligibility requirements to enroll (please visit enterprisecarshare.com for specific requirements). Must enroll in the Enterprise CarShare program to receive gift card.
February 4, 2013

New Faculty/Staff Zone Preferences Request Form Released


Faculty/Staff Parking Zone Preference emails have been sent out over the past several days. Each department has a unique link from wufoo.com, a secure (HTTPS) third-party site. Users have found this online form quick to access across all browsers and easy to read; many complete the form in a few minutes. As a reminder, please do not input your Social Security Number in the ID field.
January 14, 2013

Commuter Cycling 101


A free two-hour class offered by Hawaii Bicycling League teaches safe cycling practices in a classroom setting, as well as a group ride in the neighboring community. Classes held January to May at UHM, KCC, LCC, Eki Cyclery, and Whole Foods Kailua.

Be the first to register for a Commuter Cycling 101 session and win a $15 gift certificate to one of the sponsoring bike shops. Sign up and find out more at http://www.hbl.org/commutercycling101.
January 14, 2013

Student and Employee Permits


Distribution for Spring 2013 permits continue at the Commuter Services Office in QLC. Please be sure to bring your Driver’s License. For Faculty and Staff, also bring proof of employment.
January 14, 2013

Looking for Alternative Transportation Heroes
Stacks Image 1580
Do you bike, walk, ride a skateboard, carpool, or take TheBus or the new Wai'alae shuttle in your commute to and from UH Mānoa?

Commuter Services is looking for seven UHM affiliates who regularly choose not to drive alone to campus and are willing to appear in our ongoing advertising campaign to encourage the use of alternative transportation.

Tell us your story and inspire others!

Send a 100-word summary of how and why you use your particular commute mode(s) to csmarket@hawaii.edu by January 31, 2013.

See videos of other Alt Trans Heroes here.
January 2, 2013

Spring 2013 Permit Information

Student Permits
Distribution for Spring 2013 Student permits will be at the Old Post Office, located across from the Campus Mailroom from January 2 to 11, 2013 from 8 AM to 11 AM and 12 PM to 4 PM. Please be sure to bring your Driver’s License. If you have purchased a Zone 8, 21, or a Student Housing (H) Moped/Motorcycle permit, you must also present a student housing receipt (available on myUH Portal).
Stacks Image 1501
 
Carpool Permits, and Moped/Motorcycle Permits (U, C, and H) are now available online to purchase. 
 
Zone 25 Astronomy Lot Permits will be available on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 12 PM Noon.
 
Faculty/Staff Permits
 
Distribution for Spring 2013 Faculty/Staff permits will be at the Commuter Services Kiosk at the Student Services Building (QLC).  Please be sure to bring your Driver’s License and proof of employment.
November 29, 2012

Maintenance Outage - No Online Payment


Our third-party hosted payment system will be conducting some maintenance to provide an even more secure site and will be offline for 6 hours from

December 9, 7:01pm - December 10, 2012, 1:00 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time

No payments can be made during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. 
Students with permit reservations for Spring, please remember payments are due by December 21.
November 29, 2012

New Bus and Shuttle Routes for UHM Starting Soon


Commuter Services is pleased to announce two new transit routes, which will help with your commute around the Mānoa campus, as well as to and from the neighboring Kaimukī area.

On Sunday, December 2, TheBus will be making changes to Route 13 (Liliha-Waikīkī-University). It will now include new stops on Upper Campus, along Maile Way, East-West Road, and Dole Street, with arrivals every 15 minutes on weekdays. An added convenience for commuters, the #13 also provides another option (free with a U-Pass) for students to get from mauka to makai, Shidler to Kamakakūokalani, or UHM to Waikīkī Beach. See route and schedules here or here.

On January 7, with the start of the Spring semester, a new daytime Rainbow Shuttle route will be added to the current system. The Waiʻalae shuttle will run along Waiʻalae Avenue, between Koko Head Avenue and St. Louis Drive, then up to Varney Circle (15 minutes one way). It will stop at City bus stops on Waiʻalae and shuttle stops on Upper Campus. This added shuttle may be an especially useful connector service for riders on TheBus #9S (Pālolo Valley) and #14 (St. Louis-Kāhala-Maunalani) routes. For a list and map of the stops for the new Waiʻalae shuttle, click here

And available now from TheBus, a web and mobile real-time app which will give you estimated arrivals at your bus stop.  
November 19, 2012

Student Spring 2013 Parking Permit Reservations


Student Spring 2013 Parking Permit reservations can be made online by registered students by clicking on this button:

reservationsButtonSpr13

November 19 - 30: Reservation period
As of Nov. 23, permit reservations for cars are no longer being taken. Reservations for motorcycle and moped permits still available.

December 3 - December 21, 4:00pm:
Student payment period

January 2 - January 11: Student Distribution
Read more about Student Parking Permits here and consider carpooling!
November 15, 2012

Commuter Services Holiday Schedule

Nov. 22 and 23
Dec. 10 - 13
Dec. 14, from 10 am

Dec. 17 - Jan. 6
Jan. 7
No shuttle service
Regular shuttle service
Student Housing Shuttles as far as
Frear Hall only
No shuttle service
Regular shuttle service resumes
Commuter Services Office in QLC will be closed on Nov. 23 and Dec. 17 - Jan. 1. Call 956-9290, in case of emergency.
October 19, 2012

Halloween-themed "BikeUHM" on October 31 Welcomes Skateboarders


The second annual BikeUHM (pronounced "bike-um"), a fair to promote bicycling to Mānoa, will be held on Wednesday, October 31, from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Hamilton Library Courtyard. This year, the University is seeking feedback on how to make the campus more skateboard-friendly and extends a special invitation to skateboarders.
 
Dubbed "Halloween on Wheels," BikeUHM 2012 culminates in a costume contest with prizes for best costumes worn by a "Gluteus Ghoul" (cyclist), a "Trick or Treater" (skateboarder), and a "Spooky Spokes" (decorated bike). Prizes include gift certificates from The Bike Factory and Enterprise CarShare (formerly known as WeCar). Judging for the costume contest begins at 12:15 p.m.
 
Throughout the two-hour event, Cycle Manoa will be offering free bike repairs, as well as information on bike maintenance and cycling safety. The "Red Hot Ladies" of the Hawaii Bicycling League will hold their popular flat-tire clinic. And UHM’s Commuter Services will have on display our new bike repair station, which will be subsequently installed in the Athletics Complex.
 
Additionally, the University’s Campus Security division will be demonstrating how to best secure a bicycle to reduce the chance of theft. Friendly "races" to lock up one’s bike will be staged at a nearby bike rack. Cyclists may challenge one of Campus Security’s Bike Patrol officers and, for correctly locking their bike faster than the Security officer locks his, may win a free bike helmet or first aid kit. Prizes provided by Campus Security and Commuter Services.
 
Of special interest to skateboarders, The Bike Factory will present information, displays, and skateboarding demonstrations. The Campus Planning Office will also be represented and encouraging those who commute via skateboard to share their thoughts.
 
Enterprise CarShare will have an information table and showcase one of their hybrid vehicles.

BikeUHM 2012 is sponsored by The Bike Factory; Cycle Manoa; Hawaii Bicycling League; and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Bicycling Committee (Move with Aloha initiative), Commuter Services, and Campus Security
September 6, 2012

Bicycle and Moped Auction


Bikes and mopeds, previously abandoned, will be available at a public auction on September 13, 10am - 1pm, at Les Murakami Stadium. For details, click here.
August 29, 2012

Commuter Cycling 101


This free 2-hour bicycling course begins with coverage of safe cycling practices in a classroom setting. Topics that will be covered include: your rights as a cyclist, rules of the road, equipment safety checks, lane positioning and more. The class then moves to a large parking area to practice riding drills and finishes with a group ride through the nearby community; participants gain both classroom knowledge and road skills. Find out more and register for Commuter Cycling 101 here.

Classes are taught by League Cycling Instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Funding provided by the Hawaii Bicycling League through a grant from the Hawaii Department of Transportation.
August 29, 2012

Walk, Bike, Drive


How can a pedestrian trying to use a crosswalk get traffic to stop? Why is bicycle riding on sidewalks more dangerous than bicycling on the road? When should drivers be particularly aware of bicyclists and pedestrians? 
These questions and more will be addressed in a free 1-hour course designed to teach you how to avoid crashes and make our roads safer for everyone. In Hawai'i in 2009, 113 people died in traffic collisions - 3 bicyclists, 26 pedestrians, and 84 motorists. You have the power to lower these statistics! This class will cover traffic safety from the vantage point of pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. For more info and to register for Walk, Bike, Drive, click here.

Funding for this project is provided by the Hawaii Bicycling League through a grant from the Hawai'i Department of Transportation.
August 16, 2012

Summer Parking Permits Extended


Summer Parking Permits will be honored through Sunday, August 19.
August 9, 2012

WeCar is changing its name to Enterprise CarShare!


Enterprise CarShare (formerly known as WeCar), a membership-based, totally automated car sharing program, offers the UH Mānoa community a convenient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective alternative to bringing a car to campus or maintaining an infrequently used state vehicle. Enterprise CarShare vehicles are available for rent by the hour or the day, even overnight and on weekends! Read more.
Stacks Image 1862
May 29, 2012

Repairs continue on Zone 20 Parking Structure


Construction work on the 5th floor of the Lower Campus Parking Structure make this level temporarily unavailable for vehicle parking.

Additionally, various stalls on the floor below may be temporarily blocked off during this project.

Among the planned repairs are the removal of the existing deck coating and installation of new waterproof surfacing on this Parking Structure roof level.

For your safety, please respect all construction barricades and detour signs. Your patience, cooperation, and understanding are appreciated.
May 24, 2012

Permit Payments Available Online at Earlier Date


As rate increases have been postponed until Fall 2014, permits are now available for sale between these dates.
Faculty/Staff:
Students:
May 25 - June 30
July 1 - 31
Please click here to go to your Online Account.
May 15, 2012

Online Payment System Offline - 05.16.12


Our online payment system will be offline on Wednesday, May 16, starting at 9am (Hawaii Standard Time). Maintenance will take approximately two hours and service should be restored at approximately 11am. We apologize for the inconvenience.
May 8, 2012

Spring Permit Expiration Date


Current spring parking permits are good through May 19, 2012. Summer permits will be required to park on campus beginning Monday, May 21, the first day of Summer Session I.
May 8, 2012

Expect Lane Closing on Dole Street as Students Move Out of Residence Halls


With the end of the academic year, the annual move out of residence halls by UH Mānoa students brings with it a traffic advisory for those driving on Dole Street during certain non-peak hours. The far right, east-bound lane directly in front of Johnson Halls on Dole Street will be closed to create a temporary loading zone:
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, May 11, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Additionally, Frear Hall residential students will be checking out
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
noon - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 11, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
8:00 a.m. - noon
The temporary loading zone created for the Frear Hall move-out is on Manoa Walk and not on Dole Street, thus the University expects little impact on travel on the main thoroughfare of Dole. Those attending the UH Mānoa Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on the morning of May 12 are however advised to avoid parking in the Frear Hall area.
April 30, 2012

Student Summer Permits Online Payment


Payment for Student Summer Parking Permits begins April 30. Please click here. Permits available for pick up at Commuter Services Office, QLC 014, ground floor, after May 14.
April 30, 2012

Modified Shuttle Schedule - End of Semester through Summer
May 3 - 4, 2012
No Student Housing Express (E1)
May 7 - 10
Regular schedule
May 11
No Student Housing Express (E1); shuttle will only go to Gateway starting at 10:00 a.m.
May 12
For Commencement parking on Upper Campus, two shuttles will loop from the BioMedical Sciences building on East-West Road to Krauss Circle between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
May 14 - Aug 19, 2012
No regular shuttle service
April 19, 2012

UHM Earth Day (April 19) Announcements


Parking Services is proud to announce a name change to Commuter Services, which more accurately reflects the range of services we provide not only drivers, but those using alternative modes of transportation to the Mānoa campus. Please see introduction below of our Alternative Transportation Hero campaign. We will be at the Earth Day event today at Krauss Circle looking for more volunteers to tell their story of their sustainable commute solution.

Community Outreach Event
April 19 7-9PM
@Kaimuki Community Park, 3521 Waialae Avenue


Nearly 23% of bicyclists and almost 10% of pedestrian commuters to UHM regularly use Waialae Avenue. Those interested in making this corridor a complete street, may be interested in attending tonight's community outreach meeting called by the City and County Department of Transportation Services. The agenda includes the proposal to include bike lanes on Waialae.
April 18, 2012

Student Fall 2012 Parking Permit Reservations


Student Fall 2012 Parking Permit reservations can be made online by registered students by clicking on this button:

reservationsButton2

Starting August 8: Reserved permits may be purchased online

August 9 - 16:
Permits may be picked up across from Campus Mailroom, after paying online.
Read more about Student Parking Permits here and consider carpooling!
April 11, 2012

Alerts for Dalai Lama Campus Events April 14 and 15

The University expects traffic delays, parking lots at capacity, and heightened security surrounding the Dalai Lama's presentations at Stan Sheriff Center this weekend.

For more details on where to park, alternate transportation recommendations, and more, please click here.
April 10, 2012

Online Payment System Technical Difficulties with Safari


If you are experiencing technical difficulties with our online payment system, you may be using Safari. Please try accessing our system via another browser. If that does not work, you may pay for citations, permits, etc. in person at the Commuter Services Office in QLC. We apologize for the inconvenience.
April 10, 2012

Free Presentation on Moped/Motorcycle Helmet Safety


Did you know that each year, approximately 25 college-aged individuals are brought to Queen's Medical Center's Trauma Center with serious injuries sustained during a moped or motorcycle crash? Learn some life-saving facts at an hour-long workshop on Tuesday, April 17, at the Athletics Complex KRS Lecture Hall 241, across from Stan Sheriff ticket office. Presentation begins at 6:30pm and includes raffle drawing for 95 free helmets (must complete a survey and show proof of ridership). Co-sponsored by UH Mānoa Parking Services. Read more
April 2, 2012

Student Summer 2012 Parking Permit Reservations


Student Summer 2012 Parking Permit reservations can be made online by registered students at this link.
April 30 - May 11: Reserved permits may be purchased online

May 14 and on:
Permits may be picked up at the Parking Office on the ground floor of QLC.
Read more about Student Parking Permits here and consider carpooling!
March 19, 2012

2012 Spring Break/Mānoa Green Days Schedule


Please note the following hours of operations for Parking Services during the 2012 Spring Break/Mānoa Green Days.

Rainbow Shuttle:
March 26 - 30
No shuttle service
April 2
Regular service resumes
Parking Office in QLC:
March 26 - 30
Closed
Call 956-9290, in case of emergency.
February 17, 2012

Car Sharing Coming to UHM


Enterprise CarShare (formerly known as WeCar), the web-based car sharing program successful on numerous mainland college campuses, is anticipated to be available soon at UH Mānoa. Members will be allowed to rent one of Enterprise CarShare's vehicles (located at UHM) for an hour, a day, a weekend, or longer. Enterprise CarShare's promise to be "good for the environment" extends to their rental fleet, which includes electric cars. For our commuters who prefer not to drive to campus, it's access to a car when you need one! More details about this exciting new transportation option coming soon.
January 30, 2012

Physical Science Lot Closed for Construction


While the lot near the Physical Science Building is closed for construction (anticipated re-opening May 2013), Zone 13 permitholders may find parking in other Zone 13 locations. Those include lots near POST and Holmes Halls, around Krauss Circle, and even spaces on East-West Road. Zone 13 permitted sites are marked in bright blue in the attached map.
 
Parking in the Lower Campus Parking Structure (Zone 20) is also available at all times with an Upper Campus permit.
 
Zone 13 permitholders with a Disability Parking Permit may park in the spaces reserved for persons with disabilities in the Visitors’ lot behind Kennedy Theatre.
January 26, 2012

Free Presentations on Moped/Motorcycle Helmet Safety


Did you know that each year, approximately 25 college-aged individuals are brought to Queen's Medical Center's Trauma Center with serious injuries sustained during a moped or motorcycle crash? Learn some life-saving facts at an hour-long workshop on Monday, January 30, at UHM's Shidler College of Business A-102. Two presentations offered at 4pm and 5:30pm, with free helmets available to the first 75 attendees who also complete a survey and show proof of ridership.
Media Advisory from Queen's.
January 18, 2012

Commuter Cycling 101

Hawaii Bicycling League offers free two-hour bicycle safety course at UH Mānoa every weekend from now thru the end of April. Learn more here.
January 12, 2012

Proposed Permit Rate Increases - PUBLIC HEARING POSTPONED

On November 30, 2011, new permit parking rates were approved for presentation at public hearing by the University of Hawai'i Board of Regents.

The public hearing originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, at 10:00 a.m. in POST building 126 on the UH Mānoa campus has been postponed. This will allow students, faculty, and staff sufficient time to absorb the information presented to them in the revised rate increase proposal emailed via UH Announce on Friday, May 18.
 
The revised proposal for FY14 - FY18 and a comparison between the original and revised rates are below.
 
The date/time/location of the rescheduled public hearing is yet to be determined and will be announced.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank those who submitted testimony regarding the proposed parking permit rates.

Proposed Parking Rates FY 2014 - 2018
Comparison Chart for Parking Rates Increase Revised Proposal
Parking Structure Condition Survey
Parking Operations Program Review
Rationale for Parking Permit Rate Increases
January 12, 2012

New Visitor Parking Rates

Parking Services announces the following increases to visitor parking rates on the UH Mānoa campus, effective January 1, 2012.

LOWER CAMPUS PARKING STRUCTURE
Mon - Fri, 5am - 4pm: $5.00
Mon - Fri, 4pm - closing: $6.00
Saturday & Special Events, 5am - closing: $6.00

DOLE STREET STRUCTURE
Mon - Fri, 6:30am - 4pm: $5.00
Mon - Fri, 4pm - closing: $6.00
Saturday & Special Events, 6:30am - closing: $6.00

UPPER CAMPUS VISITOR LOTS
Mon - Fri, 6:30am - 4pm: $4.00 per hour at pay-to-park stations *
Mon - Fri, 4pm - closing: $6.00
Saturday & Special Events, 6:30am - closing: $6.00
* Hourly rates remain unchanged.
December 9, 2011

Rainbow Shuttle Schedules - Winter Break 2011
December 9
No Express Shuttles
December 12-15
Regular Service
December 16
No Express shuttles.
Note: Student Housing Shuttles go only as far as Frear from 10:00am
December 19 - January 8
No shuttle service
January 9
Regular service resumes
December 5, 2011

Student/New Employee Online Permit purchases

STUDENTS: Online payment for reserved spring parking permits begins today at 5pm and continues through December 31, 2011.
Student parking permits will be available for pickup across from the Campus Mailroom starting January 4, 2012.

NEW UHM EMPLOYEES: Online payment for permits may be made starting today. After completing payment, your permit(s) are available for pickup at the Parking Office (please be prepared to show proof of employment).
November 21, 2011

Spring 2012 Parking Permit Reservation
STUDENT PARKING PERMITS ARE RESERVED ONLINE.

Students who wish to reserve a parking permit for the Spring 2012 semester must reserve a permit upon completion of their class registration for the Spring 2012 semester.

To reserve a permit, students must go to http://parking.hawaii.edu/registration/
October 7, 2011

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa holds first “BikeUHM” on October 19
Bike-to-campus day features informational fair at Hamilton Library Plaza


BikeUHM (pronounced bike-um), an inaugural event at the University of Hawai
ʻi at Mānoa, invites students, faculty, and staff to ride their bicycles to campus on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The consortium of sponsors hosts a two-hour fair on the Hamilton Library Plaza, adjacent to the newly installed bicycle racks, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Free mini-workshops in bike repair, maintenance, and security by
Cycle Mānoa; a flat-tire clinic led by the “Red Hot Ladies” of the Hawaii Bicycling League; a video demonstration of TheBus bike racks; and “Ask the Bike Doctor” will be available to current cyclists, as well as those considering commuting by bike. In addition, there will be light refreshments, giveaways such as clip-on flashing lights, and drawings for prizes of bike helmets and bike locks.

BikeUHM is sponsored by
Cycle Mānoa; Hawaii Bicycling League; City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services; and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Bicycling Committee (Move with Aloha initiative), Parking Services, and Campus Security. Prizes donated by Hawaii Bicycling League, Island Triathlon and Bike, and University of Hawaiʻi Bookstore.
September 27, 2011

Campus Transportation Open House on October 4

All University students, staff, and faculty are invited to an open house highlighting UH Mānoa campus transportation options on Tuesday, October 4, at 4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom (301A).

Transportation planning specialists Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates will present results of this spring’s online survey of commuters and solicit input on initial alternative transportation strategies under consideration for UH Mānoa. Public participation is vital to creating an effective access plan for our campus. Please join us on October 4!
August 22, 2011

A friendly reminder for student drivers from the Chancellor.

Friendly reminder about parking on public streets

Our campus shares the beautiful Mānoa area with the friendly, supportive communities of St. Louis, Makiki and Mānoa Valley—and we strive to be a good neighbor. So when parking on public streets, please follow all state and city laws and ordinances; arrive and depart quietly, respectfully and without littering; and continue to foster cordial relationships with the people you meet.

Students, faculty and staff are all ambassadors of UH Mānoa so each of us shares the responsibility of being a good neighbor. We all need to be respectful with regard to leaving our vehicles in surrounding neighborhoods. Thank you in advance for parking responsibly and with the utmost consideration.

Mahalo nui loa!

Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw
May 3, 2011

You are required by law (Section 286-52, Hawaii Revised Statutes) to immediately notify the Division of Motor Vehicle, Licensing and Permits when you sell or otherwise dispose of a vehicle, i.e. car, motorcycle, or moped.

YOUR LIABILITY FOR THE VEHICLE WILL NOT BE RELEASED IF YOU DO NOT FILE THE PROPER DOCUMENTS. TO REMOVE YOUR NAME FROM THE DIVISION’S RECORD, THE NEW BUYER MUST APPLY FOR TRANSFER USING THE ENDORSED CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AND VALIDATED CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION RECEIVED FROM YOU.

YOU MUST FILE A NOTICE OF TRANSFER WITH THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES WITHIN 10 DAYS OF TRANSFER.

Protect yourself from responsibility for any tickets or citations received by future owner(s) using a car/motorcycle/moped that is still legally under your name.
DO NOT LET SOMEONE ELSE RACK UP HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF CITATIONS IN YOUR NAME!

Further information is available at 532-7700 x213 and at the City and County of Honolulu website.

Notice of Transfer form is here

If you receive a citation on UH Mānoa campus for a vehicle that you are no longer the registered owner for, please submit a copy of your notice of transfer to UH Parking Office.

April 14, 2011

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Guidelines for Electric Vehicle Parking
Effective April 2011

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) encourages the use of electric vehicles (EV) as part of the campus’ commitment to environmental sustainability.

Electric vehicles with a valid City and County of Honolulu certified EV license plate are allowed to park in the Lower Campus Parking Structure at no charge, on a space available basis.

Daily parking for EVs is allowed in the Parking Structure during these hours:
  • Monday to Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to midnight
  • Friday 6:30 a.m. through midnight Sunday
  • Holidays (observed by University of Hawai‘i): all day

Please note that the Parking Structure is temporarily closed to any vehicle without a permit whenever the designated allotment has been reached. The Structure is reopened as soon as space becomes available.

Any questions regarding EV parking may be addressed to the Parking Office at 956-8899 or parking@hawaii.edu.
October 1, 2009

Attention Bicyclists!
Please note that numerous bike racks are located throughout the UH campus. If you cannot find a place at a particular rack please use a space at a bike rack at a nearby building.

DO NOT LOCK YOUR BIKE TO SIGNPOSTS OR RAILS. Sidewalks, ramps, and walkways must remain clear for safety reasons. Bicycles locked in violation of University Rules are subject to citation, immobilization or impound.

Click here for Map of bike rack locations

The following photos show illegal bike parking that will result in a citation and signage regarding bicycle parking.