The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa welcomes nearly 25,000 faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the campus everyday. With a very limited inventory of 5,000 parking stalls across the campus, parking is at a premium. Typically only graduate students and seniors are able to secure parking reservations based on their class standing. UH Mānoa encourages alternative transportation options to commute to the Mānoa campus. Alternative transportation options not only offer opportunities to save on fuel costs and parking fees, it also helps UH Mānoa to mālama ʻāina or take care of our limited resources and minimize the impact to our environment and neighboring communities.
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What are the health and safety measures that are being implemented for places like the parking structure, parking office, pay-to-park machines, and the Rainbow Shuttle?
Commuter Services has increased cleaning and sanitation efforts in high touchpoint areas including parking structure elevators, stair rails, and pay-to-park machines. Elevators in the parking structure will be cleaned at least twice a day, while other areas will be frequently cleaned and wiped down.
Rainbow Shuttle vendor E Noa Corp. will spray disinfectant on shuttle seats and wipe down hand railings each time they make a stop at Varney Circle. Each shuttle will have hand sanitizer available for riders and a protective divider has been installed by the driver.
The parking office located at QLC has also implemented enhanced health and safety measures, including encouraging online services (i.e. paying for permits and citations on the web), touchless service by placing your ID/credit card into a container for processing, and frequently wiping down high touchpoint surfaces.
Guests must adhere to COVID-prevention health and safety standards, including use of the LumiSight UH App, wearing face coverings, waiting in line six feet apart, and using the hand sanitizer that will be available.
Do you know how many parking permits are historically reserved by class standing (e.g., how many grad students, seniors, juniors, sophomores tend to reserve permits)?
For carpool permit, is there a matching service for students interested in carpooling together if they don’t know other folks who are driving from their area?
Do students who live in the dorms park and receive a parking pass for Zone 20 parking structure, or does their parking pass allow them to park by the student housing or the Hawaiian Studies parking zone?
What is the timeline for requesting a parking exemption for students who did not have a permit reservation?
The Rainbow Shuttle is a free shuttle service funded solely by Commuter Services. This free service provides UH faculty, staff, students and affiliates to frequently access the UH Mānoa campus through routes that are not serviced through similar means of public transportation.
For more information on shuttle capacity and routes, please visit our Rainbow Shuttle page.