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Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS) Information
General Parking Information
Overnight and Commuter Parking
Football, Reserved, and Special Event Parking
Permits
Virtual Permits
Citations
FSU TransLoc
FSUTranz
FSU Valet
GOTCHA
Nole Cab
S.A.F.E. Connection
Seminole Express Bus Service
GMG Transport
Zipcar
FSU License Plate

Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS) Information

What is the Transportation Access Fee applied to?

The transportation access fee of $8.90 per credit hour helps to provide funding to support the Seminole Express bus system, Nole Cab, S.A.F.E. Connection, Zimride, access to the Starmetro buses, and parking lot and garage maintenance and upkeep.

Do you have any tips for parking on campus?

Parking in the center of campus fills up quickly. Parking is most available in the parking garages and parking lots on the perimeter of campus. To find available parking in our parking garages, download the FSUTranz mobile app, free from the Apple or Android app stores.

I’ve locked my keys in the car/my battery is dead. Who can I call?

You can contact the Florida State Police Department at 850.644.1234.

Is there any transportation available to Tallahassee Regional Airport?

There are several transportation options available:

Yellow Cab, $15 flat rate using code T-999

Zipcar, a self-service, on-campus car sharing service, available at discounted hourly/daily rates. For picking up only. 

Zimride is the social network for ride sharing - catch a ride or give a ride to the airport.

Commuter Services of North Florida offers other transportation options.

For more information visit Tallahassee Regional Airport.


What are my options for traveling outside of Tallahassee?

There are several travel options available:

Zipcar, a self-service, on-campus car sharing service, available at discounted hourly/daily rates.

Zimride is the social network for ridesharing- catch a ride or give a ride to the airport.

GMG Transport: an official partner with FSU providing student bus service, every weekend, to cities in central and south Florida.


What are my late night transportation options?

Transportation Services offers several nighttime transportation options:

Seminole Express Nite Nole Route: The Nite Nole bus route runs from 8:00PM until 3:00AM, Tuesday through Saturday during the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Nole Cab: Your reliable ride home . . . 7 days a week, 10PM-4AM, $5/ride for up to 4 passengers - one student must present FSUCard. 850.645.TAXI (8294)

The S.A.F.E. Connection provides late night escort services from 10:00PM to 2:30AM to and from all areas on campus and select off campus locations. The S.A.F.E. Connection dispatch can be reached by contacting 850.644.SAFE (7233).

Gotcha Rides: Free, convenient, and reliable transportation on and near campus. Contact 850.270.6787.


Where can I find information for bicycles on campus and biking around Tallahassee?

Please see our Biking website. Also, please visit the Florida Bicycle Association website.

Where can I find updates on campus parking?

Reserved parking, special event parking, and important parking announcements are posted to our website, on our official social media sites on Facebook and Twitter, and our parking apps FSUTranz and TransLoc. In some cases, emails may also be sent to the FSU Community.

General Parking Information

How do I know where to park with a valid permit?

At the entrance to each parking garage and parking lot there are signs posted with lot designations, acceptable permits, and enforcement hours. Spaces are painted white for student parking ("W" permit) and red for faculty/staff parking ("R"/"RP" permit). To familiarize yourself with parking, visit our campus parking interactive map. You can also download the FSUTranz app, which indicates available student parking spaces in garages on campus.

Where can visitors park on campus?

If you are attending an event during permit enforcement hours, 7:30AM to 4:30PM, you will need to obtain a permit to park on campus. Visitors are welcome to park in the visitor lot in front of University Center C across from the bus stop or in any metered spot available (meters must be paid). For additional parking on campus you can visit our office to obtain a visitor parking permit for $3.25 per day or $51.75 per semester. Click here for more information. Permits are also avialable online here.

You may also take advantage of our FSU Valet service, and let someone else do the parking for you!


Where is disabled parking on campus?

At Florida State University we strive to ensure our campus is accessible to all people. Our campus is dotted with hundreds of disabled parking spaces to ensure that persons with disabilities, whether they are temporary or permanent, have easy access to their destination. For locations of Disabled Parking spaces, please see the Disabled Parking Map.

If you are not able to locate a disabled parking space near your destination or they are full, please call the Student Disability Resource Center at 850.644.9566. They provide an accessible van service to take you to and from classes throughout the day.


Where can I park my motorcycle/scooter?

Motorcycles and scooters are required to park in designated parking spots that are solely for two-wheeled vehicles. They may also park in metered spaces as long as they pay that meter. Click here for more information.


Who can park in the parking garages?

The first floor of every parking garage is available for "R" and "RP" faculty and staff parking permits. The other floors are designated for "W" student permit holders. The top floor of every parking garage, and the top two floors of the W. Pensacola St. and Traditions Way parking garages, are available for overnight parking. Ramps leading to top floors are considered overnight parking. Be sure to note acceptable permit types,commuter status, overnight parking, and enforcement hours located on signage as you enter each garage.

Why am I only allowed to park nose-in?

Nose-in parking is enforced in garages to read/ check plates for virtual permits and to avoid common vehicle and traffic hazards. All parking spaces in each parking garage require nose-in parking (cars backed into a garage space will receive a citation). Signage posting this regulation are posted through out each parking garage.

Back-In hang-tags will be available. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are eligible to purchase this permit to back-in to spaces on campus. However, the vehicle must have a valid virtual or valid hang-tag parking permit. If the vehicle has another hang-tag in use, the back-in hang-tag is allowed to be displayed on the vehicles dashboard, but both hang-tags must be visable. Back-in parking is allowed in surface parking lot spaces only, it cannot be used in any campus parking garage or any parking lots or spaces that are angled. 

The Back-In permit is $50.00 each year and the cost will be prorated on the 1st of each month throughout the school year. 

The Back-In hang-tag is not need in disabled parking spaces. Vehicles with valid state issued disabled license plates or placards can back-in any marked disabled space. Students, faculty, and staff must also have a valid campus parking permit ro use campus disabled spaces. 

What hours are parking meters enforced?

Parking meters are enforced Monday through Friday, 7:30AM to 4:30PM.

Who do I call if I am having problems with a meter?

If you experience any technical difficulties with a meter contact Transportation Services at 850.644.5278.

Can freshman park on campus?

Yes, parking is available to all registered students.

It is finals week. Do parking rules still apply?

Yes, all parking rules remain in effect during finals.

The University is closed/it's semester break. What are the parking rules?

During these times, vehicles must be parked in a legal parking space. Permits are not required for student lots during these times but permit requirements will be enforced when classes are in session. All rules and regulations other than "permit required" are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Parking Lot Safety Tips

Property:
  1. Always lock your car doors.
  2. Do not leave valuables in view inside the car.
  3. Use an anti-theft device such as a steering wheel lock.
  4. Do not store an extra key under the car/fender/etc.
  5. Park where your car can be seen from the street.
  6. At night, park in a well traveled and well lighted area.
Personal Safety:
  1. Avoid walking alone at night.
  2. Be aware of your surroundings.
  3. Use S.A.F.E Connect (644-SAFE) for a free ride to your car at night.
  4. Walk with friends.
  5. Park in a well-lighted area.
  6. Check your car before getting in.
  7. Note locations of Blue Light Emergency Phones.
FSUPD: Emergency 911 Non-Emergency: 311 (on-campus) 644-1234 (off-campus)

 

Overnight and Commuter Parking

Where can I park my car overnight?

Overnight parking is available on the top floor of the Call Street, Spirit Way, St. Augustine Street, and Woodward Parking Garages. Overnight parking is available on all floors of the West Pensacola St. Parking Garage, and the top two floors of the Traditions Way Garage. Ramps leading to top floors are considered overnight parking. Electronic and traditional signage is located at the entrances to each parking garage indicating what levels allow overnight parking. Many parking lots on campus are also available for overnight parking. Click here for a map of Overnight Parking on the main campus.

Is overnight parking allowed in the Visitor Lot at University Center B?

No overnight parking is allowed in the Visitor Lot at UCB. However, anyone, including visitors, can park in any overnight lots without a valid FSU permit until 7:30am on weekdays. Click here for a map of Overnight Parking on the main campus.


Can visitors park in overnight parking lots without a valid FSU permit?

Yes, anyone, including visitors, can park in any overnight lots without a valid FSU permit until 7:30am on weekdays. Click here for a map of Overnight Parking on the main campus.

What are commuter lots? Who can park there?

Commuter lots are designated with signage at the each entrance to the parking lot. Commuter lots provide parking availability to students who do not live on campus. All students with a "W" permit may park in commuter lots. Overnight parking (midnight to 5:45AM, or as otherwise desgnated by signage) Sunday through Friday is not permitted in Commuter Lots.

Which lots are designated Commuter lots?

Please review the Commuter Lot Parking Map. Please note that parking garage levels not specified for Overnight Parking are considered Commuter Parking.

I will be going home for semester break (or longer), where can I leave my car?

Students may park in any parking area designated for overnight parking. Florida State University and Transportation and Parking Services are not responsible for any loss or damage to your vehicle.

I'm leaving town for an extended time (month or longer) but my car will be parked on campus. Who should I notify?

Prior to leaving your vehicle unattended on campus please notify our office at 850.644.5278.

Football, Reserved, and Special Event Parking

Where can I park on campus for football game days?

Click here to view a map showing Booster parking, and here to view general open campus parking. The Spirit Express game day shuttle is also available. Click here for more information about football gameday parking.


Are there any reserved parking spaces available?

At this time, we do not offer reserved parking for general students or faculty/staff. If you are a department interested in Reserved Parking, click here for more information and contact our office at 850.644.5278.

How can I reserve parking for a special event on campus?

To request reserved parking, please complete the Special Event Form and an Inter-Departmental Requisition. Both forms are required to process your request and should be faxed (850.644.4999) or emailed at least 48 hours in advance. Reserved meters are $10 per space, per day, reserved spaces w/o attendant(s) are $10 per space, per day, reserved space w/ attendant(s) are $3.25 per hour per attendant. Click here for more information.


Where can I find information about reserved parking on campus?

Reserved parking, special event parking, and important parking announcements are posted daily to our website, on our official social media sites on Facebook and Twitter, and our apps FSUTranz and TransLoc. In some cases, emails may also be sent to the FSU Community.

Permits

When are permits required?

At Florida State University, all student, faculty, and staff vehicles parked on campus must be registered for a valid virtual permit from 7:30AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday. Metered spaces do not require permits but must be paid from 7:30AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday.

What does "VW" or "VR" mean?

 Virtual "VW" are student permits, valid for white lined student parking spaces. Virtual "VR" are issued to faculty and staff, valid for red line faculty/staff parking spaces.

How do I obtain a virtual permit?

Students: Virtual W ("VW") permits are available online here. Permits must be re-ordered every fall semester.

Faculty/Staff: Virtual R ("VR") permits are available online here. Permits must be re-ordered every fall semester.

Emeritus: Virtual E ("VE") permits are available online here. Permits must be re-ordered every fall semester.


How do I receive a virtual permit using payroll deduction?

You may fill out the Human Resources Forms online wizard or visit our office at 104 North Woodward Avenue located in the FSUCard Center (inside the FSUCard Center, entrance through the FSU Bookstore). You will need to bring your FSUCard and EMPLID. These virtual permits are only available to USPS, A&P, and Faculty.

How do I receive a retiree parking virtual permit?

You may do this online here, or visit our office at 104 North Woodward Avenue located in the FSUCard Center (inside the FSUCard Center, entrance through the FSU Bookstore). You will need to bring your Retiree FSUCard and EMPLID. 


How many Temporary Permits may I order?

All current students, faculty, and staff are allowed ten days worth of Temporary Permits a year at no charge. Printed temporary permits are used for rental cars, personal vistors, etc. After you have used all ten days, visit our office located at 104 North Woodward Avenue (inside the FSUCard Center, entrance through the FSU Bookstore) to purchase a Temporary Permit at $3.25 a day or purchase additional days online. You may acquire a temporary permit by one of two ways:

  • Login HERE
  • Choose Order Permits, and choose the Temp Permit Free
  • DO NOT edit vehicle or address info, but click through Check Out and click Order/Pay Now
  • Visit the Transportation Services office located at 104 North Woodward Avenue (inside the FSUCard Center, entrance through the FSU Bookstore).

As a permit owner, you are responsible for all citations issued under your permit number.


What happens if I sell my car?

You may log into your virtual permit account here, and update your vehicle information. You should remove vehicles that you don't own/drive as soon as possible. 

Can I leave a note if I do not have a virtual permit?

No, vehicles parked on campus without a proper virtual permit during enforcement hours (7:30AM to 4:30PM) risk receiving a citation. If you do not have a virtual permit assigned to your vehicle, visit online here.

Virtual Parking Permits

What are Virtual Parking Permits?

Virtual Parking Permits use your license plate information and a connected database to identify your vehicle rather than a traditional decal or hanging permit. Similar to the traditional parking permit registration, Students, Faculty & Staff caninformation such as home addresses, e-mails, phone numbers, and vehicle information (license plate number, make/model, color, etc.) online at any time.

What is license plate recognition (LPR)?

License Plate Recognition (LPR) is a step forward in parking management. Rather than issue a paper or metal permit, your vehicle’s license plate is used as your credential.

How does LPR work?

The LPR system uses a camera, attached to an enforcement vehicle, to take an image of the rear of a vehicle, then an image-processing software analyzes the images and extracts the license plate information. With the licence plate information recognized, the software conducts real-time database matching to ensure the vehicle has been registered online properly. 

Where will the LPR technology be used?

LPR cameras will be installed on two enforcement vehicles and the technology will be used in all FSU lots and garages available for students, faculty/staff, and visitors. 

Will this change any parking rules?

All current and traditional parking rules will remain in effect. Addtionally, all campus lots and garages will require "nose in" parking so that license plate is visible to the LPR cameras mounted on the enforcement vehicles. A citation will be written for not following parking rules and/or purposefully obstructing the view of your vehicle's license plate. Warning citations will be given, as necessary, while the LPR technology and Virtual Parking Permits are implemented.

How frequently will parking lots and garages be patrolled with the LPR technology?

Each campus parking lot will be patrolled on a continuous, variable route. The routes will ensure each parking area is patrolled multiple times each day in order to provide consistent enforcement. In addition, traditional parking enforcement (e.g., officers on foot) will continue to be provided to monitor safety concerns, reserved spaces, disabled spaces, no parking zones, etc.

How long will FSU keep my license plate information? Is my information private?

License plate information entered into our system during the registration process will be kept permanently, as it is today. License plate information that is collected by the LPR equipment will be deleted within 24 hours if the vehicle is not parked in violation of campus rules. If the vehicle is parked in violation and a citation is issued, the license plate information will be retained as part of the citation for five (5) years.

How do I register my car?

The process to register a vehicle will be online for all students, faculty, and staff.  The process to register is as follows:
Collect Your Information – You will need your contact information (address, phone number, and email address), license plate number(s), and vehicle information (e.g., make, model, color, and year).
Log Into Your Parking Account – Click here to log into your parking account with your FSUID and password.
Enter Information as Prompted by the System – Click here to see a slide presentation about the registration process.
That’s it. You’re Done! – Remember to change your contact and vehicle information when needed.

How will FSU service vehicles (department vehicles) register?

At this time, FSU service vehicles and department vehicles will be entered into the system by Transportation and Parking Services staff.

What information is required to register my vehicle?

You will need your vehicle information (color, make, model, year, and license plate), home address, email address, and telephone number.

What happens if I enter my license plate number incorrectly when registering?

Entering your vehicle information correctly is vital to the process. If you enter your vehicle information incorrectly (especially your license plate), you may be subject to enforcement. Initially, Transportation and Parking Services will attempt to notify vehicle owners when their information is found to be incorrect – prior to issuing a formal citation. If the vehicle information is not corrected, a citation may be issued. So, please double check your information to make sure it is correct.

What if I have a rental or loaner car?

In the same system that is used to register your vehicle, there is an option to request a temporary parking permit. All current permit holders have the option to request temporary parking permits at no additional charge (for up to ten days each year). Please contact Transportation and Parking Services if your situation requires a temporary parking permit for a period of time that is greater than ten days.
The process to register a vehicle will be online for all students, faculty, and staff.  The process to register is as follows:
Collect Your Information – You will need your contact information (address, phone number, and email address), license plate number(s), and vehicle information (e.g., make, model, color, and year).
Log Into Your Parking Account – Click here to log into your parking account with your FSUID and password.
Enter Information as Prompted by the System – Click here to see a slide presentation about the registration process.
That’s it. You’re Done! – Remember to change your contact and vehicle information when needed.

Can I register my car to more than one permit?

No. Vehicles can only be registered to one permit at a time.

What about visitor passes?

Visitors will have three options for purchasing temporary parking passes. Visitors can visit our office at 104 N. Woodward Avenue (in the Woodward Parking Garage), visit our attendant booth at the University Center Visitor Lot, or purchase a parking pass online. For directions to one of our locations, please call us at (850) 644-5278 or email us at transportation@fsu.edu. Click here and select "Create A Guest Account" to purchase a pass online.

What if I'm a visitor and don't have an email address?

If you don’t have an email address, please visit our main office (104 N. Woodward Avenue – in the Woodward Parking Garage) or the attendant booth at the University Center Visitor Lot. For directions to one of our locations, please call us at (850) 644-5278 or email us at transportation@fsu.edu.

Can I register more than one vehicle to my Virtual Permit?

Yes! Up to five vehicles can be registered to your Virtual Permit at any one time. However, only one of those vehicles is allowed to park on campus at a time. The LPR system will alert enforcement if multiple vehicles that share a permit are seen on campus within a two-hour period. In this case, both vehicles will receive a citation for improper parking.

What if my spouse or child works on campus or attends classes?

While it is possible to register up to five vehicles to one virtual permit, you must ensure that only one of the registered vehicles is on campus at any given time. You must register for separate virtual permits if both you and your spouse or child will be on campus at the same time. The LPR system will alert enforcement if multiple vehicles that share a permit are seen on campus within a two-hour period. If this happens, both vehicles will receive a citation for improper parking.

Can I register my car/truck and my motorcycle/scooter to the same Virtual Permit?

Unfortunately, not at this time. Due to lot size restrictions and enforcement requirements, you will still need to purchase a separate regular motorcycle/scooter virtual permit. Motorcycle/scooter parking permits will be available online and at our main office (104 N. Woodward Avenue – in the Woodward Parking Garage). For directions to our main office, please call us at (850) 644-5278 or email us at transportation@fsu.edu.

What if my vehicle is in the shop or otherwise not available?

If you are using another vehicle that you own, you can add the vehicle to your Virtual Permit online. All you need is the license plate number and vehicle information (e.g., make, model, color, and year). Click here to log into your parking account with your FSUID and password to add the vehicle to your Virtual Permit.

If you are using a vehicle that you do not own, get a temporary parking permit online. In the same system that is used to register your vehicle, there is an option to request a temporary parking permit. All current permit holders have the option to request temporary parking permits at no additional charge (for up to 10 days each year). Please contact Transportation and Parking Services if your situation requires a temporary parking permit for a period of time that is greater than two weeks.

I sold my car (or bought a new one). Do I need to do anything?

Yes! If you’ve sold a car that was previously part of your Parking Account or attached to one of your virtual permits, you will need to remove that vehicle from your account. Likewise, any new vehicle that you own and plan on bringing to campus will need to be added to your account and your virtual permit. Click here to log into your parking account with your FSUID and password. If you need additional assistance in completing the process, please click here to see a slide presentation about updating vehicle information. 

I work off campus, do I need a permit?

At this time, permits are not required for locations that are not on the main campus. However, this may change in the future.

I'm a faculty or staff member and I'm retiring or otherwise leaving FSU, what happens next?

In the past, upon separating from FSU, employees were required to surrender their parking permit and any gate cards or clickers. Although there is no longer a physical permit, employees should still turn in their gate cards before they leave FSU. Employees who are retiring may be eligible for an Emeritus permit at a reduced rate. This can be obtained online from within your Parking Account or in person at our main office (104 N. Woodward Avenue – in the Woodward Parking Garage). For directions to our main office, please call us at (850) 644-5278 or email us at transportation@fsu.edu.

I typically back into my parking space, how will it read my license plate?

In order for the LPR system to work properly, it must be able to read your vehicle’s license plate. This means that all vehicles will have to park “nose-in” (except in parallel spaces). Nose-in means that the front of the vehicle enters the parking space first and points to the inside of the space (the back of the vehicle is oriented toward the drive aisle).

Does the implementation of the LPR system mean the parking control gates will be removed?

No. There are currently no plans to remove any parking control gates as part of the LPR program. However, TAPS will monitor the impact of LPR and other operational changes on parking utilization to determine if some gates can be removed in the future.

Citations

Why are citations given?

Citations are issued for violation of parking regulations on campus. Citations are most commonly issued for: parking in a reserved space without proper permit, parking without a permit, parking with an expired permit, parking in an "R" space with a "W" permit, parking on lawns, landscapes or sidewalks, parking in a "No Parking" or non-designated parking area, and parking in a fire lane. For complete parking regulations, click here.

How do I pay a citation?

Citations can be paid at Student Business Services located in University Center A, Suite 1500, online at fees.fsu.edu, at the FSUCard Center (with cash or check only), or the University Housing office.

I want to appeal a citation I received. What do I do?

To appeal a citation, go to the Citations page and click on the Appeal Citation button. Appeals will be determined on a case-by-case basis. The decision will be returned to you within two weeks.

I got a citation today, but it will not let me pay or appeal it.

Citations are uploaded at the end of each business day. Citations will be available for payment the morning after the citation is issued. If the citation has not posted within three (3) business days, please contact us transportation@fsu.edu.

Can I appeal my citation/pay over the phone?

No, appeals are only accepted online, in our office (104 North Woodward Avenue), or via fax/mail as a written request. You can pay online, by mail, or in person at Student Financial services in University Center A, Suite 1500, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2394.

I have not heard about my appeal decision yet, and the 30th day when late fees are added is approaching. What should I do?

Late fees are automatically added after 30 days. If you have appealed your citation within 30 days of receiving it, the late fee will be removed once your appeal has been answered.

I received a bill, but I have never been on campus. Is this in error?

If a car is parked on campus without a parking permit, the citation is issued to the vehicle's registered owner. Vehicle information matching the license tag to the owner is acquired from the Department of Motor Vehicles. In many cases, students do not own their vehicles and the citations will be billed to their parents if the student didn't have a permit. If you feel this is an error, please contact our office at 850.644.5278.

I am trying to register for classes but I have a hold from Transportation and Parking Services. Can I get a hold lifted?

If there is a Transportation and Parking Services related hold on your registration please contact our office at 850.644.5278 or send an email to transportation@fsu.edu.

Does Transportation Services issue citations during the first week of class?

Citations are not given for not having student virtual permits in student lots (white lines) during the first week of class. However, all other Parking and Traffic Regulations are enforced.

Why did my car get towed?

Cars that are abandoned on campus, deemed as a safety hazard by FSU Police or Environmental Health and Safety, or parked in a reserved or undesignated space will be towed. All towing and storage charges will be borne by the vehicle owner. Click here for more information.


Who do I contact if my car is towed?

We can provide you a tow release form in our office, located at 104 North Woodward Avenue (inside the FSUCard Center, entrance through the FSU Bookstore). After 5:00PM, please contact the FSU Police Department at 850.644.1234.

Why did my car get booted? Who do I contact?

Vehicles with $90 or more of unpaid citations, displaying multiple permits, altered permits, or misuse of permits, are subject to being booted. If your vehicle is booted, contact Transportation Services at 850.644.5278 or 850.395.8211. After 5:00PM, please contact the FSU Police Department at 850.644.1234.

FSU TransLoc

How can I access the location of all the buses?

The FSU TransLoc app allows you to see real-time locations of all the buses and keep you informed on any announcements that may impact your ride. The app is available for free download for Apple or Android devices.

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If I have a mobile device that does not support TransLoc how can I access bus location information?

TransLoc can be accessed through a mobile browser or computer at fsu.transloc.com. Full route maps are also available on our Seminole Express webpage.

What if I don't have a smartphone?

TransLoc also has the capability to send text or SMS messages to alert you to bus arrivals. Visit fsu.transloc.com to set up messaging.

How can I download the mobile app for my iOS or Android device?


FSUTranz

How does the FSU Tranz mobile app change parking on campus?

FSU Tranz displays an estimated capacity of all six parking garages on campus. It also provides a map of garage locations as well as informative announcements. For those without a smartphone, signs outside each garage display the estimated number of available student spaces.

What are the major elements of FSU Tranz?

  • Real-time parking availability information to make it easier to find a parking space in a garage using a gas gauge format.
    E - ½ = High probability of finding a space (Green)
    FSUTranz preview
    ½ - ¾ = Lot filling fast (Green and Yellow)
    FSUTranz preview
    ¾ - F = Low probability of finding a space (Green, Yellow, and Red)
    FSUTranz preview
  • Campus map of all parking garage locations.
  • Announcement page with up to date transportation information and alerts.

What are the benefits of FSU Tranz?

  • Drivers can find a space in a garage more easily.
  • Reduced chance of parking citations.
  • Simple and easy to understand "Gas Gauge" format.
  • Supported by Apple or Android devices and available for free download.
  • Safer streets and garages. Equals less circling traffic and fewer distracted drivers, to help prevent car, bicycle and pedestrian collisions.
  • Better air quality and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing circling traffic will lessen pollution emitted by excess traffic and driving. Less circling means less traffic, driving and pollution.

How many garages are covered by FSU Tranz?

All 6 parking garages are included in FSUTranz.


How was FSU Tranz funded?

Funding for the FSU Tranz project is supported by the Transportation Access Fee.

Is FSU Tranz a way for FSU to raise revenue?

No. The primary goal of FSU Tranz is to improve parking availability. Our goal is to provide the best and most reliable up-to-date information as to where parking spaces are available. Doing so will reduce circling and double-parking.

Has the FSU Tranz approach to parking management been tested elsewhere?

Several cities and universities have implemented elements of FSU Tranz. FSU Tranz will be carefully evaluated every semester using consumer panels and student feedback via Facebook and Twitter so its benefits can be further developed.

Won't the FSU Tranz app encourage drivers to use their smart phones while driving?

The smart phone app is intended to be accessed before leaving for campus or to be operated by a passenger if accessed while in motion. FSU and OBS Transportation Services strongly discourage the use of the FSU Tranz app while driving. Every time the FSU Tranz app launches, the following warning message is displayed:

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FSU Valet

What is FSU Valet?

FSU Valet is a stress-free campus parking service for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Location Hours Cost
Woodward Ave Round-A-Bout Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 5:30PM Up to 3 Hours - $6.00
3 Hours or More - $10.00

Click here for more information.


GOTCHA

What is GOTCHA?

Gotcha is free, convenient, and reliable transportation option provided by our partner, GOTCHA rides. There is no fee for GOTCHA rides, although tips for the drivers are welcome.

How can I contact GOTCHA, and when is the service available?

GOTCHA rides can be scheduled by calling 850.270.6787.

Available Hours:
Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 1:00am
Friday 7:30am - 3:30am
Saturday - Sunday 10:00pm - 3:30am


Nole Cab

What is Nole Cab?

Nole Cab is your reliable ride home, available 7 days a week: Sunday through Thursday, 10:00PM to 4:00AM, and Fridays from 6PM to 4AM. It is $5 per ride, for up to four students, with one student presenting a valid FSUCard. Nole Cab is offered in partnership with Yellow Cab. Contact Nole Cab at 850.645.TAXI (8294). Click here for more information and coverage map.

Nole Cab travel from the designated coverage area to the airport for a flat rate of $15 (a savings of $10). This offer is a vailable anytime when you show your FSUCard and mention code T-999. (Note:  Reservations cannot be made using the 4MyCabFL app.)


S.A.F.E. Connection

What is S.A.F.E. Connection?

S.A.F.E. Connection, Student Alert Force Escort Connection, is a free late night transportation service provided to students. If you need a ride call 850.644.SAFE (7233).

Hours of Operation: 7:00pm-2:30am 7 days a week. Click here for more information.


Seminole Express Bus Service

What are the hours of operation?

Monday - Friday
Fall/Spring 7:00am - 8:00pm
Summer 7:00am - 5:00pm

Nite Nole
Tuesday - Saturday
Fall/Spring 10:30pm - 3:00am
Summer No Service


I live off campus, how do I know which route to take?

Finding your route is easy! Take a look at the StarMetro Maps and Seminole Express Map to see which route and stop will work best for your traveling needs. Remember, all campus bus stops have maps on their signs as well. From your mobile phone, download TransLoc to see all maps and view the buses in real time.

StarMetro also provides a great tool to view route information, click here then select "View Bus Real Time" (left lower corner on page) and "Select Route" or use Starmetro Transloc


Do the buses run on weekends?

The regular Seminole Express routes DO NOT run on the weekends. The Nite Nole does run on Saturdays from 10:00PM to 3:00AM. City buses provided by StarMetro operate on a weekend schedule and are accessible to students. Please visit the StarMetro Website for full route maps and information or use Starmetro Transloc

Where can I get more information on the city bus routes?

Please visit the StarMetro Website for full route maps and information or use Starmetro Transloc​.

How do I get around campus after the buses stop running?

Transportation Services offers several nighttime transportation options:

Seminole Express Nite Nole Route: The Nite Nole bus route runs from 8:00PM until 3:00AM, Tuesday through Saturday during the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Nole Cab: Your reliable ride home . . . 7 days a week, 10PM-4AM, $5/ride for up to 4 passengers - one student must present FSUCard. 850.645.TAXI (8294)

The S.A.F.E. Connection provides late night escort services from 7:00PM to 2:30AM to and from all areas on campus and select off campus locations. The S.A.F.E. Connection dispatch can be reached by contacting 850.644.SAFE (7233).

Gotcha Rides: Free, convenient, and reliable transportation on and near campus. Contact 850.270.6787.


I left/misplaced an item on the bus, who should I contact?

Please contact StarMetro at 850.891.5200.

What is Nite Nole?

The Nite Nole bus route runs from 8:00PM till 3:00AM, Tuesday through Saturday during the Fall and Spring Semesters. The Nite Nole does not run during the Summer Semester. Click here for a map.

GMG Transport

How can I travel outside of Tallahassee?

GMG Transport Bus travel for students to Central and South Florida - Call 352.215.8196.

GMG Transport offers charter bus service to Central and South Florida. Tickets are $75 one way and $90 round trip. To reserve tickets and for more information, visit the GMG Transport website.


Where does GMG pick up and drop off?

GMG Transport Bus departure/arrival on-campus location is conveniently located by the University Center (Doak Campbell Stadium), Gate H.


Zipcar

What is Zipcar?

Need a car? Borrow a Zipcar! Florida State University has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area. To use Zipcars, simply register as a Student Member or Faculty & Staff Member, reserve a car on-line or by app, use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away. Return the car to the same location where you picked it up. For more information, visit the Zipcar FSU Page.


FSU License Plate

Where can I get an FSU license plate?

Display your pride in Florida State University with the purchase of an FSU license plate. Proceeds from plate sales are applied to the university’s general scholarship fund to support need- and merit-based scholarships for Florida State students. Rebates for first-time buyers, as well as gift certificates and information on purchasing your FSU license plate is available online at fsu.edu/mytag.
Show Your Pride - FSU License Plate