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The first few years I went to UAB it wasn’t terrible. There was definitely fighting over parking spaces but if you timed things correctly then it wouldn’t be that bad. The last 2 years have been a disaster on their part though. With the closure of lots, they have essentially made it impossible to get parking unless you get to class an hour early and if you have a job and family like I do then it makes it extremely difficult to even be able to park. This particular semester I did not buy a pass because I am only here for one semester and I would have had to pay $240 for a full year pass to a lot that is nowhere near my classes, which in previous years I was able to buy a half year pass (usually around the price of $70) and I could park in most any lot that had space instead of being restricted to a specific zone. It is already expensive to pay for books and tuition, and I understand that people need to be paid but the inflation from these people have gotten ridiculous. From the inflation of the initial price of the parking pass, to the actual price per parking ticket, and to the additional charges if you do not pay them right away makes people who struggle with money have so much difficulty being able to afford it all. My first semester back in 2013 I paid $130 for a full year parking pass and that has almost doubled and the restrictions of where I am able to park are ridiculously narrow despite the higher price. I believe when I started going here the price was $5 a ticket but now it is $25 and just goes up almost weekly. The zoning system with the lots is complete garbage compared to the previous general parking pass because you are lucky if the lot you get is anywhere close to where you need them to be and the “solution” of the busses is an absolute joke. Last year I was stuck with a lot on the other side of the interstate where if I had to walk back to my car I would be going under a bridge and there has in fact been times I was confronted by a homeless man that was being confrontational and because of UAB’s poor planning I couldn’t even attempt to stay safe. There are no help beacons on that route and the only one that I see is on the other side of a fence that I would have to hop to even use. Arguably though, there are always ways around being screwed with lot location but with how much things changed from years before, this time around it caught me off guard along with so many other students. Price and lot vacancy is not my main issue though, that is just something that needs to be out there for future students to see. What also makes them pretty terrible is their bus system and the total attitude of most of their employees. More times than not I get incredibly rude people to talk to in the office and on the phone that I could care less for. I understand that people probably don’t always talk with manners to them but it does not mean that you can’t be at least polite to the people who are not causing problems. The bus drivers are hit or miss. Occasionally I will have someone that is nice and pleasant but most of the times I have people with bad attitudes or people that are too busy chatting with coworkers. On some occasions the people are chatting for so long that they have made me late for class. There have been times that the bus stopped running earlier than it should leaving me to walk in the dark after hours which I am very much not comfortable with. I normally had to attempt to leave class early to ensure that I had a ride and I pay way too much for these classes to be missing them over busses that are run through the college and should know when the last classes of the day runs through. I have had drivers that drove absolutely recklessly, cutting people off and taking corners fast where it was slinging the people in the bus. I even had one lady that had her phone out watching tv while driving the bus.
Overall UAB transportation sucks and I will be glad to graduate and be free from the terrible system they created.
Dear UAB Transportation,
When I paid over $200 for a parking place in zone f I expect a parking spot to be in zone f for me. I was not running late this morning until I had to find zone c on the other side of 65, a place that I do not feel safe walking to class from. I tried calling to discuss my concerns but y’all are not taking calls right now so I’ll just leave this here for everyone else to see too #uabsucks
Why does zone G not come up as an option for zone passes for me to purchase? I was only given options for a few of the zones listed online.
At the fall meeting with graduate students, I requested access to the study used to inform parking decisions. Mr Davis said he would get back to us on this as it contained "proprietary information." Has there been any further information on this? I have not heard anything - where should I be watching for updates on this?
So parking can limit how many people get Zone A but everybody can buy Lot 15 passes. Lot 15 is completely full while zone A has probably over 200 spots available right now that we are not allowed to park in. This Zone A used to be Lot 15. It is dumb that we are paying for parking but yet we can't find parking and y'all have over 200 spots available right now at Zone A parking deck.

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Hi, I purchased a Zone C parking pass and was wondering where I should park under the circumstance that my zone is full? I ask because I notice that the website says that if a Zone A or B student doesn't have anywhere to park then they are allowed to park in zone C. With this zone being a very small lot my area could potentially become flooded due to insufficient parking or inefficient students that "can't find a spot" thanks for any help.
Hey guys - this is how bad parking is affecting UAB - a current Jeff State student who will be transferring to a 4 year University posted this in response to a comment on my page. (I missed a class because of parking problems)
06:45 on a Friday - Lot 15X,W are mostly full. This seems a significant change from last year. Anyone have a why? Also, is 15X resident parking or not this year?
So after paying $225 for a parking permit which has yet to arrive we find ourselves riding a bus to class because had to park at the transportation office. Refund?
UAB parking is a nightmare. They way oversold every lot and there is no where to park on campus. These changes they made were a terrible idea and now us students are paying the price. We spend our money buying parking passes and then we are forced to park on the street because there is no where to park.

UAB Transportation provides transportation and parking services for faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Operating as usual

04/13/2022

April is Earth Month, so here is an eco-friendly transportation tip. 🌎

You can earn rewards using CommuteSmart, a federally-funded air quality program that offers services and rewards for those choosing not to drive alone to and from work. Simply log your carpool, bicycle, bus, walk, or work from home commute through their website.

Learn more at www.commutesmart.org/!

04/07/2022

UAB Employee Wellness has outlined walking trails within UAB to promote health and wellness! The Blazer Trail makes a mile-long rectangle through the heart of the campus and passes through the Campus Green. 🏙🌳

04/01/2022

Summer 2022 student parking permits are on sale NOW! Go to www.uab.edu/transportation/parking/students-parking to purchase your permit while supplies last.

03/29/2022

Do you have a bike on campus? 🚲🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️

Register your bike for free with UAB Transportation in case of theft or if your bicycle is deemed abandoned. Simply visit uab.edu/transportation/biking to fill out the online form.

03/24/2022

STUDENTS: Parking permits for the Summer 2022 semester will go on sale at 8 a.m. on April 1st. Permits are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be mailed to students after purchasing. Visit https://www.uab.edu/transportation/home/news/summer-student-permits-available-april-1 for additional information.

Photos from UAB Transportation's post 03/16/2022

SPRING PARKING AMNESTY: On March 22-23, you can bring donated items or sign-up to volunteer with UAB Serve 205 for up to $30 off your parking ticket. Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days at the Hill Student Center. 🚗

03/11/2022

‼STUDENT PERMIT HOLDERS‼

UAB Transportation policy prohibits storage of vehicles on campus. UAB accepts no liability for damage or theft. We encourage you to take your vehicle home or arrange to store vehicles off-campus over spring break.

03/11/2022

SPRING BREAK UPDATE:

Several services will be suspended in observance of UAB's Spring Break, March 14-20, including Blazer Express Routes North Green, Purple, and South Green, and Blaze Ride.

All of other services will operate normally. We wish everyone a safe, relaxing break! ☀⛱

https://www.uab.edu/transportation/home/news/services-will-be-altered-during-spring-break

Help keep UAB’s campus accessible with these scooter tags from Disability Support Services 03/03/2022

Help keep UAB’s campus accessible with these scooter tags from Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services has informal violation tags to place on improperly parked micromobility vehicles, as this can block sidewalks, ramps, and accessible doors. Tags are distributed to all building administrators and are also available upon request or by mail.

Help all Blazers feel welcome on campus! 💚

https://www.uab.edu/reporter/campus/campus-safety/item/9730-help-keep-uab-s-campus-accessible-with-these-scooter-tags-from-disability-support-services

Help keep UAB’s campus accessible with these scooter tags from Disability Support Services Parking micromobility vehicles like scooters and bikes improperly can prevent Blazers from accessing sidewalks, ramps, doorways and more. New informal violation tags from DSS enable Blazers to educate riders on better parking practices.

02/28/2022

We want to congratulate André Davis, our director, on his last day at UAB! He is retiring after 25 years at UAB – 10 of which he spent in service of UAB Transportation. He has worked diligently to enhance transportation services for all students, staff, and visitors.

Thank you and congratulations, André!

02/23/2022

The Blazer Express Safety Escort continues to provide daily service from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for those who are still on campus late at night! Simply use the TapRide app to request a ride on campus.
https://go.uab.edu/TapRide

Blazer Bike Shop - Students - University Recreation | UAB 02/18/2022

Blazer Bike Shop - Students - University Recreation | UAB

URec Outdoor Pursuits is renting bikes for just $15 now through Feb. 20, including helmets and locks! The weather will average between the low-60's and mid-70's in the coming weeks, which is perfect biking weather. 🌤🚲

Bikes must be returned by March 14!

Blazer Bike Shop - Students - University Recreation | UAB UAB University Recreation

Campus Map 02/16/2022

Campus Map

‼PURPLE ROUTE NOTICE‼
For the rest of the Spring 2022 semester, the Blazer Express Purple Route will only operate on Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Zone C permit holders may park in Zone B (12th Street Parking Deck/UBOB) on any level except the Ground level on Fridays. You must have your Zone C permit displayed to avoid a citation.

Map Link for Zone B: https://www.uab.edu/map/?12th-street-parking-deck

Campus Map

02/09/2022

On a scale of 🔥 to 🔥🔥🔥, how would you rate these Blazer-fied wraps on our Blazer Express buses?

Not only do they show off Blazer spirit, they are more energy-efficient and provide accommodations to those with limited mobility.

02/03/2022

🚨🚨 UPDATE: We have received updated information from the City of Birmingham and have revised our article regarding the 5th Avenue South resurfacing project. At least one lane of traffic will remain open at all times. 🚨🚨

Learn more: https://www.uab.edu/transportation/home/news/city-resurfacing-project-to-close-5th-avenue-south-in-february

02/02/2022

🚨🚧 IMPORTANT: 5th Avenue South will be closed during the month of February for a City of Birmingham resurfacing project. 🚧🚨

Learn more: https://www.uab.edu/transportation/home/news/city-resurfacing-project-to-close-5th-avenue-south-in-february

UAB Hospital now eighth-largest in the nation 02/02/2022

UAB Hospital now eighth-largest in the nation

We're honored to be providing transportation services for the talented physicians, nurses, and staff at the 8th largest hospital in the nation! 🏥

UAB Hospital now eighth-largest in the nation UAB Hospital has climbed three spots to break into the top ten among the largest hospitals in the nation.

01/26/2022

Southern humidity makes our cold weather feel colder, so don't forget to bundle up when getting to, from, and around campus this winter season. 🧥🧤🧣

Seventh Avenue road closure begins next week 01/19/2022

Seventh Avenue road closure begins next week

Beginning January 17th, 7th Avenue South between the 16th and 18th Streets South will be closed for about three weeks. This does not affect any Blazer Express routes. 🚧

Read more here ⬇

Seventh Avenue road closure begins next week Beginning Jan. 17, Seventh Avenue South between the 16th and 18th Streets South will be closed for approximately three weeks to enable infrastructure to be installed in preparation for construction of the new Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility.

01/13/2022

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, UAB Transportation will suspend the following services Monday, January 17:

🚫Blazer Express
🚫Cooper Green Shuttle
🚫Highlands Shuttle
🚫Blaze Ride
🚫Motorist Assistance Roadside Service (MARS)

MARS adjusts service hours - Transportation | UAB 01/10/2022

MARS adjusts service hours - Transportation | UAB

UPDATE: Beginning January 3, Motorist Assistance Roadside Service (MARS) will operate from 7:30 a.m. at 4:30 p.m. until further notice.

MARS adjusts service hours - Transportation | UAB UAB Transportation provides information on parking and getting around campus.

01/10/2022

Welcome back, students! We wish you all the luck this semester.

Please consider these transportation options when getting to, from, and around campus! Visit uab.edu/transportation for more details.

01/06/2022

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Masks continue to be required regardless of vaccination status on all Blazer Express buses. Help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by continuing to mask up! #UABUnited

01/05/2022

‼STUDENTS‼
Classes begin next week, so let us know if you have any trouble finding a space in your permitted area.

The Blazer Express North Green, South Green, and Purple routes will resume normal operations on January 10th as well. See you all soon!

01/01/2022

Happy New Year, Blazers! Do you have any transportation-related resolutions for 2022, like reaching 10,000 daily steps or riding the Blazer Express instead of driving around campus? We want to hear them!

12/22/2021

Happy holidays, Blazers!

12/15/2021

Did you know: UAB Transportation has estimated the distance from the farthest parking space in each parking zone to a specified building, measured in miles. This is helpful in determining which zone is best for you! 🚗🚙🚲🛵🚌

See the under the "Maps and FAQ" tab using this link: https://www.uab.edu/transportation/parking/students-parking

Blazer Express routes suspended during December - Transportation | UAB 12/09/2021

Blazer Express routes suspended during December - Transportation | UAB

NOTICE: Blazer Express North Green, South Green, and Purple routes will be suspended starting on December 13th and will resume normal operations on January 10th.

The UAB Transportation Office will be open weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except during UAB designated holidays.

https://www.uab.edu/transportation/home/news/blazer-express-routes-suspended-during-december

Blazer Express routes suspended during December - Transportation | UAB UAB Transportation provides information on parking and getting around campus.

12/06/2021

‼STUDENT PERMIT HOLDERS‼

UAB Transportation policy prohibits storage of vehicles on campus. UAB accepts no liability for damage or theft. We encourage you to take your vehicle home or arrange to store vehicles off-campus over the break.

Safe travels and good luck with finals!

12/01/2021

Spring 2022 parking permits are on sale NOW! Visit https://www.uab.edu/transportation/parking to purchase your permit.

11/29/2021

BLAZERS: Parking permits for Spring 2022 go on sale this Wednesday, December 1st. Don't delay!

11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving, Blazers. We wish you safe travels!

11/23/2021

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REMINDER: Safety Escort will be the only transportation service available on November 25th and 26th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

https://www.uab.edu/transportation/home/news/transportation-services-interrupted-during-thanksgiving-holiday

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Transportation services interrupted during Thanksgiving holiday - Transportation | UAB 11/19/2021

Transportation services interrupted during Thanksgiving holiday - Transportation | UAB

Please note these changes to UAB Transportation's services for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 25th and 26th. 🍂🍁

https://www.uab.edu/transportation/home/news/transportation-services-interrupted-during-thanksgiving-holiday

Transportation services interrupted during Thanksgiving holiday - Transportation | UAB UAB Transportation provides information on parking and getting around campus.

11/17/2021

Need to purchase a parking permit for Spring 2022? Visit https://www.uab.edu/transportation/parking on December 1st to get your permit!

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