While we cannot directly control commuter choices, we do have the means to lower many barriers that prevent commuters from choosing alternative transportation. Our Campus Master Plan calls for campus transformations that improve parking and traffic challenges while “greening” the campus. As part of planning, the University conducted a transportation assessment that considered traffic circulation and access, parking, regional transportation, and pedestrian facilities. The findings informed the “gray to green” objective of the plan, which aims to transform surface parking lots to open spaces and improves pedestrian and bicycle connections throughout the campus. Multi-story parking structures such as the College Park parking garage built in 2011 saves parking space while reducing vehicle traffic on campus.
Bicycle Friendly University Bronze Badge

Bicycle Friendly University

As of 2021, UT Arlington is recognized as a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. UTA joined an elite group of 222 colleges and universities in the nation that are working towards sustainability by fostering a welcoming environment to bicycle users. This was the result of the Bicycle Coordinating Committee working to document bike-friendly measures on campus in addition to learning more about what work can be done by UTA.


Anti Idling Policy

Idling engines create exhaust that impacts air quality and increases health risks to faculty, students, staff, drivers, operators, and the community at large. The City of Arlington prohibits idling for more than five minutes from April through October. The University’s Anti-idling policy, which is based on the City’s codes, applies year-round to all UT Arlington fleet vehicles and visiting vehicles over 14,000 pounds. The campus police fine all violators.


Park and Ride

UT Arlington Parking and Transportation Services operates a free campus shuttle bus system for all UT Arlington students, faculty, staff, and guests. Special express routes connect Maverick Stadium and the Central Library. The last shuttles of the day leave from the stadium at 5:30 p.m. and the Business building at 6 p.m. Buses run on a limited schedule when classes are not in session. Routes and hours of operation may be altered to meet changing University needs. For up-to-date information on routes and the shuttle schedule, check the shuttle map.

Ride Sharing

Every day the commuting choices you make have an impact on our air. It is our responsibility to ensure the air is safe for all. That’s why UT Arlington is encouraging the community to share a ride to campus. And now, it’s easier than ever. Register on to find carpool or vanpool matches near you.

On the site you can also log your shared commutes and receive an estimate of the miles you’ve saved and harmful emissions you’ve helped reduce. ISGI will track the new registration, number of registrants logging rideshare, number of vehicle trips reduced, number of vehicle miles travel reduced, and an emissions breakdown by vehicle type. Those numbers will be used to calculate the amount of air quality emission reduced and the number of miles saved by faculty and staff.

Via on-demand rideshare

via app

The City of Arlington, in partnership with Via, is among the first cities in the nation to offer on-demand ride sharing as a public transportation solution. Riders can book a seat in a six-passenger Mercedes-Benz van through the Via app, and Via’s sophisticated technology will match them with others going their way. Rides are just $3 per trip. The Via rideshare service is available in Arlington Monday through Saturday, with service hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. Accessible vehicles are available for customers who use wheelchairs.

The Via service area will encompass Downtown and the City’s vibrant Cultural Arts District, the University of Texas at Arlington, the Entertainment District, and the area around Arlington Memorial Hospital. Riders can also connect to the TRE Centreport/DFW Airport Station, where they can then catch a commuter train to Dallas or Fort Worth.

Up-to-date service area maps and operating hours will always be available through the free Via app or the Via website at

Shuttle bus service across campus

Shuttle schedule map

UTA Parking and Transportation has expanded routes to include every major retail/dining/entertainment location in Arlington/Grand Prairie, and operate shuttle bus service to students 5 evenings a week.

Below, are the stops for the Shopping Shuttle. Our students have responded to these changes by increasing ridership by almost 1,000%! That translates to many less vehicles on the roads.

Parking and Transportation also operates a night time golf cart service that provides rides to students around campus from 7 pm- 3 am, 7 nights a week.

Real-time shuttle tracking

TopRide by Doublemap Banner

UTA’s new real-time tracking app for shuttle buses is TapRide by DoubleMap. The new app will provide more accurate arrival times. Download for free from GooglePlay or iTunes. The Transloc tracking app will be active until Wednesday, Jan. 31.

You also can use the TapRide by DoubleMap app to request courtesy escort rides, similar to Uber. This on-demand, point-to-point service operates on campus 7 p.m.-3 a.m. seven days a week. The service is available to all UTA students, staff, and faculty with an active NetID.

ZIPCAR Carshare Program

Car sharing is changing the way millennials get around, and the way they think about car ownership. This program is valuable for students without access to personal vehicles, and provides the added benefit of avoiding the financial costs associated with car ownership such as insurance and maintenance. It encourages and supports multi-modal communities by providing an additional transportation option and demonstrating that “mobility” in a city does not require personal vehicle ownership. Car sharing reduces vehicle miles traveled and motivates to walk, cycle and take buses and trains, while decreasing dependence on fossil fuels and reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. Car sharing can also help reduce congestion and pollution. UT Arlington offers a car-sharing program as part of its commitment to creating a more sustainable campus for students, faculty and staff.

Zipcar, the car sharing network is open to those over 18 years of age and who have been licensed for at least one year (domestic and international). Students, faculty or staff may join the membership program for $25, then pay $7.50 per hour or $69 a day to reserve one of four vehicles parked on campus. The cost includes gas, insurance, 24-hour roadside assistance, wireless technology, and other features. Visit for more information.

The Zipcars are located at F10, Park Central lower level, Meadow Run.

EV Charging stations

UT Arlington offers several electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for public use. Customers can find the exact location, port status, purchase and pay for their charge using the Chargepoint app

EV stations are available at the following locations:

  • 1 Station, 2 ports total: LOT 26 located at 1301 W. Mitchell St., Arlington, TX, 76019
  • 2 Stations, 4 ports total: Maverick Parking Garage located at 708 S. West St. Arlington Texas 76019, and College Park Central Garage located at 500 S. Center Street, Arlington, TX, 76019

Bike Repair Stations

Bike repair station

Riding your bike on campus has never been easier! The University of Texas at Arlington now offers bike repair stations on campus, so you can feel safe and secure while you save the environment! Bike Repair Stations are Located at:

  • University Center
  • Between Fine Arts and Music
  • Between PE and MAC
  • Nedderman Hall
  • Meadow Run Apts.
  • CRB South Side
  • MAC South Side
  • West Hall



Take a look at our Eco-Map to find the closest bike rack and bike repair station.