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Transportation Dashboard

The Commuter Services Transportation Dashboard is an interactive tool that provides transportation data to our stakeholders. The goal of this dashboard is to share more information about how our University community parks, commutes, and how the University uses the revenue from managing these resources. Please click through the below tabs to learn more about permit sales, changes to campus parking, transportation mode statistics, funding and expenditures, our plans/studies, and more.

Parking and Permits


Parking at the University of Utah is dynamic as our campus grows and develops. U parking typically makes up just under 50% of the permit parking on campus, though during the pandemic we temporarily shifted about 10% of the U parking stalls to A to better accommodate the essential staff keeping our campus operating smoothly.

The parking stall distribution at the University of Utah is occasionally adjusted to meet the needs and demands of our commuters, but the parking maps are kept up to date with any changes to stall type made.


The number of active parking permits follows a similar ratio to that of our parking. The U permit provides access to the largest number of parking spaces throughout campus, rendering it a highly attractive choice for students, staff, and faculty members alike. The historical popularity of U permits across our campus community is evident through the figures below. When compared to the permit types available, including A permits, garage permits, housing permits, and reserved permits, it is clear that the U permit’s value cannot be beat.

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the number of both U and A permits during the 2020-21 period; however, there has been a subsequent recovery, with the number of active permits approaching previous levels. This reduction in demand and subsequent rebound has been felt most strongly by our undergraduates who started their college career during this period. While they enjoyed ample parking for their first couple years, we have returned to an experience where convenient parking is scarce.

Capacity vs. Availability

The data below shows that despite the number of parking stalls being outnumbered by the active permits, parking remains available. This is due to the transient nature of parking on campus. Many students, staff, faculty, and visitors are not on campus for the entire day, creating an ongoing turnover of parking across campus. Parking availability reaches its lowest in the morning, and becomes available after 2pm.

Both the amount of parking and permits have seen significant changes during this span as campus becomes more dense and enjoys a larger population. As growth continues, we will continue to see changes and new trends.