Contact Information

Parking and Transportation Services

Physical Address:
1006 Railroad St. Rm 135
Moscow, ID 83844-4106

Mailing Address:
Parking and Transportation Services
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 4106
Moscow, ID 83844-4106

Office hours:
M-F, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: (208) 885-6424
Fax: (208) 885-4219

Other FAQ

  • Are parking permits oversold?
    Yes. Each parking permit color has an oversell percentage based on the the type of permit (commuter or residential), the number of available spaces, and lot utilization data that is collected throughout the year. It is Parking and Transportation Services goal to reach optimal utilization (90 - 95% capacity) in all parking lots. At this level of utilization valuable parking resources are being efficiently used and not sitting vacant. Additionally, oversell of permits is necessary due to the fact that not all permit holders are parked on campus at one time. Vehicles come and go and in order to maintain a high level of utilization, an oversell of permits is necessary.
  • How many people does the Vandal Trolley hold?
    The Vandal Trolley can hold 33 people with everyone sitting, it can hold up to 40 people with some standing in the aisle.
  • When are parking lots enforced?
    View the parking lot enforcement schedule for a detailed description of parking permit requirements and lot enforcement information.
  • Where does revenue from citations go?
    Parking and Transportation Services is a self-supporting operation, meaning that there is no outside financial support received. Sufficient revenue must be generated in order to maintain operations and provide for all parking and transportation related services on campus. Revenue generated from citation payments makes up a portion of Parking and Transportation Services total revenue and is utilized to maintain the parking system.
  • Does the Parking Office provide jump starts or vehicle unlocks, and how much does it cost to utilize these services?
    Yes, the Parking Office has a PIT Crew program that is available to any vehicle parked on campus property for FREE. PIT Crew services include:

    • - jump starts
    • - vehicle unlocks
    • - assistance with flat tires
    • - can for gas

    These services are available Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. during the academic year and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during all academic breaks (fall, winter, spring and summer).

    From 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. call 208-885-6424

    From 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. call 208-885-7054

  • Who approves the parking permit prices?
    Parking permit fees undergo an annual proposal process, which includes a public comment period, as well as a review of the proposal by faculty senate, staff affairs, and ASUI Senate. After receiving comments on the proposed fees, Parking and Transportation Services prepares recommended fees and submits them for approval to university administration. 
  • Why is overnight parking not allowed in some lots on campus?
    Overnight parking is not allowed in certain parking lots on campus (as designated by signage), unless an Overnight permit is displayed, in order to allow for effective snow removal operations during the winter months, maintenance, early morning event lot reservations, and to ensure daily turn-over in commuter parking lots.
  • What alternative transportation options are available?
    View the Transportation Options page for a list of available alternative transportation programs and services at the University of Idaho and in the community.
  • Where is the Parking Office, and what hours is the office open?

    The Parking Office is located in the Intermodal Transit Center on the corner of Sweet Avenue and Railroad Street (1006 Railroad Street). The Parking Office is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the academic year, and until 4:30 p.m. during academic breaks.

  • Why should I register my vehicle with Parking and Transportation Services?

    It is important that your current vehicle information (plate, state, make, and model) is accurate on your parking account. This allows the Parking Office to provide services such as notifying that lights are on, or a tire is flat, or that your vehicle needs to be relocated for various reasons. To update your vehicle information view your parking account.

  • How many parking lots and spaces are on campus?
    There are 62 surface parking lots, and 27 on-street parking areas on campus.

    There are approximately 5,610 parking spaces on campus. This includes Gold, Red, Blue, Silver, Purple, Green lots, and all specially marked spaces. The breakdown per lot color is as follows:

    Gold: 808
    Red: 1161
    Blue: 1059
    Silver: 843
    Purple: 420
    Green: 314
    Other: 1005